The Urban Water Management Planning Act (Water Code Section 10610-10657) requires urban water suppliers to update their Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and submit the completed plan to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) every 5 years. The City and County of San Francisco is currently reviewing its UWMP and will be considering amendments or changes to the document. The 2020 update to the UWMP is due to DWR by July 1, 2021.
The UWMP will provide an overview of our water deliveries and uses, water supply sources, and water conservation programs. It will also include discussions on supply and demand projections over a 25-year planning horizon (from 2020 to 2045), available water supplies to meet existing and future demands under a range of water supply conditions, and our water demand management measures to reduce long-term water demand.
Proposed revisions to the UWMP will be available for public review and comment from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021. The Draft UWMP 2020 Update will be available here. Additional information on how to access the UWMP will be provided here prior to the start of the public review period.
Notice of Public Hearing
A public hearing will be held on April 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm at the meeting of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to allow interested members of the public to participate in the review process. All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and present their views. The hearing will be held virtually and can be accessed using the following information:
Watch the meeting live: https://www.sfgovtv.org/sfpuc.
Call-in number: 1 (415) 655-0001 / MEETING ID: 146 929 4145 # #
The final 2020 UWMP will be adopted by the Commission in June.
Additional Public Meetings
The SFPUC will also be presenting on the draft UWMP to the SFPUC Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on April 20, 2021 and to the CAC Water Subcommittee on April 27, 2021. See the agendas and log in information, which are available approximately 72 hours prior to each meeting at www.sfpuc.org/cac.
Interested stakeholders are invited to attend these meetings; however, please note that these meetings are for informational purposes only. To make public comments, please attend the public hearing on April 13th or submit comments as described below.
Submission of Comments
Any interested parties may also submit written comments to the City during the public comment period in one of three ways.
- Written comments can be e-mailed to Sarah Triolo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Written comments can be mailed to the address below. To ensure that comments can be reviewed and incorporated, any mailed comments must be post-marked by April 30th, 2021.
Steve Ritchie, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
525 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
- Written comments can be deposited in the drop box at 525 Golden Gate Avenue. Comments submitted via the drop box must be in an envelope with the following information clearly printed: “Urban Water Management Plan Comments, c/o Sarah Triolo”.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about our UWMP, or the process of updating it, please contact Sarah Triolo at email@example.com.
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