ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEM/STAFF REPORTS

 

22.

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

November 13, 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 121 property transfers that occurred in October 2017 were added to the database.†† ††

 

B.     Certification

The District received 48 WCCs between October 1, 2017, and October 31, 2017.Data on ownership, transfer date, and status of water efficiency standard compliance were entered into the database.

 

C.     Verification

In October, 73 properties were verified compliant with Rule 144 (Retrofit Upon Change of Ownership or Use).Of the 73 verifications, 52 properties verified compliance by submitting certification forms and/or receipts.District staff completed 41 Site inspections.Of the 41 properties inspected, 21 (51%) 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 October 2017 are estimated at 0.470 Acre-Feet Annually (AFA). Water savings from retrofits that exceeded the requirement (i.e., HETs to Ultra High Efficiency Toilets) is estimated at 0.320 AFA (32 toilets).Year-to-date estimated savings from toilet retrofits is 13.560 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 40 inspections. Of the 40 inspections certified, 29 (72%) were in compliance. None 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 October 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 eight Water Waste responses during the past month. There were zero 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 88 Water Permits in October 2017.Sixteen 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 88 Water Permits issued in October, four were issued under this provision.

 

B.     Permit Compliance

District staff completed 92 Water Permit final inspections during October 2017. Sixteen of the final inspections failed due to unpermitted fixtures. Of the 66 passing properties, 42 passed inspection on the first visit. In addition, five pre-inspection 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 October, the District prepared 55 deed restrictions.Of the 88 Water Permits issued in October, 39 (44%) required deed restrictions.District staff provided Notary services for 61 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

October-2017

2017 YTD

1997 - Present

I.

Application Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Applications Received

133

1378

24,289

B.

Applications Approved

111

1065

19,022

C.

Single Family Applications

126

1295

21,960

D.

Multi-Family Applications

7

65

1,213

E.

Non-Residential Applications

0

18

317

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)

14

1354.97

0.584472

190,451

176

17,412.63

7.347648

B.

Ultra Low Flush to HET

32

3198.00

0.320000

104,272

367

36,225.42

3.67

C.

Ultra HET

0

0.00

0.000000

0

20

2,946.59

0.2

D.

Toilet Flapper

0

0.00

0.000000

0

2

30.00

0

E.

High Efficiency Dishwasher

12

1500.00

0.036000

11,731

157

19,625.00

0.471

F.

High Efficiency Clothes Washer

59

28959.32

0.949900

309,526

445

221,178.34

7.1645

G.

Instant-Access Hot Water System

0

0.00

0.000000

0

7

1,400.00

0

H.

On Demand Systems

0

0.00

0.000000

0

4

400.00

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

1

3025.00

0.000000

0

19

23,878.75

0

M.

Smart Controllers

2

280.00

0.000000

0

5

620.00

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

6

64,332.00

5.439224

Q.

Graywater

0

0.00

0.000000

0

1

20,000.00

0

R.

Ice Machines

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

III.

 Totals: Month; AF; Gallons; YTD

120

38317.29

1.890372

615,980

1209

408,048.73

24.292372

 

 

 

 

 

2017 YTD

1997 - Present

IV.

Total Rebated: YTD; Program

408,048.73

5,839,580.32

V.

Estimated Water Savings in Acre-Feet Annually*

24.292372

537.911243

* 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.