Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)
A range of pollutants can be found in runoff from irrigated lands, such as pesticides, fertilizers, salts, pathogens, and sediment. At high enough concentrations, these pollutants can harm aquatic life or make water unusable for drinking water or agricultural uses. The Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) was initiated in 2003 to prevent agricultural runoff from impairing surface waters, and in 2012, groundwater regulations were added to the program. Waste discharge requirements (also known as "WDRs" or "Orders"), which protect both surface water and groundwater, address irrigated agricultural discharges throughout the Central Valley.
News! & Upcoming Meetings
- Stakeholder Meetings & Workgroups - Next Stakeholder Meeting - 13 July 2016, 10:00 a.m. in Merced
- Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs or Orders) - Proposed WDRs and revisions for upcoming board meetings.
- Recent Executive Officer Decisions/Approvals
Table of Contents
- Information for Growers - Find out how to get regulatory coverage and information about coalition groups
- Grower Outreach and Enforcement - Outreach, education and enforcement for owners of commercial irrigated lands
- Regulatory Information - Information on adopted Waste Discharge Requirements for different areas in the Central Valley
- Water Quality:
- Contact ILRP Staff - Addresses, emails and telephone numbers for contacting ILRP program staff
- ILRP Archives - Historical documents and information relating to the ILRP
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