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1 Innovative Water Technologies Programs 5 th Annual Summer Seminar 2015 San Antonio Water Systems July 24, 2015 By Erika Mancha

2 The following presentation is based upon professional research and analysis within the scope of the Texas Water Development Board s statutory responsibilities and priorities but, unless specifically noted, does not necessarily reflect official Board positions or decisions. 2

3 Mission To provide Water Science & Conservation Leadership, Information, Education, and Support for planning, financial assistance, and outreach Finance Texas Water Development Board Water Supply & Infrastructure for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Operations & Administration 3

4 Mission To provide research, develop, and disseminate information to advance the development of innovative water management strategies in Texas. Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) Rainwater Harvesting Innovative Water Technologies Brackish Resources Aquifer Characterization System (BRACS) Water Reuse Desalination

5 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Feasibility studies funded in 1990s An Assessment of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas in 2011 Geological Characterization and Data Collection in the Corpus Christi San Antonio Water Systems City of Kerrville El Paso Water Utilities Production Capacity 60 MGD 2.65 MGD 12 MGD Operational Source Groundwater Treated surface water Treated Wastewater Aquifer Carrizo Lower Trinity Hueco Bolson

6 Technical Note Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas 2015 Published June 2015 Regulatory Framework Past activities Current Facilities 2012 State Water Plan Other Investigations 6

7 Aquifer Storage and Recovery Activities in Texas Historical Activity Existing Facilities Studies Evaluations Recommended Water Management Strategies in 2012 State Water Plan 7

8 Demonstration Projects for Alternative Water Supplies Grants 84 th Texas Legislature appropriated from General Revenue Fund $1,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017 Senate Bill 1, Rider 25 for demonstration projects or feasibility studies to prove up certain aquifer storage and recovery projects or any other demonstration projects or feasibility studies that will create new water supplies or otherwise increase the availability of water through use of innovative storage approaches that improve operational efficiencies. Groundwater Conservation Districts to provide matching funds 8

9 Rainwater Harvesting Annual competition program established in October 1, 2007 Open to all individuals, companies, organizations, municipalities, and local/state governmental entities in Texas Three categories Residential, Commercial/industrial, and Educational/governmental Judging criteria available on the website Winners announced at our board meeting in spring and feature on TWDB s website 9

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11 Rainwater Harvesting Reports 11

12 Rainwater Harvesting Training Under Local Government Code

13 Brackish Resources Aquifer Characterization System (BRACS) Map and characterize brackish aquifers of the state ~2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater

14 BRACS Study Areas 14

15 BRACS Reports Pecos Valley Aquifer Foundation for methods Data Dictionary Describes structure of the database 15

16 BRACS Data Database Microsoft Access 2007 format Well data (water, oil/gas) ~47,000 data records GIS data Total Dissolved Solid Values Geophysical well logs Available upon request 16

17 $2,000,000 from General Revenue Fund Four aquifers must be completed by December 2016 Relating to the Development Brackish Groundwater House Bill 30 (84 th Texas Legislature) Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer located between the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers, Gulf Coast Aquifers and sediments bordering that aquifer, Blaine Aquifer, and Rustler Aquifer Other selected aquifers - must be completed by December 2017 Designate brackish groundwater production zones Estimate 30- and 50-year production without causing significant impact to fresh water aquifers Include the four aquifer reports, in biennial desalination report due December 1, 2016 (Water Code Sec ) Remaining aquifers in the state will be mapped by

18 Desalination Plants 18

19 Desalination Plant Capacity in Texas Number of Facilities Plant Capacity 140 Plant Capacity Million Gallons per Day (MGD) and Number of Facilities MGD MGD MGD MGD 123 MGD Year 19

20 Desalination Reports Guidance Manual for Permitting Class I and Class II Wells for the Injection and Disposal of Desalination Concentrate Developing Practical Alternatives to Pilot Plant Studies for Innovative Water Technologies 20

21 Seawater Desalination One operational seawater desalination facility in Florida Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant (25 million gallons per day) Second plant is currently being built in California Carlsbad Desalination Project (50 million gallons per day) 21

22 6 Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority ID Project Feasibility Pilot 1 Laguna Madre Yes Yes 2 Brownsville Yes Yes 3 San Antonio Freeport Yes -- 5 Corpus Christi Yes -- 6 GBRA Yes -- 22

23 Seawater Desalination Reports Sixth report in series 12 years of activities toward advancing seawater desalination Provides a status update 23

24 Direct Potable Water Reuse Existing and Proposed Facilities Raw Water Production Facility Operating since May 2013 Direct Potable Reuse Project Operating since July 2014 (emergency project) Advanced Purified Water Treatment Completed piloting protocol Direct potable reuse project Awaiting city council approval 24

25 Evaluating the Potential for Direct Potable Reuse Contaminants of Concern Water quality performance targets Water quality characterization Source control Treatment technologies Environmental buffers Quantitative relative risk assessment Pilot protocols Regulatory summary Public awareness and outreach 25

26 Testing Water Quality in a Municipal Wastewater Effluent Treated to Drinking Water Standards Quarterly sampling Chemicals of Emerging Concern microbial pathogens Develop correlations for surrogates compounds Guidance document for monitoring at direct potable reuse facilities 26

27 Sample Locations 27

28 Brazos River Research Wetland Engineered wetland constructed in Waco, Texas to evaluate how endocrine disrupting compounds can be reduced from treated wastewater effluent. 28

29 Erika Mancha Innovative Water Technologies (512) Innovative Water Technologies

30 2012 Water Usage in Texas 2.0 % Reused ~319,000 acre-feet 5.8 % is Reused ~261,451 acre-feet 16,012,545 acre-feet Total Water Use 4,470,999 acre-feet Municipal Water Use 2012 Water Use Survey 30

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