ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

6.

CONSIDER EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS TO PURCHASE WATER CONSERVATION EQUIPMENT

 

Meeting Date:

April 20, 2009

Budgeted:

Yes

 

 

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

Water Conservation

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

4-2-2.A portion is to be reimbursed by the City of Seaside

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Pintar

Cost Estimate:

$16,100

 

General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on April 14, 2009 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY:†† The District, in partnership with California American Water (CAW), provides free water saving devices (i.e., showerheads, faucet aerators, hose nozzles, soil moisture meters, etc.) to residents and businesses within the District at events and meetings.Purchases are coordinated with CAW to ensure that there is no duplication of effort and to obtain the best prices from vendors.Both entities provide these materials in the water conservation outreach and education effort, and recently have been sharing space at local events to be more responsive to the public.The District is currently running low on most of its stock of conservation equipment.

 

The City of Seasideís would also like to purchase conservation equipment for its municipal water system customers as an add-on to the Districtís order.Seaside is actively pursuing increased conservation in its 785-connection municipal water system, and District staff has offered to facilitate their efforts.If approved, staff will include 500 showerheads, 200 kitchen faucet aerators and 200 soil moisture meters (cost: $3,100) in this equipment order.The City of Seaside will reimburse the District directly for the actual cost.

 

Staff is requesting authorization for a not-to-exceed amount of $16,100 to purchase showerheads, faucet aerators and soil moisture meters.Funding was budgeted in Fiscal Year 2008-2009 under program 4-2-2, Educate Public and Enforce Water Waste Rules, for the Districtís portion of this order, and the City of Seaside will reimburse the District for $3,100.Staff purchases all equipment at bulk rates.

 

RECOMMENDATION: If approved with the Consent Calendar, staff will be authorized to expend a maximum of $16,100 for purchasing water saving devices and materials.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:None.

 

EXHIBITS

None

 

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