Urban Water Management Plan

    2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update

    We Encourage Your Involvement!

    The Sonoma County Water Agency is working to update its 2015 Urban Water Management Plan.  We look forward to working with our community to update this important water supply planning document.  Please read below for more information and contact us with any questions.

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    Draft 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    Click here to download the Draft 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

    Hard copies are available at:

    Water Agency Administration Building - 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Clerk of the Board, Board of Supervisors - 575 Administration Blvd, Room 100A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Public Review and Hearing

    The Sonoma County Water Agency will hold a public hearing to review its 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) on June 21, 2016. 

    Public hearing details:

    Date:  June 21, 2016
    Location:  575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa, California
    Time: 10 a.m.

    Comments or questions regarding the UWMP may be addressed to:

    Don Seymour
    UWMP Project Manager
    Sonoma County Water Agency
    404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Phone:  707-547-1900 or don.seymour@scwa.ca.gov

    About Urban Water Management Plans

    The 2010 Urban Water Management Plan update was required by the California Urban Water Management Planning Act and was completed on July 1, 2011. 

    The Water Agency is a wholesaler of potable water, serving nine primary municipal customers in Sonoma and Marin Counties.  The Water Agency’s Plan discusses and describes:

    • Existing water supplies and transmission system facilities;
    • Projected water demands in the Water Agency’s service area over the next 25 years;
    • Projected water supplies available to the Water Agency over the next 25 years, the reliability of that supply, and general schedules for water supply projects;
    • Climate change impacts to water supply;
    • Energy intensity;
    • Current and planned Water Agency water conservation activities;
    • A water shortage contingency analysis;  
    • And a comparison of water supply and water demand over the next 25 years under different hydrological assumptions (normal year, single dry year, multiple dry years).

    Schedule for preparation and approval of the Plan:

    • Coordinate with water retailers, city planners, other external stakeholders: Through May 2016
    • General public outreach postcard mailed: March 16, 2016 - View postcard (PDF)
    • 60 day City/County notification of public hearing: March 24, 2016
    • Complete Draft UWMP: June 1, 2016.
    • Hold Public Hearing: June 21, 2016 at the Board of Directors Meeting at 10am. 

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