Abstract:Las Colinas is a 12,000-acre high quality residential-commercial development in Irving, Texas, located between Fort Worth and Dallas. One of the foremost appeals of the development is the water features such as lakes and canals that are interspersed throughout the property. In order for the development to succeed and maintain its aesthetic appeal, it was necessary to secure dedicated water supplies which would be available during drought periods. Reuse water has proven to be the answer to providing a dedicated supply, secure from water rationing and other constraints that might limit supplies from more conventional sources. Up to 8,000 acre-feet of treated effluent is purchased from the Central Regional Wastewater System under a long-term contract with the Trinity River Authority of Texas. The distribution and delivery systems were installed in the early 1980s; since then the project has successfully delivered quality irrigation water and has maintained the water level in lakes and canals throughout Las Colinas as part of what was the largest reuse project in Texas.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-01-01
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