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CWCB WATER CONSERVATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENT / June 2005
Each section of the CWCB Water Conservation Plan Development Guidance Document is available in its complete form as a pdf using the links in the first column. A directory of the pdfs is also available. The linked pages in subsequent columns contain excerpts from the pdf files.

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STEP 9 - MONITOR, EVALUATE, AND REVISE CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES AND THE CONSERVATION PLAN

This planning step involves the implementation of the adopted water conservation plan. Implementation can be as varied as the planning process itself, since ultimately the water utility or district has the authority to develop, adopt, make publicly available, and implement a plan based on its own unique needs and limitations. However, adherence to the processes presented in this guidance document has direct benefits to the water manager, since a substantial body of work in water conservation shows that well-designed and conscientiously implemented conservation measures and programs provide significant benefits to the planning entity and its customers.

To that point, meaningful water conservation relies on the combined effects of:

  • Appropriate goal setting;
  • Sound selection and use of available measures and programs;
  • Involved public and community groups; and
  • Regular and deliberate monitoring of customer behavior, water use patterns and water system performance over time.

Coordinating these activities in a continuous, adaptive process helps the water manager better understand the complex dynamics associated with his or her water supply system and the water demand characteristics it must serve. Knowing that water supply and demand management is an ever-evolving set of processes, the smart water manager will continuously adapt the water conservation program to meet changing needs and conditions. That is the essence of effective water conservation plan implementation.

Goal of Planning Step Nine

Implement the Plan