MAGSA’s grant contract with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has been signed, formalizing the Meter & Telemetry Rebate Program. This program will provide MAGSA growers with a rebate on the cost associated with purchasing and installing meters, telemetry, and a year of monitoring services.
In addition to the Meter & Telemetry Rebate, MAGSA has also negotiated a discount on the cost for both a meter and installation with six irrigation companies. Landowners will receive a packet in the mail early January which will include a list of these irrigation companies. The packet will also include:
1. Instructions for the steps required to apply for the Meter & Telemetry Rebate
2. Visual of a properly installed meter
More About the Rebate Program: In April 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, 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 lessen 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.