The City of Monrovia (City) is a water supplier and is required to prepare an Urban Water Management Plan (Plan) in accordance with the California Urban Water Management Planning Act (UWMP Act) which was established in 1983. The Act requires every “urban water supplier” to prepare and adopt a Plan, periodically review its Plan at least once every five years and make any amendments or changes which are indicated by the review. Pursuant to California Water Code Section 10617, an “Urban Water Supplier” is defined as a supplier, either publicly or privately owned, providing water for municipal purposes either directly or indirectly to more than 3,000 customers or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually. The primary objective of the UWMP Act is to direct urban water suppliers to evaluate their existing water conservation efforts and, to the extent practicable, review and implement alternative and supplemental water conservation measures. The UWMP Act is directed primarily at retail water purveyors where programs can be immediately affected upon the consumer. The UWMP Act, originally known as Assembly Bill (AB) 797, is included in Appendix A.
Section 10621(a) of the California Water Code states, “Each water supplier shall update its plan at least once every five years on or before December 31, in years ending in five and zero.” However, due to recent changes in Urban Water Management Plan requirements, California State law has extended the deadline for the 2015 Plans to July 1, 2016. The City’s 2015 Plan is an update to the City’s 2010 Plan.