Public participation encouraged in planning for L.A.’s long-term water resource needs

March 9, 2021 (LOS ANGELES) –The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will be hosting two virtual public hearings on the Draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and provide public comment. Public comment received from these public hearings will be considered in the preparation of the UWMP update. Virtual public hearings will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The public comment period ends on April 13. Meeting registration and more information are available at

With a 25-year planning horizon, the UWMP serves as the City’s master plan for reliable water supply and resources management. The Draft 2020 UWMP calls for reducing the City’s reliance on purchased, imported water supplies through strategies that include building resilient, sustainable local water supplies through groundwater recharge, stormwater capture, additional conservation and maximizing water recycling.

Updates to the 2020 UWMP will be consistent with the City’s goals and policy objectives for a reliable water supply. The Draft 2020 UWMP is available for viewing or download at

The final 2020 UWMP is expected to be presented to the Board of Water and Power Commissioners for adoption in May 2021. LADWP will submit the 2020 UWMP to the California Department of Water Resources by July 1, 2021.

Public comments can also be submitted via email to or by U.S. mail to:

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Attn: Benjamin Wong
111 N. Hope Street, Room 308
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LADWP is required to adopt an UWMP every five years to comply with the California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act codified in Sections 10610 through 10656 of the California Water Code.