Urban Water Planning

The California Urban Water Management Planning Act of 1983 requires all public and private entities that serve municipal water to more than 3,000 service connections, or more than 3,000 acre-feet of water per year, to prepare an updated Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) once every five years to support long-term resource planning.

The purpose of UWMPs is to ensure that urban water suppliers have adequate water supplies for existing and future demands. Plans must identify and discuss various factors affecting current and projected water supplies and demand, and must identify steps being taken to ensure the availability and reliability of future supplies.

SCWC ensures that our members are equipped with the most recent information to remain compliant with State Water Code as they update their UWMPs.

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