Urban Water Management Plan

uwmp 2020 webpage graphic.pngThe Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) are important long term planning documents for the District and are updated at least every five years in accordance with the Urban Water Management Planning Act (California Water Code §10610 –10657).

In the Draft Urban Water Management Plan 2020 (UWMP), EBMUD assesses water supplies against expected water demands for a 30-year planning horizon and outlines actions to deal with future uncertainties which includes a diversified and resilient portfolio as well as recycled water and conservation programs. The Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan 2020 (WSCP) provides a framework to help address water shortages that may occur and  explores a range of scenarios, designed to test assumptions and explore changes, such as the impacts of climate change, changes to population, and integration of uncertainties. These plans are an important part of EBMUD’s long-range plans to ensure water service reliability to meet multiple needs, especially during multi-year drought periods. 

The Draft UWMP 2020 is now available for public review and comment. The UWMP and the WSCP (Attachment 1 in the UWMP) can be accessed electronically using the link below. Hardcopies will be available to view at the local public libraries within EBMUD’s service area, and the California State Library. 

The public comment period is from April 7 to May 12, 2021 during which time EBMUD will hold a virtual public comment meeting and a virtual public hearing (during the regularly scheduled EBMUD Board of Directors meeting). The April 29 comment meeting and the May 11 hearing will provide the public an opportunity to give oral comments on the Draft UWMP and WSCP. Details on how to submit comments and how to access the virtual meetings are provided below. 

EBMUD will review and consider all oral comments received at the hearing and comment meeting, and all written comments received by May 12, 2021, 4:30 p.m. All written comments should be submitted by email at uwmp2020@ebmud.com, or by postal mail to Attn: S. Cheng, Water Resources Planning Division, EBMUD, PO BOX 24055, MS 901, Oakland, California, 94623-1055.

Public Comment Meeting:
April 29, 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting details:
Meeting ID: 957 8795 6292
Passcode: 895047 
Call-in number:  US +1 (669) 900-6833

Public Hearing (during regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting):
May 11, 1:15 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Details:
Webinar ID: 970 6508 6667
Passcode: 238500
Call-in number: US: +1 (669) 900-6833 

The UWMP and WSCP will be considered for adoption by the EBMUD Board of Directors during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting, beginning at 1:15pm on June 22, 2021, to be held virtually. Additional information regarding how to access the virtual Board Meeting will be posted on EBMUD’s website at https://www.ebmud.com/about-us/board-directors/board-meetings/.

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If you would like additional information, please email UWMP2020@ebmud.com. 

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Draft 2020 UWMP & WSCP PDF 13.4 MB