Lake Don Pedro Community Services District IRWIM Presentation 2013 Introduction • • • • • • Background Geographic area served Operational Focus Issues/Challenges Current Projects Future Plans Lake Don Pedro History • The water system was constructed in 1968 by Boise Cascade and governed by PacificCascade. • In 1975, it transferred its interests to Sierra Highlands Water Company. • In 1980, it became a Special District for the purpose of providing water services to the community. What is a Special District? A special district is a separate local government that delivers a public service to a geographically limited area. Special districts have four distinguishing characteristics: • • • • Are a form of government Have a governing board Provide services and facilities Have defined boundaries We are an Enterprise • We are financially supported entirely by the property owners within the District, we must receive enough revenue to cover the expenses to operate, maintain and expand the water system. • This is accomplished by continuously reviewing expenses and ensuring cost effective measures are in place to provide water at the most reasonable price possible. Who Governs/Influences the District? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Local Board of Directors Mariposa County Tuolumne County LAFCO County Grand Jury Merced Irrigation District State CDPH- CA Department of Public Health Title 22 Regulations SWRCB- State Water Resources Control Board DWR- Department of Water Resources CA Government Code - Ralph M. Brown Act EDD- Employment Development Department PERS- Public Employee Retirement System State Controller • Federal • EPA- Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act and 40 • CFR regulations • IRS- Internal Revenue Service • Misc. Entities • SDRMA • CEA • ACWA Joint Powers Association Operations & Professional Services Operations • General Manager • Administration Department • 3 Employees • Operations Department • 4 Employees Professional Services • Legal Counsel • Engineering • Auditors • CPA Geographic Area Served Mariposa & Tuolumne Lake Don Pedro Community Water System Infrastructure 2 MGD Conventional Water Treatment Plant Distribution System • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 Production Pumps Coagulation & Flocculation Basin Sedimentation Basin 2 Pressure Vessel Filters Backwash Pond Storage Pond • • • • • • 8 Water Tanks-6 MG Storage 1440 Service Connections 86 miles of Piping 480 Fire Hydrants 343 Street Valves 2 Hydro-Pneumatic Tanks 12 Pressure Reducing Valves 2 Intake Pumps 2 Barges 2 Float Pumps 11 Distribution Pumps 1 Well 2 Intake Pumps at Lake McClure Storage Capacity 1,026,000 Acre-feet MID Surplus Agreement 5,160 Acre-feet Barge & Float Pumps Used at 700 ft. Ranchito Well Dimensions: 8 ½” x 300’, Capacity:140gpm 1.5 MG Raw Water Tank Treatment Plant Pipe Gallery Chemical Tank Farm Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium hydroxide, & Chem Floc Conventional Treatment Plant Flash mixing chamber, Coagulation Flocculation Basin, & Sedimentation Basin Multi-Media Filter Vessels Anthracite, Sand, & Garnet Distribution System Water Storage Tank HMI System Monitors SCADA & Telemetry Equipment Lab Analysis Conducted to Check Integrity of Plant Performance Meter Reading Maintenance on Distribution System Water Break Repairs What are Some of the Top Issues Facing the District? • Insure compliance with E.P.A - Safe Drinking Water Act • Insure compliance with CDPH - state regulations • Replacement of an Aging Infrastructure • Deferred maintenance of Plant and Distribution System equipment • Drought conditions- low lake levels and the need of a standby well • Vulnerability Assessment- securing our assets What Must be Done to Meet These Challenges? • Review the Capital Improvement Plan • Source Waters • • Surface water- ensure sufficient availability with a new barge and float pump Ground Water- ensure sufficient availability by testing/maintaining Ranchito Well, look into constructing a second well for standby purposes • Treatment Plant • Replace aged & broken plant equipment, upgrade antiquated HyperTac system, upgrade SCADA and telemetry equipment • Storage Tank Facilities • Install fencing and gates to improve our security and reduce vulnerability to theft and vandalism • Infrastructure • Distribution system is over 40 years old. Need to be aggressive with water main and service line replacements • Insure CIP is Consistent with our Financial Base What About Future Goals? • • • • • CSD Subdivision Build-out OPU Service Golf Course • Irrigation Water Perform Services for Other Agencies • Back Flow Testing • Cross-Connection Surveys • Laboratory Testing Assume Other Services • Trash • Waste Water Treatment • Horse Trails • Etc… First We Must Focus On the CSD’s Immediate Goals/Challenges • According To Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he mentions that “in order to be effective with success, we must work out of quadrants 1 and 2”. • Filters of Importance • Quadrant 1-urgent, crises, & deadlines • Quadrant 2-maximizing current opportunities Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. -Bruce Lee Lake Don Pedro Community Services District Thank You!