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WHCRWA 2013 Town Hall

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West Harris County Regional Water Authority

West Harris County Regional Water Authority

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  • 1. 2013 TOWN HALL MEETING Water management strategies for the future NOVEMBER 12, 2013 The Authority makes no representations or warranties regarding the amount of its future fees or water rates, conditions of service, terms of its Groundwater Reduction Plan, terms of its future orders or rules, or any other matters set forth in this presentation.
  • 2. TONIGHT S TOPICS § § § § § § Status of Conversion Current System and Operations 2025 System Finances Water Conservation Q&A
  • 3. STATUS OF CONVERSION § Surface Water to 53 Water Plants § 42 Districts converted § 2 more Districts, adding 2 Water Plants by end of 2014 § 34.8 percent converted in 2012 § 35.7 percent converted to date
  • 4. STATUS OF CONVERSION SW PURCHASED FROM CITY OF HOUSTON
  • 5. CONSTRUCTION STATUS
  • 6. CURRENT SYSTEM & OPERATIONS
  • 7. FACILITIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION ¨ ¨ ¨ Two active construction contracts 2.9 miles of pipelines Connection to one Water Plant
  • 8. ONGOING PROJECTS ¨ CONTRACT 49 § § § Design 75% complete Construct in 2014 Serves Mayde Creek MUD & Ricewood MUD CONTRACTS 33 & 34 o § § § Acquiring easements Design to start 1/14 Serves HCMUD 371
  • 9. EXPANSION OF SYSTEM q q q q Added 6.1 miles of transmission mains in 2013 Added 3 Districts in 2013 Adding 2 Districts in 2014 Why continue to add Districts? § 30 % conversion grows with population § To meet conversion requirements, will need to deliver more water during winter and maximize surface water delivery § Provide loop system
  • 10. OTHER 2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS q q q Agreement with Kinder Morgan § 60 Main in their Easement § Approximately 6 miles Agreement with CenterPoint § 36 Main in their Fee Strip § Supply NFBWA/WHCRWA Pump Station § 10.8 miles Refunding Bonds
  • 11. KINDER MORGAN EASEMENT
  • 12. CENTERPOINT EASEMENT
  • 13. HARRIS GALVESTON SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT Revised Regulatory Plan 1/9/13 ¨ Changes from 1999 Plan § Convert to 60% by 2025 § Convert to 80% by 2035 o Revised GRP by 7/14 o New General Manager, Mike Turco ¨
  • 14. ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY ¨ In discussions with the City of Houston regarding purchase of additional water to satisfy HGSD requirements
  • 15. DROUGHT CONTINGENCY Revised Plan adopted 5.8.13 ¨ Stage 1 (Voluntary) implemented 8.14.13 ¨ Governor has declared State of Drought Emergency in almost all Texas counties, including Harris o First 9 months of Permit Period rainfall 23.48 inches less than same period last year o USGS Addicks Monitor #1 Water Level 40 feet lower than before 2011 ¨
  • 16. MAINTAIN YOUR WELLS ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Interruption of water supply from City Unanticipated damage to WHCRWA Transmission Main Drought Summer demand exceeds supply
  • 17. CIP EASEMENTS KINDER MORGAN CORRIDOR ¨ ¨ ¨ Agreement with Kinder Morgan completed Acquiring 168 easements from underlying Fee Owners Surveys being completed OTHER CIP EASEMENTS ¨ ¨ ¨ 61 easements (20 acquired) Contracts 33, 34, 39, 40, 41 & 49 Surveys being completed
  • 18. PROJECTS FOR THE 2025 SYSTEM ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Luce Bayou COH Treatment Plant Capacity Second Source Project Repump Station Central Pump Station CIP Distribution Lines Connections to MUDs
  • 19. SECOND SOURCE EASEMENTS 358 EASEMENTS IN PROGRESS ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Surveys completed or being finalized Title certificates completed Offers to purchase on 18 6 easements acquired JOINT FACILITY METER STATION ¨ Acquiring 2 Fee Parcels
  • 20. LUCE BAYOU
  • 21. LUCE BAYOU FACTS § § § § Transfer of Trinity River Water Capacity of 400 MGD Estimated Cost $300 Million Participants include COH, WHCRWA, NHCRWA, NFBWA and CHCRWA § Permitting ongoing § Start Design in 2014
