ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE

 

4.

AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE TO COMPLETE RAINWATER HARVESTING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AT DISTRICT OFFICES

 

Meeting Date:

April 11, 2016

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

Water Conservation

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:††††† 4-2-2-B

 

Prepared By:

Stephanie Kister

Cost Estimate:

$2,500

 

General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation: The Water Demand Committee considered this item on April 7, 2016 and recommended __________.The Administrative Committee considered this item on April 11, 2016, and recommended ____________________.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY:Staff is seeking authorization to expend up to $2,500 in budgeted funds to complete the rainwater harvesting demonstration installation located at the District office. In 2014, an 850 gallon cistern was installed at the front of the building as part of a Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping training class. Currently the water collected goes unused. This project would complete the demonstration site by adding two redwood planter boxes across the walkway from the cistern. The planters would be used for the growth of a vegetable garden and irrigated by the rainwater supplied by the cistern. A proposal for the project from the professional gardening company that maintains the Districtís landscape is attached as Exhibit 4-A.

 

RECOMMENDATION:Staff recommends the Administrative Committee support this request by recommending the Board approve the expenditures of up to $2,500 to pay for the installation of two redwood planter boxes.

 

EXHIBIT

4-A††††† Proposal by Inca Landscape Management

 

 

 

 

 

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