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Old 10-21-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Right now Woodmoor is dependent on non-renewable water sources. This means at some point water will be rationed to extend the life of the aquifer or water will have to be imported. The district is looking at a long range solution, one that might not be available in the future. I am not very knowledgeable about water rights, but I am aware that those rights are precious in this part of the country and are rightfully guarded(expensive). The long range planning is not a conservative or liberal agenda as someone suggested, from a part of the country that rarely has to deal with a lack of water I might add. Also buying water rights does not neccessarily mean building a pipeline from that specific area.
A long time ago Scottsdale, Az bought a chunk of land along the Bill Williams River, over 200 miles away, for their water rights. This allowed them to use more water that was being brought in from the Colorado River into Phoenix. This was a major factor in their growth. It was strange sight to see a 'City of Scottsdale' sign in the middle of no-where.
While I am not happy about the added monthly charge, I can see the vision of the board's action.
BTW> Woodmoor is just about built-out. There is little room left for any middle scale sized developement.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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@vfrpilot: I totally concede your point. Since that post, I've been reading the big water issues thread over in the main Colorado forum area, educating myself about the environment I'm about to move to. I totally admit my ignorance, I've never lived anywhere near the southwest region of the country, and had no idea. It's fascinating stuff! "Implying an agenda" is a little stronger than the intended spirit of my comment (at least how it was playing out in my head)...I guess I'm keenly interested in getting to know the politics and issues once I get there and how things differ from the several other places I've lived--and weaving what I know about the DC area, Ohio, Iowa, Washington, and soon Colorado, into a big picture with what is going on in America in general. I'm always interested in the supposed politics of a place, as compared to the reality of what really goes on and how most people truly feel about things.

But this water stuff would just about make me feel guilty for even moving there, except that I don't have much choice. When the Army says "go"...we go.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yup, and who knows, maybe they could sell water to Monument and recoup some of the cost.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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"Rationing" is a loaded word. It has been used to mean different things in different times and in different places. It is a true statement that renewable sources of water are needed to maintain civilization. However it could be inferred, perhaps wrongly but still logically, that you are suggesting people would be told by a bureaucrat what they could and could not have access to.

In our country, rationing is often thought of as a way for bureaucracy to over ride the needs and wants of the citizens. The solution is to anticipate that a shortage is coming and increase costs accordingly. The higher prices being paid will open up development to bring in new water by the people who are most capable of delivering it at a low price.

There are few things in which the government is competent. There are many things in which Americans are competent. I would rather rely on Americans outside of government to provide the things I need to purchase. That way if they ask for more money than I'm willing to pay I can choose to not do business with them. If other consumers feel the same way they will either have to lower prices or accept the losses that force them to close their business.

If the government decides for me what I will buy, they can legally send people with guns to my house to take it from me. I'm vehemently opposed to any attempt to use legalized plundering to take from American families what they have rightfully earned.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/sc...html?ref=earth
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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"The program is expected to end in 2017, when the cities’ needs can all be met through conservation. "

Huh. Ya think?
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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I am moving out of Woodmoor soon, because of 2 reasons, one of which is the water rates. I am not one of the well-off families that live here and don't enjoy having my water rates doubled just to help them pay for the ranch down south that they decided to buy, obviously without voting or letting anyone know ahead of time, that I know about. I can't afford and don't like having to pay for water I'm not using. Who knows how many years it will take to get the pipeline up here. The other reason isn't because of water, which I won't get into here.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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Default Monument Water

We are looking to purchase a home in the Woodmoor area of Monument. Can someone tell me where the water comes from (well, lake, river) and how much water is readily available in the area and the quality of water in the area?
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Old 05-04-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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We are looking to purchase a home in the Woodmoor area of Monument. Can someone tell me where the water comes from (well, lake, river) and how much water is readily available in the area and the quality of water in the area?
Moved your post to an existing thread on the topic so you can see some of the history of water in Woodmoor. If it were me, I'd move to a place in the area served by the main city water system known as Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) who provide gas, electric, water and sewerage at very attractive rates compared to other cities.
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