  • 22. NE WATER PURIFICATION PLANT EXPANSION IMPROVEMENTS/EXPANSION TO THE PLANT ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Improvements to the existing plant and increase to 92MGD 320 MGD expansion Consisting of 4 80 MGD modules New Intake Structure TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ 2014 - Permitting & Pilot Studies 2015 - Begin Design 2017 Begin Construction 2021 First Module Completed
  • 23. SECOND SOURCE PROJECT WEBSITE o o o www.SecondSourceProject.com Setup and Content being prepared Launch date February 2014
  • 24. SECOND SOURCE TRANSMISSION LINES Joint WHCRWA/NFBWA ¨ Projected 39 miles of 96 pipe ¨ Permitting ongoing ¨ Acquiring additional easements ¨
  • 25. REPUMP & CENTRAL PUMP STATIONS o o o o Sites acquired Sites platted and recorded Joint WHCRWA/NFBWA Environmental Permits issued
  • 26. REPUMP STATION LOCATION
  • 27. CENTRAL PUMP STATION LOCATION
  • 28. § Approximately 75 miles § Evaluating alternate routes § Acquiring easements § Designing and constructing sections o Close loops o Deliver more water in winter CIP DISTRIBUTION LINES
  • 29. FINANCES o o o Bond Refunding O&M Surface Water Cost Budget
  • 30. BOND REFUNDING ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Refunded $47.370 M of bonds with an average coupon of 4.79% Issued only $35.86 M in Refunding Bonds at 2.63% Used $10 M in available funds to pay-off a portion of the Refunded Bonds Net Present Value Savings was 10.54% of the Refunding Bonds Total savings of $9.075 M (net of $10 M contribution)
  • 31. CITY OF HOUSTON FY ITEM 2007 2008 Treated Water Costs 0.3584 0.3799 Untreated Water Costs 0.1054 0.1260 Major Rehab Total Water Cost per 1000 Gallons -- 0.4638 -- 0.5059 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0.6187 0.4341 0.3754 0.4088 0.4882 0.4544 0.1224 0.1170 0.1109 0.1130 0.1343 0.1291 0.2140 0.1468 0.0158 0.0375 0.1667 0.4112 0.9551 0.6979 0.5021 0.5594 0.7891 0.9946 Figures for FY2007 through FY 2011 are based on true-up costs. FY 2012 from draft true-up not finalized. FY 2013 and FY 2014 are based on City of Houston estimated O&M cost prior to true-up.
  • 32. 2013 BUDGET STATUS (through September) YTD BUDGET YTD ACTUAL $30,558,813 $32,354,503 Operating Fund $ 7,869,343 $ 8,631,463 Bond Debt Service Fund Transfer $19,278,828 $19,768,931 Revenues Expenditures (Excluding NFBWA Share)
  • 33. Revenues $42,676,590 Expenditures Operating Fund $11,520.608 Bond Debt Service Fund Transfer $23,989,353 (Excluding NFBWA Share)
  • 34. SURFACE WATER GROUNDWATER CURRENT $2.30 $1.90 2014 $2.30 $1.90 HGSD Disincentive Fee $7.00 per 1,000 gallons
  • 35. WATER CONSERVATION EDUCATION CONSERVATION FOR ALL AGES § § § Homeowner brochures and billing inserts Annual resident newsletter Participating Sponsor of major water conservation education outreach effort (Save Water Texas Coalition); radio and television messages, comprehensive web site, social media
  • 36. MOBILE TEACHING LAB FOR KATY ISD COLLABORATIVE EFFORT WITH KATY ISD CURRICULUM SPECIALISTS SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM (GRADES 4-7) FEATURES INTERACTIVE STORMWATER POLLUTION PANELS
  • 37. LEARNING FROM OUR PAST TO INFLUENCE OUR FUTURE 2ND GRADE ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS, LIFE ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER TEACHER WORKSHOPS, DISTRIBUTION OF CLASSROOM MATERIALS
  • 38. § Mobile Teaching Lab § Interactive Display § Classroom support activities about causes and prevention § Collaborative effort with City of Katy -- Student VIDEO COMPETITION
  • 39. We will schedule a second Open House at the Pump Station in early 2014
  • 40. SUMMARY § Status of Conversion § Current System and Operations § 2025 System § Finances § Water Conservation WEST HARRIS COUNTY REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
  • 41. WHCRWA 2013 TOWN HALL MEETING

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