Projects under Public Review

The Authority notifies the general public, responsible agencies, and special interest groups of proposed projects, programs, or activities subject to public review and comment by doing the following:

• Posting notices in local newspapers, Authority website, and social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter)
• Discussing any ongoing environmental or planning document review at public Governing Board meetings and hearings, as applicable.
• Filing notices and environmental documents with the County Clerk and/or the California Office of Planning and Research, as applicable.
• Distributing hard and/or digital copies of environmental and/or planning documents to local libraries, regulatory agencies, and various interested parties 

Sweetwater Authority's Addendum to 2015 Urban Water Management Plan, Water Shortage Contingency Plan, and 2020 Urban Water Management Plan


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sweetwater Authority (Authority) has prepared an update to its Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) in accordance with the California Urban Water Management Planning Act (Act) and the Water Conservation Act of 2009, commonly referred to as SBX7-7, and the guidance provided by the California Department of Water Resources UWMP Guidebook 2020.

The Act mandates that every urban supplier of water providing water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually, prepare, and adopt a UWMP and that the UWMP be updated and adopted at least once every five years on or before July 1, in years ending in six and one. UWMPs support a water suppliers’ long-term resource planning to ensure that adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water needs. 

Also, per the Act, the Authority has prepared an Addendum to its 2015 UWMP to demonstrate reduced water reliance from the Bay-Delta and a Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) as part of the 2020 UWMP. The WSCP discusses the Authority’s detailed plan on how the Authority will act in the case of water shortage conditions and describes six different levels of water shortage contingency. 

Pursuant to the Act, the Authority is soliciting comments from the public on the Addendum to its 2015 UWMP, the WSCP, and the 2020 UWMP. A copy of the draft aforementioned documents can be found below. The aforementioned documents will be circulated for a 30-day period for public review, beginning April 19, 2021 and ending May 18, 2021.

The public and interested parties are invited to comment on the aforementioned planning documents, and submit written comments to Erick Del Bosque at 505 Garrett Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, or by email at edelbosque@sweetwater.org.

Addendum to 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (Draft)
Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Draft)
2020 Urban Water Management Plan (Draft)

Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan

Sweetwater Authority intends to adopt an addendum to the Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan, consistent with SWA’s Local CEQA Guidelines and State CEQA Guidelines. Minor modifications to the operational schedule of the Fishing Program are being proposed, as disclosed in the addendum. Under CEQA, this action does not require public review; however, any comments received will be accepted and taken into consideration. Comments on the addendum to the SEIR must be sent to the Authority’s Environmental Programs email account at environmental@sweetwater.org and must be received no later than May 17, 2021 at 5:00pm. For any questions or additional information, please contact Israel Marquez, Sweetwater Authority’s Environmental Project Manager, at imarquez@sweetwater.org or 619-410-1590.

Addendum to the SEIR for the Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan (2021) (PDF)
Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Report, SEIR (2001) (PDF)
Appendices to the SEIR, 1 of 2 (2001) (PDF)
Appendices to the SEIR, 2 of 2 (2001) (PDF)
Mitigation Monitoring Program (2001) (PDF)

Questions?

The Authority’s environmental staff can be contacted at environmental@sweetwater.org for any questions on these documents or environmental review process.