The Value of the Water Released by the SJRA
Spring release – 49,069 acre feet
Fall release – 17,098 acre feet
The total amount released during 2019 was 66,167 acre feet.
There are 325850 gallons per acre foot (66167(volumes provided above) X 325850/1000) = 21,561,000
units of 1000 gal X.72 = 15,523,000 dollars in value at $.72/1000 gal
(price of Houston water provided by SJRA)
The SJRA raw water rate is $.49/1000 gallon
this loss = 10,564,890 dollars
This is the amount SJRA thru down the drain.
The amount of water revenue lost
is between 10.5 million and 15.5 million depending on the water cost used.
Lake Conroe Reservoir Data in acre feet for 2019
Lake conroe reservoir Volume 11-21-2019
level 377900 acre feet
As water becomes more valuable more money will be wasted.
Water Markets in Texas
reference at top of the page