Urban Water Management Plan

2020 Urban Water Management Plan

Under the 1983 Urban Water Management Planning Act, California state law requires every urban water supplier to prepare and adopt an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years.

The UWMP is a detailed and comprehensive plan that must address a broad array of issues, including:

  • Future water demands over at least a 20-year period, in five-year increments;
  • Availability of future water supplies necessary to meet demands during average year conditions, in a single dry water year, and in multi-year droughts;
  • Actions that will be taken if water supplies are reduced by as much as 50 percent; and
  • Current and future water conservation, recycled water, and other important programs.

The Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) is required to complete an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) once every five years. LBWD is currently preparing its 2020 plan in accordance with the State Water Code.

Please click on the report image below to read the draft plan.

2020 Urban Water Management Plan

A draft of the plan will be made available for public review and comments in-person and online from May 10, 2021 to May 27, 2021, at:

Long Beach Water Department
Administration Building
1800 East Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807

*Please note, the Department’s building is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. If reviewing the plan in-person, copies of the plan along with comment cards will be posted outside of the building.

Public comments on the plan may be sent to WaterConservation@lbwater.org.

A public hearing on the plan will be conducted by the Board of Water Commissioners on May 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. For meeting details and agenda, please visit our Legistar page.


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