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The Jordan Lake Partnership and Triangle Regional Water Supply Plan. Interlocal Cooperation for a Sustainable and Secure Water Supply. Town of Pittsboro October 27, 2014. Agenda. Background Triangle Water Supply Plan Next Steps Questions and Discussion. Background. NC Drought Monitor.

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The jordan lake partnership and triangle regional water supply plan

The Jordan Lake Partnership and Triangle Regional Water Supply Plan

Interlocal Cooperation for a Sustainable and Secure Water Supply

Town of Pittsboro

October 27, 2014


Agenda
Agenda Supply Plan

  • Background

  • Triangle Water Supply Plan

  • Next Steps

  • Questions and Discussion


Background
Background Supply Plan


NC Drought Monitor Supply Plan


Lake Supply PlanMichie 12/12/07




Purpose of Jordan Lake Partnership Supply Plan

Long term sustainable and secure regional water supply for the Research Triangle area.


Who are the Partners? Supply Plan

Apex

Cary

Chatham County - North

Durham

Hillsborough

Holly Springs

Morrisville

Orange County

OWASA

Pittsboro

Raleigh

Sanford

Wake County (RTP South)


Water Service Areas Supply Plan



Project Management Team Supply Plan

  • Partnership management team represents each member

  • Led by the City of Durham – day-to-day

  • Neutral third-party project management, Fountainworks Inc.


Accomplishments Supply Plan

  • Triangle Regional Water Supply Plan (award winning)

  • Coordinated Jordan Lake Allocation request

  • Interconnection Assessment

  • Western Intake study underway


Collaborating with Upstream and Downstream Partners Supply Plan

  • It’s in our best interest – both for the Triangle and Cape Fear River Basin – to collaborate.

  • Partnership has reached out to downstream partners: PWC, Harnett, Sanford, Brunswick

  • Downstream meetings/ briefings

  • Environmental/ business groups



Water Supply Plan: Key Conclusions Supply Plan

  • Water use efficiency and conservation and reclaimed water will be essential to region’s future needs

  • Current regional supply will meet region’s needs through 2030

  • Much of the projected deficit can be met by increasing Jordan Lake allocation to several of the region’s water utilities

  • If implemented, the region is expected to meet demands through 2060

  • Region’s needs can be met without compromising downstream communities


Triangle population will continue to grow
Triangle Population Will Continue to Grow Supply Plan

2045 - Jordan Lake Allocation Planning Year


Demand Projections Supply Plan

2045 - JL Allocation Key Planning Year

Wake County – RTP South






Pittsboro - Future water resourcesWater Sources

  • Maintain & Increase Haw River Intake

  • New Jordan Lake Allocation



Jordan Lake Allocation Timeline water resources

  • May 2014 – Draft Round 4 Jordan Lake allocation applications due to DENR/ Division of Water Resources

    • Modeling and consultation with DWR

  • November 2014–Final applications due to DWR

  • November 2015 – Anticipated EMC approval of Round 4 requests


Partnership Next Steps water resources

  • Each Partner will complete Jordan Lake allocation process

  • Plan future infrastructure investments

  • Western Intake

  • Regional interconnections

  • Continue to support regional collaboration


Jordan Lake Partnership water resources

“We learned you have to work together – stop fighting wars. If you don’t, you will have other people deciding what happens in your cities and towns.”

Wayne Hill, Gwinnett County Georgia former Commission Chair, regional Chamber of Commerce event, Cary, NC,May 13, 2008


Thank you! water resources


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