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901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Proposition 50 Water Use Efficiency Grant

Proposition 13 Water Use Efficiency Grant

Water Use Efficiency Grants

Visit Water Use Efficiency Grants and Loans for information on funding programs for water use efficiency projects.

Proposition 50: The Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002

Other Propositions: Information about other propositions, including Proposition 84, is available at the State of California Bond Accountability web site: http://bondaccountability.resources.ca.gov/p1E.aspx


Compliance with Water Code Requirements
These sections of the Water Code limit an agency’s ability to receive State grants and loans if not in compliance with water conservation laws.
SB X7-7 - Compliance Requirements
  • On and after July 1, 2016, an urban retail water supplier is not eligible for a State water grant or loan unless the supplier complies with the law.
  • On and after July 1, 2013, an agricultural water supplier is not eligible for a water grant or loan awarded or administered by the state unless the supplier complies with the law. This section of the law is in addition to requirements contained in AB 1420 and AB 2572.
  • On or before December 31, 2012, an agricultural water supplier must prepare and adopt an Agricultural Water Management Plan.
  • On or before July 31, 2012, agricultural water suppliers must measure the volume
  • of water delivered to customers. The Department of Water Resources adopted regulations that provide for a range of options that agricultural water suppliers may use to comply with the measurement requirement and then adopt a pricing structure for water customers based at least in part on quantity delivered and implement additional efficient management practices.
AB 2572 Water Meter Compliance Requirements
Water Code Sections 525-529.7 limit the ability of water purveyors, both agricultural and urban, from receiving State grant and loan funds if metering requirements are not met. These laws apply to State Water Project contractors, Central Valley Project contractors, local, community, and private water suppliers. These sections of law are in addition to requirements contained in AB 1420 and SB X7 7.
AB 1420 Compliance Requirements
For additional information about the AB1420 requirements, please contact Betsy Vail at telephone number (916) 651-9667 or by email at Betsy.Vail@water.ca.gov.

AB1404 Aggregated Farm-Gate Delivery Data
An applicant who is an agricultural water supplier must comply with CWC §531.10.
(http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=wat&group=00001-01000&file=531-531.20)

Surface Water Diversion Reporting Compliance
Beginning January 1, 2012, a diverter of surface water is not eligible for a water grant or loan awarded or administered by the State unless it complies with surface water diversion reporting requirements outlined in Part 5.1 (commencing with §5100) of Division 2 of the CWC (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=wat&group=05001-06000&file=5100-5107).

www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/diversion_use/index.shtml

Farm-gate Delivery Measurement Requirements
Applicable agricultural water suppliers may use or implement the options to  measure the volume of water delivered to customers with sufficient accuracy to comply with farm-gate delivery measurement requirements.

CWC §10920 et seq. Groundwater Monitoring Requirement
Establishes a groundwater monitoring program designed to monitor and report groundwater elevations in all or part of a basin or subbasin. Information on the requirements of the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Program can be found here: http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/casgem/. The CASGEM requirement also limits counties and various entities (CWC §10927.(a)-(d), inclusive) ability to receive state grants or loans in the event that DWR is required to perform groundwater elevation monitoring functions pursuant to CWC §10933.5.