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2 VOLUSIA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WATER RESOURCES & UTILITIES DIVISION Mike Ulrich, Director Mike Ulrich, Director

3 Customer Accounts Water (Potable)14,958 Sewer10,757 Reclaimed1,426 Services Water Supplied3.9 MGD Sewer 2.2 MGD Reclaimed1.6 MGD Utilities System Overview Source: Volusia County Water Resources & Utilities FY 2012 Annual Report

4 3 Organizational Chart 61 full-time positions Utilities Director Administration (3) Engineering (6) Operations (5) Customer Service (6) Grove Operations (2) Distribution & Collection (8) Westside Operations (14) Eastside Operations (10) Plant and Lift Station Maintenance (6)

5 Water Service Raw water pumped from wellfields to plant for disinfection/treatment. Transmission lines convey water to neighborhoods. Wells Water Treatment Plant Storage Tank Transmission Line

6 Water Service 3.40 MGD water produced and 0.44 MGD purchased for resale 9 water treatment plants - 108,000 gallons per day to 5 MGD 27 water production wells 245 miles of water mains 1,446 fire hydrants * MGD – millions of gallons per day

7 Wastewater Treatment Wastewater disposed from home and conveyed via gravity sewer lines and force mains to wastewater plant for treatment. Lift Station Force Main Wastewater Treatment Plant Public waterway

8 Wastewater Service 4 regional wastewater treatment plants - 300,000 gallons per day to 1.2 MGD 1.56 MGD reclaimed water produced No surface water discharge of wastewater effluent 109 lift stations 187 miles of sewer lines * MGD – millions of gallons per day

9 Reclaimed Water Treated wastewater used for irrigation purposes, preventing discharge to our waterways. Reservoir System Storage Tank Reclaimed Transmission Line Zero Discharge to waterways

10 The Business of Water Like a Business Provide Services (water distribution and sewer collection) Produce Products (Potable and Reclaimed Water) Require significant investment and reinvestment in infrastructure Raise capital to fund infrastructure needs (useful life range 20-50 years) Participate with developers to fund infrastructure improvements Contribute to the General Fund for support services provided Other Factors Public Health and Safety policy driven (Clean Water Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; Homeland Security Act) Highly regulated industry (EPA, DEP, SJRWMD, VCHD, Homeland Security) Limited Water Sources/ Encourage Conservation Environmental stewardship/ Protection of Natural Resources Return on Investment (ROI) from a broader perspective

11 What is the Value of Water?

12 Consumer Tips See your water providers CCR –Consumer Confidence Report is published annually Avoid service interruptions –Many convenient options available Ask your water provider about appliance rebates –low flow toilets, washers, dishwashers Perform a home water audit –free and professional services, do-it-yourself

13 Water Conservation Tips OutdoorsIndoors When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month. Turn off the water while you wash your hair to save up to 150 gallons a month. Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water. Throw trimmings and peelings from fruits and vegetables into your yard compost to prevent using the garbage disposal. Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this water to flush toilets or water plants. Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save water every time. Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation. We're more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don't forget to check outdoor faucets, sprinklers and hoses. Collect water from your roof to water your garden. (Rain Barrels)

14 Helpful Internet Resources www.water.epa.gov/drink/info/ www.dep.state.fl.us/water/ www.drinktap.org/ www.floridaswater.com www.epa.gov/watersense/ www.h2oconserve.org/

15 Thank you VOLUSIA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Water Resources and Utilities Division


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