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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

SWRCB fines issued for no waste discharge permit

On Friday, April 20, 2018 the State Water Resources Control Board Issued a notice that a farming operation in Kern County was fined due to not taking out a waste discharge permit for compliance with the Irrigated Lands Program and waste discharge order for the Kern River watershed.


This notice shows the impact to growers for not complying with the irrigated lands program and also not joining a regional drainage coalition. The coalitions help offset the costs for compliance and ensure that you are in compliance with the current and any new orders. 

SWRCB Fine Notice

Eastside Irrigated Lands Regulator Program SWRCB Order Synopsis

Dear Westside Watershed Coalition Participants,


At the March 6, 2018 Drainage Coalition Meeting, the Eastside ILRP Order from the State Water Resources Control Board came out. The order included requirements that are intended to extend to the Westside ILRP. What that means for growers is to be prepared for additional regulations and considerations that will have to be made regarding drainage into the future. David Cory, a consultant to the Drainage Authority wrote the attached synopsis of the order and how it may impact the westside. Please take a moment and read the attached document.

Eastside Irrigated Lands Regulator Program Synopsis

2018 Newsletter

Dear Grower/Landowner of PID,


To kickoff the new year attached is a newsletter providing a recap of last years activities and a brief synopsis of the upcoming year to the District. A more elaborate discussion as a growers workshop is anticipated to occur at the end of February where items such as last year activities, issues facing the District currently, impacts from the limited snow pack, future water supply discussions, upcoming efforts by the District for the future and the 2018 financial year.


You should be receiving a copy of the newsletter soon.


2018 Newsletter

Amended Rules and Regulations

Dear Landowner/Water User,


At a special Board Meeting on January 10th, the PID Board of Directors Approved its first amendment to its rules and regs since 2003. Some of the major amendments included:

  • Adding 15 days to the payment period for bills to allow flexibility prior to locking the water user out
  • Implementing a fine system and rules committe to address violations of the rules and regulations
  • Clarifications on water usage and wheeling into the District.

If you would like to take a look at the nevised rules and regs please click below.

Kindest Regards,

Vince Lucchesi, PE

General Manager


2018 Amended PID Rules and Regs

Main Canal Rehabilitation Project FAQ

Dear Landowner/Water User,

There has been a lot of information and misinformation regarding the district's proposed East-West Conveyance Project, or more specifically, the Main Canal improvements aptly named the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project. Your Board of Directors have drafted up a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to aid with understanding what the District is proposing to help with clearing up confusion. Please see the attached link to download and read. 

 Main Canal Rehabilitation FAQ