A team of volunteers with the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association and other environmental organizations have worked with architects and planners to include the ""One Water" project into the existing bond construction of the new WISD primary school. To this end, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association has obtained additional funding to enhance the original project design and construction costs to complete key features of the One Water project as necessary.
Yes. The Wimberley Watershed Association has obtained additional funding.
Yes. Water collection is a critical "One Water" Feature.
Because of the water-conserving features associated with the "One Water" campus, the school is expected to produce less than 5,000 GPD of gray/black water. The water will be permitted under the Hays County OSSF program. Wimberley ISD will operate and maintain the system. Treated effluent will be beneficially reused onsite using subsurface drip irrigation.
- Rainwater and HVAC Collection to flush toilets and provide irrigation for landscape and school gardens.
- Water saving fixtures to reduce water usage.
- Green Stormwater Infrastructure to slow down runoff, recharge groundwater and reduce nonpoint source pollution.
- Gray/black water treated and beneficially reused onsite to irrigate surrounding areas.
- Educational features include clear pipes and signage installed into the architecture of the school to create an immersive, educational experience.
- Groundwater/potable water demand will be reduced by 90% from standard construction.
More information on the primary school construction and "One Water" Plan are posted on wimberleyisd.net.