## CONSENT CALENDAR

9.

CONSIDER AUTHORIZATION FOR EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS FOR INSTALLATION OF PERMANENT PIPING AT PHASE 1 AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY FACILITY

Meeting Date:

October 20, 2008

Budgeted:

Yes

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

1-2-1 A. 2. b.

General Manager

Line Item No.:

Prepared By:

Joe Oliver

Cost Estimate:

$34,100 General Counsel Approval: N/A Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on October 14, 2008 and recommended approval. CEQA Compliance: N/A SUMMARY: As part of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD or District) Phase 1 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project, a second injection well has been constructed. This well, known as ASR #2, is currently in the process of being equipped for injection and recovery testing operations. In order to connect the well to the recently installed underground pipelines at the Phase 1 ASR site, above-ground pipeline connections are required. Attached as Exhibit 9-A is a quote from the well construction contractor, Zim Industries Inc., for installation of these permanent pipeline connection components. The total estimated cost for purchase and installation of this equipment is$34,100.  This work needs to be in place prior to conducting planned injection testing at this facility during this water year.

RECOMMENDATION:   District staff recommends approval of the cost for installation of this equipment, for a not-to-exceed cost of \$34,100, as per the cost summary in Exhibit 9-A.  If this item is approved along with the Consent Calendar, staff will process an amendment for this amount to the existing contract agreement with Zim Industries, Inc., in order to complete this installation.  The Administrative Committee considered this matter at its October 14, 2008 meeting and voted 3 to 0 to recommend Board approval.

IMPACT ON STAFF/RESOURCES:  Operation of the Phase 1 ASR Project facilities is an ongoing staff commitment and has been included in the MPWMD FY 2008-2009 budget.  Funds for construction of the permanent piping facilities described above are also incorporated into the FY 2008-2009 Budget under Line Item, 1-2-1 A. 2. b., Permanent Piping and Instrumentation.  The requested funding authorization does not include a contingency amount as there are currently sufficient remaining contingency funds under the existing contract agreement.

### EXHIBIT

Zim Industries, Inc. quotation letter of October 2, 2008

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