4. RECEIVE DISTRICT-WIDE ANNUAL WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PRODUCTION SUMMARY
Meeting Date: February 27, 2003 Budgeted: No
Program/Line Item No.: NA
Staff Contact: Joe Oliver/ Cost Estimate: NA
General Counsel Approval: NA
Committee Recommendation: NA
CEQA Compliance: NA
SUMMARY: Staff has prepared a draft Water Production Summary Report for Water Distribution Systems (WDSs) within the District for Water Year 2002 (WY 2002). WY 2002 includes the period from October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2002. Preliminary computations indicate that 15,991 acre-feet (AF) of water were produced by the 44 registered WDSs in the District during RY 2002. The largest WDS in the District, the California-American Water Company (Cal-Am), accounted for 14,611 AF, or 91 percent of total production reported by WDSs.
RECOMMENDATION: This report is for information purposes only. The Board should review the draft report and provide any comments or questions to staff. Staff will complete the final report, incorporating any late revisions, if this item is approved with the Consent Calendar.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: All owners and operators of WDSs are required to annually submit water production information from WDSs within the District. WDSs are defined as "works within the District used for the collection, storage, transmission, or distribution of water from the source of supply to the connection of a system providing water service to two or more connections". Each WDS must report the amount of water produced and delivered, in addition to the number of existing and new connections served during the reporting year. The information for WY 2002 is summarized in Exhibit 4-A. The systems shown are grouped by source area. This information is also incorporated into the District-Wide Water Production Summary Report, presented as Item 5 of the Consent Calendar of this packet. For comparative purposes, the Annual Water Distribution System Production Summary Report for Reporting Year 2001 (RY 2001) is provided as Exhibit 4-B.
Production figures for four WDSs -- Bishop, Rancho Fiesta Mutual, Ryan Ranch, and Hidden Hills -- are reported separately from the Cal-Am system, although Cal-Am owns and operates each system. Bishop Water Company has been operated by Cal-Am since September 1996, and was acquired by Cal-Am on July 1, 1999. The Hidden Hills system was formerly reported as the “Carmel Valley Mutual Water Company”. Annexation of this system by Cal-Am was authorized by the Board in 1993. Water delivery for the Rancho Fiesta system was not reported separately because all water used within that system was delivered from other sources within the Cal-Am system. Although water production and delivery values for the Bishop, Hidden Hills and Ryan Ranch systems are reported separately from Cal-Am’s in this report, they are included in Cal-Am’s total production in the District-wide Production Summary Report (Exhibit 5-A) as “Cal-Am Wells Outside the Water Resource System”. In addition, production from the former Water West WDS, which was annexed into the Cal-Am service area in 1989 and integrated into the Cal-Am system in 1993, is incorporated into Cal-Am's total production and delivery values in this report and in Exhibit 5-A of the District-wide Production Summary Report.
The Cañada Woods WDS is also worth mentioning because it derives its water from wells both within and outside the Carmel Valley Alluvial Aquifer. Combined production from both upland and alluvial sources for Cañada Woods WDS in WY 2002 was 176 AF, as compared to 228 AF in RY 2001, for an overall decrease of 23 percent. Production from Cañada Wood’s upland sources in WY 2002 totaled 46 AF, representing a decrease of 59 percent, while production from its alluvial wells increased from 117 AF to 130 AF, or 11 percent.
Four WDSs appear on the Annual Water Distribution System Production Summary Report for WY 2002 that were not on the Report for RY 2001. Three were issued WDS permits in WY 2002 as “single connection water distribution systems” under Ordinance No. 96, Abadir Parcel A and C WDSs and Booth WDS. The third system, Hidden Mesa WDS, was permitted by the District in August 2001 as a pre-existing WDS with a valid permit from the Monterey County Health Department.
District-wide - Total WDS production within the District for WY 2002 was 15,991 AF. Of this total, the Cal-Am system (not including the Bishop, Hidden Hills and Ryan Ranch Systems) accounted for 91 percent, and the 43 other active systems accounted for the remaining nine percent. The WDS production for WY 2002 is 589 AF (four percent) greater than the production reported for RY 2001. During WY 2002, Cal-Am system production increased by 472 AF (three percent), while reported non Cal-Am system production increased by 117 AF (nine percent), relative to production in RY 2001.
Within the Monterey Peninsula Water Resources System (MPWRS) - Total WDS production from the MPWRS, which includes the Carmel River and its tributaries, the Carmel Valley alluvial aquifer, and the Seaside Coastal Basin, was 15,097 AF in WY 2002. Total WDS production within the MPWRS increased by three percent in WY 2002 compared to production in RY 2001. Specifically, Cal-Am production in WY 2002 was three percent (472 AF) greater than production in RY 2001, while combined production from 14 other active systems within the MPWRS decreased by one percent (4 AF), relative to production computed for RY 2001. This comparison includes the alluvial wells serving the Cañada Woods WDS, but does not include the “Riverside RV Park WDS”, which has not reported for WY 2002, but accounted for 7.30 AF in RY 2001. Staff continues to pursue reports from all delinquent well owners, with particular emphasis on WDSs.