ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3.

CONSIDER ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2008-01 AMEND TABLE 2 OF THE MPWMD RULES AND REGULATIONS NON RESIDENTIAL WATER USE FACTORS

 

Meeting Date:

January 24, 2008

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

 

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Pintar

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Technical Advisory Committee reviewed a report on this issue at its January 8, 2008 meeting and expressed no objections.

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

SUMMARY: Resolution 2008-01 (Exhibit 3-A) Rule 24-B, amends Table 2: Non-Residential Water Use Factors to note that unenclosed structures (i.e. areas not totally surrounded with a combination of walls, windows, doors, floor and roof, such as; carports, garages with no doors, porches, decks, patios, rooftops and balconies) are exempt from the Non-Residential Permit requirements and have no Water Credit value. District Rule 11, Intensified Water Use, states Where there is no increase in the size of a commercial structure, a change in use from one commercial category in Group I to another category within Group I shall not cause an intensification of water use. Water Permits are not required for installation of unenclosed structures, and no Water Credits are available.

 

District Rule 24-B Non-Residential Calculation of Water Use Capacity (Exhibit 3-B) allows changes to Table 2: Non-Residential Water Use Factors (Exhibit 3-C) by Board Resolution. Adding a footnote to Table 2 that explains the exception for unenclosed structures will clarify the table and reduce the number of unnecessary Water Permit applications. District staff supports an amendment to the table to ensure consistency in the rule application.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Board should adopt Resolution 2008-01 that would establish a change to Table 2: Non-Residential Water Use Factors.

 

EXHIBITS

3-A Resolution 2008-01

3-B District Rule 24-B Non-Residential Calculation of Water Use Capacity

3-C Draft Version of Table 2: Non-Residential Water Use Factors

 

 

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