FMWD RWP Special Board Workshop

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FOOTHILL MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Special Board Workshop
September 4, 2013
Workshop Objective
To Discuss Status of FMWD Recycled Water
Demonstration Program Activities including
Demonstration Project Alternatives and
Receive Public Input
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Role of FMWD
 From Strategic Plan (2005):
Foothill Municipal Water District
will reliably deliver quality water to
its member agencies in a costefficient manner to meet their
projected demands.
 STRENGTHS,
WEAKNESSES,
OPPORTUNITIES &
THREATS (SWOT) Analysis
 Main Weaknesses:
 Lack of System Redundancy
 Limited Supply at Single MWD
Source
 Lack of Storage
 Not Diversified
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Completed Technical Reports & Studies
 Since 2007, FMWD completed:
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Master Plan (2007),
Water Resources Plan (2009),
UWMP (2010),
Recycled Water Feasibility Study (2012)
 Master Plan recommended FMWD suspend consideration on
second connection to MWD
 Water Resources Plan prioritized developing “local” reliability related
to future probabilities of imported water draught storages and
emergency outages:
1. Groundwater
3. Conservation
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2. Recycled Water
4. Interties
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Recycled Water Feasibility Study
Conclusions
 Evaluated 17 alternatives and recommended 3
projects in: Verdugo Basin with CVWD and
Glendale; Monk Hill in Devil’s Gate and Eaton
Wash Areas
 Recycled water production: 48 AFY to 560 AFY
 Proposed Pilot Demonstration Project (280 AFY)
 October 2012: Project costs decreased from:
$3,759,072 to $2,935,300
 Submitted for IRWM Funding Grant, USBR Funding
and MWD for Foundational Action Funding
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3 Top-Ranking Alternatives
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Recycled Water in Area
• Los Angeles County Sanitation District
– La Canada Flintridge Country Club
• City of Glendale/LADWP
– Landscape Irrigation
• City of Burbank
– Landscape Irrigation
– Fire Fighting
• Descanso Gardens and City of Pasadena
• Verdugo Hills Golf Course MBR
• Claremont Colleges MBR
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Outside Driver No. 1
 Urban Water Conservation: SBX 7-7*
 Reduce per capita consumption by 10% by December 31, 2015
 Reduce per capita consumption by 20% by December 21, 2020
*Water providers must demonstrate ongoing management
practices designed to help achieve this goal in order to be eligible
for certain types of State grant funding
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Outside Driver No. 2
Water Supply Conditions: Drought
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Source: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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Outside Driver No. 3
Colorado River Running Dry
52% potential shortage in 2016 on Colorado River
Newspaper Headlines:
 “A slow-motion Colorado River
disaster” (Los Angeles Times –
8/18/13)
 “Decade of Drought Threatens
West” (Wall Street Journal –
8/16/13)
 “Feds Slash Colorado River
Release to Historic Lows”
(National Geographic –
8/16/13)
 “Drought Forces Restrictions
on Colorado River Water
Releases” (NPR – 8/16/13)
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Outside Driver No. 4
State Water Project - Initial allocation estimated at 20%
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Source: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Description
 Construction of a 0.25 MGD MBR Plant (2 potential locations)
 La Cañada United Methodist Church
 La Cañada High School
 Construction of a discharge point (3 potential locations)
 Infiltrations Galleries at La Cañada High School
 Surface spread behind Devil’s Gate Dam
 Into Flint Canyon Creek along Berkshire Place
 Recharge the groundwater basin
 Estimated recycled water sales (additional pumping credit)
of 280 AFY
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MBR Facility at LCUMC with 3
Discharge Alternatives
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MBR Facility at LCHS with 3
Discharge Alternatives
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FMWD Recycled Water Demonstration
Project – Activities
 Nov 2012 to March 2013 Board Approves:
 Project management services
 Applying for IRWMP Proposition 84 grant
 Proceeding with Hydrogeological Investigation
 Proceeding with CEQA Plus documentation
 Developing Title 22 Concept Report
 USBOR and MWD Funding Application Submitted
 Negotiating four (4) Agreements
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Benefits
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Could Increase yield of recycled water in the future
Enhance local supply and reduce dependency on imported water
Reduction in greenhouse gases and energy usage
BMP for Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4)
Permit
 Incorporate a Watershed Approach to include education benefits:
Public and LCUSD Outreach with Cal Poly Pomona (Fields of
Green) Partnership
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Support Letters
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Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congressman Adam Schiff
Assemblymember Mike Gatto
Assemblymember Chris Holden
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Los Angeles County Sanitation District
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Council for Watershed Health
Arroyo Seco Foundation
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
City of La Cañada Flintridge
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Grants
 IRWMP Proposition 84 grant
 Ranked #1 in subregion and #3 in region.
 Requested grant was $1,467,650.
 Decision expected Fall 2013.
 Bureau of Reclamation Grant
 Only on infiltration galleries
 Requested $300,000
 Denied May 2013
 MWD Foundational Actions Grant
 Only on infiltration galleries
 Requested $407,500
 Denied August 2013
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Estimated Project Budget
Item
Engineering/Admin*
Cost
$680,425
Construction
$1,638,875
Subtotal
$2,319,300
Contingency†
$616,000
GRAND TOTAL
$2,935,300
Potential Funding‡
$1,425,000
Estimated Cost to FMWD
$1,510,300
*Planning
efforts since May 2012
†Contingency is for construction only
• ‡Decision on IRWMP grant-funding expected Fall 2013
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MWD Rates Increasing
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Source: MWD August 27, 2013 Presentation on BDCP Impacts
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Estimated Costs Over 30 Years
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Recycled Water Demonstration Project
Estimated Schedule
Project Element
Start Date
End Date
July 2012
October 2013
Environmental
Documentation (CEQA)
December 2012
October 2013
Partnership Agreements
November 2012
November 2013
March 2013
January 2014
Preliminary Design
October 2013
January 2014
Final Design Solicitation
and Completion
February 2014
October 2014
Permitting
February 2014
February 2015
Construction Bidding
October 2014
April 2015
May 2015
June 2016
October 2016
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Development/Finalize
External Funding
Title 22 Report
Construction and Start
Up
Operation
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Discussion Topics
 Project Viability
 CEQA-Plus
 IRWMP Grant Funding
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