ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

9.

CONSIDER EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF POSITIVE-ACTION SHUT OFF NOZZLES

 

Meeting Date:

June 15, 2009

Budgeted:

Yes

 

 

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

Water Conservation

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

4-2-2. Reimbursable by CAW conservation surcharge.

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Pintar

Cost Estimate:

NTE $10,000

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on June 8, 2009 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

SUMMARY: Staff is requesting authorization for a not to exceed amount of $10,000 to purchase positive action shut-off hose nozzles which are provided free to the public to save water. Funding is budgeted in the pending Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget under program 4-2-2, Educate Public and Enforce Water Waste Rules. This purchase is reimbursable through the California American Water (CAW) conservation surcharge. Staff seeks immediate approval to allow the purchase to be made immediately upon adoption of the 2009-2010 budget. Funding is currently available.

 

The District, in partnership with 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. Staff purchases all equipment at bulk rates.

 

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the Administrative Committee support this item with a recommendation that the Board authorize staff to expend a maximum of $10,000 for purchasing 1,000 positive action shut-off hose nozzles.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES: Funding is available through reimbursement by CAW through the conservation surcharge approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in D09-05-029.

 

EXHIBITS

None

 

 

 

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