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2014-IBTAnnualReport 2014 ANNUAL REPORT on INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville with Additional Interbasin Transfer Information for January 1 – March 11, 2015 Prepared for: Town of Apex Town of Cary Town of Morrisville RTP South/Wake County Submitted to: North Carolina Division of Water Resources April 2015 Prepared by: Sydney Paul Miller Water Resources Engineer Town of Cary PO Box 8005 Cary, NC 27512-8005 919-462-2066 sydney.miller@townofcary.org 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville Table of Contents Executive Summary ........................................................................................................... ES-1 1. Jordan Lake Allocation Monitoring ...................................................................... 1-1 2. IBT Monitoring ........................................................................................................ 2-1 3. Compliance with Certificate Conditions .............................................................. 3-1 Appendix A: Daily Tracking of Combined Jordan Lake Water Supply Allocations for 2014 ............................................................................................................... A-1 Appendix B: Daily Interbasin Transfer Estimates for 2014............................................ B-1 Appendix C: Water Shortage Response Plans Updated for 2014………………… ..... ...C-1 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville ES-1 Executive Summary The 2014 Annual Report on Interbasin Transfers for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville includes monitoring data for daily tracking of IBT amounts and combined Jordan Lake allocations held by the certificate holders. The 2014 Annual Report also includes monitoring data for daily tracking of IBT amounts for January 1, 2015 through March 11, 2015, which is the final period for compliance with the IBT certificate dated July 12, 2001. A new Interbasin Transfer certificate was granted to the Towns of Cary and Apex by the NC Environmental Management Commission on March 12, 2015. Table ES-1 Summary of Interbasin Transfers for Cary, Apex, Morrisville and RTP South Withdrawal from Haw Subbasin (mgd)1 Total Return to Haw Subbasin (mgd) 4 Interbasin Transfer (mgd) IBT as % of Certificate Calendar Year Average Annual Max. Day Average Annual Max. Day Average Annual Max. Day Max. 1998 10.8 15.7 1.7 3.5 9.0 14.3 90% 1999 9.2 15.6 1.6 4.2 7.6 12.9 81% 2000 7.3 14.2 1.1 4.4 6.2 11.8 74% 20012 9.7 18.8 2.8 9.4 6.8 15.0 63%3 2002 16.9 29.2 3.5 10.3 13.5 22.5 94% 2003 15.9 22.7 2.5 5.5 13.4 17.8 74% 2004 17.0 25.5 2.8 6.1 14.2 22.6 94% 2005 18.4 26.1 3.8 8.1 14.5 19.6 82% 2006 17.6 25.9 3.3 6.6 14.3 20.8 87% 2007 19.8 30.8 3.8 7.7 15.9 23.5 98% 2008 18.9 28.3 4.6 9.1 14.1 20.9 87% 2009 19.5 28.0 5.5 11.3 14.0 20.4 85% 2010 20.9 33.1 6.5 12.1 14.4 22.3 93% 2011 20.0 33.6 5.9 14.3 14.1 21.7 90% 2012 19.3 31.1 5.4 9.1 13.9 22.7 94% 2013 18.5 25.1 4.7 7.5 13.8 19.2 80% 2014 19.3 30.0 4.9 10.7 13.7 20.3 84% 20155 17.4 23.2 3.3 5.6 11.1 13.8 58% 1. Includes water use by Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South. 2. Withdrawals in 2001 were unusually high due to construction activities at the Cary/Apex WTP and do not reflect actual potable water demands. 3. Permitted IBT amount increased from 16 mgd to 24 mgd in July 2001. The maximum day IBT of 15.0 mgd occurred after the permitted amount increased to 24 mgd. 4. Includes consumptive use. 5. For the year 2015, data are for the period January 1 through March 11. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville ES-2 The Towns of Cary and Morrisville merged their utility systems on April 3, 2006. Cary is responsible for providing billing and system maintenance for water and sewer services to Morrisville and RTP South customers. Morrisville and Wake County RTP South, continue to hold independent Jordan Lake water supply allocations. In 2014 and from January 1 to March 11, 2015, the certificate holders complied with all conditions of the July 2001 IBT certificate. The maximum daily IBT amount for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South was 20.3 million gallons per day (mgd) in 2014 and 13.8 mgd for the period January 1 – March 11, 2015. Maximum day IBT amounts and a summary of Jordan Lake withdrawals are provided in Table ES-1. The daily IBT amounts in 2014 for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South are shown in Figure ES-1. 