Are you a discharger?


The Regional Water Quality Control Board has stated that if you irrigate crops for commercial purposes, you are a potential discharger and subject to this new law.

  • Includes Nurseries and privately and publicly-managed wetlands.
  • Includes any type of irrigation system.
  • Includes Commercial crops that are not yet marketable (i.e. vineyards and tree crops).


  • Does not apply to non‐irrigated rangelands or other permanent non‐irrigated lands (i.e. fallow fields)
  • Does not apply to lands covered by other General Orders, such as dairies or individual discharge permits (e.g. food processors)