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UPDATE on water resources management and infrastructure . John M. Stomp III, PE, Chief Operating Officer Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority May2014. Rio Grande. Water Table. Wells. Aquifer. Background: Ground and surface water resources.

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Update on water resources management and infrastructure
UPDATE on water resources management and infrastructure

John M. Stomp III, PE,Chief Operating OfficerAlbuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

May2014


Background ground and surface water resources

Rio Grande

Water Table

Wells

Aquifer

Background: Ground and surface water resources

  • Aquifer can no longer sustainably supply water at needed levels

  • Additional sources and management are required

San Juan-Chama


Albuquerque ground water levels show huge declines
Albuquerque Ground-Water Levels Show Huge Declines

Pumping Cone of Depression in 2002


Water authority s 2007 water resources m anagement s trategy
Water Authority’s 2007 Water Resources Management Strategy

  • Conservation

  • Reuse for industry and irrigation

  • Use of surface water (Colorado San Juan-Chama trans-basin diversion to Rio Grande)

  • Aquifer storage and recovery (related to surface water treatment)

  • New Supplies


Water authority s water resource management strategy includes

300,000

Renewable

200,000

Recycling

Conservation

New

sources

Water Demand (acre-feet/year)

Non-Renewable

100,000

~100KAFY Surface Water

Owned by Water Authority

Aquifer

Drawdown

~50KAFY Renewable Groundwater

0

2000

2020

2040

2060

1960

1980

Year

Water Authority’s water resource management strategy includes:


Comparison of water conservation programs colorado river users
Comparison of Water Conservation Programs – Colorado River Users

  • Water Authority – 136 gpcd

  • Salt Lake City area – 244 gpcd

  • Tucson – 131 gpcd

  • Phoenix – 251 gpcd

  • Las Vegas – 251 gpcd

  • Los Angeles – 152 gpcd






Sjc dwp restricted diversions during drought
SJC DWP Restricted Diversions During Drought Users

Remaining Ground Water Use

Drought

Minimum Ground Water Use


Drinking water project operations
Drinking Water Project Operations Users

  • 2008 – 367 (1%)

  • 2009 – 21,357 (21%)

  • 2010 – 42,803 (40%)

  • 2011 – 41,281 (40%)

  • 2012 – 43,208 (41%)

  • 2013 – 39,929 (42%)

  • 2014 – 40,000 (?)




Future reduced depletions and available return flows
Future Reduced Depletions and Available Return Flows DWP

  • More return flow is expected to be available in the future for other uses


Asr projects
ASR Projects DWP

  • Bear Canyon Arroyo ASR Project

    • Completed two seasons of pilot testing

    • Application for full scale permit to be submitted in March 2014

  • Large Scale ASR

    • Direct injection

    • Existing Wells – high arsenic

    • In design and testing phase


Water authority s next water resources m anagement s trategy
Water Authority’s Next Water Resources DWPManagement Strategy

  • Public Process – alternative development

  • Fall 2014 – Fall 2015

  • Conservation – new goal?

  • Additional Reuse – indirect/direct potable

  • Diversion of native water rights

  • Aquifer storage and recovery (related to surface water treatment)

  • New Supplies


Update on water resources management and infrastructure

Overall Satisfaction with the Services DWP

Provided by the Water Authority

94% of customers are satisfied


Update on water resources management and infrastructure
Water Rates Should Be Increased to Cover the True Costs to Treat and Deliver Water to Our Homes and Businesses

64% of customers agree


Investing in the repair and replacement of old water sewer lines
Investing in the Repair and Replacement of Treat and Deliver Water to Our Homes and BusinessesOld Water & Sewer Lines

88% of customers feel it

is important


Condition of water lines
Condition of Water Treat and Deliver Water to Our Homes and BusinessesLines

The majority (57%) of residential customers express satisfaction. However, only 18% are very satisfied and over one-quarter (29%) report dissatisfaction with the condition of water lines.


Condition of sewer lines
Condition of Sewer Lines Treat and Deliver Water to Our Homes and Businesses

The majority (60%) of residential customers report satisfaction regarding the condition of sewer lines, though 17% say they are dissatisfied.







Update on water resources management and infrastructure

Finance Plan Summary Meter

in thousands


Increase cip spending
Increase CIP Spending Meter

in thousands




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