Since 2012, SFID has not allowed its customers to enter the County Water Authority's ag water discount rate. Now entry into this ag water discount rate is closed to new customers. The least SFID can do for shutting us out of this less expensive water is do what Olivenhain Municipal water does--offer us a district-sponsored ag rate keeping us out of the most expensive tier of water rates.
SFID is now, until the end of January, reviewing their cost of service preparing to raise water rates and go from 3 tiers of water rates to 4 tiers. The fourth tier will most likely be very expensive. Now is our opportunity to lobby the SFID Board to get an ag water rate. If you can go to one of their board meetings and ask for this water rate please attend (check sfidwater.org for board meeting dates). If you can't attend please email them a letter (again check sfidwater.org for the email address of your board rep).
Together we can accomplish something that has never before been done in SFID--convince the board to develop their own ag water rate to save farmers money. If every other farmer in San Diego County has access to such an ag water rate, why can't we in SFID? Call or email me if you need more information.