The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company has chosen to assist its stockholders in acquiring additional water for irrigation purposes. The water supply available to The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company varies from year to year depending on water availability from municipalities, utility companies, irrigation companies, etc. Stockholders must realize that The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company cannot guarantee that all water requested will be rented.
Submitting a Request for Rental of Water
Anyone desiring to rent water must submit a request to the office of The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company. The requests must be made in writing and accompanied by a check for the rental water deposit. Water rental forms are mailed to all stockholders along with the assessment bill in the spring. Additional forms are available at the office. Mail the necessary information to The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company, P.O. Box 104, Lucerne, CO 80646. Necessary information is: name, mailing address, telephone number, the number of acre-feet of water you desire to rent, signature of person paying for the water and the name and signature of the stockholder to whom the bill will be charged.
Payment for Rental Water
The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company realizes that there are many different landlord-tenant arrangements for supplying and paying for water. Payment for water rented from The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company is the stockholders responsibility. The bill for the rental water will be sent to the stockholder and charged to their account. The final responsibility for payment of the bill rests with the stockholder.
Rental Process for Requests Received thru April 30th
All requests received thru April 30th will be treated equally, with no priority given to any individual. The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company will seek out sources of available water for rent and attempt to rent the necessary amount of acre-feet to meet the demand for water. Once available water supplies have been rented the amount rented will be compared with the total amount requested and the water will be billed to those making requests under one of the following conditions:
- All requested water was rented. Individuals requesting rental water will be billed for the number of acre-feet they requested. Following payment of the bill the water will be transferred into the individuals account
- All requested water was not rented. When the rental water available is not sufficient to meet the total amount requested the stockholders in The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company that requested water will be given first priority. They will be billed for and receive a pro-rata share of their requested acre-feet. If additional water becomes available at a later date it will be used to fulfill these stockholders original request for water first. Then any remaining stockholders requests will be met. Once the water demand for stockholders is met then the needs for non-stockholders will be addressed.
Rental Process for Requests Received after April 30th
All requests received after April 30th will be treated on a first come, first serve basis and will be filled dependent on the availability of water. Stockholders in The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company will be given priority if water supplies are limited.
Water transferred out of The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company will be assessed a $1.00 per acre-foot transfer fee.
Transfer of Water to Domestic Taps
Water may be rented and transferred to domestic taps depending on availability. The transfer of such water is subject to the rules of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the individual water districts. Currently, transfers must be made between April 1st and October 31st. The fees charged by The New Cache La Poudre Irrigating Company are for the water rental and transfer fee. The water utility company may charge other fees. Contact the utility company for information regarding their rules and fees.