Groundwater Sustainability Fee Background

Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, GSAs have the authority to collect fees to fund the operational costs of the GSA and of a groundwater sustainability program. Costs include preparation, adoption, and amendment of a groundwater sustainability plan, and investigations, inspections, compliance assistance, enforcement, and program administration, including a judicious reserve.
The GSA has contracted a firm to explore options and determine funding options that are fair for the community and provide the revenue needed for the GSA to operate.