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Arlington Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Council Regional Water Planning Jim Parks December 8, 2010.

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1 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Council Regional Water Planning Jim Parks December 8, 2010

2 The Big Picture – Texas Rainfall

3 Regional Water Planning

4 4 Region C – Water Supply Critical Rapid population growth in Region C

5 5 Region C – Currently Available Supplies and Projected Demands

6 Regional Water Planning Process Senate Bill 1 - Texas Legislature in 1997 Spurred by 1996 drought Population projected to double by 2060 Bottom up water planning process Texas Water Development Board Adopted rules Set out 16 regions Named initial planning group members

7 7 Regional Water Planning Areas

8 8 Region C - Geography Region C – 16-County Area 1/4 of Texas Population 1/12 of Texas Water Use in % is Surface Water (vs. Groundwater) 35 Wholesale Water Providers and 357 Water User Groups

9 Major North Texas Water Providers

10 10 Regional Water Planning Process 50-year planning period with five-year planning cycles Project population and water demand Evaluate existing supply Evaluate need for additional water Recommend strategies TCEQ water right permitting and TWDB funding

11 11 Potentially Feasible Strategies

12 Planned 2060 Reuse & Municipal Conservation Supplies by Region (2006 Plans)

13 3% 15% 33% 26% 0% 23% Conservation & Reuse

14 Supply & Demand with Development of New Water Management Strategies

15 Recommended Strategies – Volume and Costs

16 Q&A and Contact Info Jim Parks Executive Director, North Texas Municipal Water District Chairman, Region C Water Planning Group Region C Website


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