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 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) 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 UWMP is used by local water suppliers in the preparation of their own plans. The information included in Metropolitan’s UWMP represents the district’s most current planning projections of demand and supply capability developed through a collaborative process with the member agencies.
The UWMP does not explicitly discuss specific activities undertaken -- that is the role of Metropolitan’s Integrated Water Resources Plan (IRP), 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.
2020 Urban Water Management Plan was developed as part of the 2020 IRP
planning process. Learn more about the IRP.
Metropolitan held a public hearing on Monday, April 12, 2021 to receive comments on its draft 2020 UWMP, draft Appendix 11 as an addendum to its 2015 UWMP, and its draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). Metropolitan's Board of Directors adopted the documents at the Board Meeting on May 11, 2021. The documents were submitted to the California Department of Water Resources on June 3, 2021.
Metropolitan's 2020 UWMP provides a representation of Metropolitan’s planning
elements and reliability assessments reported under the conditions required by
the UWMP Act, and is prepared as part of the 2020 Integrated Water
Resources Plan process.
The 2020 UWMP complies with California state law requiring urban water suppliers to prepare and update urban water management plans every five years. The Appendix 11 to both the 2020 UWMP and the 2015 UWMP includes all of the elements described in Delta Plan Policy WR P1, Reduce Reliance on the Delta Through Improved Regional Water Self-Reliance (Cal. Code Regs. tit. 23, § 5003) which need to be included in a water supplier’s UWMP to support a certification of consistency for a future covered action. The WSCP includes Metropolitan’s efficient management and planned actions to respond to actual water shortage conditions. Metropolitan’s WSCP satisfies the requirements of the California Water Code.
For more information on the 2020 UWMP, Appendix 11, and WSCP, please contact Edgar Fandialan
of Metropolitan’s Water Resource Management Group.