GSA

Sonoma County to begin charging fees for groundwater

HANNAH BEAUSANG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | December 14, 2018, 12:11PM Image: Kent Porter, PD Thousands of Sonoma County residents who rely on groundwater will likely see new fees on their property tax bill next fall, helping pay for a legally required groundwater regulatory plan. Local agencies governing groundwater resources were created in 2017 following the …

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Napa County Residents:chance to work on groundwater management November 13th

Napa County residents you don’t want to miss this opportunity to get input into managing your groundwater basins. The Groundwater Sustainable Management Act mandates that water use be “sustainable” and the state has given the panels authority to regulate water, impose fees, powers of imminent domain and investment in capital projects to name a few. …

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GSA Basin Boundary Modifications Submission Period Extended to September

In Sonoma County, 2 new basins have been potentially been added and the medium basins have been designated high priority basins. This is still a work in progress. Once finalized the GSA basin panels will have the authority of imminent domain, monitoring and charging fees to all well users, be able to pass capital improvements and …

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New Groundwater Woes, and Regulations, in California Wine Country

With big wine infiltrating the GSA panels, well owners be prepared to pay for wine industry profits. Yes, wineries have almost doubled tonnage due to irrigating vines. GSA panels have authority to levy fees, imminent domain powers, meter water use and levy fees for capital projects. Big wine has tipped their hand and they want you …

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Update: GSA Update on Basin Boundary Reprioritization and Hearing Today

Remember the GSA panels have state authority to charge fees for water use including wells, the power of imminent domain, power to raise monies for capital projects and more. They are talking fees now and want ag exempted, the largest group of water users.  Update: GSA Update on Basin Boundary Reprioritization and Hearing Today   …

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