On April 21, 2023, MAGSA was awarded a $2.8 million grant through the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) WaterSMART Program to help fund the purchase and installation of electromagnetic flow meters with telemetry for 925 groundwater wells, along with six weather stations in the region. This grant has led to the creation of MAGSA’s Meter and Telemetry Rebate Program.
MAGSA’s Implementing Rules and Regulations require meters to be outfitted by January 31, 2025 on all wells designed to produce more than 2 acre feet of water annually located within MAGSA’s boundaries. The Meter and Telemetry Rebate Program is designed to alleviate landowner costs associated with MAGSA’s meter requirement. The Program will cover about 40% of the costs associated with purchasing and installing meters, telemetry, and a year of monitoring services.
Once the grant contract is in effect, MAGSA will mail growers a detailed packet outlining the Meter and Telemetry Rebate Program application process. If you do not currently receive mail from MAGSA, contact us at (559) 515-3339 to ensure you’re added to our mailing list. You can also find updates about this program on the funding page below.