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Tag: water rights


WATER: Availability should be proven

Re: “Knight‘s water war with Yelm is one worth fighting” (editorial, 6-9).

Although I take no position regarding the JZ Knight lawsuit, proof of ability to provide water should be a burden that developers need to meet before a city or county can approve a plan. That should be done by either proving that wells can be drilled or by a certificate from a water provider that supplies will meet demand.

I developed many parcels in a different state, and always had to prove water before getting final approval from the local

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