Owners of Stagecoach, Colorado land may have to build soon or wait until public water and sewer are installed if a new proposal is approved that will severely limit the number of new vault permits issued.
Morrison Creek Water and Sanitation District recently approved a proposal to limit the amount of sewer vault permits in Stagecoach from 600 to 30.
The Routt Co Commissioners first have to vote on the approval before it goes into effect. There will be a public meeting this fall for public comment before the vote.
The vaults only apply to real estate parcels of less than 5 acres. Anyone who owns more than 5 acres can install a septic field and well when they build.
Of the roughly 2000 lots in Stagecoach, about 1500 of them are less than five acres. The vaults have become a real problem for Morrison Creek Water’s treatment plant, and pumping them regularly is expensive.
The last 30 permits will be available until they are gone.
What’s that going to do to sales and resales in the back of Stagecoach? There are currently 213 land listings in Stagecoach. With seven land sales in 2009, it averages out to less than one sale a month.