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SB-1036 Urban water management plans.(2013-2014)

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Senate Bill No. 1036
CHAPTER 485

An act to add Section 10631.2 to the Water Code, relating to urban water management.

[ Approved by Governor  September 19, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 19, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1036, Pavley. Urban water management plans.
Existing law, the Urban Water Management Planning Act, requires every public and private urban water supplier that directly or indirectly provides water for municipal purposes to prepare and adopt an urban water management plan. The act requires each urban water supplier to update its plan at least once every 5 years on or before December 31, in years ending in 5 and zero, and requires an urban water supplier to submit copies of its plan and copies of amendments or changes to the plan to certain entities, including the Department of Water Resources.
This bill would authorize an urban water supplier to include within an urban water management plan certain energy-related information, including, but not limited to, an estimate of the amount of energy used to extract or divert water supplies. This bill would require the department to include in its guidance for the preparation of urban water management plans a methodology for the voluntary calculation or estimation of the energy intensity of urban water systems.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 10631.2 is added to the Water Code, to read:

10631.2.
 (a) In addition to the requirements of Section 10631, an urban water management plan may, but is not required to, include any of the following information:
(1) An estimate of the amount of energy used to extract or divert water supplies.
(2) An estimate of the amount of energy used to convey water supplies to the water treatment plants or distribution systems.
(3) An estimate of the amount of energy used to treat water supplies.
(4) An estimate of the amount of energy used to distribute water supplies through its distribution systems.
(5) An estimate of the amount of energy used for treated water supplies in comparison to the amount used for nontreated water supplies.
(6) An estimate of the amount of energy used to place water into or withdraw from storage.
(7) Any other energy-related information the urban water supplier deems appropriate.
(b) The department shall include in its guidance for the preparation of urban water management plans a methodology for the voluntary calculation or estimation of the energy intensity of urban water systems. The department may consider studies and calculations conducted by the Public Utilities Commission in developing the methodology.