Plans Demonstrate Water Supply Sustainability to Meet Future Needs by Rowland Water District Jul 19, 2021 Member Submitted News ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Two plans developed by Rowland Water District ensure continued delivery of safe, clean water to all customers for years to come, even during emergencies and extreme drought. The Board of Directors recently adopted updates to the District’s Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), first implemented in 2015, and Water Shortage Contingency Plan. The UWMP assesses current and future demand, along with available water supplies through 2045. The plan demonstrates how the District can responsibly and sustainably meet demand by increasing the use of recycled water and reducing reliance on supplies imported from hundreds of miles away. “This plan charts a course for careful management of our water supply,” said Rowland Water District General Manager Tom Coleman. “Our customers can take comfort knowing we’re making decisions today that guarantee reliable service 25 years into the future.” In addition to the sustainability focus of the UWMP, the Board also approved a Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). The WSCP outlines how the District will continue to provide water service to customers despite extreme conditions or sudden disruptions to water supplies. Emergency measures such as water restrictions are also detailed in the WSCP. “If there is a major earthquake or extended drought, we have plans in place to respond appropriately and keep delivering water to our customers,” Coleman added. “We understand how important it is to always have water available, especially during a crisis.” All California water agencies serving 3,000 customers or more must develop and update a UWMP and WSCP every five years. Please visit www.rowlandwater.com to view the adopted plans. ### About Rowland Water District Rowland Water District was formed 65 years ago to provide water service to 200 ranchers and farmers in a rural, agricultural community. Over the years, the District has evolved to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and rapidly growing customer base. Rowland Water currently delivers 14 million gallons of safe drinking water to about 58,000 people every day. The District maintains 150 miles of potable water pipeline and 25 miles of recycled water pipeline to serve 13,500 customer connections across 17.2 square miles in southeast Los Angeles County, including portions of Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and the cities of Industry and West Covina.