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Incentives and Mandates for Landscape Conservation. Tracy Bouvette. Great Western Institute. Incentives and Mandates for Landscape Conservation. The good the bad and the ugly. Great Western Institute. The road map to outdoor savings. Discussion Points.

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great western institute

Incentives and Mandates for

Landscape Conservation

Tracy Bouvette

Great Western Institute

the good the bad and the ugly

Incentives and Mandates for

Landscape Conservation

The good the bad and the ugly

Great Western Institute

discussion points
Discussion Points

Framing – How Much Water Are We Talking About?

Water Customer Perspective

Utility/District Perspective

framing
Framing
  • CWCB 2010
    • Current M&I Water Use ~1,300,000 AF
    • 2050 M&I Water Supply Gap ~ 1,000,000 AF
    • Strategies to Fill the Gap
      • Currently Identified Projects & Processes
      • Conservation
      • Ag Transfer
      • New Supply
      • Other
        • Land Use Density, Reuse
how much of water use is outdoor
How Much of Water Use is Outdoor?
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Industrial
slide7
So

New Outdoor Water Use ~500,000 AF

Existing Outdoor Water Use ~650,000 AF

~ 1,000,000 AF

what is being done1
What Is Being Done?
  • Customer Actions

New

Instrumentation

Do nothing,

Don’t Water

Do nothing,

Water

Replace

With Xeric, Native, etc.

Do Nothing,

Better Manage

Existing System

Fix System

Pressure,

Replace Heads

Tear It Out

$

$

$

$

what is being done2
What Is Being Done?
  • Utility Perspective
    • It Has to Support the Bottom Line!
    • Costs
      • Indoor are less expensive
      • Indoor are more reliable
      • Outdoor is more water
    • State Recommendations for Utilities
      • “Foundational” Best Practices
        • Metering and Rates
        • Leak Detection and Repair
        • Data Collection and Analysis
what can be done
What Can Be Done?
  • Utility Perspective
    • Education
    • Technical Assistance
    • Incentives
    • Inclining Block Rates/Water Budgets

$

Water use

what can be done1
What Can Be Done?
  • Utility Perspective
    • Can Create Incentives with Rates
    • Can Create Incentives with Rates?!
what is being done3
What Is Being Done?
  • Utility Perspective
    • Ordinances/Regulation
      • Soil Amendments
      • Landscaper/Irrigation Contractor Certification
      • Maximum Turf Area Requirements
      • Controller Requirements
      • Water Waste Ordinances
      • Watering Restrictions
      • Point of Sale
      • New Construction WaterSense Homes
    • Not All Utilities/Districts Have the Authority to Implement
what is being done4
What Is Being Done?
  • Customer/Utility Nexus

New

Instrumentation

Do nothing,

Don’t Water

Do nothing,

Water

Replace

With Xeric, Native, etc.

Do Nothing,

Better Manage

Existing System

Fix System

Pressure,

Replace Heads

Tear It Out

$

$

$

$

what is being done5
What Is Being Done?
  • Customer/Utility Nexus

New

Instrumentation

Do nothing,

Don’t Water

Do nothing,

Water

Replace

With Xeric, Native, etc.

Do Nothing,

Better Manage

Existing System

Fix System

Pressure,

Replace Heads

Tear It Out

$

$

$

$

Audits, Education, Incentives, Regulation

what is being done6
What Is Being Done?
  • Customer/Utility Nexus

New

Instrumentation

Do nothing,

Don’t Water

Do nothing,

Water

Replace

With Xeric, Native, etc.

Do Nothing,

Better Manage

Existing System

Fix System

Pressure,

Replace Heads

Tear It Out

$

$

$

$

Audits, Education, Incentives, Regulation

drop in the bucket
Drop in the Bucket?
  • 67,000 AF by 2018 for All Plans on File
  • 21,000 AF from Outdoor?
  • 2.1 % of 2050 Outdoor Water Use

drop in the bucket1
Drop in the Bucket?
  • 67,000 AF by 2018 for All Plans on File
  • 21,000 AF from Outdoor?
  • 2.1 % of 2050 Outdoor Water Use

to the bottom line
To The Bottom Line
  • Customers Really Drive Outdoor Conservation
  • Utility Audits, Education, Incentives (including Rates)
    • Good
    • Bad
    • Ugly
  • Utility Ordinances
    • Good
    • Bad
  • Statewide Ordinances?
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