0.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 1/1 2/1 3/1 4/1 5/1 6/1 7/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 11/1 12/1 In t e r b a s i n T r a n s f e r ( m g d ) Figure ES-1: Daily Interbasin Transfer for Cary, Apex, Morrisville and RTP South [Haw Sub-Basin to Neuse Sub-Basin] Cary Apex Morrisville RTP 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville ES-3 The required average annual return of reclaimed water to the Cape Fear or Haw basin in 2014 and for the period January 1 – March 11, 2015 was 0.0 mgd, and the actual average reclaimed water return was 2.4 mgd in 2014 and 3.0 mgd for the period January 1 – March 11, 2015 (see Table ES-2). The annual average IBT amount was 13.7 mgd in 2014, and the average IBT from January 1 to March 11, 2015 was 11.1 mgd. Table ES-2 Summary of Compliance with IBT Certificate Condition No. 1 Year Neuse Finished Water from the Haw (mgd) Peaking Factor 16 mgd MDD adjusted to ADD Consumptive Use Factor (%) Neuse Consumptive Use (from the Haw) (mgd) Required Return (mgd) Amount Returned (mgd) (a) (b) (c)=16/(b) (d) (e)=(a)*(d) (f)=(a)- (c)-(e) (g) 2011 12.0 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 2.0 2012 11.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 2.0 2013 11.4 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 1.9 2014 12.0 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 2.4 20151 10.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.1 0.0 3.0 a = Average annual transfer from Haw to Neuse (see Table B-1) b = Peaking factor specified in Certificate for first year, and to be approved by DWR thereafter d = Percent consumptive use specified in Certificate for first year and to be approved by DWR thereafter g = Average annual wastewater discharges and water reuse in Haw and Cape Fear Basins (see Table B-1) 1. For the year 2015, data are for the period January 1 through March 11. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-1 1.0 Jordan Lake Allocation Monitoring The combined Jordan Lake water supply allocation for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South can be tracked on a daily basis. Daily tracking of the combined Jordan Lake allocation for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 is included in Appendix A. The water supply pool for each allocation holder was full on January 1, 2014. The Town of Cary and the Town of Morrisville merged their utility systems on April 3, 2006, and subsequently the Town of Cary began providing billing, facilities, and system maintenance for water and sewer services to Morrisville customers. Morrisville continues to hold its own Jordan Lake water supply allocation. For purposes of reporting on Jordan Lake allocations and IBT, Cary and Morrisville measurements will continue to be reported separately. For 2014, the maximum day withdrawal for all certificate holders was 30.0 mgd, which occurred on July 3rd. The average daily withdrawal for all certificate holders was 19.3 mgd during 2014 (Table 1-1). Table 1-1 Summary of Jordan Lake Withdrawals1 Year Average Annual Withdrawal (mgd) Maximum Daily Withdrawal (mgd) 19982 10.8 15.7 19992 9.2 15.6 2000 7.3 14.2 2001 9.7 18.8 2002 16.9 29.2 2003 15.9 22.7 2004 17.0 25.5 2005 18.4 26.1 2006 17.6 25.9 2007 19.8 30.8 2008 18.7 28.3 2009 19.5 28.0 2010 20.9 33.1 2011 20.0 33.6 2012 19.3 31.1 2013 18.5 25.1 2014 19.3 30.0 1. Withdrawals from Jordan Lake at the Cary/Apex raw water intake. Includes water use by Apex, Cary, Morrisville and RTP South. Does not include water use by Durham. 2. Includes water use by Holly Springs from 1/1/98 to 6/30/99 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-2 Table 1-2 presents historical water use for the certificate holders (Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South) based on finished water produced at the Cary/Apex WTP plus purchases. In 2014, finished water demands averaged 17.2 mgd and the maximum day demand was 26.2 mgd. The maximum day peaking factor was 1.52 in 2014. Table 1-2 Summary of Finished Water Demands Year Average Annual Demand (mgd) Maximum Daily Demand (mgd) Maximum Day/Average Day Peaking Factor 19982 12.2 20.1 1.65 19992 12.6 21.5 1.71 2000 13.0 21.6 1.66 2001 14.2 22.0 1.55 2002 14.9 25.6 1.72 2003 13.9 19.9 1.43 2004 14.8 25.8 1.74 2005 15.6 22.6 1.45 2006 15.7 24.0 1.53 2007 17.9 28.1 1.57 2008 16.1 25.9 1.61 2009 16.1 24.6 1.53 2010 17.1 27.8 1.63 2011 17.2 27.6 1.61 2012 16.5 29.0 1.75 2013 16.3 22.8 1.40 2014 17.2 26.2 1.52 1. Includes finished water delivered to the distribution system by the Cary/Apex WTP. 2. Includes water use by Holly Springs from 1/1/98 to 6/30/99. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-3 Water distributed to Morrisville and RTP South is not measured on a daily basis. Therefore, accurate daily tracking of Jordan Lake water supply allocations can only be performed for the combined Jordan Lake water supply allocation for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South. Figure 1 shows the partners’ combined water supply withdrawals and allocation storage level for 2014. The minimum storage level for the combined allocation was 92.4% occurring on July 14, 2014. The average percent storage was 99.6% for 2014. Individual Jordan Lake water allocation withdrawals are estimated on a daily basis using monthly Morrisville and RTP South water usage records. Daily water use for Morrisville is estimated from monthly retail billing data by assuming that water usage variations between billing periods follow the same patterns as the total combined water use (“Net Cary” use). Daily water use for RTP South is estimated similarly using monthly retail billing data, assuming that water usage trends throughout the month follow similar patterns as Net Cary. For a given day, the ratio of daily Net Cary water use to average Net Cary water use for the period between monthly retail bills is applied to Morrisville and RTP South monthly retail billed use. Levels in individual water supply pools are calculated on a daily basis using daily water use estimates and daily lake inflows. Lake inflow data is obtained from the US Army Corps of Engineers and allocated to each water supply pool according to the percentage allocation held. Any inflow amount that would fill the allocated storage above 100 percent is not stored. Any time the elevation in Jordan Lake is at or above 216 feet mean sea level, the water supply pools are reset to 100 percent full. If any allocation holder or larger pool has excess inflow, it is first distributed within that pool to another user, if needed, before being “spilled.” Daily Withdrawal Storage 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-4 The daily Cary/Apex withdrawal amounts are estimated by subtracting the estimated daily Morrisville and RTP flows from the metered total daily flow; Cary amounts are then estimated by subtracting the daily recorded Apex flow from the remainder. Cary/Apex holds a water supply storage allocation equal to 32 percent of the water supply pool or 14,656 acre-feet. Figure 2 shows the Cary/Apex water supply withdrawals and the allocation storage level for 2014. The minimum storage level for the Cary/Apex allocation was 92.0% occurring on July 14, 2014. The average percent storage was 99.5% for 2014. Storage Daily Withdrawal 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-5 Morrisville holds a water supply storage allocation equal to 3.5 percent of the water supply pool or 1,603 acre-feet. Figure 3 shows the Morrisville water supply withdrawals and allocation storage level for 2014. The minimum storage level for the Morrisville allocation was 90.7% occurring on July 14, 2014. The average percent storage was 99.5% for 2014. Storage Daily Withdrawal 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 1-6 RTP South holds a water supply storage allocation equal to 3.5 percent of the water supply pool or 1,603 acre-feet. Figure 4 shows the RTP South supply withdrawals and allocation storage level for 2014. The minimum storage level for the RTP South allocation was 98.0% occurring on July 9, 2014. The average percent storage was 99.9% for 2014. Storage Daily Withdrawal 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-1 2.0 IBT Monitoring Daily IBT estimates for the certificate holders are included in Appendix B. Estimates are provided for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and