FINAL

MONTEREY PENINSULA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

SIX-MONTH STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

April 19, 2007 September 30, 2007

February 8, 2008, Update

 

B THREE-YEAR GOAL: Establish respectful and effective relationships among the District, CAW, public, jurisdictions and the Water Master

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

On Aug. 30, 2007

 

Board

 

Hold a special meeting with the CAW General Manager to learn about the operation and regulation of CAW Monterey Division (see suggestion #1 from attached document approved by the Board on 2/22/07).

 

 

 

Meeting conducted August 30, 2007 at 7 PM in the District Conference Room. Meeting was cablecast beginning 9/8/07 on Channels 25 and 28.

2.

By Aug. 31, 2007

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Mar. 17, 2008

 

General Manager (lead) and the Public Information Coordinator

 

Develop and implement a procedure to implement suggestions #3 and #4 from the document approved on 2/22/07 for improving understanding and cooperation between CAW and MPWMD (see attachment at the end of this record).

 

 

 

Public Outreach Committee will meet Feb/March to discuss. Target completion date adjusted.

3.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Nov. 19, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Mar. 17, 2008

 

Public Outreach Committee (Board Member Michelle Knight-lead), the General Manager and the Water Demand Manager

 

 

Develop a Public Outreach Plan to educate the public on District activities and regulation changes.

 

 

Public Outreach Committee will meet Feb/March to review plan prior to presentation to the Board. Target completion date adjusted.

 

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

4.

By Sept. 30, 2007

 

General Manager (lead) and Board Members

 

 

Make a presentation to each jurisdiction regarding water issues affecting the jurisdictions.

 

 

 

Final presentation completed on 9/11/07.

5.

By Sept. 30, 2007

 

Water Demand Manager (lead) and TAC

 

 

Document and implement a process for educating the jurisdictions and the public on changes to District permit regulations.

 

 

 

Process was developed and communicated to the Technical Advisory Committee on May 1, 2007. Minor amendments were made at the 11/3/07 Public Outreach Committee meeting.

 

6.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

 

Senior Hydrogeologist

 

Initiate work under the initial contract with the Seaside Basin Watermaster and determine, in conjunction with the Watermaster, the amount and type of District technical services required to complete and implement the Monitoring and Management Program (MMP).

 

 

 

Contract work under Phase 1 implementation of the MMP was completed in 12/07. Phase 2 budgets approved by Watermaster Board on 10/17/07. Phase 2 contract authorized by Watermaster Board in December 2007. Phase 2 contract executed in February 2007.

 

 

 

B THREE-YEAR GOAL: Determine and participate in long-term water supply solution(s)

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

Ongoing

 

 

General Manager and District Counsel (co-leads)

 

 

Continue active participation in CA PUC

Coastal Water Project (CWP) process,

including environmental review and Division of Ratepayer Advocates processes.

 

 

 

Chair and staff are regular participants on monthly REPOG meetings, and staff attended technical sub-groups.

2.

Ongoing

 

 

Senior Hydrogeologist

 

 

Provide technical support or guidance to the MRWPCA for its Groundwater Replenishment Project in the Seaside Basin.

 

 

 

Staff is participating in project coordination meetings, and providing follow-up review of technical and planning documents.

3.

By June 30, 2007

 

 

General Manager

 

Present to the Board for consideration an MOU for participation in the Monterey Bay Regional Water Solutions Task Force to evaluate regional water solutions.

 

 

 

Board adopted draft MOU at its June 18, 2007 meeting. Representatives of jurisdictions/ agencies involved in formation of the Monterey Bay Regional Water Authority adopted final draft MOU on 7/23/07. Distributed to jurisdictions/agencies for final approval.

4.

By Sept. 30, 2007

 

General Manager

 

Present to the Board the Community Advisory Committee Report on projects listed in the matrix of water supply alternatives.

 

 

 

Community Advisory Committee conducted final meeting and approved report to the Board on 9/11/07. Board received the report on 9/17/07.

 

FUTURE:

By November 2007 Board meeting

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Jan. 24, 2008

By Mar. 17, 2008

 

 

District Engineer (lead) and Project Manager

 

 

Refine the matrix of water supply alternatives (using the quantified supply target) to incorporate results of the revised Bookman-Edmonston/GEI report evaluating desalination projects.

 

 

 

BE/GEI final report to be received by Board on 2/28/08, and Matrix to be presented at 3/17/08 meeting. Target completion date adjusted.

 

 

C THREE-YEAR GOAL: Complete ASR Phase 1 and expanded ASR Project(s)

ASR PHASE 1 OBJECTIVES:

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

By May 31, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Dec. 2007

 

District Engineer

 

Secure SWRCB water rights permit for Phase 1 ASR project (if not, ASR team will prepare for water rights hearing).

