The Urban Water Management Plan contains a forecast of the Carlsbad Municipal Water District’s water demands and a detailed evaluation of supplies necessary to meet those demands for both normal and dry-year conditions over the next 25 years. The plan identifies existing and projected water supply projects and programs required to ensure long-term water supply reliability within the Carlsbad Municipal Water District service area.
All California urban water suppliers are required to prepare an Urban Water Management Plan under the California Urban Water Management Planning Act and update it every five years. Once adopted by the Board, the Carlsbad Municipal Water District submits the updated Urban Water Management Plan to the California Department of Water Resources, which uses it to determine the Carlsbad Municipal Water District’s eligibility for grant funds available through programs administered by the agency.
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District Board adopted the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan on June 7, 2011 and was submitted to the California State Department of Water Resources, California State Library, cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Encinitas, and San Diego County Department of Planning and Land Use on July 7, 2011. The Department of Water Resources acknowledged receipt of the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan for the Carlsbad Municipal Water District on July 7, 2011.