Council Okay's Two Water Studies

Council Okay's Two Water Studies

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The City of San Angelo's water supply is in critical condition which is forcing council to explore a couple of extreme options to help get more water to citizens.

Option one is to use reclaimed sewage water too add to our water supplies

Water Utilities Department Director, Ricky Dickson says, “I think it’s a coming thing, I mean people are already doing it. They’re doing it in Big Springs, Wichita Falls is trying to get approval, Abilene is fixing to do it. It’s coming.”

City Council awarded nearly $190,000 to Alan Plummer Associates to explore potable reuse alternatives.

“Well I think it’s just another supply that we can use in our toolbox. The drought continues, the lakes are drying up,” Dickson said.

Ricky Dickson says the magic number is to get to nine. Nine million gallons of water which will better feed San Angelo's water needs.

“We’re going into the summer with the lower lake levels that have ever been seen before around here. Nine million gallons won’t make everybody happy but we can all get by.”

This project will supply us an extra six to seven million gallons a day. Add that to our already two million gallons of water, that will put us at nine million gallons per day. On top of that, we have another option.

Mandy Scott, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist says, “There are lots of acre feet of water that pass through that area that gets flushed out of the city before it’s available for use.”

That area is the Red Arroyo. Mandy said this project will capitalize on smaller rainfall amounts that traditionally don't help bigger lakes.

“So we need to be concentrating on catching every last drop that we can,” Scott said.

And if you’re still worried about that reclamation water option Dickson reassures us, “TCEQ would not let us do something that wasn’t safe for the public.”

The price for the Red Arroyo project will return to Council once the study is completed. We will keep you updated on those projects.

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    Council Okay's Two Water Studies

    Council Okay's Two Water Studies

    SAN ANGELO, TX-- The City of San Angelo's water supply is in critical condition which is forcing council to explore a couple of extreme options to help get more water to citizens.
    SAN ANGELO, TX-- The City of San Angelo's water supply is in critical condition which is forcing council to explore a couple of extreme options to help get more water to citizens.
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