Commercial agricultural water program available for SFID customers in Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach


The Santa Fe Irrigation District will be accepting applications from customers who want to participate in the District’s Commercial Agricultural Water Program starting Nov. 14. This program is for qualifying commercial growers within the district’s service area and will change the customer’s water rate classification to commercial agricultural.

Most of the commercial growers within the district’s service area are classified as residential and pay the tiered residential water rate. Approved applicants will be able to bill their commercial agricultural water use to the commercial agricultural water rate. This water rate was not previously available and was created for the agricultural community to receive a water rate appropriate to the water use.

To qualify for the commercial agricultural classification, applicants must compete the district’s application and provide the following documentation:

Business License or Certificate

Verification of $1,000 in annual gross revenue from sale of agricultural commodity

Certification of approved backflow prevention device

Dedicated meter for agricultural water use

For information on the program and to download an application, visit the District’s website at