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Senate Bill 22-028  -  The Groundwater Compact Compliance and Sustainability Fund Round 2 

Important Notice for Landowners: Opportunity to Sell Water Rights to the Rio Grande Water Conservation District


What's Happening?

Many areas in Colorado rely on groundwater from wells for their irrigation needs. Through Groundwater Management Subdistricts here in the San Luis Valley there have been efforts to reduce the reliance on groundwater, but there's still work to be done!


What's Funding is Available?

The state created the "Groundwater Compact Compliance and Sustainability Fund," to help us address our sustainability issues. With these funds, the Rio Grande Water Conservation District created a program and is offering money to landowners who are willing to reduce their use of their groundwater rights either completely or partially.


How Can You Participate?

The Rio Grande Water Conservation District is taking applications from landowners who meet program criteria and are willing to sell their groundwater rights to the District. Successful applicants will receive payment from this Fund.


Details and Application:

·  You can find out more and get the program criteria and application form on the District’s website at You can also visit the District’s office at 8805 Independence Way, Alamosa, CO, 81101, or by call the office at (719) 589-6301.

·  Applications can be submitted beginning on October 10, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and will end on December 29, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

·  Completed applications can be emailed to or dropped off at the District’s Office.

Don't miss this limited opportunity if you're interested in getting paid for conserving groundwater!


SB22-028 Application_Round 2.pdfSB22-028 Program  Guidlines