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Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Petition
The Town of Firestone contracted with FieldWorks, LLC to gather signatures from property owners for a petition the Town will be filling with the Weld County District Court for the inclusion of the Town of Firestone into the Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Petition. We need your support for this important initiative, and encourage Firestone property owners to sign the petition.

***UPDATE*** FieldWorks has completed its door-to-door canvassing, but interested Firestone property owners can stop by Town Hall to sign the petition until Sept. 27, 2017. 

Inclusion in the Municipal Subdistrict would allow the Town to diversify its water sources using existing infrastructure, and will NOT result in any additional property taxes for Firestone property owners and residents.

Firestone has been part of the Northern Colorado Conservancy District since the 1970s, which allows the Town to utilize water with Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) system. The goal of the petition is for the Town of Firestone to collect enough signatures from Firestone property owners, which will allow Firestone to request inclusion in the Municipal Subdistrict. This will give the Town of Firestone the right to use water from the Windy Gap Project in addition to C-BT.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District?
Northern Water is a public agency originally created to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. When Northern Water was created, its main purpose was to provide supplemental irrigation water to Northeastern Colorado farmers. Today, Northern Water also provides supplemental water year-round to Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, many smaller communities, such as Firestone, rural, domestic water districts, and local industries.

What is the Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District?

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District Municipal Subdistrict is a separate and independent conservancy district formed by six municipalities in 1970 to build and operate the Windy Gap Project.

Why is Firestone requesting to be included in the Municipal Subdistrict?
Firestone is currently part of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and utilizes the C-BT system, the main source of the water for Firestone. With the growth that the Northern Front Range has experienced over the last 20 years the C-BT system is serving more people. Firestone cannot rely solely on C-BT for its water supply; it is necessary to add additional sources of water to our portfolio. By joining the Municipal Subdistrict, Firestone can diversify its water supply by adding Windy Gap Project water rights for future use.

What will Windy Gap water rights mean to Firestone?

Firestone having the right to acquire Windy Gap water would expand our water portfolio and build a more robust water supply for our water customers.

How would Windy Gap water be delivered and utilized in Firestone?

Windy Gap water would be delivered through the same infrastructure currently used by Firestone for the use of the C-BT system.

By including Firestone property owners is in the Municipal Subdistrict will there be tax incurred to the property owners?
No, there will be no additional taxes from property owners in the Town of Firestone. The Municipal Subdistrict has zero mill levy and has been that way since 1970.

For additional information on the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Municipal Subdistrict, Windy Gap or C-BT please visit www.northernwater.org. If you have questions for the Town of Firestone please email or call 303-531-6258.