COID is trying to pipe more of these canals in an effort to conserve water that is needed somewhere else.
Craig Horrell is the new head of COID. He's been there less than two monhs, but is optimsitic homeowners and COID can work together to reach a compromise.
"My hope is we can work with the neighbors coming to a resolution. I do believe in piping and I let neighbors know how I feel. As a conservationist, I think its the right decision. But I want to meet them halfway on some of the concerns I can see them having."
Horrell has asked the county commissioners to make a final decision on okaying the piping by mid August.
Any decision can be appealed.
COID has offered to work with neighbors to make sure any burying of the pipe is attractive to homeowners.