Lnc Alumni Group Water Presentation #3


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Dana Friehauf, San Diego County Water Authority, January 2009, Long-Term Supply PPT to Leadership North County Alumni Group

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  • Lnc Alumni Group Water Presentation #3

    1. 1. Reliable and Sustainable Water Supply for the San Diego Region Leadership North County Alumni January 22, 2009 Dana L. Friehauf, P.E. San Diego County Water Authority
    2. 2. Significant Near-Term Challenges <ul><li>Drought, pumping restrictions have reduced reservoir levels to record lows </li></ul><ul><li>Further pumping restrictions on State Water Project likely in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue 30% cutbacks to Interim Agricultural Water Customers in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>1-in-2 chance of cutbacks to residents and businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision by April </li></ul></ul>Stumped tree crops
    3. 3. State Water Project Pumping Restrictions <ul><li>Court imposed interim restrictions to protect Delta smelt (threatened) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In CY 2008, 500,000 AF lost to SWP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final biological opinion on Delta Smelt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issued December 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater restrictions in CY 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Potential for additional pumping restrictions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Longfin Smelt (designated candidate species) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central Valley Steelhead/Chinook Salmon </li></ul></ul>Delta Smelt
    4. 4. Regional Drought Response Actions <ul><li>Instituted 20-Gallon Challenge Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks everyone to voluntarily save 20 gallons per person, per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes specific water-saving tips at www.20gallonchallenge.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Launched $1.8 million regional media campaign in 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on reducing outdoor watering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramp-up campaign again in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Securing short-term water transfers and storage reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology to allocate supplies to member agencies </li></ul>
    5. 5. Strategy for Reliable and Sustainable Water Resources <ul><li>Comprehensive solution to fix the Delta </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify supply / add new supply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce demands for imported supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximize efficient use of existing resources </li></ul>
    6. 6. Bay-Delta The Way We’ve Been Managing the System
    7. 7. Diversifying San Diego County’s Water Supply Portfolio 2007 2020 Conservation 11% Canal Lining Transfer 9% Local Surface Water 7% Groundwater 6% Recycled Water 6% IID Transfer 22% Local Supplies 24% MWD 29% Seawater Desalination 10% MWD 76% 1991 Local Supplies: 5% MWD: 95%
    8. 8. New Long-term Regional Supplies for San Diego County <ul><li>Conserved agricultural water transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Canal lining agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 280,000 acre-feet annually for decades </li></ul>
    9. 9. Seawater Desalination Activities in San Diego County <ul><li>50 mgd private project in Carlsbad at Encina Power Station </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water purchase contracts with 9 SDCWA member agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major permitting hurdles cleared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 start-up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water Authority detailed feasibility study at Camp Pendleton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled completion early 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conduct South County feasibility study late 2009 </li></ul>SDCWA Aqueducts Carlsbad/ Encina South Camp Pendleton South County
    10. 10. Water Recycling in San Diego <ul><li>Wastewater recycled for non-potable reuse </li></ul><ul><li>17 agencies produce recycled water </li></ul><ul><li>Current reuse: 22,000AF </li></ul><ul><li>2020 Goal: 52,000AF </li></ul>Aviara Golf Course <ul><li>12 agencies in north county involved in recycled water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing and/or distributing </li></ul></ul>San Dieguito Park
    11. 11. Water Authority Regional Conservation Programs & Incentives <ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixtures, surveys, and outdoor watering & landscape opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercial and Industrial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape audits, incentives/grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audits, enhanced incentives </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What can YOU do? <ul><li>Businesses/residents can save more water now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make immediate changes to reduce waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of conservation rebates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit www.20gallonchallenge.com for ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt permanent ethic of conservation/efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support water reliability efforts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support implementation of local drought ordinances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push state leaders to fix Bay-Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back expansion of local supply projects (desalination, recycling, groundwater) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Hopeful Images for Winter 08/09 in California Sierra and Colorado Rockies!