EXTENDING URBAN UTILITY SERVICES TO AGRICULTURAL PARCELS

 

  1. It is the policy of the Commission to protect and preserve agriculture by avoiding the extension of potable water or wastewater services (sewers) to agriculturally zoned land because this fosters uses other than agriculture.
  2. Any LAFCO approval of a change of organization or out of agency service agreement that allows the extension of potable water or wastewater services to a parcel zoned for agricultural use will only be approved, if at all, if the approval is limited to that portion of the parcel that includes an approved use that needs potable water or wastewater services, provided the use does not compromise agricultural viability.
  3. This policy shall not be construed as indicating the Commission will approve proposals that lead to non-agricultural uses on agricultural parcels but rather indicates that should such approval be granted it is to be restricted to the specific area in which an approved land use requiring potable water or wastewater services is to occur.