ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEM/STAFF REPORTS

 

19.

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

May 15, 2017

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

Prepared By:

Kyle Smith

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15378.

 

I.       MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION RETROFIT PROGRAM

District Regulation XIV requires the retrofit of water fixtures upon Change of Ownership or Use with High Efficiency Toilets (HET) (1.28 gallons-per-flush), 2.0 gallons-per-minute (gpm) Showerheads, 1.2 gpm Washbasin faucets, 1.8 gpm kitchen, utility and bar sink faucets, and Rain Sensors on all automatic Irrigation Systems.Property owners must certify the Site meets the Districtís water efficiency standards by submitting a Water Conservation Certification Form (WCC), and a Site inspection is often conducted to verify compliance.

 

A.    Changes of Ownership

Information is obtained monthly from Realquest.com on properties transferring ownership within the District.The information compared against the properties that have submitted WCCs.Details on 130 property transfers that occurred in April 2017 were added to the database.†† ††

 

B.     Certification

The District received 32 WCCs between April 1, 2017, and April 30, 2017.Data on ownership, transfer date, and status of water efficiency standard compliance were entered into the database.

 

C.     Verification

In April, 75 properties were verified compliant with Rule 144 (Retrofit Upon Change of Ownership or Use).Of the 75 verifications, 46 properties verified compliance by submitting certification forms and/or receipts.District staff completed 43 Site inspections.Of the 43 properties inspected, 29 (67%) passed inspection. None of the properties that passed inspection involved more than one visit to verify compliance with all water efficiency standards.

 

Savings Estimate

Water savings from HET retrofits triggered by Rule 144 verified in April 2017 are estimated at 0.750 acre-feet annually (AFA). Water savings from retrofits that exceeded the requirement (i.e., HETs to Ultra High Efficiency Toilets) is estimated at 0.270 AFA (27 toilets).Year-to-date estimated savings from toilet retrofits is 5.640 AFA.

 

D.    CII Compliance with Water Efficiency Standards

Effective January 1, 2014, all Non-Residential properties were required to meet Rule 143, Water Efficiency Standards for Existing Non-Residential Uses. To verify compliance with these requirements, property owners and businesses are being sent notification of the requirements and a date that inspectors will be on Site to check the property. This month, District inspectors performed 55 inspections. Of the 55 inspections certified, 25 (45%) were in compliance. Two of the properties that passed inspection involved more than one visit to verify compliance with all water efficiency standards; the remainder complied without a reinspection.

 

MPWMD is forwarding its CII inspection findings to California American Water (Cal-Am) for their verification with the Rate Best Management Practices (Rate BMPs) that are used to determine the appropriate non-residential rate division.Compliance with MPWMDís Rule 143 achieves Rate BMPs for indoor water uses, however, properties with landscaping must also comply with Cal-Amís outdoor Rate BMPs to avoid Division 4 (Non-Rate BMP Compliant) rates.In addition to sharing information about indoor Rate BMP compliance, MPWMD notifies Cal-Am of properties with landscaping.Cal-Am then conducts an outdoor audit to verify compliance with the Rate BMPs.During April 2017, MPWMD referred five properties to Cal-Am for verification of outdoor Rate BMPs.

 

E.     Water Waste Enforcement

In response to the Stateís drought emergency conservation regulation effective June 1, 2016, the District has increased its Water Waste enforcement. The District has a Water Waste Hotline 831-658-5653 or an online form to report Water Waster occurrences at www.mpwmd.net or www.montereywaterinfo.org. There were one Water Waste responses during the past month. There were no repeated incidents that resulted in a fine.

 

II.    WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT

 

A.    Permit Processing

District Rule 23 requires a Water Permit application for all properties that propose to expand or modify water use on a Site, including New Construction and Remodels.District staff processed and issued 107 Water Permits in April 2017.Twenty Water Permits were issued using Water Entitlements (Pebble Beach Company, Malpaso Water, etc.).No Water Permits involved a debit to a Public Water Credit Account.

 

All Water Permits have a disclaimer informing applicants of the Cease and Desist Order against California American Water and that MPWMD reports Water Permit details to California American Water.All Water Permit recipients with property supplied by a California American Water Distribution System will continue to be provided with the disclaimer.

 

District Rule 24-3-A allows the addition of a second Bathroom in an existing Single-Family Dwelling on a Single-Family Residential Site. Of the 107 Water Permits issued in April, two were issued under this provision.

 

B.     Permit Compliance

District staff completed 86 Water Permit final inspections during April 2017. Twelve of the final inspections failed due to unpermitted fixtures. Of the 53 passing properties, 37 passed inspection on the first visit. In addition, eight pre-inspections were conducted in response to Water Permit applications received by the District.

 

C.     Deed Restrictions

District staff prepares deed restrictions that are recorded on the property title to provide notice of District Rules and Regulations, enforce Water Permit conditions, and provide notice of public access to water records.In April 2001, the District Board of Directors adopted a policy regarding the processing of deed restrictions.In the month of April, the District prepared 57 deed restrictions.Of the 107 Water Permits issued in April, 44 (41%) required deed restrictions.District staff provided Notary services for 62 Water Permits with deed restrictions.†††††

 

III. JOINT MPWMD/CAW REBATE PROGRAM

Participation in the rebate program is detailed in the following chart. The table below indicates the program summary for Rebates for California American Water Company customers.

 

REBATE PROGRAM SUMMARY

April-2017

2017 YTD

1997 - Present

I.

Application Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Applications Received

118

508

23,419

B.

Applications Approved

93

408

18,365

C.

Single Family Applications

108

472

21,137

D.

Multi-Family Applications

8

28

1,176

E.

Non-Residential Applications

2

8

307

 

 

II.

Type of Devices Rebated

Number of devices

Rebate Paid

Estimated AF

Gallons Saved

YTD Quantity

YTD Paid

YTD Est AF

A.

High Efficiency Toilet (HET)

13

1286.00

0.542724

176,847

67

6,651.00

2.797116

B.

Ultra Low Flush to HET

19

1888.00

0.190000

61,912

143

14,057.39

1.43

C.

Ultra HET

3

447.00

0.030000

9,776

14

2,052.59

0.14

D.

Toilet Flapper

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

E.

High Efficiency Dishwasher

13

1625.00

0.039000

12,708

61

7,625.00

0.183

F.

High Efficiency Clothes Washer

28

13957.19

0.450800

146,894

149

74,085.50

2.3989

G.

Instant-Access Hot Water System

3

600.00

0.000000

0

5

1,000.00

0

H.

On Demand Systems

0

0.00

0.000000

0

1

100.00

0

I.

Zero Use Urinals

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

J.

High Efficiency Urinals

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

K.

Pint Urinals

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

L.

Cisterns

6

2025.00

0.000000

0

13

7,566.25

0

M.

Smart Controllers

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

N.

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

O.

Moisture Sensors

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

P.

Lawn Removal & Replacement

0

0.00

0.000000

0

4

59,832.00

4.906224

Q.

Graywater

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

R.

Ice Machines

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

III.

 Totals: Month; AF; Gallons; YTD

85

21828.19

1.252524

408,136

457

172,969.73

11.85524

 

 

 

 

 

2017 YTD

1997 - Present

IV.

Total Rebated: YTD; Program

172,969.73

5,604,501.32

V.

Estimated Water Savings in Acre-Feet Annually*

11.855240

525.474111

* Retrofit savings are estimated at 0.041748 AF/HET; 0.01 AF/UHET; 0.01 AF/ULF to HET; 0.003 AF/dishwasher; 0.0161 AF/residential washer; 0.0082 AF/100 square feet of lawn removal.

 

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