The purpose of the Urban Water Management Plan is to inform the public and state agencies of the Paradise Irrigation District's water supply availability, exposure to droughts, conservation efforts, and plans for future supply. Urban Water Management Plans are prepared by California's urban water suppliers to support their long-term resource planning and ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands.
Paradise Irrigation District (PID or District) has been completing Urban Water Management Plans since 1986 and has been required every five years in years ending in zero or five. This 2010 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is being completed in 2011 because of the changes required by SB x 7_7 (Steinberg): Water conservation. The deadline was extended to June 30, 2011. The legislation requires significant changes to the requirements of the UWMP and most importantly the implementation of the 20x2020 plan. There is now state law requiring the PID to reduce the amount of water each person uses per day (Per Capita Daily Consumption, which is measured in gallons per capita per day) by 20 percent by the year 2020.
In this plan, PID has completed the calculations establishing our base per capita per day (pcpd) that our 20% will be measured from. We have made significant reductions in our uses in the last few years through pipeline replacement, leak detection and public response to the statewide drought. It will be important for PID and its customers to remain diligent in our efforts to continue to use water wisely.
In this plan we will show you our current supply calculations, what impacts a customer can expect during drought periods and the impacts to water supply into the future.