The city’s Utilities Department manages the water leasing program. One of the ways the city manages the year-to-year variation in water supply is through its agricultural water leasing program.
In average or above-average supply years, the leasing program allocates the city's surplus water supply to qualified applicants for a single year. Agricultural water users can apply online for a water lease.
Interested water users must submit an online application each year. The water lease application opens annually at 12 a.m. on the first Monday in April. Any applications received prior to this time will not be considered.