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WIMBERLEY
VALLEY WATER
    TALKS
 February 24, 2010
OUTLINE
•   History of Aqua Texas
•   Rates
•   Capital Improvements
•   Water Loss / Leakage
•   Future Plans
HISTORY
HISTORY
•Aqua America, Inc. founded in 1880s
•Provides water and wastewater services
to 3 million people in 14 states
•Pur...
Woodcreek System
     • Low quality pipes
       installed more than 30
       years ago
     • Glued-joints not
       pr...
PROPER BEDDING
RATES
RATES
•Rates must be approved by TCEQ
•Rates = cost of service + regulated return
on capital investment
•No subsidies or t...
CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS
THREE PHASED APPROACH
1) Shore up our water supplies through
   improved wells
2) Increase storage capacity to enhance
   ...
WELL 23
•Replaces Well 21
•Pumps water to
storage tank
•Online in 2011
STORAGE TANK
        •Completed in
        2004
        •Increased water
        storage – 125,000
        gallons
       ...
LIFT STATION
ZERO DISCHARGE
           •200,000
           gallons per day
           •Equivalent to
           watering 800
          ...
EXPENDITURES
Leak Detection   $9,419     Wells           $165,499
Main Repairs     $432,813 Storage Tanks     $951,100
Mai...
WATER LOSS / LEAKAGE
LEAKAGE

•Higher than usual unaccounted for water
•Want to keep water in controlled loop
•Commissioned Bury + Partners to ...
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  1. 1. WIMBERLEY VALLEY WATER TALKS February 24, 2010
  2. 2. OUTLINE • History of Aqua Texas • Rates • Capital Improvements • Water Loss / Leakage • Future Plans
  3. 3. HISTORY
  4. 4. HISTORY •Aqua America, Inc. founded in 1880s •Provides water and wastewater services to 3 million people in 14 states •Purchased Woodcreek system from Aqua Source in 2003 •Changed name to Aqua Texas in 2004.
  5. 5. Woodcreek System • Low quality pipes installed more than 30 years ago • Glued-joints not preferred by AWWA • Not properly embedded
  6. 6. PROPER BEDDING
  7. 7. RATES
  8. 8. RATES •Rates must be approved by TCEQ •Rates = cost of service + regulated return on capital investment •No subsidies or taxes; water bills are our only source of revenue.
  9. 9. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
  10. 10. THREE PHASED APPROACH 1) Shore up our water supplies through improved wells 2) Increase storage capacity to enhance deliverability 3) Resolve distribution problems
  11. 11. WELL 23 •Replaces Well 21 •Pumps water to storage tank •Online in 2011
  12. 12. STORAGE TANK •Completed in 2004 •Increased water storage – 125,000 gallons •Customer- preferred location
  13. 13. LIFT STATION
  14. 14. ZERO DISCHARGE •200,000 gallons per day •Equivalent to watering 800 lawns per day. •Irrigates Quicksand G.C.
  15. 15. EXPENDITURES Leak Detection $9,419 Wells $165,499 Main Repairs $432,813 Storage Tanks $951,100 Main $120,590 Wastewater $192,801 Replacement Mains Repairs / Replace Valves / Hydrants $89,825 Lift Stations $176,063 Pump Stations $65,151 Miscellaneous $65,893 Chlorine $1,763 5-YEAR TOTAL $2,270,922
  16. 16. WATER LOSS / LEAKAGE
  17. 17. LEAKAGE •Higher than usual unaccounted for water •Want to keep water in controlled loop •Commissioned Bury + Partners to audit system •Working with HTGCD to develop plan

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