CITY OF GREELEY WATER RENTAL PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The City of Greeley has an annual agricultural water rental program it uses to rent excess supplies. Below are our Water Rental Program policies and procedures:
Water Rental Request List
To rent supplies during the irrigation season, you must first get on the request list.
- May begin calling to request water rentals beginning Jan 1 at 12:00 AM. Requests made prior will not be put on the list.
- Requests can be made with Danielle Snyder (Water Resources Analyst) by calling 970-336-4039.
- You will be given priority for your rental request based on a first-come first-served basis.
How to make a request:
- Requests may not exceed 500 AF per renter.
- Specify your name, company (if applicable), phone number, email address, billing address, request amount, type of water (Greeley rents CBT by the AF, GLIC shares and/or AF, and WSSC shares), and ditch of delivery.
- Greeley’s water rental program is for AGRICULTURE ONLY. The water rental program is not for oil and gas, HOAs, or any other non-agricultural uses. The City of Greeley does have a separate water rental program for augmentation water; to make a request for augmentation water, please contact John Thornhill (Water Resources Operations Manager) at 970-336-4146.
Water rentals will NOT be confirmed until after the annual April W&S Board meeting (typically mid-April) when the W&S Board declares an “Adequate Water Year,” meaning that the City has excess supplies available for rental.
- Price per AF shall reflect each supply’s average assessment cost.
- Water will first be offered to in-basin requestors first (Big Thompson, Cache La Poudre, South Platte), and then to requestors within Northern Water’s district boundaries.
- Once you are contacted, you have 48 hours to confirm that you would still like to rent the water requested for the irrigation season, or make modifications to that request.
- Once you confirm your request with the Water Resources Analyst, she/he will send you a letter and invoice for your water rental.
- When the Water Resources Analyst receives your payment, your rented water is available for delivery through your ditch company. Water will not be delivered to you until the full payment is received.
Depending on the volume of excess supplies, the Water Resource Operations Manager may choose to rent out small volumes of water at once. For example, if the Water Resource Operations Manager decides to first only rent out a block of 2,000 AF of water and there are 2,500 AF of water rental requests ahead of you on the list, you may not be contacted until a second block of water is available to rent (which may not be until the end of May or early June, in this example).