Knowledge is the essential first step to any water rights transaction.
Personalized attention keeps you in the loop and avoids delayed transactions.
Complex regulatory systems and changing laws can strip value from water rights.
We provide representation in this vast legal action by the State of Utah to determine which water rights are valid.
Is it possible to preserve your water rights while supporting conservation or the environment? Utah State regulators are hopeful that instream flow legislation, concise record keeping and water banking programs will protect valuable private water rights while encouraging conservation. Although it seems the “USE IT OR LOSE IT” doctrine discourages conservation, we are helping clients wade through the regulation to benefit everyone’s future.
Are you ready for water banking legislation in 2020?
What Good is the Right?
Changes to water rights have intensified and unless you track water right applications – you may have no idea if your water right is impaired. If you don’t timely protest, you cannot challenge an impairment. Do you know that the water you are purchasing can be diverted from the new well and used on the new location? With the value of water skyrocketing – trust a specialist to research your rights and monitor changes upstream.
Do You Own Your Water?
For over 18 years I have updated title to water rights and water shares – often from the original appropriator. Unless you are recognized by the Utah Division of Water Rights as the record owner of the right, you will not receive legal notice about actions that may impair or entirely invalidate your rights.
I can discern who owns the right to water, whether there is potential impairment from an action or change and whether you could replace lost water rights. With extensive transaction experience, I have a feel for a market that is seldom publicly traded, so it lacks liquidity except in the literal sense.