Monday, January 14, 2008

Summit School District's Water Rights

The Summit School Distict is considering selling water rights it owns near Summit High School.

The district owns 21.87 acre feet and .9928 cfs of the Blue Danube Ditch No. 2 water rights.

While the value has not recently been assessed, about 10 years ago these rights were worth about $220,000, school officials said.

Selling is an option that has been discussed for several years.

And after looking into whether the rights would be more cost effective to use as irrigation for the fields at the high school, it was determined that it is less expensive to purchase the water needed from Breckenridge, said Karen Strakbein, assistant superintendent of business services for the district.

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