ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

5.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE OF BUDGETED FUNDS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY WATERWISE, INC. TO CONDUCT WATER AUDITS OF MPWMD SCHOOLS NOT SUPPLIED BY CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER

 

Meeting Date:

July 19, 2010

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

Conservation Programs

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

4-2-2-I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Pintar

Cost Estimate:

$10,000

 

General Counsel Approval: N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on July 13, 2010 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance: N/A

 

SUMMARY: Staff is seeking Board authorization to contract with WaterWise Consulting, Inc. to complete water audits at schools located within MPWMD that are not supplied water by California American Water. California American Water has a contract with WaterWise Consulting, Inc. to conduct water audits within its service area, and this contract covers the remainder of the MPWMD not supplied by California American Water. WaterWise has extensive experience performing Non-Residential water audits on large institutional sites and has begun audits on the non-California American Water schools located in Seaside Municipal Water District. WaterWise has an also established relationship with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) through completion of several audits prior to this contract. The water audits contemplated for this contract will be completed at a cost of approximately $3,000 each (depending on size of the property). There are roughly four MPUSD schools that would be eligible for audits if this contract is authorized: Most are located in the Seaside Municipal Water District.

 

MPWMD has funds in its Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget to conduct audits of schools within the District that are outside of the California American Water boundary. The audits are designed to review all water use within the facilities, identifying the types of water uses and potential retrofits. The product of the audit is a report that includes a cost/benefit analysis of water quantity and cost savings.  A Scope of Work is attached as Exhibit 5-A. Landscape Water Audits for the schools that receive indoor audits is also contemplated under this contract.

 

WaterWise Consulting, Inc., has been contracted with the District to conduct Landscape Water Audits and Landscape Water Budgets and to conduct audits in the non-California American Water schools. Their audit reports are particularly thorough and provide useful information that is easily understood by the consumers. Staff will be requesting Board authorization to implement the most cost-effective retrofits, beginning in July 2010. Additional conservation devices and materials may be available through other programs offered through the District, Seaside Municipal Water District, PG&E and others.

 

RECOMMENDATION: If approved as part of the Consent Calendar, the Board authorizes the General Manager to contract for professional services with WaterWise Consulting, Inc. to conduct water audits and prepare retrofit recommendations for the non-California American Water schools located within the District in a not-to-exceed amount of $10,000 during Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES: Funds for this project were approved in Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget.

 

EXHIBITS

5-A CII Audit Scope of Work

 

 

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