Urban Water Management Planning

Urban Water Management Planning Act

In 1983, the Urban Water Management Planning Act (UWMPA) was established by Assembly Bill 797, and passage of this law recognized that water is a limited resource and that efficient water use and conservation would be actively pursued throughout the State of California. The UWMPA requires that water suppliers providing water for municipal purposes either directly or indirectly to more than 3,000 customers, or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually, prepare and submit an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) every five years.

Urban Water Management Plans

UWMPs are required to support the water suppliers’ long-term resource planning to ensure that adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water needs. UWMPs must assess the reliability of water sources over a 20-year planning horizon during normal, single-dry, and multiple-dry years, describe management measures and water shortage contingency plans, report progress toward meeting conservation goals and targeted reduction in per-capita urban water consumption, and discuss the uses and planned uses of recycled water.

2015 Urban Water Management Plan Opens in new windowCVWD Urban Water Management Plans

CVWD prepared and adopted the 2005 CVWD UWMP. CVWD submitted the 2005 CVWD UWMP to DWR on December 13, 2005, and it was approved on March 3, 2011. The 2010 CVWD UWMP was prepared and adopted by the CVWD Board of Directors on July 12, 2011. CVWD submitted the 2010 CVWD UWMP to DWR on June 29, 2011, and it was approved on November 10, 2011. The 2015 CVWD UWMP was prepared and adopted by the CVWD Board of Directors on June 14, 2016. CVWD submitted the 2015 CVWD UWMP to DWR on July 1, 2016, and it was approved on September 29, 2016. Copies of the CVWD UWMPs can be found at DWR’s Water Use Efficiency Portal.

2020 Coachella Valley Regional Urban Water Management Plan

On October 16, 2019, the six urban water suppliers in the Coachella Valley, CVWD, Coachella Water Authority, Desert Water Agency, Indio Water Authority, Mission Springs Water District, and Myoma Dunes Mutual Water Company agreed to collaborate on the preparation of a regional UWMP for 2020, including regional and individual agency content and other necessary elements as set forth in DWR’s 2020 UWMP Guidebook . The 2020 Coachella Valley Regional UWMP is in progress and is expected to be completed and submitted to DWR by July 1, 2021.

For more information contact:

Zoe Rodriguez del Rey at zrodriguezdelrey@cvwd.org