for the period January 1, 2015 through March 11, 2015. The maximum day IBT transfer during the calendar year 2014 was 20.3 mgd, which occurred on July 8, 2014. This represents 84 percent of the permitted IBT transfer, 24 mgd, under the certificate approved by the EMC on July 12, 2001. The maximum day IBT transfer during January 1, 2015 through March 11, 2015 was 13.8 mgd, which occurred on March 9, 2015. The annual average IBT transfer was 13.7 mgd during calendar year 2014 and 11.1 mgd during January 1 – March 11, 2015. The average daily consumptive use was 15.7% for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and 16.7% for the period January 1, 2015 through March 11, 2015. Historical consumptive use is shown in Table 2-1. TABLE 2-1 Historical Consumptive Use for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South Year Average Daily Finished Water Demand (mgd) Average Daily Consumptive Use (mgd) % Consumptive Use 19981 12.2 2.4 19.7% 19991 12.6 2.1 16.7% 2000 13.0 1.8 13.8% 2001 14.1 2.0 14.7% 2002 14.9 3.0 20.1% 2003 13.9 1.4 10.0% 2004 14.8 2.2 14.9% 2005 15.6 2.7 17.3% 2006 15.7 2.3 14.6% 2007 17.9 4.2 23.5% 2008 16.1 2.5 15.5% 2009 16.1 2.3 14.4% 2010 17.1 3.1 17.9% 2011 17.2 3.1 17.9% 2012 16.5 2.0 12.3% 2013 16.3 1.8 11.3% 2014 17.2 2.7 15.7% 20152 15.3 2.5 16.7% 1. Includes some water use by Holly Springs. Holly Springs purchased water from Apex in 1998 and 1999. 2. For the year 2015, data are for the period January 1 through March 11. The distribution of consumptive uses between the Haw, Cape Fear, and Neuse River subbasins for 2014 was estimated based on historical water use in each basin as determined by billing records for each certificate holder. During 2014, based on the 2013 annual report, it was assumed that 29.0% of water use occurred in the Haw subbasin, 0.9% of water use 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-1 occurred in the Cape Fear subbasin, and 70.1% of water use occurred in the Neuse River subbasin. The certificate holders track historical use by assigning a subbasin to each customer. Data on the distribution of water use between subbasins for each entity from 2000 through 2014, based on billing records, is shown in Table 2-2. For purposes of calculating daily IBT amounts in 2015, the certificate holders estimate that 29.4% of their water use will occur in the Haw subbasin and that 1.2% of their water use will occur in the Cape Fear subbasin. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-2 TABLE 2-2 Distribution of Water Billed to Retail Customers by River Subbasin Year Cary Apex Morrsiville1 RTP South Total Water Use (mgd) Water Use in Haw (mgd) % Use in Haw Total Water Use (mgd) Water Use in Haw (mgd) % Use in Haw Water Use in Cape Fear (mgd) % Use in Cape Fear Total Water Use (mgd) Water Use in Haw (mgd) % Use in Haw Total Water Use (mgd) Water Use in Haw (mgd) % Use in Haw 2000(1) 9.29 0.82 8.8% 1.65 0.82 49.9% 0.07 4.3% 0.86 0.05 6.20% 0.27 0.27 100% 2001 10.73 1.07 10.0% 1.88 1.03 54.8% 0.08 4.3% 1.05 0.06 6.20% 0.31 0.31 100% 2002 10.23 1.23 12.0% 2.15 1.29 60.0% 0.08 3.7% 1.18 0.14 11.2% 0.39 0.39 100% 2003 9.02 0.75 8.3% 1.94 1.15 59.3% 0.073 3.8% 1.10 0.15 14.0% 0.36 0.36 100% 2004 9.69 1.21 12.5% 2.12 1.28 60.2% 0.080 3.8% 1.26 0.19 14.9% 0.35 0.35 100% 2005 10.38 1.47 14.2% 2.25 1.40 62.2% 0.092 4.1% 1.32 0.21 16.1% 0.44 0.44 100% 2006 9.79 1.15 11.8% 2.20 1.35 61.5% 0.085 3.9% 1.36 0.22 16.1% 0.41 0.41 100% 2007 10.90 1.52 13.9% 2.75 1.74 63.3% 0.110 4.0% 1.39 0.24 17.3% 0.48 0.48 100% 2008 9.83 1.43 14.5% 2.36 1.46 62.0% 0.09 4.0% 1.33 0.26 19.5% 0.41 0.41 100% 2009 10.23 1.68 16.4% 2.65 1.68 63.3% 0.13 5.1% 1.40 0.29 20.4% 0.39 0.39 100% 2010 11.34 2.09 18.4% 2.97 1.89 63.6% 0.14 4.6% 1.64 0.34 20.8% 0.40 0.40 100% 2011 11.29 1.98 17.5% 2.73 1.72 62.9% 0.13 4.6% 1.71 0.35 20.6% 0.43 0.43 100% 2012 10.56 1.83 17.3% 2.63 1.62 61.6% 0.13 5.1% 1.62 0.32 19.9% 0.42 0.42 100% 2013 9.89 1.91 19.3% 2.60 1.56 60.2% 0.18 6.9% 1.46 0.33 22.6% 0.39 0.39 100% 2014 9.99 1.94 19.5% 2.75 1.67 61.0% 0.17 6.2% 1.51 0.34 22.4% 0.32 0.32 100% 1. Water use by basin for the Town of Morrisville is unavailable for 2000, and so the percentage was assumed to be the same as in 2001. