Meter Reimbursement Program FAQS

Q: How much of my meter is covered under the Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: One half (½) the actual cost of meters installed on an agricultural irrigation well is eligible for reimbursement.

Q: When should I register for the Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: You should complete Meter Reimbursement Program registration with the District prior to purchasing and installing meters. Keep in mind, registration is no guarantee of full, partial or of any reimbursement. Reimbursement is contingent upon program funds availability and meeting program requirements.

Q: If I register for the Meter Reimbursement Program, will funds be set aside for me prior to submitting all paperwork and completing inspections?

A: First-come first-served does not mean first to register their intention to seek reimbursement. First-come first- served does mean first to complete the entire process of registering, completing all paperwork, installing all meters, receiving District inspections, furnishing all necessary receipts to the District and requesting reimbursement.

Q: What is covered for reimbursement within the Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: Installation costs, other equipment costs, labor costs and meters for nonagricultural irrigation purposes are not eligible for reimbursement.

Q: I’ve installed my meter, but I have not received reimbursement. When can I expect that?

A: Meters and installations must be inspected by the District prior to reimbursements.

Q: Are there limitations on the usage of meters reimbursed through the Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: Must be meters installed on agricultural irrigation systems.

Q: What guidelines do I need to follow when installing the meter?

A: Meters and installation must meet District rules and be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s installation guidelines.

Q: What are my responsibilities after I install the meter?

A: Meters must be maintained in good working order and repaired expeditiously as necessary. Non-repairable meters must be replaced at the owner’s expense and the owner must notify the District.

Q: What documentation must I submit to be reimbursed under this Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: Participants must furnish original receipts to the District that clearly show the meter costs and serial numbers. Copies of bank or credit card statements are not acceptable.

Q: After I’m reimbursed for my meter, have I completed all requirements for the program?

A: Meter Reimbursement Program participants must report meter readings annually, what crops are grown and the number of acres of each crop. This information can be reported with the annual production report or may be reported separately.

Q: What meters are eligible for the Meter Reimbursement Program?

A: Meters purchased and installed during the eligibility period without prior registration with the District will be evaluated on an individual basis and may or may not receive any reimbursement. Applicants must notify the District after the meter’s installation is complete.

Q: A meter I’ve already purchased through the program was damaged beyond repair. Can I purchase a meter to replace it through the program?

A: Replacement meters (replacing a meter bought under this program) are not eligible for cost reimbursement. Meters bought to replace meters not bought with program funds are eligible for reimbursement.

Q: How long will the Meter Reimbursement Program be available?

A: The District undertaking or operating future reimbursement programs is not guaranteed. However, the program may continue if other funds become available.