Long-Range Master Water 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 value and we absolutely must develop a conservation program that is a major component of our future water needs.
Currently, our District water is 100% reliant on our ground water resources. This supply of water is not infinite and we need to act now to ensure our residents have the resources they need for the future. The average Village home uses 290 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 critical need to establish a Long-Range Master Water Plan is a major focus the Metro District is undertaking in 2021.
80% of the water used in The Village is for irrigation purposes
Warmer weather months are clearly an area where we need to make progress in getting residents to reduce their water consumption. Compounding the demands on our water is the fact that 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 penalties, smart meter installation and other tactics implemented by other Districts to balance the water supply and demand needs to create a viable future water supply. Continue to visit this website where we will be making all plans and analysis available to residents for review. We will be updating this site and communication on a regular basis to make sure our residents are aware of our plans and programs.
The Village consumes, per resident, 240 gallons of water each day.