What is the most prudent, conservative way to manage a limited, precious resource? You make a budget, and you stick to it. That’s effectively what the Westminster Water Allocation Policy accomplishes. The allocation policy plans for new demands for water over the next 7 years, and makes tentative allotments to residential and commercial uses for each year, inside and outside the city. This way, developers, banks, planners, and citizens have some idea how much water will be available for what uses, and when. This sort of predictability is essential for ensuring a stable development environment.