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.

Download the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update
Errata Sheet for Minor Corrections to UWMP 2015 Update

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