Yavapai County Revokes Use Permit for Well threatening Montezuma Well NM
Yavapai County Development Services today revoked the use permit for Montezuma Rimrock Water
Company's Well #4.
This is a major step forward in our effort to protect Montezuma Well National Monument and Wet Beaver Creek from being negatively impacted by the company's high-capacity production well.
The company drilled the well on a residential lot without first obtaining a commercial use permit from Yavapai County. The lot fails to meet Yavapai County Water Code's setback requirements. Development Services revoked the permit because the Company had not come into compliance with the water code by the April 5, 2012 deadline.
This is a major positive development in this case and I wish to thank everyone who signed this petition.
There is still more work to be done to make sure the Board of Supervisors upholds the use permit revocation. In addition, there are still important issues remaining at the Arizona Corporation Commission.