 

 

 

Protests by CDFG and NMFS withdrawn and hearing cancelled in Sept. 2007. SWRCB Water Rights Division staff issued amended permit for Phase 1 ASR Project on 11/30/07. CDFG signed off on permit condition related to streambed alteration agreement on 2/4/08.

 

2.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Dec. 31, 2007

By Jan. 31, 2008

 

Senior Hydrogeologist

 

 

Complete Well #2 for Phase 1 ASR, including final facilities design and contractor selection.

 

 

 

Staff and consultant work on initial facilities design completed in 10/08. Prepared design plans for initial facilities construction; awarded construction contract in 1/08. Work currently underway.

 

3.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Dec. 31, 2007

 

Senior Hydrogeologist

 

 

Determine the feasibility of a dual-well injection test and report the results to the General Manager.

 

 

 

ASR coordination agreement drafted. MCWD Board approved MOA on 11/14/07. Inter-agency agreement approved by MPWMD Board in 12/07. MCWRA action pending to enable implementation.

 

4.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Dec. 31, 2007

 

Senior Hydrogeologist, in cooperation with CAW

 

 

Facilitate determination and schedule for completion of necessary infrastructure improvements to the CAW system to ensure they are in place to support Phase 1 ASR.

 

 

 

ASR coordination meeting held with CAW 4/18/07 and 10/2/07. CAW submitted basis of design report to CPUC on 11/15/07.

5.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Jan 24, 2008

By Feb. 25, 2008

 

District Counsel

 

 

Confirm water storage rights with the Watermaster.

 

 

 

Opinion by District Counsel has been prepared. District staff will notify and make presentation to Watermaster. Target completion date adjusted.

 

 

EXPANDED ASR PROJECT(S) OBJECTIVES:

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

By June 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Dec. 31, 2007

By Sept. 2008

 

Team Water Rights (General Manager-lead, General Counsel, District Engineer, Water Resources Manager, Senior Hydrogeologist and Senior Fisheries Biologist)

 

 

Complete negotiations with CAW for joint ownership of water rights, to obtain future ASR and other water rights permit(s).

 

 

 

Limited progress since December 2006. Focus has been securing water rights for Phase 1 ASR Project. Target completion date adjusted to allow time for expanded ASR Project(s) to be defined and to negotiate agreements, and follow-through on legal issues raised in 12/13/07 joint MPWMD and CAW meeting with SWRCB staff.

 

2.

By Aug. 31, 2007

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Jan. 24, 2008

By April 21, 2008

 

Water Resources Manager, in cooperation with CAW

 

 

Develop a project description and yield estimate for expanded ASR and present to the Board.

 

 

Staff provided comments on a draft Technical Memorandum describing a Conceptual Development Plan for an Expanded ASR Project. Coordination and assistance to CAW consultants continues.

Target completion date adjusted.

 

 


DTHREE-YEAR GOAL: Enhance revenue from external resources

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

By May 31, 2007

By June 30, 2007

By July 30, 2007

By Aug. 31, 2007

By Sept. 30, 2007

 

 

General Manager (lead) and Water Demand Manager

 

Complete reimbursement agreement for the Conservation Program with CAW.

 

 

 

Draft agreement sent to CAW 4/22/07; CAW comments received; CAW reviewing revised, final draft. Board adopted agreement on 9/17/07.

2.

By June 30, 2007

By Aug. 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

 

District Engineer

 

 

Complete and submit to the Board for action the IRWMP (Integrated Regional Water Management Plan) to compete for State grant funds.

 

 

 

Board reviewed Draft IRWMP and received initial public comment on 7/18/07. Approved MOU to form water management group to implement IRWMP. Board approved final IRWMP 11/19/07.

 

3.

By July 31, 2007

By Aug. 31, 2007

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 15, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

 

Water Resources Manager

 

Apply for 100% NMFS/CAW settlement agreement funding of the Water Intake Retrofit Project at the Sleepy Hollow Fish Rearing Facility.

 

 

 

$684,000 included in FY 2007-08 budget. NMFS funding request sent 1/30/08.

4.

By Aug. 31, 2007

By October 2007

By Dec. 31, 2007

 

Chief Financial Officer (lead), Administrative Committee and the Board

 

 

Secure funding through a debt issuance for ASR Phase 1.

 

 

Board approved staff recommendation to fund on a pay-as-you-go basis on 11/19/07.

5.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Jan. 31, 2008

By May 31, 2008

 

 

Chief Financial Officer (lead), General Counsel and the Administrative Committee

 

 

Monitor the future CPUC rate increase requests and project potential impact on MPWMD.

