ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEM/STAFF REPORTS

 

21.

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

March 21, 2016

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:N/A

 

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, 2.2 gpm faucet aerators, 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 is entered into the database and compared against the properties that have submitted WCCs.Details on 99 property transfers that occurred in February 2016 were entered into the database.†† ††

 

B.     Certification

The District received 29 WCCs between February 1, 2016, and February 29, 2016.Data on ownership, transfer date, and status of water efficiency standard compliance were entered into the database.

 

C.     Verification

In February, 98 properties were certified to verify compliance with Rule 144 (Retrofit Upon Change of Ownership or Use).Of the 98 inspections certified, 80 (82%) were in compliance. None of the properties that passed inspection involved more than one visit to verify compliance with all water efficiency standards.

 

District inspectors are tracking toilet replacement with High Efficiency Toilets (HET) in place of ULF toilets.These retrofits are occurring in remodels and new construction, and are the toilet of choice for Rule 144 compliance.State law mandated the sale and installation of HET by January 1, 2014, with a phase-in period that began in 2010.The majority of toilets sold in California are HET.

 

Savings Estimate

Water savings from HET retrofits triggered by Rule 144 verified in February 2016 are estimated at 0.230 acre-feet annually (AFA).Water savings from retrofits that exceeded requirements (i.e., HETs to Ultra High Efficiency Toilets) is estimated at 0.420 AFA (42 toilets).Year-to-date estimated savings occurring as a result of toilet retrofits is 3.110 AFA.

D.    CII Water Efficiencies

Effective January 1, 2014, all Non-Residential properties are required to meet Rule 143 Water Efficiency Requirements. To assist the community in meeting Commercial, Industrial and Institutional (CII) requirements, property owners and businesses are sent notification of the requirements and a date that inspectors will be on Site to verify compliance. District inspectors performed 83 inspections. Of the 83 inspections certified, 46 (55%) were in compliance. None of the properties that passed inspection involved more than one visit to verify compliance with all water efficiency standards for the month of February 2016. Non-compliant properties receive follow-up letters and inspections to confirm total compliance.

 

Savings Estimate

Water savings from HET retrofits triggered by Rule 143 verified in February 2016 are estimated at 1.030 (103 Toilets) acre-feet annually (AFA).†† Year-to-date estimated savings occurring as a result of toilet retrofits is 1.910 AFA.

 

E.     Water Waste Enforcement

In response to the Stateís drought emergency conservation regulation effective October 1, 2014, 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 four 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 78 Water Permits in February 2016.Three Water Permits were issued using water entitlements (Macomber, Pebble Beach Company, Griffin Estates, etc).No Water Permit 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 78 Water Permits issued in February, five were issued under this provision.

 

B.     Permit Compliance

District staff completed 65 Water Permit final inspections during February 2016. Twelve of the final inspections failed due to unpermitted fixtures. Of the 43 properties that were in compliance, 24 passed on the first visit. In addition, three 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 February, the District prepared 46 deed restrictions.Of the 78 Water Permits issued in February, 33 (42%) required deed restrictions.District staff provided Notary services for 69 Water Permits with deed restrictions.††††††††††

 

III. JOINT MPWMD/CAW REBATE PROGRAM

 

The Water Conservation Rebate Program is available for purchase of Qualifying Devices.

 

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

 

 

REBATE PROGRAM SUMMARY

February-2016

2016 YTD

1997 - Present

I.

Application Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Applications Received

182

379

21214

B.

Applications Approved

151

308

16663

C.

Single Family Applications

178

360

19097

D.

Multi-Family Applications

2

12

1059

E.

Non-Residential Applications

2

7

259

 

 

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)

18

1800.00

0.751464

244,865

31

3100.00

1.294188

B.

Ultra Low Flush to HET

21

2100.00

0.210000

68,429

69

6719.88

0.69

C.

Ultra HET

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

D.

Toilet Flapper

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

0.00

0

E.

High Efficiency Dishwasher

25

3125.00

0.075000

24,439

48

6000.00

0.144

F.

High Efficiency Clothes Washer

59

29497.00

0.949900

309,526

128

63965.67

2.0608

G.

Instant-Access Hot Water System

7

1207.90

0.000000

0

12

2123.00

0

H.

On Demand Systems

1

100.00

0.000000

0

2

200.00

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

13

17175.00

0.000000

0

23

27706.25

0

M.

Smart Controllers

1

140.00

0.000000

0

1

140.00

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

7

8472.00

0.694704

226,370

11

13551.00

1.124302

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

152

63616.90

2.681068

873,629

325

123,505.80

5.31329

 

 

 

 

 

2016 YTD

1997 - Present

IV.

Total Rebated: YTD; Program

123,505.80

5,017,798.86

V.

Estimated Water Savings in Acre-Feet Annually*

5.313290

490.050255

* 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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