Dungeness Water Exchange
Mitigation Packages & Prices
DWE provides water mitigation for residents in the Dungeness Water Rule Area. DWE allows for new water uses while protecting river and stream flows in the Dungeness watershed.
Mitigation Packages Offered
Indoor use (150 gpd) – $1,000
Note: The Exchange accounts for domestic mitigation using an average daily amount of 150 gallons (WAC 173-518-080 (b)). Minimal incidental outdoor use such as washing windows, and watering potted plants in the footprint of the home is included.
April 15th - September 15th
Basic Outdoor (50 ft²- 210 gpd) – $1,000
Extended Outdoor (75 ft² – 474 gpd) – $2,000
Note: The amount of outdoor use is based on the amount of irrigation required for turf grass according to the Washington Irrigation Guide (20.80 inches/yr). A larger amount of landscaping or garden area may be possible with the same number of gpd.
Up to 5 animals (60 gpd) – $1,300
Up to 10 animals (120 gpd) – $1,800
Up to 15 animals (180gpd) – $2,200
Note: Department of Ecology has concluded that stockwater mitigation is needed for ungulates only (cows, sheep, pigs, horses, llamas, donkeys etc). This does not apply to poultry such as chicken and ducks, or pets such as dogs and cats.
How We Mitigate
A DWE certificate means that your home has a net zero impact on the local water supply of your neighbors, streams, and salmon*
* When certificate requirements are met
DWE replenishes groundwater through the recharge program, designed to return the same amount of water to our streams and rivers as is taken out by new water uses
One type of the mitigation projects DWE operates are aquifer recharge sites. These sites strategically replenish groundwater and local streams that are depleted by new well withdrawals. In times of abundant water, the sites are used to infiltrate and create additional restoration to the watershed.