Water conservation plans Saved 220,000 acre-feet 407,000 meters 130,000 leaks fixed 71.5 billion gallons replaced or repaired ~5 percent of municipal use annual reports for 2010 that’s a lot of leaks!
outdoor use indoor use Texas residential water use 31% 69%
Water loss audits for 2010 16.8 percent loss 3.1 apparent 13.7 real
state water plan acre-feet of water municipal conservation agricultural conservation reuse
outline Mother Nature’s wakeup call… What is water conservation? Why conserve? How are we doing? The future…
Water in the future… The cost of water will go up Water conservation will become more important – Landscape watering – Water loss – Efficient fixtures Water reuse will increase Other sources of water (desal) will become more economically viable Transfers from agriculture to municipal use
How low can you go? Currently folks use 40 to 50 gallons per capita daily indoors Indoor use in a new home is ~35 gallons per capita daily Vision 2020 for indoor use: goal of 20 gallons per capita daily