The Santa Clara Valley Water District has opened its public process for setting FY 2012/2013 groundwater production charges (rates).
The rate-setting process includes a series of opportunities for the public to provide input on the water district’s programs and services, including an open house and formal public hearings in April.
The rate-setting process also includes a formal protest procedure by which well owners, operators and owners of land upon which a well is situated can object to the proposed change in rates. That procedure is explained in detail on the Protest Procedure webpage. The FY 2012/2013 rate-setting process closes on April 24, 2012.
Santa Clara County has two distinct groundwater basins, whose operations, infrastructure and rate structure are separate. The north county basin is referred to as Zone W-2, and the south county is Zone W-5.
For information on the rate-setting process in your area, click on the appropriate zone below: North County (Zone W-2) , South County (Zone W-5) , or if you are an agricultural well owner: