I farm 40-acres of land with a water demand of about 3 acre-feet per acre per year and no access to surface, how much will I owe the GSA on my first bill?
The GSA Board is proposing a groundwater fee of $1.45 per acre for lands within the saturated alluvium of the groundwater basin underlying the GSA. So, the fee for your parcel would be:
Water Demand: 40 acres x 3 (AF/ac) = 120 acre-feet
Surface Water Credit: None; no surface water delivery records
Groundwater Fee: 120 acre-feet x $1.45 per acre-feet = $175
If your parcel had access to surface water, then water demand is reduced according the volume of water shown on delivery records from the agency providing surface water.