GOAL 5: DALLAS PROTECTS ITS WATER RESOURCES AND ITS COMMUNITIES FROM FLOODING AND DROUGHT.
1% DECREASE IN PERCAPITA ANNUAL WATER CONSUMPTION.
5% AND 10% OF WATER FOR INDIRECT REUSE IMPLEMENTATION BY 2030 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
30%, 60% AND 100% REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF IMPAIRED WATERBODIES LISTED IN THE WATERSHED BY 2030, 2040 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
45% AND 100% REDUCTION IN GHG EMISSIONS FROM TREATMENT FACILITIES BY 2035 AND 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
The water and wastewater sectors together comprise less than 1 percent of the Dallas’ GHG emissions; however, climatic variation from flooding to drought forms the largest single risk posed by climate change. Dallas Water Utilities has proactively planned for future conditions as a part of standard operations for years. This plan builds upon these ongoing robust plans and related actions. In FY 20-21, 11 actions from this sector, with 26 milestones will be initiated. These actions include expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. Implementation of Goal 5 milestones will fall primarily on Dallas Water Utilities and the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability but will also include Sustainable Development & Construction as well as Planning and Urban Design.
Resources for Residents
1 Schedule a free irrigation system evaluation by a licensed landscape irrigation specialist and potentially save hundreds of dollars per year on your water bill.
2 Use the Water Conservation Checklist to quickly identify easy ways to reduce water consumption, from food prep, personal care, and household cleaning to plumbing improvements.
3 Get free plumbing assistance or water efficiency upgrades to reduce water bills through the Minor Plumbing Repair Program, which is available to low income homeowners who are customers of Dallas Water Utilities.
Resources for Businesses
1 Schedule a free, no obligation water efficiency assessment for your industrial, commercial, or institutional facility and potentially receive up to $100,000 in rebates towards the cost of new equipment and processes that conserve water at existing facilities.
2 Consider using reclaimed water for flushing toilets and landscape irrigation.