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May 10

Draft urban water management and water shortage contingency plan available for review

Posted on May 10, 2021 at 6:18 pm by Clay Curtin

The Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan are a critical part of meeting the long-range water supply needs of Menlo Park Municipal Water customers for both normal and dry year weather conditions.

The Urban Water Management Plan serves as the long-term guide to ensure a reliable water supply for the next 20 years, and the Water Shortage Contingency Plan outlines the actions and demand management measures that may be implemented based on various future drought conditions.

The City contracted with EKI Environment & Water, Inc. to develop both plans, and presented a study session at the April 13, 2021, City Council meeting.

The Draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan is available for public review. The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing to adopt both plans May 25, 2021. The City must submit the plans to the California Department of Water Resources by June 30.

For additional information, please visit the Urban Water Management Plan webpage or contact Senior Civil Engineer Pam Lowe.