Water Management Plan From Implementation to Enforcement

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Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works, City of Frisco - Presentation at Texas Water Foundation, Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium February 26, 2013

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Water Management Plan From Implementation to Enforcement

  1. 1. Water  Management  Plan   From  Implementa3on  to  Enforcement    Central  Texas  Water  Conserva3on  Symposium   February  26,  2013  
  2. 2. Frisco,  Texas  Denton and Collin County70 square miles25 miles northeast of theDallas-Fort WorthInternational Airport
  3. 3. Popula3on   300,000   2013   130,000   250,000   200,000   150,000   100,000   50,000   0   1970   1980   1990   2000   2010   2020   2050  
  4. 4. North  Texas  Municipal  Water  District    Service  Area  •  1.7  million  people  •  49  Customer  Ci3es,  Towns,       and  Water  Supply   Corpora3ons  •  13  Member  Ci3es   Allen,  Farmersville,  Forney,  Frisco,   Garland,  McKinney,  Mesquite,   Plano,  Princeton,  Richardson,   Rockwall,  Royse  City,  Wylie      
  5. 5. NTMWD  Water  Supply  Reservoirs  
  6. 6. Plan  Considera3ons   • Simple   • Understandable   • Enforceable   • Consistent    
  7. 7. Water  Management  Plan   Water  Conserva3on  –  Frisco  Based   –  Water  Efficiency  Plan  (Year  Round)  –  Daylight  Saving  Time   –  Emergency  Service  Levels  I  and  II   Drought  Con3ngency  –  NTMWD  Based   –  Stage  1  :  Voluntary  –  2%  ReducLon   –  Stage  2  :  Mandatory  –  5%  ReducLon  (two  days/week  watering)   –  Stage  3  :  Mandatory  –  10%  ReducLon  (one  day/week  watering)   –  Stage  4  :  Mandatory  –  10%+  ReducLon  (No  outdoor  watering)  
  8. 8. Water  Conserva3on  Water  Efficiency  Plan   Central  Standard  Time  (Fall  and  Winter)     Recommenda3ons   –  Avoid  outdoor  watering:    10  am  –  6  pm   –  Water  only  once  per  week  if  necessary  on  trash  day     Requirements   –  No  watering  of  impervious  surfaces   –  No  watering  during  rainfall  or  at  temperatures  below  40  F   –  No  water  runoff  flowing  away  from  property     Enforcement   –  Red  door-­‐hangers  with  $25  fee  added  to  water  bill  for  first  violaLon   –  Fee  waived  if  customer  schedules  and  completes  free  irrigaLon  check-­‐up    
  9. 9. Water  Conserva3on  Water  Efficiency  Plan   Daylight  Saving  Time  (Spring  and  Summer)     Recommenda3ons   –  Water  up  to  twice  per  week  on  trash  day  plus  one  addiLonal  day     Requirements   –  No  outdoor  watering:    10  am  –  6  pm   –  No  watering  of  impervious  surfaces   –  No  watering  during  rainfall  or  at  temperatures  below  40  F   –  No  water  runoff  flowing  away  from  property     Enforcement   –  Red  door-­‐hangers  with  $25  fee  added  to  water  bill  for  first  violaLon   –  Fee  waived  if  customer  schedules  and  completes  free  irrigaLon  check-­‐up    
  10. 10. Water  Conserva3on  Water  Efficiency  Plan   Summer  Restric3ons  (July,  August,  and  September)     Requirements   –  Water  up  to  twice  per  week  on  trash  day  plus  one  addiLonal  day   –  No  outdoor  watering:    10  am  –  6  pm   –  No  watering  of  impervious  surfaces  or  flowing  away  from  property   –  No  watering  during  rainfall  or  at  temperatures  below  40  F     Excep3ons   –  30-­‐day  new  landscaping  exempLon   –  Registered  smart  controllers  have  watering  day  exempLons     Enforcement   –  Red  door-­‐hangers  with  $25  fee  added  to  water  bill  for  first  violaLon   –  Fee  waived  if  customer  schedules  and  completes  free  irrigaLon  check-­‐up  
  11. 11. Water  Conserva3on  Emergency  Service  Levels   Ini$ated  due  to  mechanical/electrical  failures,  system   repairs,  excessive  demand     Emergency  Service  Level  I  (Like  Stage  3)   –  Water  up  to  once  per  week  on  trash  day   –  30-­‐day  new  landscaping  exempLon   –  Registered  smart  controllers  have  watering  day  exempLons     Emergency  Service  Level  II  (Like  Stage  4)   –  No  outdoor  watering   –  No  excepLons  except  for  public  safety     Enforcement   –  Red  signs  with  sprinkler  disconnect  with  $25  fee  added  to  water  bill   –  Fee  waived  if  customer  schedules  and  completes  free  irrigaLon  check-­‐up  
  12. 12. Appendix  E       Landscape  Restric3ons   –  Types  of  ViolaLons   –  ResidenLal  monthly  usage  above  50,000  gallons   –  Non-­‐residenLal    monthly  usage  above  50,000  gallons   Rain  and  Freeze  Sensors   Pressure  Regula3ng  Devices   Smart  Controllers  
  13. 13. Enforcement  Strategies   Managed  by  Public  Works  Staff   Meter  Division  Employees  (8-­‐10)   Patrol  Shi`s  (Quadrants)   Time/Date  Stamped  Photo  Evidence   CodeTrak  Database  
  14. 14.  Viola3on  Fees   1st  Viola3on  -­‐  $25   2nd  Viola3on  -­‐  $50   3rd  Viola3on  and  Up  -­‐   $75  &  Cita3on   Fee  added  to   Customer  water  bill  
  15. 15. 2012  Viola3ons    3,498  water  waste  viola3ons  issued      First  viola3on:  3,285  (94%)      Second  viola3on:  203  (6%)    Third  viola3on:  9  (0.3%)  We  waived  2,020  (58%)  first  violaLons   and  performed  1,349  (39%)  free   check-­‐ups  ViolaLons  during  Stages  3  and  4  result   in  a  sprinkler  system  disconnecLon    
  16. 16. Annual  Frisco  GPCD  310   299   294   293  290   285   274  270   250   249  250   234  230   222   227   217  210   202   196  190   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012  
  17. 17. Ques3ons?  

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