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Old 07-26-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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We are still 'fine tooth combing' all our options for Colorado, and I just want to be crystal clear on a few issues in this area. We were looking at land out there to park our RV, which we deemed to be a not so promising idea, but now I'm just genuinely curious about the area. Surely, people live there and make it work... I just am curious about the 'how'.

1 Are there water delivery companies in the area that would fill maybe a cistern? Do you know roughly the rates?

2 If you do order water from a company, I'm assuming you can then water your chickens and goats without restriction?

3 Must you own a certain amount of acreage to have chickens and goats, or a horse?

4 Is it possible to not be able to put septic on your property?

Thanks
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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1. Yes there are delivery options. Rates may vary
by quantity and delivery mileage / cost.
2. If you buy the water, you can do gardening / animals as long you are not creating problems with standing water / waste or runoff.
3. No land requirement but there are prudent amounts especially for horses. The acres / horse will vary by the quality of land / amount of water.
4. Yes there is land that will fail septic requirements totally or without enhancements.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:59 PM
 
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okie dokie. i wonder what would cause land to fail septic req's. i am totally clueless on that subject. it's worth a google, i s'pose.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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okie dokie. i wonder what would cause land to fail septic req's. i am totally clueless on that subject. it's worth a google, i s'pose.
One issue could be that there is a large area of the valley that the unconfined aquifer is only 12' below the surface.

Here is an excellent study performed on the SLV water situation:

Dry Land Water: San Luis Valley
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