Water Conservation Success by Laura Walker

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  • Additional 5 MGD groundwater savings potential
  • In general if reclaimed rates were set at cost of service they would be higher than potable rates due to increased treatment required as well as the coast of a secondary distribution system.
  • Bottled Water????FDA doesn’t have a standard
  • $22 million
  • Water Conservation Success by Laura Walker

    1. 1. Water Resources Bureau City of Savannah
    2. 2. Pre-Development Modern
    3. 3. City Water Sewer Total Savannah, GA 12.18$ 24.75$ 36.93$ All U.S. System Average 24.23 30.61 54.84 Southeast System Average 21.99 34.89 56.88 Atlanta, GA 31.91 77.17 109.08 Augusta, GA 25.67 37.76 63.43 Birmingham , AL 31.68 na na Bradenton, FL 28.58 36.07 64.65 Broward County, FL 25.14 na na Charleston, SC 19.03 56.28 75.31 Charlotte, NC 15.10 34.00 49.10 Chesterfield, VA 17.58 24.00 41.58 Clearwater, FL 35.97 43.80 79.77 Cobb County, GA 25.48 35.90 61.38 Columbia, SC 16.60 28.89 45.49 Columbus, GA 15.37 26.22 41.59 Conway, SC 18.50 21.99 40.49 Dalton, GA 13.78 19.36 33.14 Durham, NC 18.18 35.99 54.17 Fayetteville, NC 23.88 35.47 59.35 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 18.31 32.27 50.58 Greensboro, NC 21.90 29.20 51.10 Greenville, SC na 38.54 na Gwinnett County, GA 34.68 33.81 High Point, NC na 45.93 na Holloywood, FL 22.94 38.54 61.48 Jacksonville, FL 15.90 37.42 53.32 Kissimmee, FL 8.88 28.65 37.53 Lakeland, FL 17.35 31.11 48.46 Miami, FL 12.92 25.58 na Mobile, AL 16.96 31.86 48.82 Mt. Pleasant, SC 25.61 34.37 59.98 Newport News, VA 31.51 na na Pensacola, FL 19.93 35.84 55.77 Raleigh, NC 20.38 18.52 38.90 Richmond, VA 30.90 43.05 73.95 Sarasota, FL 34.13 53.58 87.71 Spartanburg, SC 19.73 42.80 62.53 St. Petersburg, FL 17.25 35.92 53.17 Suffolk, VA 26.50 28.80 55.30 Tallahasse, FL 15.06 42.25 57.31 Waycross, GA 25.85 33.00 58.85 Williamsburg, VA 19.44 20.94 40.38 Winston-Salem, NC 17.21 16.04 33.25 Southeast System Average 21.99 34.89 56.88 2008 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey American Water Works Association and Raftelis Financial Detail for Cities in Southeast Residential Monthly Fee for usage of 1000 cu.ft. Monthly Fee for usage of 1000 Cubic Feet Water Sewer Combined Savannah $ 12.18 $ 24.75 $ 36.93 Average System $ 24.23 $ 30.61 $ 54.84 Savannah is less by 50% 19% 33%
    4. 4. Phase 2  Over 11 miles of infrastructure  Cost Approximately $13.9 M  Groundwater Savings potential 1 m g/d
    5. 5.  Rates  In 2000 Only 13% of Utilities Recover 100% of Annual Operating Cost
    6. 6. Water quality Georgia Savannah Unrestricted Urban Reuse Irrigation Secondary Treatment Tertiary Treatment BOD < 5mg/L 1.83 mg/L TSS < 5 mg/L 1.38 mg/L NTU < 3 .8 NTU detectable disinfectant Fecal Coliforms Reclaimed water Recreational water Shellfish water Savannah < 23 MPN /100ml < 200/100ml (1986) <14 MPN/100ml 2 MPN/100ml
    7. 7.  Categorize Accounts  Ordinances
    8. 8. Residential use and water savings. City Parks
    9. 9. 1998 – 2009 3005 toilets Cost $190,000 (labor not included) 24.4 m/g/yr savings
    10. 10. GEORGIA "Bulldogs" Athens, GA 114g/p/d SOUTH CAROLINA "Gamecocks" Columbia, SC 180g/p/d TENNESSEE "Volunteers" Knoxville, TN 147g/p/d LOUISIANA STATE "Tigers" Baton Rouge, LA 182g/p/d ARKANSAS "Razorbacks" Fayetteville, AR 138g/p/d AUBURN "Tigers" Auburn, AL 109g/p/d MISSISSIPPI STATE "Bulldogs" Starkville, MS 161g/p/d KENTUCKY "Wildcats" Lexington, KY 167g/p/d VANDERBILT "Commodores" Nashville, TN 172g/p/dOle Miss "Rebels" Oxford, MS 117g/p/d 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11. 11. ALABAMA "Crimson Tide" Tuscaloosa, AL “doesn’t matter” FLORIDA "Gators" Gainesville, FL “who cares”
    12. 12. 169 142 135 117 1993 2000 2005 2007
    13. 13. Questions

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