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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE FOR COST SHARING WITH SOQUEL CREEK WATER DISTRICT FOR THIRD PARTY REVIEW OF DEEPWATER DESAL COSTS
April 21, 2014
David J. Stoldt,
Program/ Alternative Desal Project
Line Item No.: 1-11-1
David J. Stoldt
Cost Estimate: Ongoing; Not to exceed $15,000
General Counsel Approval: N/A Committee Recommendation:
The Water Supply Planning Committee reviewed this item on April 18, 2014. Staff will announce the committee recommendation at the April 21, 2014 Board meeting.
CEQA Compliance: N/A
At its March 18, 2013 meeting the Board directed staff to enter into further negotiations with DeepWater Desal to establish a cost-sharing relationship for the environmental and permitting work necessary to advance that project as an alternative to the Cal-Am proposal. Such a contract was developed and approved by the Board at its July 2013 meeting. Costs are being reimbursed by the District for such purposes. In February, District personal attended a presentation by DeepWater Desal which was attended by many public agencies and water companies from the Monterey Bay area where the cost-per-acre-foot of water was discussed. The District commented that such costs appeared attractive, but would all would be better served if a third party review was conducted. The District was approached in March by Soquel Creek Water District to consider sharing costs for such a review. The scope of work and cost for Kennedy Jenks consulting firm is attached as
. It is estimated that the District’s share will cost $12,400.