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TUD Announces the Release of the 2020 Update to the Urban Water Management Plan

The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) announces the release of the 2020 Update of the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) for public review.

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) has updated its Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP or Plan) which will be submitted to the State of California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) following TUD Board of Directors adoption of the final Plan.  TUD is required to update, adopt, and submit a completed UWMP to the DWR every five years.  The UWMP provides an overview of TUD’s water supply sources and usage, recycled water, and water conservation programs. 

The UWMP is designed to be viewed as a long-term, general planning document, rather than as an exact blueprint for water supply and demand management. For purposes of the UWMP, TUD’s stated goal is to provide a sufficient and dependable water supply for its existing and future customers in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

The UWMP is part of TUD’s long-range resource planning program to ensure water service reliability for TUD customers, especially during multiple-year drought periods or other natural or man-made supply interruptions. TUD hired Kennedy Jenks of Sacramento, an engineering firm possessing unique expertise in water supply planning and updates to urban water management plans, to assist its staff with the update. Kennedy Jenks prepared the 2010, 2015, and 2020 versions of the UWMP and WSCP.

The WSCP provides a plan of action to be followed during the various stages of a water shortage.  This plan will reflect many elements already existing in the TUD Water Rules and Regulations. Elements of the WSCP include a water supply reliability analysis, annual water supply, and demand assessment procedures, water shortage stages and response.

Both the UWMP and WSCP documents are available to view on TUD’s website, www.tudwater.com. To view the UWMP document, click this link: https://tudwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Public-Draft_TUD_2020_UWMP.pdf

To view the WSCP document, click this link: https://tudwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Public-Draft_TUD-2020-WSCP.pdf

TUD encourages community members to participate and engage in this local water planning process. Please be advised of these important dates:

Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan Update Tentative Schedule (Continued)

 

May 14, 2021Release of public draft of UWMP and WSCP for 30-day review and comment
May 20, 2021Presentation to TUD Water Committee
June 7, 2021Deadline to provide public comment
June 8, 2021TUD Board Meeting and Presentation
June 22, 2021TUD Board Meeting and Public Hearing
July 1, 2021Submittal to DWR

Additional information about Urban Water Management Plans can be found on the DWR website at:

https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Water-Use-And-Efficiency/Urban-Water-Use-Efficiency/Urban-Water-Management-Plans

If you have any questions or if you would like additional information, please contact Glen Nunnelley, Senior Engineer at (209) 532-5536 ext. 514 or by email at gnunnelley@tudwater.com.

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