Long-Range Water Master Plan
Water is a critical resource if you live anywhere West of the Mississippi River. Many analysts value water rights greater than gold. Water in The Village is no different. It is valued and it is important that we look for ways to make our water usage more efficient.
Currently, our District water is 100% reliant on our ground water resources. This supply of water is not infinite and we must ensure our residents have the resources they need for the future. The average Village home uses 240 gallons of water each day. The Village also has some of the lowest water fees in the Metro area. With more and more development encroaching upon the same water resources, the need to establish a Long-Range Water Master Plan is critical, and will be a major undertaking of the Metro District in 2021.
80% of the water used in The Village is for irrigation
Warmer weather months offer an opportunity to make progress in water usage efficiency among our residents. Not only is our population growing and placing greater demands on our water supply, but our infrastructure is aging. The District recently approved the expenditure for constructing three new wells to help mitigate the aging infrastructure and be certain we can meet the demands of the residents.
To assist the District with developing these long-range water plans, we formed a resident committee to evaluate options, tiered billing structure, rebates, usage incentives, smart meter installation and other tactics implemented by other Districts to balance the water supply and demand to create a viable future water supply. Continue to visit this website where we will make all plans and analyses available to residents for review. We will update this site and communication on a regular basis to ensure our residents are aware of our plans and programs.
The Village consumes, per resident, 240 gallons of water each day.