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What’s in the Region H Plan? How much conservation do we need and how are we going to get there?

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Presentation by Jason Afinowicz of the Region H Water Planning Group (Freese & Nichols) at the 2016 SWIFT Funding Workshop in Houston, Texas.

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What’s in the Region H Plan? How much conservation do we need and how are we going to get there?

  1. 1. REGION HWater Planning Group Freese and Nichols, Inc. | LBG-Guyton Associates | Ekistics Corporation WATER CONSERVATION IN THE 2016 REGION H WATER PLAN What’s in the Plan? How much conservation do we need and how are we going to get there? 07 January 2016
  2. 2. The 2016 Region H Regional Water Plan
  3. 3. The Role of Conservation Conservation Reuse Reservoirs Groundwater Transmission Treatment Desalination GRPs
  4. 4. Conservation: What You See, What You Don’t Irrigation Municipal Industrial Sector-wide reductions based on long-term trends in water use. Water loss reduction methods and advanced conservation approaches. Approaches to on- farm methods and reduction in conveyance loss. Unit demand reduction based on projected plumbing code requirements and the adoption of efficient appliances. Assumed efficiency factors incorporated into the original projections of long- term demand. Current practices in use throughout the region, motivated by economic efficiency.
  5. 5. Water Loss Reduction Municipal Conservation in the 2016 RWP 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% LostWater(BillionsofGallons) NumberofRegionHUtilities Water Loss Less Than (%) Number of Utilities Lost Water  Target systems with >10% losses  1% reduction annually  Target of 10% maximum loss
  6. 6. Advanced Conservation Municipal Conservation in the 2016 RWP  Goldwater Study  Focus on meeting 2011 RWP goals in 5 counties  2-year program with ongoing objectives  Direct interaction with participating utilities  Various recommended practices  Landscape controllers, audits, and surveys  Efficient commercial fixtures  Toilet rebates 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 PotentialConservation(ac-ft/yr) Low Projection High Projection
  7. 7. Comprehensive Conservation in 2016 RWP 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 Conservation(Acre-FeetperYear) Baseline Water Loss Advanced Conservation Manufacturing Irrigation 2011 RWP Conservation (Incl. Baseline)
  8. 8. Municipal Conservation in 2016 RWP 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 Conservation(Acre-FeetperYear) Baseline Water Loss Advanced Conservation
  9. 9. Municipal Conservation Strategies in 2016 RWP 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 2070 Conservation(Acre-FeetperYear) Baseline Water Loss Advanced Conservation
  10. 10. Water Loss  Recommended for 135 utilities in the RWP with excess water loss  Includes 8 County-Other user groups  Year 2020 program  11,132 acre-feet saved annually  $6.3-million annually  Year 2070 program  49,457 acre-feet saved annually  $27.4-million annually Advanced Conservation  Recommended for 205 utilities demonstrating reasonable potential  Includes 8 County-Other user groups  Year 2020 program  9,052 acre-feet saved annually  $7.4-million annually  Year 2070 program  101,203 acre-feet saved annually  $11.4-million annually Conservation Opportunities for SWIFT Funding
  11. 11. Where do I Fit?  Water User Groups (WUGs)  Cities with population over 500  Utilities using over 280 ac-ft/yr  Collective Reporting Units (CRUs)  County-Other  Everyone else  Smaller utilities  Smaller communities  Users without a water system
  12. 12. Opportunities for Conservation Funding  State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)  $2 billion to implement the state water plan  20% Designated for Reuse and Water Conservation  10% Designated for Agricultural Conservation City of Bedford  Distribution system conservation program  $90 million City of Fort Worth • Meter Upgrade and Replacement Program (Smart Meters, Leak Detection) • $76 million
  13. 13. REGION HWater Planning Group Freese and Nichols, Inc. | LBG-Guyton Associates | Ekistics Corporation WATER CONSERVATION IN THE 2016 REGION H WATER PLAN What’s in the Plan? How much conservation do we need and how are we going to get there? 07 January 2016

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