Agricultural Water Quality

Notice of New Fee Adjustments

The Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures’ (AWM) cost recovery proposal on April 18 and 25, 2018.  San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy B-29 requires AWM to be full cost recovery.  AWM has focused on how to offset rising costs by gaining operational efficiencies, leveraging technology to streamline work, and implementing business re-engineering projects. 

The approved fees in AWM’s cost recovery proposal are provided in the links below.  The fees shown for FY 18-19 will be effective July 1, 2018. 

Fiscal Year 18-19 Fees



The County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures regulates agricultural facilities that are designated as high priority commercial facilities, including nurseries and greenhouses.

County Ordinance

In 2013, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted Order R9-2013-0001, which requires the County and other land use jurisdictions in the region to reduce the discharge of pollutants in local waterways.

County of San Diego Watershed Protection Ordinance

Stormwater Training

Stormwater Training Record Form (pdf)

Stormwater Annual Review Guidelines and Form (pdf)

Pesticide BMP's

Stormwater - Nurseries & Greenhouses

       San Diego County Department of Public Works - Landscaping

        Reducing Nutrient Runoff in the Rainbow Creek Watershed

        Rainbow Creek Nutrient Reduction and Management Plan    

Farming Information

Sedimentation From Agricultural Operations (pdf)