ALL GROWERS MUST COMPLY WITH NEW WATER REGUATIONS
All commercially irrigated land in the Kings River service area must comply with the Tulare Lake Basin Waste Discharge Requirements General Order that was adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Action must be taken by growers by May 19, 2014 to avoid penalties from the Regional Board. To comply, growers can either join the Kings River Water Quality Coalition or apply for an Individual Order through the Regional Board.
The Coalition will hold three enrollment sessions for growers NOT in compliance on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Alta Irrigation District office, 289 North L Street, Dinuba, CA 93618. Sessions are scheduled from 9:00-10:30 am, 10:30-12 noon and 1:00-2:30 pm. Call ahead to register for a session at (559) 591-0800, ex 12.
To enroll acreage at a session, growers will need to have with them the physical address and Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN) for each property they will be enrolling. They will also need to bring a checkbook for payment of the enrollment fee. Coalition membership forms will be available at the workshop.
To find out more about the Coalition go to www.kingsriverwqc.org or call 559-365-7958.
The Kings River Water Quality Coalition is the agency administering the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) for the Kings River Service Area. The Tulare Lake Basin General Order, which includes the Kings River Service Area, inclusive of discharges to groundwater, was adopted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board on September 19, 2013. In the Kings River Service Area, Landowners will have until May 19, 2014 to enroll in the new program that enables the Coalition to administer the regulatory program related to agricultural discharges to groundwater rather than each Landowner having to administer waste discharge requirements. There is a membership fee and a fee per irrigated agricultural acreage (see attached fee schedule and sign up form). For questions, Landowners should call KRCD at 559-365-7958.
Click Here to Download the Kings River Water Quality Coalition Forms
2013 Assessments and Water Charges will be mailed October 18, 2013.
Payments are DUE Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM*
Office Hours for payments are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday
Closed during lunch hour 12:00 -1:00 PM
A Payment Drop Box will be available for payments made after 4:00 PM will be processed the following business day.
Office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
Monday, November 11, 2013 Veteran’s Day
Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29, 2013, Thanksgiving Holidays
*Cash, Checks or Money Orders only