Planning for Water Needs Now & in the Future
Willamette River - Water Management and Conservation Plan (WMCP)
In August 2017, the City of Hillsboro Water Department’s first Willamette Water Management and Conservation Plan (WMCP) was approved by the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD), the chief regulatory agency charged with administration of the laws governing surface and ground water resources.
Approval of the WMCP authorizes the Hillsboro Water Department a new water right on the Willamette River to divert 30.94 cfs (Cubic Feet Per Second) of Willamette River water flow over the next 20 years.
The WMCP is a long-term water management and conservation planning tool used by water providers to assess current water supply sources and water demands, implement water conservation measures, prepare for emergency water supply shortages, and develop a plan for meeting future water needs and challenges.
Within a 20 year span, progress reports on the WMCP are required of the Hillsboro Water Department every five years with an update and resubmittal every 10 years.
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Joint Water Commission - Water Management and Conservation Plan
In 2010, a WMCP was prepared by members of the Joint Water Commission (JWC), which includes the Cities of Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Forest Grove and the Tualatin Valley Water District. A five-year required progress report was approved in 2015.
The JWC’s WMCP and progress report describes water management, water conservation, and curtailment programs to guide the wise use and stewardship of the JWC’s water source, the upper-Tualatin River.
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