Water Budgets for Dedicated Irrigation Accounts

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Dedicated Irrigation water budgets comprise of just an outdoor budget. Each dedicated irrigation account will be allocated a reasonable amount of water for their monthly use, based on the irrigable area served by that irrigation account (meter) and the Evapotranspiration (ET) for the billing period.

Outdoor Water Budgets

Outdoor water budgets are calculated using:

  1. Irrigable landscape area per meter
  2. Daily weather (evapotranspiration, ET)
  3. Evapotranspiration (ET) adjustment factor

Click to view a one-page flyer that provides additional information on how outdoor budgets are created.

Click here to view weather and ET data.

outdoor water budget infographic

Irrigation Customers

For irrgation customers, the rate structure for the volumetric charge has five tiers.  Rates increase with the tiers. Irrigation customers who stay within their water budget remain in the first two tiers:

  • Tier 1: 50% of Outdoor Budget
  • Tier 2: 100% of Outdoor Budget
  • Tier 3: 101% to 150% of Outdoor Budget
  • Tier 4: 151% to 200% of Outdoor Budget
  • Tier 5: Over 201% of Outdoor Budget

Irrigation Meter Area Change Request Form

Irrigation accounts must fill out an area change request form (PDF) before any adjustments to an account's irrigable area will be changed. The District will review this request and may require to meet in the field to verify. Any changes made to irrigable areas become effective the date the request is approved by the District.