CONSIDER PURCHASE OF Water Conservation Equipment


Meeting Date:

February 15, 2017


Yes, partially reimburseable



David J. Stoldt,


Conservation Program


General Manager

Line Item No.:††††

4-2-2 F/L




Prepared By:

Stephanie Locke

Cost Estimate:



General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on February 15, 2017 and recommended ________________.

CEQA Compliance:No CEQA Required


SUMMARY: The District currently provides water conservation equipment to the public upon request and makes equipment available at various public events and workshops. This equipment includes 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) showerheads, multi-position shut off hose nozzles, faucet aerators, and other water efficient equipment and devices, including conservation signage for commercial users. In the upcoming months, the District will be focusing on its local drought response and has planned numerous workshops and events that will emphasize reducing and reusing water. As part of these events, staff will provide participants with devices to assist them in achieving reduction in use.


Funding for this expense is partly reimbursed by the Conservation Budget approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in the California American Water General Rate Case for 2015-2017, and water savings are tracked and reported to the CPUC annually. The remainder of the expense is budgeted in the Districtís portion of the Conservation Program budget.


RECOMMENDATION: The Administrative Committee recommends that the Board support the District spending up to $45,000 to renew the Districtís stock of water conservation equipment to assist in the drought response during the upcoming months.


IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES: Funds for this expenditure are available in items 4-2-2 F/L in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget.