The Urban Water Management Planning Act requires that: “every urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually prepare and adopt, in accordance with prescribed requirements, an urban water management plan.”
Metropolitan’s Regional Urban Water Management Plans [link to PDF above] describes and evaluates sources of water supply, efficient uses of water, demand management measures, implementation strategies and schedules, and other relevant information and programs. The plan is updated every five years.
Information from Metropolitan’s RUWMP is used by local water suppliers in the preparation of their own plans. The information included in Metropolitan’s 2010 RUWMP represents the district’s most current planning projections of demand and supply capability developed through a collaborative process with the member agencies.
The RUWMP does not explicitly discuss specific activities undertaken that is the role of Metropolitan’s Integrated Water Resources Plan, which represents Metropolitan’s comprehensive resource planning process and serves as Metropolitan’s blueprint for long-term water reliability, including key supply development and water use efficiency goals.