Windsor Cash in Lieu fee raw water dedications

All,

 

This email is to notify  you that the Town of Windsor (Town) is updating the Cash in Lieu (CIL) fee for raw water dedications .  The Town sets the CIL fee based on the Colorado Big Thompson unit market.  The following list illustrates some more recent price per unit CBT transactions.

 

 

Windsor’s cash-in-lieu (CIL) of water rights dedication has been based on $29,050/CBT, previously set on October 1st and is due for an increase. Please note the Town reserves the right to make adjustments to the CIL pricing at any time. 

 

With building permit applications submitted after October 31, 2018, Windsor’s CIL fee will be based on $33,200/unit.  Because a unit of CBT yields only 0.7 acre-feet on average, the fee translates to $47,500/acre-foot ($33,200 ÷ 0.7).  Please note if you are building in Windsor but water service to the property is provided by the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District or the North Weld County Water District, then this CIL does not affect you.

 

What does the CIL increase mean to a typical single-family building permit?  Windsor limits CIL to no more than 50% of the total raw water requirement.  In other words, a single-family home with a non-potable water system for irrigation must dedicate at least 0.145 acre-feet and then is allowed to pay CIL for the remaining 0.145 acre-feet.  The table below illustrates existing versus proposed CIL costs for single family homes if the developer chooses to dedicate 50% of the raw water.  Of course, there is the option of dedicating 100% of the raw water requirement and not paying any CIL.

 

DEDICATION REQUIREMENT FOR:

EXISTING CASH-IN-LIEU

PROPOSED CASH-IN-LIEU

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME W/ NON-POTABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR IRRIGATION (0.145 AF)

$6,018

$6,877

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME W/O NON-POTABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR IRRIGATION (0.29 AF)

$12,035

$13,754

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Robin Volner @ (970-674-2436) or me if you have any questions.

 

 

 

John Thornhill

Water Resources Manager

Town of Windsor | Engineering

301 Walnut Street | Windsor, CO  80550

Dir: 970-674- 2485 | Off: 970-674-2400

www.windsorgov.com