2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update Adopted
The Board of Directors unanimously approved adoption of the Montecito Water District’s Urban Water Management Plan 2015 Update following a Public Hearing at the District’s May 16 regular Board Meeting.
An Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is a planning tool that generally summarizes the actions of water management agencies. It provides managers and the public with a broad perspective on water supply issues. The UWMPs provide a framework for long-term water planning and inform the public of a supplier’s plans for long-term resource planning that ensures adequate water supplies for existing and future demands.
The California Urban Water Management Plan Act requires preparation of a plan that provides water supply planning over a 20-year period in five-year increments, identifies and quantifies current and potential future water supplies, including recycled water and desalination, for existing and future demands in normal, single-dry and multiple-dry years and describes conservation program implementation and efficient use of urban water supplies.
This 2015 UWMP update will serve to meet the following purposes:
- A long-range planning document for water supply quantification and reliability,
- Source documentation for Water Supply Assessments,
- A guidance document for water conservation,
- Documentation of policy decisions and selection of water use reduction methodologies,
- A reporting platform for documenting compliance with the SBX7-7 legislation,
- A database for development of regional water plans and General Plans