Paso Robles Groundwater Basin
What is this service?
All new urban and rural development and new irrigated agriculture in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin (PRGWB) (excluding the Atascadero Sub-basin) are required to offset new water use at a 1:1 ratio. Offset requirements for new urban and rural development is implemented by generating credits through two primary methods: plumbing retrofits and a turf removal incentive (Cash for Grass) program. All new or expanded irrigated agriculture is required to offset new water use at a 1:1 ratio. The Agricultural Offset Program is an implementation tool and is intended to substantially reduce increases in groundwater extraction and lowering of groundwater levels in the PRGWB (excluding the Atascadero Sub-basin) only.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
Paso Robles Groundwater Area Fee Information
||On-Site Offset Clearance
|Off-Site Offset Clearance
|Agricultural Well Meter Install
||Please refer to fee schedule
||Secondary Dwelling/Farm Support Quarters
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.