Water Quality Data from the City of Greeley on Wells at Terry Ranch

The water Greeley would be receiving from Terry Ranch would be primarily from wells 1, 2 and 3 which are in the northern part of Terry Ranch. In a meeting with staff, city consultants and Water Board Chairman Harold Evens on November 17, 2020 between 9 AM and 11 AM, John Gauthiere was told byContinue reading “Water Quality Data from the City of Greeley on Wells at Terry Ranch”

Letter to Mayor and Council

Honorable Mayor & Council, It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to you today.  Greeley citizens have enjoyed pure mountain drinking water for the last 100 years.  And now that may change.  I implore you to vote against the Terry Ranch/Wingfoot agreement that the Water Board has signed.  My husband metContinue reading “Letter to Mayor and Council”

Contact Greeley City Officials

You can contact the Mayor and City Council by going to greeleygov.com/government/council and scrolling to the bottom of the page for emails and phone numbers. Just click on the email address and start writing. You can contact the City Manager by going to roy.otto@greeleygov.com or phoning him at 970-350-9770 You can contact the Water andContinue reading “Contact Greeley City Officials”


(DECIDING GREELEY’S FUTURE) Mary Gauthiere/Greeley Tribune 10/24/2020 Snow falls.  Snow melts.  It drains into the Poudre River.  It follows the river to the Bellvue Water Treatment Plant, or it is stored in mountain reservoirs.  When needed, it flows by gravity to Greeley.  We buy all the good surface water rights we can.   We enlarge ourContinue reading “CAN WE JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE?”


John G. Gauthiere, P.E./Greeley Tribune Guest Commentary 9/30/2020 The City of Greeley (COG) is in jeopardy of losing the opportunity to acquire new high-quality water supply and drought protection through the enlargement of Milton Seaman Reservoir (MSR).  The Greeley Water and Sewer Department staff has paused progress on the U S Army Corps of EngineersContinue reading “THE ENLARGEMENT OF MILTON SEAMAN RESERVOIR”


Mary Gauthiere/Greeley Tribune 9/19/2020 Since 1907 Greeley has enjoyed plentiful surface water rights in the Poudre River Basin.  Greeley water users have enjoyed the purest water in the nation, thanks to the wisdom of our forefathers.  Greeley’s water starts as snowmelt, drains into the Poudre River and travels to the Bellvue Water Treatment Plant whereContinue reading “SAVE GREELEY’S WATER”

The Burden of Knowledge

Ignorance is bliss.  Sometimes it’s easier not to know.  Sometimes it’s easier just to live life for today and not worry about the future.  The problem with knowledge is that once it is acquired, it is not easily abandoned unless it is proven to be outdated or inaccurate. You might ask, “what does this discussionContinue reading “The Burden of Knowledge”