Agricultural Water Quality Grant Program

The State Water Resources Control Board, at its October 11, 2006 meeting, awarded more than $17 million in grants to improve agricultural water quality throughout California. The competitively awarded grants are funded by the State Water Board through bonds approved by California voters in 2002 in Propositions 40 and 50. Projects proposed locally focus on reducing pollutants in agricultural-drainage water through research, monitoring, treatment, reuse, and drainage improvements.