Did the Utility submit its most recent Annual Report (on implementation of its Water Conservation Plan) to the State? Annual Report (AR) Submitted?
City of Mercedes has not submitted their Annual Report
The purpose of an Annual Report is to evaluate an entity's progress of program implementation for the water conservation plan. Submitting this report is essential to a utility reviewing conservation programs annually and evaluating program successes and needs.This information is also helpful to the agency managing and planning our state water resources.
Did the Utility submit its most-recent annual Water Audit Report to the State? Water Audit Report (WAR) Submitted?
City of Mercedes has submitted their Water Audit Report
The purpose of a Water Audit Report is to provide utilities with a standardized approach to auditing water loss. Submitting this report is essential to help a utility understand where and how much water is being used or lost within the distribution system. This information is also helpful to the agency managing and planning our state water resources.
What was the Utility's most recent reported total percent water loss as stated in its Water Audit Report? Total Percent (%) Water Loss
City of Mercedes has 9.2% Water Loss
The percentage of water lost from the distribution system provides the utility with a baseline from which to monitor and improve water loss control. A higher percent water loss means that a utility is losing water that could be used or conserved to delay potential expensive water infrastructure projects in the future. Since publication of the original Scorecard in 2016, the breakpoints for percent water loss have changed. The breakpoints identified above are based on average percent water loss between 2015 and 2018 for all evaluated utilities. The previous breakpoints were as follows:
% Water Loss of less than or equal to 6.5% - 15 points
% Water Loss of greater than 6.5% to 11% - 10 points
% Water Loss of greater than 11% to 15.4% - 5 points
% Water Loss greater than 15.4% - 0 points
How many of the 23 municipal water conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs) presented in the state's BMP guide did the utility include in its most recent Annual Report? Number of Best Management Practices (BMPs) implemented?
City of Mercedes has implemented #N/A BMPs
BMPs are voluntary efficiency measures that are intended to save a quantifiable amount of water and can be implemented within a specified timeframe. The greater number of BMPs a utility implements the more extensive reach water conservation measures will have, not only within the utility but throughout the city as a whole.
Did the Utility submit its most-recent required Water Conservation Plan (WCP) to the State? WCP or Water Conservation Information Submitted?
City of Mercedes has submitted their Water Conservation Plan
The purpose of a Water Conservation Plan is to ensure water use efficiency within a water utility's operation. Submitting this plan is essential to a utility reducing the consumption of water, reducing the loss or waste of water, and improving or maintaining the efficiency in the use of water. This information is also helpful to the agency managing and planning our state water resources.
Does the utility's water rate structure send a strong water conservation pricing signal to the utility's single-family residential customers? Conservation Pricing Signal?
City of Mercedes has a 36.0% pricing signal
A water conservation pricing signal is a rate structure designed and priced in a way that significantly increases a consumer's water bill when he or she uses more water. The above percentages reflect the rate increase when a consumer uses 10,000 gallons versus 5,000 gallons.