SDTEF's Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Backgrounder
Water remains a precious resource in Southern California. A dry Mediterranean climate forces the region to import the majority of its water from other areas, and high prices result due to the costs of procuring and transporting imported water. Expansion of the San Diego region requires access to more water in order to meet the demand from new businesses, construction, and households. State law mandates urban water wholesalers and local agencies release a plan in years ending in five and zero detailing local water issues and strategies to cope with water scarcity.