2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 20 Subdivisions; Planning and Platting
Section 3-20-9.1 Plat approval; proof of adequate water supply on lands from which irrigation water rights have been severed.
3-20-9.1. Plat approval; proof of adequate water supply on lands from which irrigation water rights have been severed.
A. Before approving the final plat for a subdivision of land from which irrigation water rights appurtenant to the land have been severed, the appropriate approval authority shall require that the subdivider provide proof of a service commitment from a water provider and an opinion from the state engineer that the subdivider can fulfill the requirements of Paragraph (1) of Subsection F of Section 47-6-11 NMSA 1978 or acquire sufficient water rights through a permit issued pursuant to Section 72-5-1, 72-5-23, 72-5-24, 72-12-3 or 72-12-7 NMSA 1978 for subdivision water use. In acting on the permit application, the state engineer shall determine whether the amount of water permitted is sufficient in quantity to fulfill the maximum annual water requirements of the subdivision, including water for indoor and outdoor domestic uses. A final plat shall not be approved unless the state engineer has so issued a permit for the subdivision water use or the subdivider has provided proof of a service commitment from a water provider and the state engineer has provided an opinion that the subdivider can fulfill the requirements of Paragraph (1) of Subsection F of Section 47-6-11 NMSA 1978. The appropriate approval authority shall not approve the final plat based on the use of water from any permit issued pursuant to Section 72-12-1.1 NMSA 1978.
B. The provisions of this section shall only apply to land from which irrigation water rights that are appurtenant to that land are severed after the effective date of this section.
History: Laws 2013, ch. 173, 1.
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