FWReclaimedWater

City of Fort Worth Village Creek Reclaimed Water Delivery System

In order to plan how to use the City’s existing water resources more efficiently, APAI assisted Fort Worth with developing a comprehensive reclaimed water implementation plan. Development of the plan included:

  • Analysis of water usage data to identify potential users of and demand for nonpotable water
  • Evaluation of potential sources of reclaimed water
  • A feasibility evaluation that included development of opinions of capital and operation and maintenance costs, an evaluation of project benefits, and an assessment of permitting, legal, and institutional issues
  • The plan identified five potential service areas for direct nonpotable reclaimed water and defined implementation steps and a schedule for developing reclaimed water systems in each of the service areas.

Following completion of the implementation plan, the City elected to move forward with development of the first of five service areas. Now called the Village Creek Reclaimed Water Delivery System, this regional project delivers reclaimed water to customers within the City of Fort Worth, to wholesale users in the Cities of Arlington and Euless, and at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport. In addition to project design, APAI was instrumental in helping Fort Worth and the wholesale customers understand the unique regulatory and operational issues associated with reclaimed water projects.

Following completion of the implementation plan, the City elected to move forward with development of the first of these service areas. Now called the Village Creek Reclaimed Water Delivery System, this regional project delivers reclaimed water to customers within the City of Fort Worth and to users in the Cities of Arlington and Euless and at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The ultimate capacity of the project is 18 mgd and the water is used for irrigation of golf courses, parks, and other open space, as well as for natural gas exploration operations and cooling water. In addition to project design, APAI was instrumental in providing its company expertise to help Fort Worth and the wholesale customers understand the unique regulatory and operational issues associated with reclaimed water projects. In addition, APAI facilitated workshops for the City to develop reclaimed water rates, a reclaimed water ordinance, and negotiate contracts with the wholesale customers. APAI also assisted the City in applying for and successfully obtaining ARRA funding for the project. In order to qualify to receive these funds, design of the project was completed on a very fast track. To shorten the timeframe before bid, APAI assisted the City with easement acquisition, permitting, and development of an Environmental Information Document.