The Agricultural Water Management Program provides services and incentives for agricultural customers in the SDCWA service area. For more details or to schedule a site evaluation, call Mission Resource Conservation District at (760) 728-1332.

Irrigation System Evaluations – These free on-site evaluations are available for agricultural properties with at least one acre of irrigated crops or trees. Emission uniformity and pressure readings are determined for each system and recommendations are provided along with crop data and technical information about the types of irrigation equipment in use.

Soil Moisture Sensor System Cost-Share Program – This program assists growers with the adoption of advanced irrigation water management practices using soil moisture sensors. Reimbursement for the purchase price of soil moisture sensor system is available up to a maximum of $5,000 per property.

Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency Program – The Ag IEP provides farmers with technical assistance and cost-sharing as reimbursement for recommended irrigation system equipment retrofits that improve distribution uniformity and efficiency. Program participants will receive a detailed report which provides current irrigation system efficiency levels and recommends improvements that integrate the use of efficient irrigation technology, components and irrigation scheduling practices. Growers will receive an itemized list of suggested components and reimbursement up to $550 per acre or $5,000 per property.