ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

14.

CONSIDER AUTHORIZING MONTEREY BAY ANALYTICAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE LABORATORY SUPPORT FOR AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY WATER QUALITY MONITORING

 

Meeting Date:

June 21, 2021

Budgeted: 

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt

Program/

Water Supply Projects

 

General Manager

Line Item:

N/A

 

Prepared By:

Jonathan Lear

Cost Estimate:

$40,000

 

General Counsel Review:  N/A

Committee Recommendation:  The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on June 14, 2021 and recommended approval.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:  Staff proposes to use Monterey Bay Analytical Services (MBAS) to complete water quality analysis in support of the Districtís Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project.   The District currently has a business relationship with MBAS and is billed on a net 30 following completion of laboratory analysis.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  The Administrative Committee recommends that the Board authorize the General Manager to spend up to $40,000 to complete laboratory analysis related to the ASR Project in FY 2021-2022. 

 

BACKGROUND:  The District is currently reporting data collected under the Sampling and Analysis Plan and reporting data annually to the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to meet compliance for project operations.  Water quality sampling is driven by project operations which are controlled largely by the availability of excess runoff on the Carmel River Watershed, so the total cost of the water quality program is unknown, however the average cost of the program is less than the budget placeholder of $40,000.  All funds spent on this program are reimbursed by CalAm through the ASR agreement.  It should also be noted, at the request of the RWQCB, the District is currently enrolling the ASR Project in the General Waiver for Injection of Water Treated to Drinking Water Standards and there will likely be a change in monitoring related to the switch in regulatory process.  If there is an effect on budget, staff will bring this to the attention of the Committee at that time.

 

EXHIBIT

None

 

 

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