If any type of well is no longer being used, it needs to be properly plugged and a Well Abandonment Report (GWS-09) must be filed. The Colorado Board of Examiners (BOE) of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors publishes a quarterly list of licensed well contractors throughout the state who can assist well owners in properly plugging a well. Please refer to the BOE Rules and Regulations (2 CCR 402-2) to be compliant.
Abandonment of Water Rights (GW & Surface Water)
An official abandonment list
is published every 10 years, which includes abandoned water rights in whole or in part, as an initial list in July, and a revised list in December. In July 2010, an initial abandonment list for this decade was compiled and published. Also available are copies of the Revised Dec 31, 2011 Abandonment Lists
. Initial and historic abandonment lists can be viewed in Laserfiche Weblink
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