Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
March 23, 2006
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The meeting was called to order at 7 PM in the Boardroom of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency offices.
Board members present:
Judi Lehman, Vice Chair – Division 2
Larry Foy – Division 5
David Pendergrass – Mayoral Representative
David Potter – Monterey County Board of Supervisors (arrived at 7:25 PM)
Board members absent: None
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Linda Agerbak addressed the Board
during Oral Communications. She urged
the Board to work with the Monterey County Herald on ensuring publication of
factual information about the District and its many responsibilities and accomplishments. She referenced a recent article that
erroneously stated that the District had not conducted groundwater monitoring
REPORT FROM DISTRICT COUNSEL ON MARCH 20, 2006 CLOSED SESSION OF THE BOARD
District Counsel Laredo announced that there was no reportable action taken on the Closed Session agenda items.
1. Water Needs Analysis Existing Setting and Demand
The report was
presented by Darby Fuerst, Senior Hydrologist.
A summary of the report is on file at the District office and on the
District’s website. Mr. Fuerst reported
the following findings that were based on specific assumptions outlined in the
report. (1) Water demand in the California American Water (Cal Am) Distribution
System has been reduced by 30 percent between 1998 and 2005. (2) In 1988, 53 percent of production was from
During the Board discussion on this item the following comments were made. (1) Representatives from the Policy and Technical Advisory committees should attend the May 18, 2006 Board workshop on the water needs analysis and advise the Board when they would like to begin using water from a new water supply project, the amount of water needed, and how the project should be funded. (2) Would like an explanation of how the Policy and Technical Advisory committees developed the 20 percent contingency in their water needs estimate. (3) More information is needed on Cal Am’s 12 percent rate of unaccounted for system losses such as how the water is lost and what can be done to correct the situation. (4) Cal Am has selected a consultant to develop an analysis of the unaccounted for system losses that will include a cost benefit analysis of how to reduce those losses.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period. (1)
David Dilworth, representing Helping Our Peninsula’s Environment, stated
that any amount of water developed in excess of the 10,730 acre-feet required
by State Board Order 95-10 will be expensive to produce. A new water supply
should produce only enough water to meet the requirements of Order 95-10, and
it should also provide a drought reserve
that could only be allocated by a vote of the people. (2)
John Fischer, a resident of
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board
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