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TWDB: Taking Control of Water Loss

With Texas’ population increasing and water supplies decreasing over the next 50 years, controlling water loss is a key strategy that utilities (and homeowners) can implement to help ensure water supplies are being managed as efficiently as possible. Identifying water loss in a system is one of a utility’s first lines of defense, and the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Water Loss Audit is an important tool to help utilities do just that.

The Texas Legislature requires all retail public water suppliers to submit a water loss audit once every five years. The next five-year survey is due to the TWDB on May 1, 2021, for the year 2020. However, any retail water supplier that has an active financial obligation with the TWDB or has more than 3,300 connections is required to submit a water loss audit annually. That said, although it is a requirement for utilities to complete, it’s also an opportunity for them to better know and understand their systems. The audit will help a utility understand where and how much water is being lost from the distribution system and provide a baseline to track and improve water loss control.

To view the full article please visit Texas Water Development Board: Taking Control of Water Loss.

 

Clearwater UWCD Releases the 2017 Annual Report

Clearwater UWCD Board of Directors have approved the 2017 CUWCD Annual Report (Click Here for CUWCD Report)
in accordance with our Management Plan and our statutory responsibilities per Chapter 36 “Texas Water Code”.
The Board of Directors reviewed the staff’s draft version on February 14, 2018 and formally excepted the report on March 14, 2018.
The report illustrates our sincere desire of accountability and transparency to Bell County citizens,
municipalities and all other political subdivisions in Bell County.

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Texas Water Development Board: Water loss audit and leak detection workshops statewide in 2018

The Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) Water Loss Audit and Leak Detection Workshops are available to retail public water suppliers across Texas. The workshops provide water suppliers the opportunity to learn about:

  • how water loss audits can help them implement effective water loss control programs,
  • how to use the TWDB’s online data collection system to submit audits, and
  • how to successfully account for water use and loss.

Also included in the workshop is a hands-on session working on a water loss audit and an introduction to the TWDB’s leak detection equipment loan program.

The workshops are approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits for licensed water operators through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Note: Workshop attendance also satisfies the legislative requirement under HB1573 requiring water loss auditor training prior to submittal of a water loss audit to the TWDB.

  • Feb. 15, Katy, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (West Houston area)
  • Feb. 26, Abilene, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 27, Big Spring, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • March 8, Corpus Christi, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • March 19, Wylie, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • March 20, Fort Worth, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • March 21, Lewisville, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • TBD – Nacogdoches/Lufkin area
  • TBD – Waco
  • TBD – Mount Pleasant/Sulphur Springs area
  • TBD – Amarillo

For additional information and to view upcoming workshops, please visit the TWDB’s Water Loss Audit Resources webpage or contact Daniel Rice at 512-463-0987.

Basics of Texas Water Law

Water law is one of the most contentious and frequent legal issues Texas landowners face. As the adage goes, “Whiskey is for drinkin’ and water is for fightin’.” Texas property owners need to understand the basics of Texas water law as well as their rights and legal limitations related to the use of water on their property. Texas water law divides water into two broad categories: groundwater and surface water. Different legal frameworks and regulatory structures apply to each category, making Texas water law more complex than other states that follow a single
legal approach for all waters.

For the full article, please visit: Basics of Texas Water Law

 

HOME CHEMICAL COLLECTION

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 – 2:00

Killeen Special Events Center
3301 So. W.S. Young Dr.

Corrosive, Flammable, Poisonous, Toxic Materials, Paint, Florescent Lamps, Tires

Household Hazardous Waste includes a variety of home use products which may be poisonous, toxic, or corrosive, or have flammable properties, including acids, bases, alkaline cleaners, pool chemicals, old fuel, oil paint and paint related products such as turpentine and mineral spirits.   Latex paint will be accepted.

This home chemical collection event is open to all residents in the Central Texas Council of Governments area, including Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, Hamilton, Mills, Milam, and San Saba Counties.  Proof of residency is required.

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