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-2 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-4 Table 2-3 shows the combined water use for the certificate holders and the percentage water use in the Haw and Cape Fear River Subbasins. TABLE 2-3 Historical Water Use in the Haw and Cape Fear River Subbasins for Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South Year Total Billed Water Use (mgd) Water Use in Haw Subbasin (mgd) Percent Use in Haw Subbasin Water Use in Cape Fear Subbasin (mgd) Percent Use in Cape Fear River Subbasin 2000(1) 12.07 1.97 16.3% 0.07 0.6% 2001 13.97 2.47 17.7% 0.08 0.6% 2002 13.95 3.05 21.8% 0.08 0.6% 2003 12.42 2.41 19.4% 0.07 0.6% 2004 13.42 3.03 22.5% 0.08 0.6% 2005 14.39 3.53 24.5% 0.09 0.6% 2006 13.75 3.13 22.7% 0.09 0.6% 2007 15.52 3.98 25.6% 0.11 0.7% 2008 13.93 3.96 25.6% 0.09 0.7% 2009 14.67 4.04 27.5% 0.13 0.9% 2010 16.34 4.71 28.8% 0.14 0.8% 2011 16.16 4.48 27.7% 0.13 0.8% 2012 15.23 4.19 27.5% 0.13 0.9% 2013 14.33 4.19 29.3% 0.18 1.3% 2014 14.57 4.28 29.4% 0.17 1.2% 1. Water use by basin for the Town of Morrisville is unavailable for 2000, and so the percentage was assumed to be the same as in 2001. In 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2007, Apex along with Cary implemented mandatory irrigation restrictions due to water supply limitations as well as IBT permit restrictions. The Town of Morrisville asked residents to voluntarily conserve water beginning in 1998, further implementing mandatory water use restrictions in July 1999. The restrictions reduced consumptive water use from what would normally be expected during those years. In 2000, Cary implemented a year round conservation program which includes: alternate day watering, prohibition of water waste, a rain sensor requirement on all irrigation systems, and an increasing block rate structure. In 2002, all of the Towns under this IBT certificate instituted mandatory restrictions because of regional drought conditions, but they were implemented after June which was when the highest water use occurred that year. Apex continued stage II water restrictions through December 29, 2005 when they returned to stage I, or voluntary water conservation measures. Starting April 3, 2006 the Cary and Morrisville utility systems merged. As part of this merger Morrisville adopted Cary’s water conservation ordinances and Cary staff began education and enforcement in both Cary and 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 2-4 Morrisville. On October 1, 2007, Apex adopted a year round alternate day watering ordinance. Also in 2007, Apex, Cary, Morrisville and RTP South implemented mandatory irrigation restrictions. The changes in watering rules were made in response to Governor Easley’s call for tougher water restrictions. The Apex Town Council adopted a ban on use of outdoor fountains and automated and sprinkler irrigation effective October 19, 2007. On November 1st 2007, the Town of Cary issued a Water Shortage Declaration, and citizens in Cary, Morrisville and RTP South connected to the Town of Cary’s water system were no longer able to water outdoors using irrigation systems, sprinklers, or other automated watering devices; the Town also discontinued issuing three-week exemptions to its year- round watering rules for establishing new grass or reseeding. These mandatory irrigation restrictions for all the partners remained in effect until April 1, 2008. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-1 3.0 Compliance with Certificate Conditions A summary of the conditions of the IBT certificate dated July 12, 2001, along with the current status of compliance for each is provided below. Condition 1 (2010 Required Return) The holders of the certificate, after 2010, shall return water supplied from the Haw River Basin used in the Neuse River Basin to either the Haw or Cape Fear River Basins as described below. a) Any water use in the Neuse Basin in excess of 16 million gallons per day adjusted on an average daily basis shall be returned. b) Water used for consumptive purposes in the Neuse Basin will not be subject to this condition. Compliance with this condition was not required until after 2010. However, the calculations for determining compliance with Condition 1, shown in Table 3-1, began in 2001. The amounts in column (a) are based on the percentage of billed water use in the Neuse Basin applied to the total