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General Plan Water and Wastewater Management Element Amendment

Post Date:03/09/2018 4:27 PM

The City first adopted the General Plan Water and Wastewater Management Element (WWME) in 1987 to address water resources and wastewater services because of the vital role of these resources and the far-reaching impacts of water policies on community growth and character. The City’s WWME translates the Land Use Element's capacity for development into potential demand for water supply and wastewater services. The WWME outlines how the City plans to provide adequate water and wastewater services for its citizens, consistent with the goals and policies of other General Plan elements.

The proposed WWME Amendment updates water supply information reducing safe annual yield from Whale Rock and Salinas Reservoirs from 6,940 acre feet annually to 4,910 acre feet annually. Incorporating the reduction in safe annual yield and recycled water use for 2017, the City’s total available water supply is 10,130 acre feet per year in 2018. With the reduction in safe annual yield, the City continues to have an adequate water supply to meet projected water demand of 57,200 residents at 117 gpcd, a 20 percent reliability reserve, and over 1,000 acre feet as a secondary water supply.

The proposed WWME Amendment also updates background information to reflect current conditions within the City’s wastewater collection system and Water Resource Recovery Facility. Please see the Initial Study and the Draft Amendment at the links below:

Water and Wastewater Management Element Draft Initial Study
Water and Wastewater Management Element General Plan Amendment 
Salinas and Whale Rock Reservoirs Safe Annual Yield

Hearing Body:         City of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission
Tentative Date:        April 11, 2018
Hearing Place:         Council Chamber
Time:                          6:00 p.m.

Hearing Body:         City of San Luis Obispo City Council
Tentative Date:        May 15, 2018
Hearing Place:         Council Chamber
Time:                          6:00 p.m.

 

 For more information on the proposed project, its environmental effects, City environmental procedures and deadlines, please contact:

 Project Manager:  Jennifer Metz, at jmetz@slocity.org or 781-7239

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