Colorado Amendment 15
, also known as the Water Meters in the San Luis Valley Act
, was on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Colorado
as an initiated state statute
, where it was defeated
, with 23.8% of voters in favor.
| Amendment 15|
|Yes|| 292,977|| 23.8%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning a requirement for the installation of water flow meters on any nonexempt well in the unconfined aquifer in water division 3 (which is located in whole or in part in Conejos, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Saguache, and Costilla counties) on or before April 1, 1999, and, in connection therewith, requiring that the water flow meters be certified by the state engineer; requiring the state engineer to read the water flow meters monthly at the well owner's expense; and directing the state engineer to prevent the operation of any well that does not have a functioning water flow meter.