amount of water used. As reported in the 2010 annual report, the calculation method was changed so Table 3-1 values shown reports for 2009 and earlier will differ from what is shown in later years. Figures 5 and 6 depict the methods for complying with Condition 1. Cary began returning reclaimed water to Jordan Lake on April 19, 2005, by way of a wastewater treatment interlocal agreement (ILA) between Cary and Durham County. Per the ILA, Durham County treated wastewater for Cary from a service area that includes portions of Cary and Morrisville and all of RTP South. The reclaimed water was returned to Jordan Lake after being treated at the Durham County Triangle WWTP. Unfortunately, this arrangement to return reclaimed water to Jordan Lake is not feasible as a long-term management approach; Durham County will need the capacity of its Triangle WWTP for its own service area after 2015. Cary ceased sending wastewater to the Durham County Triangle WWTP at the end of 2014. For IBT purposes, it would be best to return reclaimed water to the source (Haw) basin and, more specifically, directly to the water supply source – Jordan Lake. A new discharge to Jordan Lake was investigated but deemed infeasible because of TMDL requirements and the nutrient management strategy that has been developed for Jordan Lake. Since return of reclaimed water to the water supply source in the Haw basin was not feasible for the long- term, Apex, Cary, and Morrisville, which are the Western Wake Partners (Partners), investigated other alternatives and implemented the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities which include reclaimed water discharge to the Cape Fear River below Buckhorn Dam. Wastewater from Apex, Cary and Morrisville began being treated at the new Western Wake Water Reclamation Facility in August 2014. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-2 Apex Holly Springs Cary/Morrisville Figure 5. Return to Haw River Basin through Durham County TWWTP (ended in December 2014) Condition 1 Return to Haw River (Source) Withdrawal Discharge 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-3 Apex Holly Springs Cary/Morrisville Figure 6. Return to Cape Fear River Basin through Western Wake WRF (began in August 2014) Condition 1 Return to Cape Fear Basin Withdrawal Discharge 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-4 Table 3-1 Summary of Compliance with Certificate Condition No. 1 Year Neuse Finished Water from the Haw (mgd) Peaking Factor 16 mgd MDD adjusted to ADD Consumptive Use Factor (%) Neuse Consumptive Use (from the Haw) (mgd) Required Return if After 2010 (mgd) Amount Returned (mgd) (a) (b) (c)=16/(b) (d) (e)=(a)*(d) (f)=(a)- (c)-(e) (g) 2001 5.1 1.64 9.76 20% 1.0 0.0 0.0 2002 11.3 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 0.0 2003 10.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.1 0.0 0.0 2004 11.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 0.0 2005 11.9 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 0.3 2006 11.5 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 0.5 2007 13.3 1.64 9.76 20% 2.7 0.9 0.8 2008 11.5 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 1.2 2009 11.5 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 1.3 2010 12.2 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 1.7 2011 12.0 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 2.0 2012 11.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 2.0 2013 11.4 1.64 9.76 20% 2.3 0.0 1.9 2014 12.0 1.64 9.76 20% 2.4 0.0 2.4 20151 10.6 1.64 9.76 20% 2.1 0.0 3.0 a = Average annual transfer from Haw to Neuse (see Table B-1) b = Peaking factor specified in Certificate for first year, and to be approved by DWR thereafter d = Percent consumptive use specified in Certificate for first year and to be approved by DWR thereafter g = Average annual wastewater discharges and water reuse in Haw and Cape Fear Basins (see Table B-1) 1. For the year 2015, data are for the period January 1 through March 11. Condition 2 (Facilitate Allocation Use) The holders of this certificate shall manage the authorized transfer amount in such a way that none of the individual petitioners (Towns of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and Wake County [for RTP South]) are prevented from fully using their respective Jordan Lake water supply allocations. The IBT certificate requirements were not a limitation on Jordan Lake withdrawals for any of the allocation holders in 2014 or the period January 1 – March 11, 2015. