Victoria Aquifer Storage and Recovery Demonstration Project

Project Summary:

The Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District, in partnership with the City of Victoria, plans to convert an existing groundwater production well to an aquifer storage and recovery well. The well will be used for testing recharge, storage, and recovery of treated water from the City's distribution system. Data collected will used to support developing a full-scale aquifer storage and recovery system.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Matthew Webb
Funding Recipient:
Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District
Project Administrator:
Fred Blumberg, Arcadis-U.S., Inc.
Participants:
City of Victoria
Project Start Date:
January 19, 2016
Project Completion Date:
February 28, 2019
Total Project Cost:
$570,225
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$285,112
Benefits:
The project is the first in Texas to attempt retrofitting an existing groundwater production well to an aquifer storage and recovery well and store water in the Gulf Coast Aquifer. It will provide information needed to assess the feasibility of developing a full-scale aquifer storage and recovery system, firming up water supplies from the Guadalupe River for the city and providing operational training for the water system operators. Information on hydrogeologic characteristics, water quality, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality permitting processes will benefit other water purveyors considering implementation of an aquifer storage and recovery system in the Gulf Coast Aquifer.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Matt Webb - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-6929

Funding Recipient:

Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District
Tim Andruss - General Manager
2805 N. Navarro St., Suite 210
Victoria, TX 77901
361-579-6863

Project Manager:

Arcadis, U.S., Inc.
Fred Blumberg - Technical Project Manager
1717 West 6th Street, Suite 210
Austin, TX 78703
512-584-4242

Project Partners:

City of Victoria
Lynn Short - Director of Public Works
700 Main Center, Suite 108
Victoria, TX 77902-1758
361-485-3381

Project Consultants:

ASR Systems LLC
540 NE 5th Ave
Gainesville FL 32601
352-336-3820

INTERA, Inc.
1812 Centre Creek Dr., Suite 300
Austin, TX 78754
512-425-2047

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register October 9, 2015
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB November 3, 2015
Study approved by TWDB Board January 19, 2016
Contract executed September 27, 2016

Progress Reports

Final Report

  • The final report has not yet been produced.

Project Photos

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