Water Supply and Rates
October 5, 2020
WATER SUPPLY UPDATE
This is an update of water supply availability for the remainder of this year.
- Our adopted tiered pricing schedule and quantities will remain in effect until the end of October.
- Beginning November 1, we are able to begin using our 5-month winter block of water. This water will be sold at our 2020 Tier 1 rates without allocation limits ($13 per a.f. for in-District and $40 per a.f. for Class 2).
- Depending on the weather, we expect that the water supply will last at least through the middle of December, but the length of time that the water will be available will be determined by the demand of the growers within the District’s service area. As in the past, water will be delivered on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply has been depleted.
This winter, due to construction projects, the District will need to dewater certain areas of our canal system early. The canal systems affected are the Colony Main, Colony Branch 2, Colony Branch 3, Colony Branch 4, Colony Branch 5, Shafter and East Ditch. These canals will be dewatered on November 30th.
We currently anticipate putting water back in all of our canals in February 2021. Please let our Water Department know if you have any special situations with crop needs this winter.