Year-End Meter Readings
The District will begin reading water meters for year-end on February 26, 2020 and will continue until February 28, 2020. Water users may wish to provide year-end agricultural meter readings for their account. Please complete the information requested below and fax to (559) 241-6276 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please verify the proper placement of any decimal points included in the reading.
Readings must be received before midnight February 29, 2020. All readings received before midnight will be used to determine February water use. Please call Customer Accounting at (559) 241-6250 if you have any questions about year-end meter readings.
|Account #||Name||Meter #||Reading||Date/Time||Current CFS|
2019-2020 Rescheduled Water Outlook
The District anticipates that a limit of approximately 120,000 acre-feet will be placed on the amount of water that may be rescheduled into the 2020 water contract year. The water remaining after midnight February 29, 2020 in excess of the limit (“Cap”) will be lost according to the District’s Rescheduling Policy.
It is unlikely that San Luis Reservoir will fill. Accordingly, the District’s Rescheduling Policy provides that the Rescheduling Period will extend to February 28, 2021, and the Cap Loss will be applied after adjusting for internal transfers received and approved on or before March 10, 2020.
Water users are reminded that according to the District’s Rescheduling Policy, loss (whether Cap Loss or Rescheduling Loss) is prorated based on volume per acre, from highest to lowest, and is applied in the following order and manner:
- Any remaining Rescheduled Water in excess of the Acreage Based Cap (0.5 acre-feet per irrigable acre)
- Water rescheduled by the District
- Remaining Rescheduled Water
- Delivered Rescheduled Water in excess of the Acreage Based Cap
- Delivered Rescheduled Water within the Acreage Based Cap
Although the District’s Rescheduling Policy permits rescheduling in excess of the Acreage Based Cap, staff expects that after Cap Loss is applied, there will be about 0.25 acre-feet per acre remaining, assuming all eligible acres participate in rescheduling water.
Water users are given until March 10, 2020 to transfer water between accounts to reduce exposure to the Acreage Based Cap. As a reminder, if a water user loses water, the District will bill the water user all costs associated with the lost water, including District and San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority charges or any applicable District rates or acquisition costs. As a reminder, Supplemental and Other Water types have acquisition costs that will be collected if these water types are lost. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Russ Freeman at (559) 241-6241.
Water users can verify the water category types and balances by accessing their online account at District’s Website and selecting water account history or contacting Customer Accounting at (559) 241-6250.