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.
Reported June 2022
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 21-22, 14 actions from this sector, with 59 milestones will be initiated. Implementation of these new milestones will involve collaboration with Dallas Water Utilities.
Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.
Year Two Work Plan
COMPLETE: 7 Milestones
WR2: Continue investment in leak detection and expand programs to reduce overall water loss through the conveyance systems
Expand leak detection programs, as feasible
WR7: Use FEMA community rating system to educate and protect communities from flooding
Complete final audit rating to qualify for a Class 4 rating
Notification of flood risk associated living/officing within levee and dam protected areas and floodplains
WR9: Initiate a comprehensive storm drainage system assessment and planning process
Award Phase 2 of Storm Drainage Assessment
WR10: Evaluate policies affecting drainage and erosion to ensure sustainable development and mitigate adverse impacts
Evaluate polices and development code changes to enhance sustainable development, drainage, and erosion control
WR12: Continue contingency planning to protect and maintain service of key water infrastructure facilities from extreme weather events
Provide list of critical facilities to electrical provider
Update DWU Integrated Contingency Plan as necessary