Ground Water Supply Planning & Development
Parker Water and Sanitation District:
PWSD was a water supply district with approximately 400 taps when Mr. Lytle began consulting services to PWSD. The District has historically only had Denver Basin aquifer water rights as its principal water resource to service customers. Over time, Mr. Lytle has assisted PWSD with the development of not only its Denver Basin aquifer water rights portfolio but also renewable water through its alluvial aquifer well system and an adjudicated augmentation plan to allow reuse water to also be pumped through its alluvial aquifer wells. The development of PWSD’s ground water resources has allowed it to grow, while also generating the revenues to develop future water supply planning and development to supplement or replace its non-renewable Denver Basin aquifer water supply.
El Paso County Water Supply Authority Water Supply Master Plan:
There are 16 members of the Authority that wanted to explore maximizing the beneficial use of their existing water supplies and evaluating potential means for regionalization of available water supplies, including native surface water from Monument and Fountain Creeks, trans-basin water from the Fry-Ark Project, and both alluvial and Denver Basin aquifer water supplies. Some of the members of the Authority are principally dependent upon the non-renewable resources of the Denver Basin, while other members obtain their principal water supplies from surface water sources. The Master Plan inventoried and evaluated the water supplies of all 16 members and provided recommendations regarding future use of the water supplies, including potential new infrastructure projects such as pipelines and system interconnections to more efficiently use their ground water resources. In addition, new surface water storage structures were identified to develop renewable water resources to supplement and/or replace non-renewable Denver basin aquifer water.
Willows Water District:
Due to its location, the District only had available to it Denver Basin aquifer water supplies. A total of 18 deep bedrock wells were developed over time based on an evaluation of growth within the district, as well as assessing the declining production from the existing wells. Because of the ever-increasing need to provide peak daily demands during the summertime, the ground water supply planning included incorporating new and innovative well drilling and completion techniques to maximize well production. Because of the need to increase overall production, the District was one of the first water supply entities in the Denver Basin to evaluate aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). Mr. Lytle developed the scope and managed a 6-year research project on ASR technical, economic, and institutional feasibility.