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-5 Condition 3 (Disaggregation of IBT Amount) If the certificate holders discontinue their cooperative service agreement with each other, the maximum day permitted transfer will be adjusted by the Division of Water Resources based on the 2030 projections of each applicant at that time. The cooperative service agreements between the certificate holders have remained in effect during 2014 and the period January 1 – March 11, 2015. Condition 4 (Compliance and Monitoring Plan) Prior to transferring water under this certificate, the holders of this certificate shall work with the Division of Water Resources to develop compliance and monitoring plan subject to approval by the Division. The plan shall include methodologies and reporting schedules for reporting the following information: maximum day transfer amounts, compliance with permit conditions, progress on mitigation measures, drought management, and reporting. A copy of the approved plan will be kept on file with the Division for public inspection. The Division of Water Resources shall have the authority to make modifications to the compliance and monitoring plan as necessary to assess compliance with the certificate. Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and RTP South submitted a Compliance and Monitoring Plan concurrent with the submittal of the 2001 report. In 2003, the Division of Water Resources agreed to modify the submittal date of each annual report to be May 1 of the following year. Condition 5 (EMC Consideration of Impacts) If either the EIS is found at a later date to be incorrect or new information becomes available such that the environmental impacts associated with this transfer are substantially different from those projected impacts that formed the basis for the above Findings of Fact and this certificate, the Commission may reopen the certificate to adjust the existing conditions or require new conditions to ensure that the detriments continue to be mitigated to a reasonable degree. This condition requires no action by the certificate holders. Condition 6 (Intake Access) The Towns of Cary and Apex shall be required to provide access at their existing intake site to other Jordan Lake water allocation holders that need access to utilize their allocation to the extent that this additional use is determined to be feasible by the Division of Water Resources. The cost associated with getting the necessary permits, engineering design, and associated construction costs are the responsibility of the allocation holder(s) requesting the access and not Cary and Apex. The Town of Cary has continued to provide retail water service to RTP South and starting April 3rd, 2006, has merged utility services with the Town of Morrisville. Chatham County has continued to access their allocation through the Cary/Apex raw water intake on Jordan Lake. Condition 7 (Drought Management Plan) Prior to transferring water under this certificate, the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville, and Wake County (for RTP South) shall develop individual water shortage response plans subject to approval by the Division. The holders of this certificate shall develop a drought management plan for the interbasin transfer, incorporating the individual water shortage response plans and subject to approval by the Division. The plans shall tie specific water conservation actions to the percent storage 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-6 remaining in each of the petitioners’ Jordan Lake water supply accounts. A copy of the approved plans shall be kept on file with the Division for public inspection. The Division of Water Resources shall have the authority to approve modifications to the drought management plan as necessary. Water Shortage Response Plans for each certificate holder were submitted as attachments to the 2001 Annual Report and have been updated in later years. The current Water Shortage Response Plans, which remained unchanged during 2014 and the period January 1 – March 11, 2015, are attached in Appendix