Who pays the RAC?

RAC payers are those entities that use a well or multiple wells that collectively pump more than 25 acre-feet of water from the aquifer in any year. This is the equivalent of 8,146,275 gallons of water in any year.

Examples of RAC payers include public water system purveyors including the Coachella Valley Water District, and entities that own, lease or operate farms, nurseries, golf courses or large irrigated areas (about 5 acres) where their wells produce more than 25 acre-feet of groundwater in any year.

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1. What is the purpose of the RAC?
2. Why is it important to replenish the aquifer?
3. Who pays the RAC?
4. If I don’t use this amount of water, how does this apply to me?
5. What is the Current RAC?
6. What is the reason for the latest increase?