Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Legislature: Water Easement Amendments

Representative John G. Mathis has introduced House Bill 73 (H.B. 73), which is entitled "Water Easement Amendments." The bill seeks to amend Title 57, Chapter 13a of the Utah Code by establishing a procedure a for person who holds a prescriptive easement for a water conveyance (ditch, canal, pipeline, etc.) to abandon all or part of the prescriptive easement.  The bill would require the easement holder to publish, provide, and record notice of the abandonment.  The bill provides that the abandonment does not affect any rights that others may have to the easement.

To read a copy of the bill, as amended, click here.

For an update on this bill, click here.

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