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Water Resource Integration Plan underway which will provide a 20 yr roadmap to overall water 
management within the urban growth boundary including stormwater, wastewater, drinking water, and 
reuse water 

Ongoing search for industrial/agricultural partnerships for reuse water 

Ongoing public education regarding the value and quality of repurified water e.g. annual Earth Day 
booth, plant tours for numerous civic and school groups, etc. 

Case by case evaluations of reuse infrastructure extensions to service new and existing 
residential/commercial developments 

Ongoing and expanding water quality analyses of reuse water with samples a collected at multiple 
locations 

Performance Measures & Results 

Ratio of reuse quantity vs. wastewater volume processed: 23-29% over the past 6 years 

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Area irrigated solely by recycle water: >1000  acres 

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Reduced dependence on purchased water and energy used to treat purchased water: Drinking 
water supply, treatment, and distribution requirements reduced >20% , saving users >$3M 
annually 

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Reduced Waste Load to WFSR from BOD, Total Nitrogen, and Phosphorus: Annual reductions in 
waste load to river of BOD(18 tons), Total Nitrogen (12 tons), and Phosphorus (12 tons) 

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Aesthetic Improvements: City landscapes, golf course, and soccer complex are beautiful 

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP 

 

 Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

Performance Measures & Results 

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Water Quality Impacts: As described in the narrative, the collective impact of the 
substantial projects, investment, and operational practices and activities undertaken 
over the past two decades have dramatically improved water quality in the Stones River 
Watershed.  Segments of our receiving stream which have been classified as “impaired” 
for decades are soon to be delisted.