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PSAWR FAQs

What is the minimum planted acreage requirement to be eligible for the PSAWR Program?

The Water Authority’s PSAWR Program eligibility criteria do not include a minimum planted acreage, but eligibility requirements from San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) or County of San Diego programs may have such requirements. However, customers are encouraged to check with their local retail water purveyors regarding their eligibility requirements.

Are customers who request to receive the PSAWR rate automatically enrolled in PSAWR program if they are on one of the four lists?

Inclusion on one of the four lists does not automatically guarantee enrollment in the PSAWR Program. Compliance with additional eligibility requirements adopted by a participating member agency’s governing board is also required.

How much of the customer’s crop needs to be sold to qualify as a commercial operation?

A minimum threshold for crop sales is not part of the PSAWR eligibility requirements, but eligibility requirements from San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) or County of San Diego programs may have such requirements.

Will customers be eligible in the event of crop production changes?

If an agricultural operation is stopped due to unforeseen events such as insect/bug infestation or less sales, so long as water is being used for qualified agricultural purposes, customers will still be eligible.

Will customers be eligible in the event of property meter changes?

If a water meter is changed from an agricultural meter to a residential meter, and the property no longer utilizes water for agricultural production, the customer will no longer be eligible to participate in the PSAWR Program.

If a customer splits their lot and sells one lot to a new owner, can both continue to participate in the PSAWR Program?

Both lots may participate but will do so as two distinct participants. Each lot will need to meet the eligibility requirements and complete the required enrollment form(s) to participate in the program.

Where can I find the enrollment form related to the PSAWR Program and any other details about the program?

Please go to our PSAWR page.

For your convience, the form and other informative details can be found below as well.

CY2021 PSAWR Handbook 10.5.2020.pdfPSAWR Program Enrollment Form.pdfHelpful Info for Qualifying.pdfAgriculture info trifold.pdf