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UWMPThe California Urban Water Management Planning Act of 1983 (UWMP Act) requires all publicly or privately owned entities that serve water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 service connections or serve more than 3,000 acre-feet of water per year to prepare an updated UWMP once every five years -- either at the beginning or mid-point of each decade – to support long-term resource planning.

The purpose of UWMPs is to ensure that urban water suppliers have adequate water supplies for existing and future demands. Plans must identify and discuss various factors affecting current and projected water supplies and demand, and must identify steps being taken to ensure the availability and reliability of future supplies.

Effective 2010, new requirements regarding statewide water conservation and other information have been added to California Water Code. These and other new requirements will affect the next round of UWMPs and compliance with the new laws will directly affect water agencies’ eligibility for state water grant and loan funding opportunities

Through our dedicated Urban Water Planning Task Force and other programming, SCWC ensures that our members are equipped with the proper information and guidance to remain in compliance with State Water Code as they periodically prepare updates to their Urban Water Management Plans.

Water Use Efficiency Workshop - August 12, 2015

Turf Removal Metrics: Measuring Motivations and Market Transformation PowerPoint

Accelerating the Transition to Sustainable Landscaping PowerPoint

Landscape Conservation Programs PowerPoint

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Revisions PowerPoint

Redefining Orange County Landscapes PowerPoint

Water Conservation Policy PowerPoint

Successful Landscaping for the Future PowerPoint

Model Landscape Ordinance PowerPoint

Smart Collaboration to Save Water PowerPoint 

MWELO Revision Webinar PowerPoint 

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Landscape Conservation Programs PowerPoint

Ecological Approach to Sustainable Lanscaping Education PowerPoint 

 Successful Landscaping: Teaching Californians to UNLEARN PowerPoint

California Friendly Landscape Strategies PowerPoint

October 3, 2014

Turf Terminators PowerPoint

WaterSmart PowerPoint

Southern California Water Use Trends, Developments and Local Supplies

Urban Water Planning Drought Workshop

Budget Based Tiered Water Rates, Unique Water Use Efficiency, & 20x2020 PowerPoint

History & Evolution of Water Budget Rate Structures PowerPoint

Budget-Based Rate Structure PowerPoint

Tiered Rates and Water Budget Rate Structure PowerPoint

Water Budget Rate Structure PowerPoint

Proposition 218 Update PowerPoint

Benefit and Challenges of Water Budget PowerPoint

SCWC Fact Sheet: Urban Water Management Plans

September 22, 2011

SCWC Urban Water Planning Workshop Packet

September 9, 2011

Urban Water Planning Workshop Event Flyer

March 30, 2011

Urban Water Planning Workshop Packet

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