BILL NUMBER: SB 672	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  320
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 4, 2001
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 30, 2001
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 14, 2001
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JULY 3, 2001
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 4, 2001
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 16, 2001

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Machado

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2001

   An act to amend Section 10620 of, and to add Section 10013 to, the
Water Code, relating to water.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 672, Machado.  California Water Plan:  urban water management
plans.
   (1) Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources to
update every 5 years the plan for the orderly and coordinated
control, protection, conservation, development, and use of the water
resources of the state, known as the California Water Plan.
   This bill would require the department to include in the
California Water Plan a report on the development of regional and
local water projects within each hydrologic region of the state to
improve water supplies to meet municipal, agricultural, and
environmental water needs and minimize the need to import water from
other hydrologic regions.
   (2) Existing law requires every urban water supplier to prepare
and adopt an urban water management plan.
   This bill would require an urban water supplier to describe in the
plan water management tools and options used by that entity that
will maximize resources and minimize the need to import water from
other regions.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) The Department of Water Resources, through its contracts for
delivery of water from the State Water Project, has established water
entitlement objectives for approximately 4,200,000 acre feet.
   (b) Municipal, agricultural, and environmental water needs have
increased beyond levels anticipated in the California Water Plan and
the State Water Project has not developed water projects that will
yield the quantity of water established as water entitlement
objectives.
   (c) The health, safety, and well-being of the people of California
will best be served by meeting the municipal, agricultural, and
environmental water needs of each hydrologic region to the maximum
extent practicable without diminishing the resources of other regions
that are necessary to meet the present and future municipal,
agricultural, and environmental needs of those regions, and while
recognizing the continuing need in the foreseeable future to move
surplus supplies between regions in order to meet the municipal,
agricultural, and environmental needs of the people of California.
   (d) The health, safety, and well-being of the people of the State
of California will best be served by employing current and developing
water treatment and conservation technologies and by implementing
the principles set forth in the Cobey-Porter Saline Water
Conservation Law (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 12945) of Part 6
of Division 6 of the Water Code) to the maximum extent practicable.

  SEC. 2.  Section 10013 is added to the Water Code, to read:
   10013.  (a) The department, as a part of the preparation of the
department's Bulletin  160-03, shall include in the California Water
Plan a report on the development of regional and local water projects
within each hydrologic region of the state, as described in the
department's Bulletin 160-98, to improve water supplies to meet
municipal, agricultural, and environmental water needs and minimize
the need to import water from other hydrologic regions.  The report
shall include, but is not limited to, regional and local water
projects that use technologies for desalting brackish groundwater and
ocean water, reclaiming water for use within the community
generating the water to be reclaimed, the construction of improved
potable water treatment facilities so that water from sources
determined to be unsuitable can be used, and the construction of dual
water systems and brine lines, particularly in connection with new
developments and when replacing water piping in developed or
redeveloped areas.
  SEC. 3.  Section 10620 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   10620.  (a) Every urban water supplier shall prepare and adopt an
urban water management plan in the manner set forth in Article 3
(commencing with Section 10640).
   (b) Every person that becomes an urban water supplier shall adopt
an urban water management plan within one year after it has become an
urban water supplier.
   (c) An urban water supplier indirectly providing water shall not
include planning elements in its water management plan as provided in
Article 2 (commencing with Section 10630) that would be applicable
to urban water suppliers or public agencies directly providing water,
or to their customers, without the consent of those suppliers or
public agencies.
   (d) (1) An urban water supplier may satisfy the requirements of
this part by participation in areawide, regional, watershed, or
basinwide urban water management planning where those plans will
reduce preparation costs and contribute to the achievement of
conservation and efficient water use.
   (2) Each urban water supplier shall coordinate the preparation of
its plan with other appropriate agencies in the area, including other
water suppliers that share a common source, water management
agencies, and relevant public agencies, to the extent practicable.
   (e) The urban water supplier may prepare the plan with its own
staff, by contract, or in cooperation with other governmental
agencies.
   (f) An urban water supplier shall describe in the plan water
management tools and options used by that entity that will maximize
resources and minimize the need to import water from other regions.