CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 15
Meeting Date: August 14, 2001
Subject/Title: Consideration of a Resolution adopting the 2000 Urban Water Management Plan
Submitted by: Jon Carlson, Interim Public Works Department
Joe Majarucon, Water/Wastewater Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Staff requests that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).
On October 24, 2000 the City Council approved an agreement with Brown & Caldwell for the preparation of the Urban Water Management Plan.
This plan fulfills several purposes. First, it serves as the 2000 UWMP as required by the Urban Water Management Planning Act; secondly, it provides the analysis of water conservation measures, and thirdly, it serves as the long-term water supply plan for the City of Brentwood’s water system. The City’s water system provides approximately 1,750 million gallons of water to 7,900 connections in Brentwood via 92 miles of distribution mains. In 2000 approximately 67% of the water in the system was supplied from groundwater wells; the remainder was produced from Contra Costa Water District.
The plan requires public participation and a public hearing regarding the Water Management Plan. This meeting provides an opportunity for residents to learn about the water supply situation and plans for a reliable, safe high quality water supply for the future.
This plan is required to be updated every five years and was originally due by December 2000.
Originally, urban water management plans required water suppliers to review historic and projected demand and supply balances, and consider alternative supply sources, such as recycled water. Amendments to the Water Code now also require the plans to provide detailed information about demand management, or water conservation, and to outline drought contingency plans for times of water shortage. Additionally, urban water management plans are also now required for land use planning purposes. Senate Bill 901, adopted in October 1995, requires land use planning agencies to use assessments of water supply availability, prepared by water agencies, before adopting or amending specific or general plans. Water agencies are required to use urban water management plans to make the assessments of supply availability. According to the Act, the purpose of the plan is to help local agencies “achieve conservation and efficient use” of the state’s water resources.
Tonight’s public hearing has been properly noticed and posted. Staff is available to provide any additional information desired by the Mayor or City Council.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADOPTING THE 2000 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
WHEREAS, the Urban Water Management Planning Act requires every urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers to adopt and submit a Urban Water Management Plan to the California Department of Water Resources every five years; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is an urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 7,900 customers; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood has prepared the required plan, allowed public review, and held the appropriate Public Hearing:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that it does hereby adopt the 2000 update to the Urban Water Management Plan and authorizes City staff to submit the Plan to the California Department of Water Resources.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the August 14, 2001 by the following vote: