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Reuse in Texas – Past, Present, and Future - Tom Gooch, (moderator), Glenn Clingenpeel, Woody Frossard, Mike Rickman, and Russell Schreiber

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TWCA Annual Convention 2019

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Reuse in Texas – Past, Present, and Future - Tom Gooch, (moderator), Glenn Clingenpeel, Woody Frossard, Mike Rickman, and Russell Schreiber

  1. 1. REUSE IN TEXAS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TOM GOOCH, FREESE AND NICHOLS TEXAS WATER CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION MARCH 8, 2019
  2. 2. REUSE THE DELIBERATE, PLANNED BENEFICIAL USE OF TREATED WASTEWATER AS A WATER SUPPLY.
  3. 3. Indirect Non- Potable Direct Non- Potable Indirect Potable Direct Potable Reuse
  4. 4. KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN TEXAS REUSE Late 1800s initial irrigation reuse 1940s industrial direct reuse Late 1950s Lake Livingston water right - upstream reuse 1967 Calveras Lake water right - reuse for power supply
  5. 5. KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN TEXAS REUSE Early 1980s TRA DCURD reuse project 1985 NTMWD Wilson Creek reuse right 1992 TRWD constructed wetland pilot project Late 1990s SAWS “purple pipe” system 2009 TRWD full- scale reuse 2009 NTMWD East Fork reuse project
  6. 6. KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN TEXAS REUSE 2011 Houston reuse permit (580,293 ac-ft/yr) 2013 CRMWD Big Spring direct reuse project 2014 Wichita Falls direct reuse 2016 BRA System Operation Permit On-going Increasing Reuse for Oil and Gas Development
  7. 7. INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF REUSE • OTHER SOURCES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT • RETURN FLOWS NEAR URBAN AREAS • RETURN FLOWS LESS VARIABLE THAN NATURAL FLOWS • BETTER WASTEWATER TREATMENT MAKES REUSE EASIER
  8. 8. REUSE PANEL • GLENN CLINGENPEEL – TRINITY RIVER AUTHORITY • WOODY FROSSARD – TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT • MIKE RICKMAN – NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT • RUSSELL SCHREIBER – CITY OF WICHITA FALLS
  9. 9. LAS COLINAS DIRECT WASTEWATER REUSE
  10. 10. Permit Priority Date Amount LLP Reuse 2001 246,519 Mountain Creek 2004 4,368 Ennis 1995 3,696 Waxahachie 1998 5,129 Bardwell 8,825 Total: 260,000 AF TRA Reuse Supplies
  11. 11. NTMWD EXISTING & PLANNED REUSE WATER SUPPLIES
  12. 12. NTMWD’S REUSE – WETLANDS PROJECT

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