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Groundwater Recharge Program

This program is closed and all funding authorized has been committed.

This program, authorized by Chapter 8 of the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Act (Proposition 13), provided feasibility study grants and low interest construction project loans to local public agencies and incorporated mutual water companies. Eligible projects included those designed to construct, expand, renovate, or restructure facilities used for the purpose of groundwater recharge and to acquire additional land for recharge facilities.

Between 2001 and 2005, DWR awarded $28.2 million to 15 feasibility studies and 7 construction projects. Questions about this program and the projects funded should be sent to


Feasibility Study Awards

Construction Project Awards