SWP Water Contractors
SWP Water Supply Contracts
The Department of Water Resources administers long-term water supply contracts to 29 local water agencies for water service from the State Water Project. These water supply contracts are central to the SWP's construction and operation. In return for State financing, construction, operation and maintenance of Project facilities, the agencies contractually agree to repay all associated SWP capital and operating costs. Original contracts and their amendments for all water contractors are available in PDF format, on request.
SWP contractors operate under water supply contracts created in the 1960s and amended since. Copies of the amended contracts are available on request.
To provide a convenient reference, consolidated contracts have also been compiled for the contractors, integrating the amendments into the language of the original contract. Consolidated SWP water supply contracts are available in PDF format, on request. Note: the consolidated contracts should not be used in lieu of original contracts and their amendments.
Notices to State Water Project Contractors
Several times a year we issue Notices to SWP Long-Term Water Supply Contractors (NTCs) that provide key information regarding SWP water allocations, water supply programs, billing information, and other administrative matters. NTCs have been issued since 1996 and annual sets through 2020 are available for download. All notices through 2021 are catalogued in this document.
Notices to Contractors, by year
These files present NTCs for each complete year since they were first issued in 1996. (Please note: notices are numbered in sequence, but in some instances the issue dates do not follow that order. Also, numbering gaps exist where a notice was not ultimately issued.)
SWP Table A Allocations
The Table A allocation differs each year and also may change over the course of the year. Beginning with an initial allocation that is based primarily on a conservative dry hydrology, current storage and releases to be made through the year—to meet SWP contractual and regulatory obligations—the allocation may change over winter and through spring to reflect the actual and forecast water supply. This document presents historical Table A allocations from 1996 to the present, and this document presents allocations from 1967 through 1995. Additional allocation discussion is presented in Bulletin 132.
Below, is a list and contact information for the 29 SWP water supply contractors.
1400 West Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, California 93230-5962
(559) 992-4127 | (559) 992-3891 Fax
Stratford, California 93266-0066
(559) 836-3346 | (559) 947-3707 Fax
Post Office Box 1596
Patterson, California 95363-1596
(209) 892-4470 | (209) 892-4469 Fax
The current 2022 allocation is 15 percent of Table A, as presented in Notice to Contractors 22-01.
Since 1996, all SWP allocations have been announced in notices to SWP contractors (NTCs) and are summarized in this document. An allocation history from 1967 through 1995 is available in this document.