Why is my entitlement different than my water budget?
The water budget is representative of a service’s actual water needs-it is based upon the historical water use for the site, site audits, and area averages for similar services.

For new dedicated irrigation accounts, or for existing irrigation accounts where the type of plant material or planted area is significantly changed, the water budget is calculated by using Estimated Total Water Use (ETWU) calculations as required under the landscape plan review process.

The water budget may be less than or equal to the entitlement, but in no case may it ever exceed the entitlement. Although the water budget may fluctuate, the entitlement for the parcel remains unchanged.

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1. How is the entitlement determined for an account?
2. Why is my entitlement different than my water budget?
3. Do all accounts have entitlements and water budgets?
4. How can I find the entitlement or water budget for a property?
5. Why is it important for me to know my entitlement / water budget level?
6. How do I know if I am exceeding my entitlement and / or water budget?
7. More questions?