C. Condition 8 (Stream Buffer Rules) Within six months from the effective date of this certificate, the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville, and Wake County (for RTP South) shall enact ordinances similar to or more protective than the Neuse River buffer rules (15A NCAC 2B.0233) for the parts of their jurisdictions that are within the Jordan Lake watershed. These buffer requirements shall be subject to approval by the Division of Water Resources after consultation with the Division of Water Quality and shall be adopted as local ordinances. Each Town’s buffer ordinance was submitted with the 2001 Annual Report. In 2004, there was one change: 1. The Town of Morrisville put 370,312 feet of 50-foot wide stream buffers under a conservation easement. In 2006, there were three changes: 1. The Town of Apex approved amendments to UDO Section 6.1.11 Riparian Buffers which clarified the zones for riparian buffers associated with perennial streams Zone 1 of the perennial buffer was defined as the inner 60 feet and zone 2 as the outer 40 feet. 2. The Town of Apex clarified the uses permitted within riparian buffers to allow new stormwater ponds (excluding dry ponds) that control nitrogen and associated stormwater outfalls in zone 2 of the riparian buffer provided that diffuse flow is met through zone 1 of the buffer. This is the outer 20 feet for an intermittent stream buffer (50 feet) and the outer 40 feet for a perennial stream buffer (100 feet). 3. Wake County (for RTP South) adopted a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) on April 17th, 2006, which repealed and replaced the existing Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. The UDO consolidates development regulations into a single document. In 2008, there was 1 change: 1. The Town of Morrisville adopted new engineering standards (Design and Construction Ordinance), effective February 2008, which adopted revised stormwater quantity and quality standards for the Town, including application of Neuse River Basin performance standards throughout the jurisdiction. In 2009, there was 1 change: 1. The Town of Morrisville approved amendments to its zoning ordinance (Zoning Ordinance), effective July 23, 2009, which included provisions for riparian buffers in 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville 3-7 the Cape Fear River Basin in response to the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Rules. In 2010, there were 2 changes: 1. The Town of Apex approved changes to its riparian buffer rules (Watershed Protection Overlay Districts), effective November 16, 2010, which incorporated the requirements of the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Strategy Rules. 2. The Town of Cary approved minor changes to its riparian buffer rules (Land Use Development Ordinance) to remove allowable uses in its table of uses that conflicted with the Town’s 100 ft. buffer rule and the state’s 50 ft. buffer rule. In 2011, there were 2 changes: 1. The Town of Cary approved modifications to the Jordan Lake Buffer to comply with the Jordan Lake Rules passed in 2009, effective July 14, 2011. 2. The Town of Morrisville adopted a Riparian Buffer Ordinance (for lands within both the Neuse River Basin and the Jordan Lake Watershed) to comply with the Jordan Lake Rules. In 2012, there was 1 change: 1. The Town of Morrisville made minor changes to its Riparian Buffer Ordinance that it had adopted in 2011 to comply with the Jordan Lake Rules, as requested by NC DWQ. In 2014 there was one change: 1. The Town of Morrisville made minor updates to the language in its Riparian Buffer Ordinance be consistent with state law, incorporated the Buffer Ordinance into its Unified Development Ordinance, and assigned administration to its Engineering Department. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville A-1 Appendix A: Daily Tracking of Combined Jordan Lake Water Supply Allocations for 2014 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville B-1 Appendix B Daily Interbasin Transfer Estimates for 2014 and 2015 (January 1-March 11) 2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERBASIN TRANSFERS for RTP South and the Towns of Cary, Apex, and Morrisville C-1 Appendix C: Towns of Cary and Apex Water Shortage Response Plans Updated for 2014