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Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency Special Board Meeting February 11, 2013

Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency


Keith Israel, General Manager & Bob Holden, Principal Engineer

Staff Update on Groundwater Replenishment and Discussions


Urban Reclamation Budget not included in FY 2012/13 Budget

Challenges to June 2012 MPWMD user fee had to be

resolved Interim funding 2011/12 carry-over funds to cover staff/legal costs Water rights issues raised by Growers/MCWRA

Meetings with Growers/MCWRA

Six months expanded to include MCWD and Salinas Explore options for water supplies during irrigation
season

Staff Update on Groundwater Replenishment and Discussions


MCWRA suggested resolution Growers propose firm 19,500 AFY per recitals and
covenants (Attachment A in packet) Interpretation of a series of agreements between multiple agencies is challenging MRWPCA staff believes a negotiated 4th Amendment is a preferred avenue for modifying the agreements

Staff Update on Groundwater Replenishment and Discussions

Shift emphasis to combining available


water sources Combine additional water at affordable cost for all Additional MOUs with MCWD and Salinas may also be
necessary

Start technical feasibility studies Potential advantages for Growers/MCWRA Improved water quality less salinity Additional supplies of water for future Assist with regulatory pressures on irrigated ag runoff Continuing meetings to resolve issues

GWR Projected Costs


Worst Case Best Case Capital Expense $87 M $58 M Base Facilities $67 M $56 M Supplemental Water $12 M $0 M Contingency $8 M $2 M O/M Cost (incl. Capital $11 M Recovery & Contingency) Water Cost (per AF) $2,600 $7 M $2,000

12 month Annual Operation

O&M Cost Breakdown-$11,000,000


WORST CASE Power $1,700,000
Chemicals $700,000
Labor $900,000 Contingency $1,200,000 R&R $700,000

Capital Recovery $3,400,000

Supplemental Water $2,500,000

12 mo. $2,600/AF

Project Cost Challenges

continued

Groundwater ReplenishmentThis Goals will Water Safety cov Cost Effective ( $2,600/AF) er Reliable Drought Proof up

Resource Low Carbon Footprint Online by December 2016

gra phic s

Wastewater Trends
25,000

16.3% Reduction
20,000

AFY
15,000

4.6% Reduction

10,000

40.2% Reduction
5,000

RTP
0

Salinas Valley

Peninsula

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

24,493 25,000 2,476

Max Monthly CSIP


20,495 21,433 2,283 2,330 2,893 2,768

WW to Outfall
No New Water
19,489 18,003 2,169 2,039 2,227 1,961

MCWD
New Water

20,000 5,469

15,294 2,004 1,313

15,000

AFY
10,000

16,548

15,397

16,257 13,795

15,300 11,976

5,000

1998

2012

Potential Water Without Expansion

2017 no CDO, new H2O, GWR

2017 CDO, no GWR

2022 no CDO, new H2O, GWR

2022 CDO, no GWR

Potential New Water Sources


Salinas Industrial Treatment Plant Blanco Drain Stormwater (Salinas & Peninsula) Toro Park, Las Palmas, Indian Hill, Spreckels Reclamation Ditch Others

Joint Opportunities
Salinas Industrial Pond Water
Near Term Capabilities to Route Excess Pond Water to Salinas Pump Station
o Short Shunt Test Planned Within Next 45 Days

Long Term Accept all Industrial Users Dischargers Year Round Possible incremental treatment rates

Joint Opportunities

(continued)

MRWPCA Capital Funding for Increased Sewage Conveyance Opportunities ($6 million
budgeted over next 2-3 years) EIR to Evaluate Several Options Possible New Dual Use Pipeline for Excess Sewage in Winter/Pond Water Rest of Year

Stormwater
Consider Use of Ponds for Storage/Reuse

Salinas Industrial Ponds

New photo from Mike

Pipe to 2nd river crossing

Pipe from Blanco

Pipe to Headworks Pipe for winter flow

Pipe from SIWTP

6,000

5,416
5,000

RO (AWT)
2,373 4,000

Blanco

SIWTP

AFY
3,000

2,000

3,500
3,043 1,000

1,706

700

1,006 0 New Water GWR CSIP

NEXT STEPS
CEQA Process/EIR and Feasibility Studies

Develop a synergy with all parties:


Workshop with Growers/MCWRA, MCWD and

Salinas MPWMD to provides financial expertise Include Department of Public Health/Regional Water Control Board

Phase 1 Feasibility report will verify viability of


projects June 2013 Final report completed by June 2014

Groundwater Replenishment Schedule


2013
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 1Q

2014
2Q 3Q

2015
4Q
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 1Q

2016
2Q 3Q 4Q

CEQA+ Monitoring Well Feasibility Study Pilot Treatment Treatment Design Construction Outreach
Critical Path Regular Red Border - Cal Am Anticipated Decision Point
Updated: 2/7/13

RESERVES
Carryover GWR funds unspent in 2011/12 provided interim funds for staff/legal costs

$253,957 unspent due to delay in constructing


monitoring well

Available reserve to complete work through June 2013


General Fund Reserves balance December 2012 - $7.5 million Funds for GWR from GF Reserves are booked as a loan and will be paid back to Reserves upon project completion

New funding from MPWMD and Grants

Proposed FY 2012/13 Groundwater Replenishment Project Budget

NOTE: $253,957 was unspent for FY 2011/12 and used as carryover interim funding.

6. ACTION ITEM
A. Consider FY 2012/13 Urban Reclamation Fund Budgets

That the Board Approve FY 2012/13 Budgets for:


Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP) - $25,000 Monterey Peninsula Groundwater Replenishment Project (GWR) - $750,000 Brine and Ocean Outfall - $25,000 Urban Reclamation Public Outreach $25,000