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Regional Water Supply Planning

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  1. Regional Water Supply Planning Josh Ellis, Program Director Sept. 24, 2013

  2. Shifting water demands ~ 64% ~ 36% ~ 7% 38% growth to 12.1mil in 2050

  3. Shifting water demands Population Demand Withdrawals Groundwater Quantity Groundwater Quality

  4. 8-County NE Illinois Sandstone Aquifer Withdrawals 182.9 mgd (1979) 83.5 mgd (2004)

  5. State policy • Lake Michigan permit conditions • Plumbing code • Regional water supply planning & research • Financing

  6. What do we pay for? • Pretty much everything but the water itself… • Treatment • Pumpage • Distribution • Billing • Which means pipes, meters, chemicals, vehicles, paper, labor, engineering, design, permits, fees…

  7. National and regional trends

  8. Estimations of Water Loss

  9. Chicago Effect on Estimations of Water Loss

  10. Water supply isn’t the only area where we’re falling behind

  11. Need for policy on water reuse Rain and graywater are “free” Potable drinking water, stormwater and wastewater are expensive

  12. Thanks! Josh Ellis, Program Director jellis@metroplanning.org @MPCJosh www.metroplanning.org 312.863.6045