Groundwater Sustainability Fee

The Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District (SRCD) is one of seven Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) working together to implement a state mandated Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for managing groundwater in the Cosumnes Groundwater Subbasin. The plan was adopted by all GSAs and submitted to the State Department of Water Resources in January 2022. State funds were provided to help prepare the plan. However, local property owners are responsible for providing the funds needed to administer the plan.

On July 14, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District, acting as a groundwater sustainability agency in the Cosumnes Subbasin, held a public meeting and hearing at which a levy of a groundwater sustainability fee was considered and adopted.┬áThe fee – $10 per irrigated acre per year – was placed on the property tax role for collection. This fee covers our administrative expenses related to our role as a GSA under the state mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

In order to adopt the groundwater sustainability fee for additional years, a hearing will be held on June 8, 2022. Information will be posted to our meetings webpage.

More information about the groundwater work in the Cosumnes Subbasin can be found on the Cosumnes Groundwater Authority website.

If you were billed for the Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District Groundwater Sustainability Fee and believe that the amount you were billed for is wrong, please review the SRCD Appeals Form and SRCD Appeals Verification Methodology. After reviewing these documents, if you wish to file an appeal, please complete and return the SRCD Appeals Form to SRCD Staff (submission information available on the form).

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