Thursday, March 17, 2011
Kansas Water Right Overpump Policy
5th offense: The water right could be revoked.
A couple of points need to be made here. First, while it appears that this is a 3-5 year process before the real regulation hits, it isn't necessarily so. The procedure is designed so that each "next offense" can occur the next week in the same year if the overpumping continues. So, if you're notified that you've overpumped, you need to stop pumping right then. Secondly, every well is metered, and the operation of the flow meter is very important - so maintain it well. Thirdly, this procedure applies whether you overpump by 1 AF or 100 AF. Monitor your water use closely if you're approaching your annual appropriation limit. Questions?