About Westlands

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FAQ

  • Q How is the annual water supply determined?
     Answer 
    • We currently have a contract with the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) for a total of 1,150,000 AF. Our annual supply is generally determined by the allocation percentage announced by the USBR. As an example, our allocation percentage for 2013 was 20%, which equates to a supply of 230,000 AF (1,150,000 x .20).

  • Q I just purchased a home that receives water from the Westlands Water District. What should I do now?
     Answer 
    • You should contact the District to complete an M&I water application and start the process of establishing an account and water supply determination.

  • Q Is there someone I can contact if there is an emergency after normal business hours?
     Answer 
    • Yes. To report emergencies after business hours call (559) 224-1523.

  • Q I just recently purchased / leased land in Westlands Water District. Will I automatically be allocated water for this acreage?
     Answer 
    • No. To apply for a water allocation for your eligible land you are required to fill out an Application and Purchase Agreement each water year. You may also be required to complete Reclamation Law forms.

  • Q Does Westlands Water District follow a fiscal reporting year?
     Answer 
    • Yes. The District’s fiscal year (aka: Water Year) runs from March thru February.