Resource Links

State of Colorado Water Links


Colorado Decision Support System - Provides credible information to base informed decisions concerning management of Colorado's water resources


Colorado Division of Water Resources Well Permit Search -  Provides access to DWR well application and permitting system: 

Colorado Division of Water Resources Surface Water Conditions


Colorado Foundation for Water Education  This group has a variety of useful information about amny water issues.  Especially useful for Douglas County well owners is their publication Citizen’s Guide to Denver Basin Groundwater, which can be viewed and downloaded at  A published, paper version can be purchased from the Foundation through their web site.

Colorado Ground Water Commission - Regulatory and adjudicatory body authorized to manage and control designated ground water resources

Colorado's Water Plan

Colorado Water Conservation Board - Purpose of aiding in the protection and development of the waters of the state.

Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources - Colorado Department of Natural Resources Home Page

Colorado State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors


South Metro Water Supply Study - Executive Summary of the 2003 study done by the South Metro Water Supply Authority


State of Colorado - State of Colorado Home Page


US Environmental Protection Agency

USGS Water Data For Colorado - The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water Information System (NWIS) is a comprehensive and distributed application that supports the acquisition, processing, and long-term storage of water data.


USGS Paper - Groundwater Availability of the Denver Basin Aquifer System, CO

Water Court - determination of water rights, the use and administration of water, and all other water matters within the jurisdiction of the water divisions.


Well Registration-  The State of Colorado requires you to register your household or domestic well.  Here are the forms for doing so. Instructions for doing so are found at this link.



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American Water Works Association - provides more timely, quality information to more water professionals

 than any other organization in the world. We are recognized as an effective voice by the US Congress and

others on issues dealing with water policy and public health. 

Association of State Dam Safety Officials - ASDSO is a non-profit organization of state and federal dam safety

 regulators, dam owners/operators, dam designers, manufacturers/suppliers, academia, contractors and

others interested in dam safety.


Colorado Foundation for Water Education - statewide non-profit, non-advocacy organization providing water

resource information and education.  Look for the Citizen's Guide to Colorado Water Law. 

Colorado Water Congress - since 1958, the Colorado Water Congress has been bringing water users from

 throughout Colorado into a nonprofit organization dedicated to a smooth-functioning, nonpartisan structure.


Colorado Water Conservation Board - The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) represents each

 major water basin, Denver and other state agencies in our joint effort to use water wisely and protect our

 water for future generations.


National Ground Water Association - The National Ground Water Association is the hallmark organization

for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. NGWA is comprised of more than 12,000 U.S.

and international groundwater professionals.


State Climatologist - hosted and maintained by the Colorado Climate Center, which is part

of the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.


Water Colorado  - Colorado Water Brokers, Our goal at Water Colorado is to help you understand

 the intricacies and legalities of buying and selling Colorado water rights and what owning those rights entails.


Water Saver Home - Investigate your water saving opportunities in each area of your home.


Information on Water Quality


Well Water Quality References for private water well owners 

Water - Use it Wisely - 100 Plus ways to conserve water in the home.  

Douglas and Arapahoe County Municipal Water Providers

Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority                    
Castle Pines Metropolitan District                          
Castle Pines North Metropolitan District                       
Centennial Water & Sanitation District                           
Chatfield Study                             

Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District                     

Denver Water

East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District 

Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District
Inverness Water & Sanitation District                    

Parker Water & Sanitation District                      

Pinery Water & Wastewater District         

Rangeview Metropolitan District                

Roxborough Water and Sanitation District        

Stonegate Village Metropolitan District      
Town of Castle Rock