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POSGCD expands eligibility of the Groundwater Well Assistance Program

The POSGCD Board expanded the eligibility of the Groundwater Assistance Program for landowners in our District at the Board Meeting on Nov. 9. 

Since the inception of the District’s Groundwater Well Assistance Program (GWAP), the Board has accomplished the objectives of the program which are: 1) to identify high-priority wells within the District that are projected to experience water level declines below the pump during typical operations as a result of regional groundwater production, and 2) to provide technical and/or financial assistance to well owners to help prevent the loss of water supply in high-priority wells that meet established eligibility criteria. 

The GWAP program includes nine (9) eligibility requirements.  

One of these requirements is: 

Wells constructed after Jan. 1, 2022 which are not designed and constructed to account for declines in water levels predicted by DFC simulations adopted by GMA 12 will not qualify for financial assistance.”

The Board reviewed the above eligibility requirement and voted to extend the date to Jan. 1, 2023. The reason for extending is to provide landowners and local drillers more accurate and dependable information which stipulates the depths that pumps should be set and depths that wells should be drilled in aquifers across the district to protect their production of groundwater from future declines in water levels caused by regional groundwater production.  We anticipate this information will be available to disseminate to the public through social media, newsletters, presentations, and training of water well drillers by the end of 2022. 



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