Boulder County has asserted the authority to conduct a land use review of the proposed Moffat Collection System Project. In a letter dated October 12th, 2018 Denver Water requested an exemption from current land use codes. In a letter dated October 22nd, 2018. Boulder County denied this request and stated that Denver Water will need to obtain a new land use permit prior to undertaking any work on the project.
The impact of this action is significant. Denver Water was ready to proceed with the project, but that will not be possible without either approval from Boulder County or litigation.