Urban Water Management Plan

The City of Santa Monica Water Resources Division prepared an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) in compliance with the California Water Code. The UWMP analyzes past and current water use as well as the City's water supply sources. It also projects future water use and assesses the City's water supply capabilities during various scenarios, such as a multi-year drought. New legislation also requires the City to prepare and submit a Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). A public hearing for the UWMP and WSCP was held during the June 8, 2021 City Council meeting. 

Beginning in 2022, the California Water Code requires urban water suppliers to conduct an Annual Water Supply and Demand Assessment and submit an Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report to the California Department of Water Resources on or before July 1 of each year. The Draft 2022 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report recommends the City of Santa Monica remain in a Stage 2 Water Shortage Stage and continue implementation of Stage 2 Water Shortage Response Actions, which are detailed in the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan. A Public Hearing for the 2022 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report will be held during the City Council meeting on April 26, 2022, at 5:30pm.

For comments, questions, and inquiries, please e-mail: water.resources@santamonica.gov.

A hard copy of the documents listed below are available at the City's Water Resources Division office, (310) 458-8531.

Draft 2023 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report

Final 2022 Annual Water Shortage Assessment Report

Final 2020 Urban Water Management Plan

Final 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan

2018 Sustainable Water Master Plan (SWMP)

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

2010 Urban Water Management Plan