Every five years, urban water suppliers in California are required by State law to prepare an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). Valley Water’s 2020 UWMP is its most recent update. Valley Water’s 2020 UWMP documents current and projected water supplies and demands over the next 25 years during normal and drought years, as well as water reliability analysis and conservation efforts. The plan provides an overall picture of current and future water conditions and management in Santa Clara County.
As part of the 2020 UWMP, Valley Water expanded its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) to a standalone document. The WCSP establishes actions and procedures for managing water shortages due to droughts and other emergencies consistent with new state regulations. It also summarizes other planning efforts related to natural disasters, drought revenue impacts, and Valley Water’s legal authority and communication protocol to respond to water shortages.