Agricultural Programs

Olivenhain Municipal Water District Agricultural Water Program

The Agricultural Water Program was established by Olivenhain Municipal Water District more than 35 years ago to support and promote the agricultural producers in OMWD’s service area. The agricultural water rate is available only to those who meet minimum program criteria:

  • Have at least one acre of property dedicated to agricultural use.
  • Have documentation on sale or donation of products of an agricultural, horticultural, or floracultural nature.
  • Have proof of an approved backflow prevention device and current test results, or a completed cross connection questionnaire if there is currently not a backflow device on the property. For more information, please visit our backflow page.

Interested customers must complete an Agricultural Water Program application.

Commercial agricultural customers may also be interested in applying for the Agricultural Water Use Exclusion Program.

Regional Water Wholesaler Agricultural Water Programs

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Interim Agricultural Water Program (IAWP) ended January 1, 2013.  However, customers who were enrolled in IAWP prior to January 1, 2009 may be eligible for the San Diego County water Authority’s transitional Special Agricultural Water Rate.  The San Diego County water Authority’s Transitional Special Agricultural Water Rate (TSAWR) is available to customers who:

  • Were enrolled in MWD’s IAWP before January 1, 2009.
  • Have at least an acre of property dedicated to agricultural use.
  • Have documentation on sale or donation of products of an agricultural, horticultural or floracultural nature.
  • Have proof of an approved backflow prevention device and current test results.

Interested customers must complete the TSAWR application.

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