May 20: Eagle River Valley State of the River Public Meeting

How communities impact water is theme of Monday discussion. The annual Eagle River Valley State of the River community meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Presented by the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, the Colorado River District, and the Eagle River Watershed Council, this […]

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Customers asked to reduce outdoor water use by at least 25%

Billing message, customer email, ask customers to reduce outdoor water use by at least 25 percent.   The message below was printed on every Eagle River Water & Sanitation District water billing statement for August 2018. DROUGHT CONDITIONS – REDUCE OUTDOOR WATER USE: Local stream flows are very low and Eagle County is in severe […]

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Low streamflows prompt halt in special irrigation permits

Effective immediately: No new special irrigation permits.   In response to low stream flows, the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will no longer issue special irrigation permits, which are normally available for newly-seeded areas.   Local streams are the source water for the district to supply customers with water for indoor and outdoor uses. […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper signs Colorado Water Rights Protection Act

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday (4/21) signed into law House Bill 16-1109, the Colorado Water Rights Protection Act. Both the Colorado House and Senate had unanimously passed the bill, which protects state issued water rights on federal lands.   HB-1109 confirms U.S. Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court and federal statutory precedent, which provides that water […]

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