Technology for Conservation

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Melody Emadiazar, Water Resources Manager, City of Frisco. Presentation at Texas Water Foundation, Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium February 26, 2013

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Technology for Conservation

  1. 1. Technology  for  Conserva1on  Melody  Emadiazar  Water  Resources  Manager  City  of  Frisco  
  2. 2. Average  Frisco  Home  
  3. 3. Average  Frisco  Home  
  4. 4. Winter  vs.  Summer  Water  Use   70   60   60   53   55   55   50   40   43   43  Million  Gallons   40   40   37   32   30   26   20   23   Summer  Daily  Maximum   20   18   13   10   10   Winter  Daily  Average   0   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
  5. 5. Peak  Day  Demand   70   700   646   651   626   602   582   60   562   600   549   451   434   515   494   497   50   465   470   429   500   420  Million  Gallons   40   400   30   300   Summer  Daily  Maximum   20   200   10   100   Winter  Daily  Average   0   0   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
  6. 6. Water  Efficiency  Programs  Free  Sprinkler  System  Evalua1ons    •  Teach  homeowners  about  outdoor  water  use  efficiency.  •  Check  for  common  sprinkler  system  inefficiencies.  •  Provide  programming  assistance.  •  Check  for  retro-­‐fit  devices.  
  7. 7. Water  Efficiency  Programs  Smart  Controller  Program    •  Require  smart  controllers  on  all  new  installaTons.  •  ExisTng  systems  are  eligible  for  $100  rebate  incenTve.  •  Homeowner  receives  yard  sign.  •  Annual  membership  renewal.  
  8. 8. Restric1ons  &  Communica1on  •  Bill  Inserts  •  NewsleZers  •  Cable  Channel  •  Website  Material  •  HOA  CommuniTes  •  Block  Leader  Program  •  Weekly  Emails  
  9. 9. Weekly  Water-­‐Wise  Emails  •  Upcoming  events  •  Timely  conservaTon  Tps  •  Water  restricTon  updates  •  Weekly  GPCD  data  •  Weekly  lawn  watering  advice    
  10. 10. Frisco’s  Weather  Sta1on  •  Installed  Spring  2008  •  Includes  four  rain  gauges  •  Supports  Texas  ET  Network  •  Dataloggers    •  Central  computer    
  11. 11. 2012  Weekly  Lawn  Water  Advice   40   31     weeks     30   20     weeks     20   10   1   week   0   No  Watering  Necessary   Once  per  Week   Twice  per  Week  
  12. 12. 0.75”   1"  2012  Weekly   1  week   0  weeks  Lawn  Water   0.50”   11  weeks   Advice   0.25”   9  weeks   0”   31  weeks  
  13. 13. 2012  Rainfall  and  Watering  Needs  
  14. 14. Outdoor  Water  Use  Report  •  Uses  metered  water   usage,  landscape  area,   monthly  weather   staTon  data    •  Offers  registraTon  for     free  sprinkler  check-­‐ up  
  15. 15. 2011  Outdoor  Water  Use  Report  2011  Report  Applied  Over  12"   24,732    customers  Water  Use   2,939,144,675    gal  Average  Annual  Water  Use   118,840    gal/yr  
  16. 16. 2011  Outdoor  Water  Use  Report  Usage   Connec1ons   Gallons/  Year   Percent  200”   2   1,213,640   0%  100”   182   60,215,919   2%  75”   767   205,910,679   7%  50”   4,043   819,298,696   28%  25”   16,968   2,407,995,085   82%  12”   24,732   2,939,144,675   100%  
  17. 17. 2011  Outdoor  Water  Use  Report  
  18. 18. Water  Use  By  Subdivision  
  19. 19. Public  Informa1on   Campaigns  
  20. 20. www.friscotexas.gov/water  waterwise@friscotexas.gov   (972)  292-­‐5814  

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