 

 

CAW briefing staff on next General Rate Case key assumptions continuing. Target completion date adjusted.

 


ETHREE-YEAR GOAL: Enhance and protect the water resources of the Carmel River and the Seaside Ground Water Basin for the benefit of the environment and the community

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

1.

Beginning immediately and ongoing

 

 

Board Member David Potter (lead) and the District Engineer

 

 

Provide support data and participate in the Big Sur Land Trust (BSLT) Carmel River Parkway Project.

 

 

Staff participating in project development. BSLT staff gave presentation to the Board on 8/20/07.

2.

At the August 2007 Board meeting

By Sept. 17, 2007

By Oct. 15, 2007

 

 

Water Demand Manager

 

Present to the Board for direction the amendment of Rule 23 to reflect new metering technology.

 

 

 

In-line metering technology is available through CAW, making it unnecessary to change Rule 23 to reflect this technology.

3.

At the August 2007 Board meeting

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Nov. 19, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Mar. 17, 2008

 

 

Water Resources Manager (lead) and the Water Demand Manager

 

 

Present to the Board for their discussion a possible environmental trigger related to stream flow that would require existing conservation measures during low-flow years.

 

 

 

Technical report on establishment of environmental trigger related to streamflow to be presented to Board on 3/17/08. Target completion date adjusted.

4.

At the August 2007 Board meeting

By Sept. 17, 2007

By Oct. 31, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By Feb. 28, 2008

 

 

General Counsel

 

Present to the Board for direction an ordinance to amend the process by which the District enforces its rules and regulations.

 

 

 

Rules & Regulations Review Committee reviewed concept ordinance for third time on 1/7/08, based on Boards re-referral for further refinements and clarifications. Committee to review final draft on 2/19/08. Board first reading set for 2/28/08. Target completion date adjusted accordingly.

 

 

 

 

WHEN

 

WHO

 

WHAT

 

STATUS

 

 

COMMENTS

 

 

 

 

DONE

ON

TARGET

REVISED

 

5.

By Sept. 30, 2007

By Nov. 30, 2007

By Dec. 10, 2007

By April 21, 2008

 

 

 

Water Demand Manager (lead) and Water Resources Manager

 

 

 

Present to the Board for its consideration an ordinance that will include all areas of the Seaside Basin so they are subject to the Expanded Conservation and Standby Rationing Plan.

 

 

 

Water Demand Committee will review draft ordinance in March for presentation to Board in April. Target completion date adjusted accordingly.

6.

By Sept. 30, 2007

 

 

Water Demand Manager (lead) and Water Resources Manager, working with CAW and the Seaside Municipal Water System, and in consultation with the Watermaster

 

 

Present to the Water Demand Committee a draft contingency plan to implement Stages 5-7 of the Expanded Conservation and Standby Rationing Plan in case of drought.

 

 

 

Preliminary meetings with CAW are underway. Water Demand Committee reviewed item on 9/11 and 10/4/07, and Board accepted draft plan 1/24/08.

 

 


List of Suggestions for Improving Understanding and Cooperation between California American Water and the MPWMD

Adopted February 22, 2007

 

 

1. Conduct a televised workshop on August 30, 2007 that would provide Steven Leonard, General Manager of the Monterey Division, California American Water (CAW), the opportunity to educate the Board and public about how a regulated utility is operated and funded. He could describe: (a) the physical system including the number of tanks, pumps and customers CAW serves locally; (b) the regulatory process; (c) operating costs and the interaction between capital and operations; (d) how capital budgets are developed and the associated priorities; and (e) how the Public Utility Commission regulates profits through a public process. Mr. Leonard would like to explain why customers pay higher rates for less water, and that rates pay for maintenance and operation of the entire water system, even if only 60 percent of the available water is utilized. Mr. Leonard suggested that another subsequent workshop could be focused on describing the tiered rate system. Mr. Leonard shall submit an outline of the presentation to the Public Outreach Committee for review prior to the August 30, 2007 workshop.

 

2. Mr. Leonard invited the District Board members to tour CAW facilities to increase their understanding of the complicated system they are regulating. The Board should make a visit to San Clemente Dam and view the siltation that has occurred. Directors should also see the Seaside Basin wells. These tours could be arranged without the participation of the press.

 

3. CAW could inform the District before it begins infrastructure improvements, such as replacement of a water main in a sensitive area. The District would then be prepared to make statements in support of the work when warranted. This would alleviate confusion among members of the public as to whether or not the District was in someway responsible for the project.

 

4. CAW and the District should jointly develop press releases on projects they are developing cooperatively.

 

5. For issues that have potential as publicly reported disagreements, CAW and the District commit to discussion in order to reach a common understanding of the facts, and mutual recognition of divergent perspectives.

 

 

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