Water Management Plan

Urban Water Management Plan
The California Water Code requires all urban water suppliers within the state to prepare Urban Water Management Plans and update them every 5 years. This report represents the City of Gilroy Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and Urban Water Shortage Contingency Plan (PDF), adopted by the City Council in June, 2011.

These plans satisfy the requirements of the Urban Water Management Planning Act (UWMPA) of 1983 including amendments that have been made to the act.

2015 Urban Water Management Plan

The City of Gilroy is preparing its 2015 UWMP to continue to provide adequate water supplies to meet existing and future water demands within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary. The 2015 UWMP updates the information in the City’s existing 2010 UWMP and which provides an overview of the City’s efficient water uses, water supplies, and demand management measures. Additionally, the 2015 UWMP documents the City’s plans for establishing water conservation targets needed to reduce potable water consumption by 20 percent by year 2020 in accordance with the water Conservation Act of 2009.

The Gilroy City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 to review and discuss the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (2015 UWMP). The public hearing will be held at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard, in the City Council Chambers, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy.

The Gilroy City Council will also hold a public hearing on Monday, August 1, 2016  to adopt the 2015 UWMP. The public hearing will be held 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard, in the City Council Chambers, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy.

The 2015 Urban Water Management Plan is available here for digital viewing and download.  A printed copy is also available for review in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA 95023 during regular business hours.

Public involvement is encouraged in compliance with the Urban Water Management Planning Act.  Questions or comments regarding the plan should be emailed to Rick Smelser at rick.smelser@cityofgilroy.org.