9/9 FRI 11:00 | Water Woes, Cash Flow Woes & Future Growth


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Tim Broeder
Marcie Nolan
Jo Sesodia
Bob Daniels

The Sunshine State will always experience growth, whether rapid or slow. This growth will continue to drain the cheap and easy water resources of the State. This session will provide an overview of how three local governments have completely redesigned their long range planning program to incorporate potable water issues into their comprehensive and current plans. The
determination of demand, the single utility provider structure, and the costs of these infrastructure projects will be discussed. For local planners, the need and ability to implement long range plans through collaboration between the utility engineer and the planner will be stressed.

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9/9 FRI 11:00 | Water Woes, Cash Flow Woes & Future Growth

  1. 1. Real water and wastewater costs and its impact on sound municipal planning
  2. 2. PRESENTERS <ul><li>Bob Daniels, Dania Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Broeder, AECOM </li></ul><ul><li>Jo Sesodia, AICP, City of Sunrise </li></ul><ul><li>Marcie Oppenheimer Nolan, AICP, Esq., Becker and Poliakoff, Moderator </li></ul>
  3. 3. FLORIDA
  4. 4. Dania Beach Sunrise Davie
  5. 5. Freshwater Supply <ul><li>Cheap and easily accessible water is gone </li></ul><ul><li>In South Florida almost 2/3 of potable water is used for irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Costs of alternative water sources are more costly </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of wastewater/reuse add to rate increases </li></ul><ul><li>THIS IS THE CURRENT REALITY </li></ul><ul><li>How are we integrated into this process? </li></ul>
  6. 6. LEGISLATIVE CHANGES <ul><li>Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan – 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Water Availability Rule - 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>10 year Water Supply Plan - </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Feasibility – part of LUPA </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly CIP updates – Comprehensive Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Outfall – chapter 2008-232, F.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse - costs no longer a factor to determine feasibility when applying for CUP </li></ul>
  8. 8. DAVIE
  9. 9. Town of Davie Water Treatment and Water Reclamation Facility
  10. 10. Current Situation Existing W & WW Systems Water System I – 3.4 MGD Two 0.3MG Storage Tanks Biscayne Wells- Cap 550-1500gpm each (2) 10-inch (2) 12-inch Water System III – 4 MGD Two 2MG Storage Tanks Biscayne Wells- Cap 550-1500gpm each (2) 20-inch (1) 16-inch (1) 18 inch Wastewater System II – 5 MGD All Effluent pumped to Hollywood
  11. 11. Current Situation Town Constructing New Facilities Finished Water Tank Water Treatment Facility Administration Building Future Water Tank Water Reclamation Facility Water Reclamation Tanks Odor Control Pocket Park Capacities WTP: 6 expandable to 12 MGD WRF: 3.5 expandable to 7 MGD
  12. 12. Current Situation Cost of New Facilities <ul><li>Overall Cost approximately $125,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Bonds - $46,245,000 already issued </li></ul><ul><li>$45,000,000 issuance scheduled to close October 19, 2011 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Project Drivers <ul><li>New Water Rules Significantly reduced Town of Davie Water Supply </li></ul><ul><li>Redevelopment in the TOC and RAC to promote growth within Town </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Water Treatment and Water Reclamation Facilities required to maintain high quality water services to the Town residents </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Existing Biscayne Aquifer withdrawl limited to 5.6MGD </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Water Availability Rule - CUP cut back to approx 5 MGD in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Current water use in Town is 4.4MGD – limited growth without additional water source </li></ul>Project Drivers- Water
  15. 15. RAC TOC Intensity Area – 2,244 acres Residential – 2,200 d.u. Commercial, Industrial, Community 19 million s.f. . Intensity Area – 925 acres Residential - 6400 d.u. Commercial. Industrial Type Development – 4.3 million s.f. Project Drivers – Redevelopment
  16. 16. <ul><li>Effluent disposal to COH limited due to Outfall Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse - Required for plant expansion (CUP and NPDES) </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse – Required to meet Outfall Legislation Rules (60% of outfall discharge) </li></ul>Project Drivers – Water Reclamation
  17. 17. <ul><li>What will the Davie reclaimed water be used for? </li></ul><ul><li>Golf course irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Chiller makeup water </li></ul><ul><li>Admin Bldg Toilets </li></ul><ul><li>WRF Process Equipment </li></ul>Water Reuse Arrowhead Golf Grand Oaks Golf NSU Landscape UF IFAS Landscape Sunforest Landscape NSU Chiller Makeup FAU Landscape BC Landscape Project Site
