|Several landowners will receive cease and desist orders from NRD|
Orders involve alleged violations of rules/regs
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
At least three landowners in the Upper Republican Natural Resources District will receive official cease and desist orders this week for alleged violations of district’s rules and regulations.
Jasper Fanning, manager of the URNRD, said Tuesday the alleged violations involve improper meter installations. “Some are more serious than others,” he said.
He declined to release the names Tuesday as the notices had not yet been sent by certified mail.
He said that one of the district’s goals involves accurately metering the amount of groundwater pumped in the district.
In three instances, the alleged violation involved allowing some pumped water to bypass the meter.
As a result, the full flow was not accurately metered, Fanning said.
During the investigation, his staff found about 25 pivots in which the wells serving those pivots equipped with a design used to partially bypass the meters.
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