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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.

USE OF THIS MODEL PLAN AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Any water utility or special district that wants to integrate meaningful water conservation into their water resources planning can use the Model Plan plan process and templates contained in this document.

As will be described in Section 3, the Model Plan is best used as a template that can be modified for application to suit the needs of individual covered entities, for it is the appropriate modification of the planning elements contained in the Model Plan that will be of most use to covered entities in the development of meaningful water conservation plans. It is highly recommended that covered entities seek technical assistance during development of their water conservation plans such that their efforts to use, and where appropriate modify, the Model Plan templates can benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of others (see table).

Technical Resources that Are Available to Covered Entities

  Workshops Consultation Web-Based
Resources

OWCDP

x

x

x

Colorado Water Wise Council

 

x

x

Other Resources (see Appendix E)

 

 

X

 

If a covered entity is interested in pursuing a CWCB grant to support the development of its water conservation plan, technical assistance is also available to support development of the grant application.

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CWCB Preference to Promote Use of the Model Plan

To promote the use of the Model Plan, the CWCB may give preference to those grant applicants that follow the format and content described in the Model Plan templates. In addition, the Board may reimburse the entity awarded a grant up to 50% of the matching funds used to develop the water conservation plan if the planning entity utilizes the Model Plan format and content, and the plan that is developed is reviewed and approved by the OWCDP.