Working together for the best interest of pumpers and landowners who use, need, and depend upon Las Posas Basin groundwater.
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About us

  

Purpose

Promote the Interests of the Las Posas Basin (LPB) Groundwater Users: Work together with participants and others for the best interest of the LPB groundwater pumpers and landowners who use, need, and depend upon LPB groundwater.

Promote Local Control: To participate with others in the promotion of local control of the LPB groundwater resources by encouraging coordinated actions by public and private water agencies and the various water users within the Basin and to advocate for and recommended basin-specific groundwater management strategies for consideration by the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency (FCGMA) in fulfillment of the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

Advise the FCGMA: Function in an advisory role to the FCGMA, having no express or implied regulatory authority, concerning management of the LPB groundwater resources, including the development and implementation of a Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

Improve Basin Hydrogeologic Understanding: To promote and participate in hydrogeologic investigations to address key data gaps and development of a groundwater model that will better define the groundwater resources of the LPB.

Orderly Development: To facilitate the orderly development and use of the water resources of the Basin, including, but not limited to, development of new water supply by pumping and desalting brackish groundwater. Orderly development will be encouraged by working cooperatively to determine the need for additional or improved water extraction, storage, treatment, groundwater recharge, and delivery facilities.

Protect and Preserve Groundwater Resources: To participate with others in the management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained over the long-term without causing undesirable results.

Decision making

The Las Posas Users Group (LPUG) operates under a charter as a stakeholder group.

The preferred method of decision-making is via group consensus.  In the event of non-consensus or if any participant calls for a vote on a given issue, the issue in question will be placed on a subsequent meeting agenda for consideration by the LPUG Voting Panel. The voting panel will conduct a hearing and vote on motion(s) made by the panel members.