2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Cover of the 2015 Urban Water management plan

The Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is a report that is required by the California Urban Water Management Planning Act (California water Code, Division 6, Part 2.6). All water providers that have over 3,000 service connections or annually supply 3,000 acre-feet of water or more, must complete a new UWMP every five years. Soquel Creek Water District finalized the 2010 UWMP in 2011 and the 2015 UWMP is due to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on July 1, 2016.

The plan requires that water suppliers ensure adequate supplies for their current and future customers. Supplies and demands must be assessed over a 20-year planning horizon and must consider various water shortages, including short-term water supply emergencies and drought.  The UWMP must also report the agency’s progress on reducing the amount of per-capita water use by 20% by the year 2020, as required by the Water Conservation Bill of 2009 SBX7-7.

SqCWD completed their last UWMP in 2011 and the 2015 UWMP was due to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on July 1, 2016.

Soquel Creek Water District held a public hearing on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County to comment on the Draft UWMP. Customers of the District were given an opportunity to comment on the UWMP at this time.  The UWMP was brought back to the Board of Directors on June 21, 2016 and it was adopted.

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2015 Urban Water Management Plan

If you have questions about the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), please contact Shelley Flock at (831)475-8501, extension 156, or at shelleyf@soquelcreekwater.org.