Matt76, a handful of years back, Denver water board was requiring meters on all farm ag wells, and the capping of some 2-3000 to make sure nobody got too much and shorted Nebraska, Vegas or California.

Where I used to live, eastern CO, and same as here, water wars are no laughing matter. People are kiled over something as simple as a flood gate being closed.

Here, a local welder is being threatened by the , gov for a stock pond he put in legally. Facing $75, 000 fines per day.
The .gov overreach is getting dangerous.