What is the Agricultural Efficiency Program?
With grant money awarded through the State Department of Water Resources, Rancho California Water District is helping its agricultural customers to pay for irrigation system retrofits. For this program, up to 50% of approved equipment costs can be provided for successful retrofits.
How does it work?
Step 1: Call to schedule a free irrigation system evaluation. This evaluation requires you to turn on your irrigation system and to allow the District’s approved auditor to perform a system test while it is running.
Step 2: Review the recommended irrigation system improvements detailed in the irrigation system evaluation report that will be provided to you by the approved auditor following the irrigation system evaluation.
Step 3: The District will review the report and will determine your eligibility for a financial incentive, If eligible, you will be sent a project approval letter that will provide information financial incentive amounts and approved equipment types.
Step 4: Complete your irrigation system retrofit within 90 days after receiving your project approval letter. After completing your project, call the District’s approved auditor to perform another free irrigation system evaluation to verify that the retrofit was successful.
Step 5: Send all of your equipment receipts to the District.
Step 6: If you project was successful, 50% of the approved equipment costs for your project will be credited to your water bill.