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18.1 Peak Water Demand vs. Reserve Capacity by Water Trunk

This indicator shows the amount of water estimated to be available for unscheduled or unanticipated needs.

This indicator is part of Reliable water system.

Indicator description:

This indicator shows the amount of water estimated to be available for unscheduled or unanticipated needs. Seven (7) individual service area trunks or subsystems, each supplied by several wells and the new surface water system, comprise the system. Total capacity represents total production capability. Firm capacity represents the portion of total capacity considered reliable and available to meet demand. Reserve capacity is the amount considered reliable and available in excess of anticipated peak daily demands per trunk.

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Why is this indicator relevant?

An efficient water system is required for the continued health and prosperity of Albuquerque residents. A reserve is needed for growth and unanticipated needs (e.g., drought and fire protection).


Data Source:
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

What can we tell from the data?

  • With the advent of the surface water supply, reserve capacity has been improved significantly.
  • The Atrisco, Freeway, Montgomery and Ridgecrest trunks have significantly improved reserves.
  • Total capacity has been rebalanced and in areas of growth, reserve capacity has been increased, so that the Albuquerque area will have a reliable and safe future supply.
  • The reserve capacity still relies on continued water conservation improvements to secure this reserve.

 

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