Water Info

Where do you get your water?

Most Chatfield East property owners get domestic water from the Roxborough Water and Sanitation District.  Some properties also have a well for stock and agricultural purposes.  These wells are drilled into the Denver or Arapahoe aquifers.  All well users must comply with the current water decree for their aquifer:  WaterDecree6-2021CW3207 for Denver aquifer wells and WaterDecree5-99CW198.pdf for Arapahoe aquifer wells. Water decree requirements include annual well reporting and augmentation.  Reporting and augmentation are facilitated by the Chatfield East Property Owners Association.

For more information about our water situation, read our water history.  For more information about a well on your property, search for your permit information on the Colorado Division of Water Resources website.  See links below.

Read our water history here >>

Beginners guide to augmentation plans >>

Find your well permit info here >>


Water Decrees relating to the Subdivision:

These are the relevant decrees for the subdivision wells with a description provided by attorney Steve Jeffers of Lyons Gaddis, PC:

Double-click on items in the first column to reach Hotlinks to original documents.


The oldest decree W-8568 was for the first 100 lots and allowed irrigation of only 1,300 square feet on each lot. 82CW203 amended the original plan to substitute the LFH well as a source of replacement for the earlier described Arapahoe well.



83CW32 just increased the amount of LFH water decreed for the well on the subdivision. Some of that water was deeded to the POA to be used in the augmentation plans.


The next decree 89CW068 increased the irrigated area allowed on each lot to up to 3,900 square feet, and allowed up to 4 horses on each lot if the irrigated area is a little smaller. These augmentation decrees were for wells in the Denver aquifer.


99CW198 was to define the available water under the subdivision from the Arapahoe wells, and to approve an augmentation plan for those wells, including wells on the open space parcels for the first time. It increased the irrigated area to 5,000 square feet if an Arapahoe well is used.

WaterDecree6-2021CW3207  Eliminates the need for pumped and most supplemental augmentation water while allowing a small percentage of lot owners to continue using their Denver wells for stock and agricultural purposes.