About the NISPtalk Site

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NISPtalk is an online forum for you to provide feedback to Northern Water on the Northern Integrated Supply Project, which includes pipelines and a new reservoir in Larimer County. Northern Water and Larimer County are working on a 1041 permit for a pipeline route and outdoor recreation for the reservoir, which will be an important resource for the northern Colorado community. Explore this website to learn about NISP, Glade Reservoir and the 1041 permit process with Larimer County and offer your thoughts and feedback. All feedback will be shared with Larimer County.

Whether you have five minutes or lots of time to share, you will learn more about the project and how this 1041 permit with Larimer County plays into the project plans. Get started today by providing us with your thoughts!

Why is Northern Water engaging online?

Traditional public engagement usually involves attending a public meeting or providing written submissions to our Board of Directors, which can often be time consuming, inconvenient and maybe even intimidating. However, NISPtalk gives you the opportunity to have your say on the issues surrounding our permit, at a time and place of your choice.

  • It is a quick, safe and convenient way to provide input on the NISP 1041 permit.

  • You do not have to attend public meetings at a set place and time, and can instead contribute at a time and place that suits you.

  • With the online convenience, it ensures more voices are heard.

  • You get to be involved in the process to help move this critically needed project forward to provide long-term water storage for 15 communities in Northern Colorado.

How do I submit my feedback?

Each topic on NISPtalk provides information on that topic with an opportunity to provide your own feedback. Visit the topic page that you are interested in and submit your feedback via the online discussion forms, quick polls, forms and surveys that are available for each of the topics.

To participate for the first time:

  • Sign up for NISPtalk by clicking the “Sign In” button or the “Register” button in the top right of any page

  • Choose a username and password

  • Complete a few questions about you

  • You will receive an email to validate your email address

  • Return to the website and click the “Sign In” button to start providing your feedback

Why do I need to register to this site to make a comment?

While registration is not required to access NISPtalk, it is necessary for interactive engagement opportunities. We ask you to register to the website for a few reasons.

  • It promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses because feedback can be attributed to them.

  • It helps ensure that a broader set of perspectives have an opportunity to be represented by attributing feedback.

  • It quantifies local participation in the engagement process, ensuring the citizens who are most affected by the project are heard.

  • It also means that we can let you know any news in regard to the topics and the ongoing NISP Project.

How is Northern Water utilizing my feedback and comments?

As part of the 1041 permit required by Larimer County for NISP, we are required to provide public comments and opinions surrounding the permit topics to the county. Often, the feedback provided online will be used in conjunction with other face-to-face outreach activities, such as meetings or surveys.

As the topics close, all contributions will be compiled into a report, which will be presented to Larimer County along with all permit requirements. All feedback provided will be considered and documented.

All comments you make through this website will become public records for anyone to read.

Is my privacy protected?

Northern Water will only use your email address to contact you with updates. Because Northern Water is a subdivision of state government we may be required by law to provide your email address and comments to a third party under the Colorado Open Records Act. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as a part of your participation. For more information, see the platform Privacy Policy at the bottom.

Additional Provisions

  • Despite efforts to keep information provided by Northern Water timely and accurate, users should be aware that information available through this social media tool may not always be timely, accurate or complete.
  • No communication to Northern Water through this social media site shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose. Users are encouraged to consult with appropriate non-Northern Water advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and Northern Water disclaims any responsibility or liability for positions taken by individuals or entities in their individual cases for any misstatement, misunderstanding and losses, directly or indirectly, on the part of the users.

Who can I contact about NISPtalk?

NISPtalk is coordinated by Northern Water’s Project Management and Communications departments. If you have any questions about content, or the engagement process, please email nisptalk@northernwater.org.

NISPtalk is an online forum for you to provide feedback to Northern Water on the Northern Integrated Supply Project, which includes pipelines and a new reservoir in Larimer County. Northern Water and Larimer County are working on a 1041 permit for a pipeline route and outdoor recreation for the reservoir, which will be an important resource for the northern Colorado community. Explore this website to learn about NISP, Glade Reservoir and the 1041 permit process with Larimer County and offer your thoughts and feedback. All feedback will be shared with Larimer County.

Whether you have five minutes or lots of time to share, you will learn more about the project and how this 1041 permit with Larimer County plays into the project plans. Get started today by providing us with your thoughts!

Why is Northern Water engaging online?

Traditional public engagement usually involves attending a public meeting or providing written submissions to our Board of Directors, which can often be time consuming, inconvenient and maybe even intimidating. However, NISPtalk gives you the opportunity to have your say on the issues surrounding our permit, at a time and place of your choice.

  • It is a quick, safe and convenient way to provide input on the NISP 1041 permit.

  • You do not have to attend public meetings at a set place and time, and can instead contribute at a time and place that suits you.

  • With the online convenience, it ensures more voices are heard.

  • You get to be involved in the process to help move this critically needed project forward to provide long-term water storage for 15 communities in Northern Colorado.

How do I submit my feedback?

Each topic on NISPtalk provides information on that topic with an opportunity to provide your own feedback. Visit the topic page that you are interested in and submit your feedback via the online discussion forms, quick polls, forms and surveys that are available for each of the topics.

To participate for the first time:

  • Sign up for NISPtalk by clicking the “Sign In” button or the “Register” button in the top right of any page

  • Choose a username and password

  • Complete a few questions about you

  • You will receive an email to validate your email address

  • Return to the website and click the “Sign In” button to start providing your feedback

Why do I need to register to this site to make a comment?

While registration is not required to access NISPtalk, it is necessary for interactive engagement opportunities. We ask you to register to the website for a few reasons.

  • It promotes accountability and encourages people to provide more thoughtful responses because feedback can be attributed to them.

  • It helps ensure that a broader set of perspectives have an opportunity to be represented by attributing feedback.

  • It quantifies local participation in the engagement process, ensuring the citizens who are most affected by the project are heard.

  • It also means that we can let you know any news in regard to the topics and the ongoing NISP Project.

How is Northern Water utilizing my feedback and comments?

As part of the 1041 permit required by Larimer County for NISP, we are required to provide public comments and opinions surrounding the permit topics to the county. Often, the feedback provided online will be used in conjunction with other face-to-face outreach activities, such as meetings or surveys.

As the topics close, all contributions will be compiled into a report, which will be presented to Larimer County along with all permit requirements. All feedback provided will be considered and documented.

All comments you make through this website will become public records for anyone to read.

Is my privacy protected?

Northern Water will only use your email address to contact you with updates. Because Northern Water is a subdivision of state government we may be required by law to provide your email address and comments to a third party under the Colorado Open Records Act. We do not ask for your personal details or require them at any time as a part of your participation. For more information, see the platform Privacy Policy at the bottom.

Additional Provisions

  • Despite efforts to keep information provided by Northern Water timely and accurate, users should be aware that information available through this social media tool may not always be timely, accurate or complete.
  • No communication to Northern Water through this social media site shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose. Users are encouraged to consult with appropriate non-Northern Water advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and Northern Water disclaims any responsibility or liability for positions taken by individuals or entities in their individual cases for any misstatement, misunderstanding and losses, directly or indirectly, on the part of the users.

Who can I contact about NISPtalk?

NISPtalk is coordinated by Northern Water’s Project Management and Communications departments. If you have any questions about content, or the engagement process, please email nisptalk@northernwater.org.