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FAQs - Flowmeter


 

1. Do I have to install a meter? 

Answer: Yes, prior to groundwater extraction, unless the well is inactive (per County of Ventura, Watershed Protection District definition) or exclusively serves only a single family residence on a parcel that is one acre or less in size and there is no income producing operation associated with the residence or parcel. If the well is exempt from the flowmeter requirement then an Exemption from Flowmeter Requirement Form is to be filed in order to claim the exemption.

2. How frequently does flowmeter accuracy (meter calibration) need to be verified?

Answer: The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency requires that a flowmeter be inspected and proof of flowmeter accuracy (Flowmeter Calibration Test Report) be submitted to the Agency at a minimum of once every three years. In limited cases this may be a five year period.

3. How accurate does my meter have to be?

Answer: The Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency requires that all water flowmeters meet tolerances of plus or minus five percent (+/- 5%). This means that the water meter must measure no more or less than 5% of the optimum water volume when compared to a meter of known 100% accuracy.

4. What do I do if my flowmeter failed the calibration check?

Answer: Notify the Agency of the failed meter. Then have the failed meter either repaired or replaced. It is the Well Owner’s ultimate responsibility to have the meter repaired or replaced if it does not meet FCGMA required specifications.

5. My meter has been repaired/replaced. What do I need to do?

Answer: Submit to the Agency a completed Flowmeter Repair/ Replacement Update Form along with: proof of flowmeter accuracy; an invoice for the meter repair or installation; legible photographs of the flowmeter face, serial number and installation (flowmeter and well must be in the same photo frame).

6. I installed a new meter. What do I need to do?  

Answer: Submit to the Agency a completed Flowmeter Repair/ Replacement Update Form along with: proof of flowmeter accuracy; an invoice for the new meter; legible photographs of the flowmeter face, serial number, and installation (flowmeter and well in the same photo frame).

7. How do I read my flowmeter? How do I enter this information on my Semi-Annual Extraction Statement (SAES)?

Answer: Click on your flowmeter manufacturer below. If you are still unsure of how to read your flowmeter or how to enter this information on your SAES, please contact us.

Examples by Manufacturer:

Master Meter

McCrometer

Neptune

Netafim

Sensus

Sparling

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