Grapevine updates water-conservation plan

The city of Grapevine has set five- and 10-year water-conservation goals.

These goals come as part of an updated plan for water conservation and drought contingency the council approved at its meeting April 16. As a public water supplier, the city is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to update this plan every five years.

Public Works Director Bryan Beck said no revisions or additions were made to the current Drought Contingency Ordinance as the city aims to keep its water usage flat.

The city measures water volume in gallons per capita per day, or GPCD. Over the last five years the city has measured the total and residential per capita water use and reported an average of 206 GPCD, according to city documents. The five-year goal for 2024 sets that GPCD to 208. The 10-year usage goal for 2029 is 207 GPCD.

Grapevine originally adopted the ordinance in 1988, which has been subsequently updated over the years. The 2011 revisions to this plan brought it in line with the Texas Regional Water District requirements, according to city documents.

The 2019 update to the Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan provides documents of water usage, per-capita water use and water loss, water-conservation programs and activities, and the estimated water savings from the previous five years, city documents show.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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