  18. 18. Phase 1 Final Design Equip. & Sub Procurement Construction & Commissioning Time and Dollar Investment <ul><li>0% </li></ul><ul><li>15% </li></ul><ul><li>30 % </li></ul>Cost Assurance Index Preliminary Engineering Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Planning Design Development & Permitting Project Scope Defined, Cost and Schedule Established Project in Operation Phase 2 Project Implementation Two-Phase Design-Build
  19. 19. Project Schedule <ul><li>Construction started September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioning of WTP & WRF in January 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Completion slated for August 2013 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>Town of Davie will experience significant growth due to RAC and TOC redevelopment projects </li></ul><ul><li>Town needs to expand water treatment and reclamation facilities to support growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reclaimed water will be primarily used for irrigation, golf courses, and educational facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Water Treatment and Water Reclamation Facility to be completed by late early 2013 </li></ul>
  21. 21. SUNRISE
  22. 22. SUNRISE
  23. 23. Public Investment <ul><li>Renewal and Replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodate Projected Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Regulatory Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Capital Improvement Plan, Sunrise Utilities Water & Wastewater Master Plan, 2008 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Plans and More Plans <ul><li>Feb. 2007 LEC Water Supply Plan adopted </li></ul><ul><li>May 2008 20 year CUP approved: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can borrow 2.3 mgd from Biscayne aquifer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be phased out by 2013. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aug 2008 Adopted Water Supply Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Apr. 2009 Utilities Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>July 2009 City Rate Study </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2009 Bond issue </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 2009 CIE Update FY 2010/14 </li></ul><ul><li>Oct. 2010 CIE update FY 2011/15 </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Update Water Supply Plan (draft) </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Comp. Plan Amendment </li></ul>
  25. 25. Policy Issues <ul><li>“ Recession Effect” - less demand </li></ul><ul><li>“ Conservation Effect” – less revenue </li></ul><ul><li>“ Political Effect” – less capacity for rate increases and debt </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Capital Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodates deferred growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide less costly projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Regulatory Effect” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DCA and SFWMD requirement to update to Comprehensive Plan will create internal inconsistencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comp. Plan amendment cycle is not flexible enough for the reality of utility planning </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. In the past fat, dumb, and happy
  27. 27. Present Situation <ul><li>Florida is in the Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Water Supply </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Outfall </li></ul><ul><li>THIS HAS NOT BEEN CHEAP…..OR PAINLESS </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  28. 28. REGULATIONS/PLANS <ul><li>Capital Improvement Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Plan Amendments – </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Plans </li></ul><ul><li>10 year water supply plans </li></ul><ul><li>Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Consumptive Use Permit (CUP) </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Master Plans (stormwater, potable water, wastewater, reuse) </li></ul><ul><li>Bonding </li></ul><ul><li>Population Projections </li></ul>
  29. 29. Recommendations <ul><li>Economics IS the biggest factor </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>One Size Does Not Fit All </li></ul><ul><li>Regional conversations, local decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated planning </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with Utility Providers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  30. 30. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS <ul><li>Bob Daniels, Dania Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Broeder, AECOM </li></ul><ul><li>Jo Sesodia, AICP, City of Sunrise </li></ul><ul><li>Marcie Oppenheimer Nolan, AICP, Esq., Becker and Poliakoff, Moderator </li></ul>