Water Supply Facilities

Both public and private sector organizations that depend on a reliable supply of water strive for certainty in their supply planning.  Yet water is a resource fraught with climactic and regulatory uncertainty.  Trout Raley attorneys have substantial experience in Water Rights Adjudication and Permitting, Water Transactions and Litigation, Federal and Interstate Water Issues, the risks associated with Water Supply Facilities, and Project Permitting for new supply projects.  This experience helps clients to maximize supply certainty in the development and execution of water supply plans.

Project Permitting

A critical component in the planning, construction and operation of Water Supply Facilities is securing the needed regulatory agency approvals and permits.  Trout Raley attorneys have substantial experience in project permitting and compliance for water projects under a broad range of federal, state and local statutes and regulatory programs.  These include the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act Section 404 wetlands program, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, state historic properties laws, state 401 water quality certification program, and local 1041 permitting.

Right of Way Acquisition and Protection

Acquiring right of way for projects, whether through voluntary sale or via eminent domain/condemnation, requires careful planning and legal compliance. Trout Raley attorneys have worked with clients to develop and protect the interests in land necessary for such projects, including the determination and payment of just compensation owed to affected landowners, both in and out of court proceedings. They have also worked closely to coordinate right of way strategies with related Project Permitting issues.


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Denver, Colorado 80203-2141