Drought

Solano County is currently experiencing an Exceptional Drought. 
Click here 
to view current conditions. 

"...California is experiencing a severe drought. While local water utilities expect to be able to meet water needs this year, it's important for everyone to do their part to conserve water to stretch our supplies should drought continue into 2022." 
- Solano County Water Agency (SCWA)

Dry Well Reporting
Report a household water shortage (dry well) to the County and State.

Solano County Environmental Health: Well Reporting Form
(For questions email, [email protected] or call (707) 784-6765

CA Department of Water Resources: 
mydrywell.water.ca.gov/report
(For questions email, [email protected])

Clean Drinking Water Well Replacement Grant Program
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) in partnership with the California Sate Water Resources Control Board is offering financial assistance for individual households and small water systems dealing with drinking water emergencies. 
Click here for more information.

Program Requirements:
  • Eligible applicants are owners of individual households and small water systems (serving at least two, but fewer than 15 service connections and is not a Public Water System).
  • New home and small water system construction is not eligible.
  • Household income may not exceed $51,026. For small water systems, income is based on the average household income of the stakeholders/owners.
  • Up to $45,000 available for individual wells and up to $100,000 for small water systems.

Loan Programs Available to Farmers/Ranchers Impacted by Drought
A Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on extend of losses, security available and repayment ability. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2021.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has declared Solano County a disaster area resulting from the drought. This makes SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small, non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private non-profit organizations of any size. Small businesses include those that do business directly with the growers, such as truckers and suppliers of agricultural equipment or services. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2021. This program is different than the emergency loan program listed above. Click here for more information.

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the links below to view eligibility for these funding opportunities.

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/dw_droughtfund/docs/hswsda_funding_factsheet.pdf 
(info sheet: household & small water systems)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/dw_droughtfund/docs/dfa_droughtfunding.pdf 
(info sheet: household & small water systems)

https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/Small-Community-Drought-Relief
(small water systems)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/dw_droughtfund/
(household - Drinking Water Well Replacement Program & small water systems)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/drought/
(under Emergency Drought Funding)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/
(Financial Assistance Funding – Grants and Loans including all sorts of project funding)

https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/Drought-Funding 
(DWR drought funding primarily for small water systems and urban)

https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/Small-Community-Drought-Relief
(DWR’s small community drought relief)

https://www.rcac.org/lending/household-water-well-septic-loans/
(RCAC Program)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/drinking_water_well.html
(SWRCB's Drinking Water Well Replacement)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/caa/urgent_water_needs.html
(SWRCB CAA Urgent Drinking Water Need)

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/publications_forms/publications/factsheets/docs/dwsrf_iup_fact_sheet_final.pdf
(SWRCB’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Fact)

https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/small-community-drought-relief-program/
(DWR’s Small Community Drought Relief)

Resources

Water Conservation Tips - Click Here
Solano County Water Agency - Click Here
Solano County Department of Agriculture - 
Click Here
Solano County Farm Bureau - 
Click Here