Stormwater Pilot Programs
Southern California’s water resources increasingly rely on a diverse water supply portfolio. Metropolitan seeks to better understand the water supply benefits of stormwater projects. Additional research and data on actual stormwater projects are needed to assess project performance and potential benefits. To assist with this research, Metropolitan has authorized a Stormwater for Direct Use Pilot Program (Direct Use Pilot) and a Stormwater for Recharge Pilot Program (Recharge Pilot). These pilot programs are intended to encourage the development, monitoring, and study of new and existing stormwater projects by providing financial incentives for their construction/retrofit and monitoring/reporting costs. These pilot programs will help evaluate the potential water supply benefits delivered by stormwater capture projects and provide a basis for potential future funding approaches.