May 2021
SCV Water is moving forward on our agency’s multiple planning efforts to ensure water for today and tomorrow by keeping our customers informed and engaged in the process. Here’s how you can get involved in May, June and beyond.

In this Issue:
  • Hearings scheduled for the Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Ordinance  
  • Urban Water Management Plan Draft Released
  • Groundwater Sustainability Plan Meetings continue in June 

Hearings scheduled for the Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Ordinance
SCV Water has moved its Board of Directors virtual public hearings on the Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Ordinance from April 26 to June 9 at 6:30 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to provide public comment during the hearings, which comes after the 30-day public review and comment period that ended on April 12.  
The plan includes an assessment of water supply reliability, procedures, monitoring and reporting systems, shortage response action communication plans, compliance and enforcement procedures, as well as an evaluation of the plan’s financial, material and resource impacts. To review the adopted plan and ordinance, and watch the public workshop on the plan, as well as read related materials, please visit   
This plan is part of SCV Water’s Urban Water Management Plan update and will be used if developing conditions create a potential water shortage. SCV Water will submit this to the State Department of Water Resources along with the full Urban Water Management Plan by July 1. 

Urban Water Management Plan Draft Released
The public is also invited to submit comments on SCV Water’s draft Urban Water Management Plan update. This is another component of SCV Water’s current planning efforts to ensure long-term water reliability. This plan addresses water supply forecast for current customers and future growth, how to expand recycled water and conservation, water shortage response actions, an assessment of water supplies both local and imported and how climate change could affect water supplies so the agency can ensure a steady supply for customers.  
In addition, based on new guidance from the State of California Department of Water Resources, SCV Water has also prepared an addendum to the 2015 UWMP. The same data will be available in the 2020 UWMP, but for completeness the 2015 UWMP has been amended to include this data as well. 
The 30-day public comment period on this important plan is open through May 26, 2021 and will be followed a Board of Directors virtual public hearing and actions on May 27 at 6:30 p.m.  Comments can be submitted through the website or sent via U.S. Mail. 
To review the draft plan and watch videos from the three public workshops and read related materials on the Urban Water Management Plan update, please visit
Groundwater Sustainability Plan Meetings continue in June
SCV Water is part of the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SCV-GSA). Under guidance from the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), local water agencies are required to develop a plan to insure groundwater resources are sustainably managed. By January 2022, the SCV-GSA will develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) tailored to the resources and needs within our community to maintain and improve resource management where necessary.  
The next virtual public workshop will be held on June 9, 2021, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. to discuss projects and management actions that will assist us in maintaining a sustainable groundwater supply today and in the future. SCV Water will then hold a GSP public workshop on the complete draft plan on August 25, 2021 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. 
For information on previous workshops, including project videos, presentations and other handouts, visit
To learn more, please visit:  
We hope you will participate in the process and encourage you to share this email with others who may be interested.
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Santa Clarita, CA 91350
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