Groundwater Sustainability Fee
The Sloughhouse Resource Conservation District (SRCD) is one of seven Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) working together to develop and implement a state mandated plan for managing groundwater in the Cosumnes Groundwater Subbasin. The plan must be submitted to the state by January 31, 2022. State funds have been 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. The fee – $10 per irrigated acre per year – will be placed on the property tax role for collection in 2021/2022. This fee will cover our first-year administrative expenses related to our role as a GSA under the state mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
More information about the groundwater work in the Cosumnes Subbasin can be found on the Cosumnes Subbasin SGMA Working Group 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).