Lubbock, TX Managing Small Drinking Water Utilities in Times of Drought: Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future

Detail of a working lawn sprinkler head watering the grassSouth Plains Association of Governments, Board Room
1323 58th Street, Lubbock, TX 79412

Dates and Times:
new date: February 25 – 26, 2014

02/25/2014: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
02/26/2014: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Co-Sponsor: South Plains Association of Governments

Managing a drinking water utility can be challenging under any circumstances and is even more difficult in times of drought. This day and a half workshop was designed to address drought issues currently affecting water systems (today), provide tools and guidance on activities water utilities can undertake in the short term to try to reduce drought impacts (tomorrow), and discuss techniques for examining management in times of drought over the long term (future).

The specific topics that were addressed during the workshop include: communicating with customers during a critical time, understanding water loss and water auditing, wells and well rehabilitation, impacts of lower water use and water conservation on revenues, available funding, asset management, water system collaborations, and technological responses to drought.