Water Conservation Portal - Agricultural Water Use Exclusion Certifications
The emergency regulation adopted by the State Water Board on May 5, 2015 allows urban water suppliers to subtract water delivered for commercial agriculture from total potable water production if the supplier meets certain conditions. One of the conditions requires the supplier to certify in writing to the State Water Board that all water subtracted from total potable water production is being served for commercial agriculture use that meets the definition of Government Code section 51201, subdivision (b). The following table provides certifications received by the State Water Board from urban water suppliers choosing to exclude commercial agricultural water.
|URBAN WATER SUPPLIER||SUBMITTED BY|
|Camrosa Water District||Tony Stafford|
|Camarillo, City of||Tom Fox|
|Carlsbad Municipal Water District||Wendy Chambers
Certification withdrawn at the request of the supplier
|Carpinteria Valley Water District||Charles Hamilton|
|Fallbrook Public Utility District||Brian Brady|
|Oceanside, City of||Jason Dafforn|
|Olivenhain Municipal Water District||Kimberly Thorner|
|Poway, City of||Michael Obermiller|
|Rainbow Municipal Water District||Tom Kennedy|
|Rancho California Water District||Justin Haessly and Jeff Armstrong|
|San Diego, City of||Halla Razak|
|San Dieguito Water District||William O’Donnell|
|Santa Fe Irrigation District||Michael Bardin|
|Tulare, City of||Joseph Carlini
Certification declined - State Water Board Response
|Vallecitos Water District||Dennis Lamb|
|Valley Center Water District||Gary Arant|
|Ventura County Waterworks District No 1||David J. Sasek|
|Watsonville, City of||Steve Palmisano|
Excluding water delivered for commercial agriculture has the effect of reducing the volume of water that must be conserved to meet a supplier’s conservation standard. However, the supplier must still meet the percent conservation requirement for all other potable water produced. See more information about the agricultural water use exclusion.
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