The Division of Water Resources has several types of well permit application forms to assist you in obtaining a permit to construct a new or replacement well. Using the correct form will greatly assist you in obtaining the documentation you require to proceed with the construction or replacement of a well in a timely fashion.
For additional information, read the Guide to Well Permits, Water Rights, and Water Administration.
First, it is important to know if you are located within one of the following: The Denver Basin, The Denver Basin AND a Designated Ground Water Basin, or A Designated Ground Water Basin .
For residential uses there are generally three types of use, depending on your particular needs and physical land situation.
Form GWS-44 may be used for all these types of residential uses.
The three types of use are:
General Residential With Lawn/Garden Irrigation and Domestic Animal Watering
Livestock Watering Only
Residential Household Use Only
For more information, please see the General Residential or Household Use page. All residential real estate transactions that include a well transfer require a Change of Owner Name/Address form to be completed and existing wells must be registered.
For all other situations and types of uses the forms to use are:
Commercial Wells - Click here to determine correct forms
Irrigation, Municipal, Industrial, and Other Large Capacity Wells
Monitoring and Observation Hole (temporary)
Monitoring and Observation Well (permanent)
Registration of an Existing Well (construction prior to 1972)
Gabi Rivera wrote:Dean, I really love the area and will find a way. Sometimes I wonder if I should buy a house in town with municipal water supply and try to grow intensively on a small piece of land. It would be more expensive but at least there is water. I could always do rainwater harvesting illegally as the primary source of irrigation. It would also save the cost of drilling a well and septic.
May I ask if you did rain barrels or simply redirected the flow to be stored in the soil?
Danielle Venegas wrote:
I don't think municipal water is the answer either. They will often put water restrictions up in times of drought. We have had years and years where you are allowed to water only on certain days at certain times, anything else is fined. CO is even stricter about water than Wyoming.