Water Rate PresentationWater and Sewer CommitteeToledo Regional Chamber of CommerceApril 19, 2013
Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
Commissioner of Water TreatmentDavid Leffler
Treatment Plant Additions(Total $96,600,000)Basin 7 – includes a 20 MGD Treatment Train including, Flocculation,Sedimentat...
Commissioner of Engineering ServicesRobin Whitney
•Introductions•OverviewToledo Water Distribution StudyToledo Water Service Area
2012 Water Distribution Study• Completed by Outside Engineering Firm• Computer Model of All Pipes• Serves Demands Through ...
City of Toledo Water Distribution System1,190 miles of pipe• 4” to 96” Pipes• Dating to 1870• 58% of System is 6”Cast Iron...
Water Distribution System ChallengesAging – over 50% pre-1930
Water Distribution System ChallengesMain Breaks - More than 300 on average per year
Water Distribution System Challenges4” Mains, 6 miles, 1874-1954
Water Distribution System ChallengesDead End Mains – water quality, pressure, redundancy issues
Water Distribution System ChallengesSteel Mains – corrosion, lower useful life
0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%PercentDecadeAge and Break DistributionMain Breaks% of System
Main Replacement Criteria• Break History• Flow/Pressure Problems• 4” Serving Hydrant• Scheduled Road Construction• Cost of...
Current Main Replacement Program• $2.5 million per year• Prioritized replacement criteria• Approx. 3.1 miles per year (110...
Current Loop Closure Program• Separate program to loop dead end mains• $200,000 per year• Improves– Water quality– Fire fl...
Goals of Proposed Program• Replace at least 1% of system per year. (Basedon 100 years expected life)• Replace all 4” mains...
CurrentMain Replacement Program• $2.5 million per year• 0.27% of system per year• 366 year average cycle• Approx. 3.1 mile...
CurrentLoop Closure Program$200,000 per yearSteel Main Replacement$1.5 million every other yearProposedLoop Closure Progra...
CurrentDead End MainsMinimal Program4” MainsMinimal ProgramProposedDead End MainsClose all significant dead end mains with...
Department of Public Utilities DirectorDavid Welch
Five-Year Water Rate Program2014-2018In 2018…34.2 cents more daily for typical customers8.6 cents more daily for Homeste...
2012 Water Rate Comparison2012 RatesCity 1,000 cu. ft.per monthAkron, OH $25.15Ann Arbor, MI $20.56Canton, OH $17.94Cincin...
Water Rate Increase Supports Comprehensive plan to address needed improvementsin water treatment plant and distribution s...
Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
Five-Year Water Rate Program2014-2018In 2018…34.2 cents more daily for typical customers8.6 cents more daily for Homeste...
City of Toledo Department of Public Utilities Water Rate Presentation to the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
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  • 24” Danny Thomas Park Waterline: 6” main off the 16” main on Dorr Street near Richards
  • The average over 15 years is 328: the average over the most recent 5 years is 312.
  • City of Toledo Department of Public Utilities Water Rate Presentation to the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

    1. 1. Water Rate PresentationWater and Sewer CommitteeToledo Regional Chamber of CommerceApril 19, 2013
    2. 2. Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
    3. 3. Commissioner of Water TreatmentDavid Leffler
    4. 4. Treatment Plant Additions(Total $96,600,000)Basin 7 – includes a 20 MGD Treatment Train including, Flocculation,Sedimentation and Filtration Facilities - $53,400,000Basin 8 – includes a 20 MGD Treatment Train including, Flocculation,Sedimentation and Filtration Facilities - $43,200,000Raw Water Intake Impr.$1,775,000Structural, Interiorand Exterior ImprovementsLow Service PS Improvements$20,633,000Electrical Upgrades, Pump Rehab,Piping Gallery ImprovementsEquipment Replacements, SecurityChemical Feed System Impr.$10,384,000Carbon, Alum, Lime and Soda AshFlocculation/Sedimentation Basin Impr.$14,321,000Equipment Replacements and StructuralImprovementsFilter System Improvements$37,695,000Piping and Valve Replacements andRehabilitation, Pumping System Impr.,Filter Wash Water Facility Impr., etc.High Service PS Improvements$12,172,000Electrical Upgrades, Pump Rehab, Piping GalleryImprovements, Equipment ReplacementsHeatherdowns PS Impr.$5,530,000Electrical Upgrades, PumpAnd Equipment Rehab,Structural ImprovementsResiduals Handling$20,542,000Press and Thickener Rehabilitation, AdditionalThickener Tank, Additional Press and Bldg ExpansionAdditional Facility Improvements1. SCADA System Replacement $5,000,0002. Power Supply Improvements $ 7,000,0003. HVAC Improvements $1,869,0004. Filter Plant Roof Replacements $15,000,0005. Structural Repairs to Plant $2,638, 0006. Administration Bldg Offices and PropertyAcquisition $4,804,000Toledo Division of Water Treatment - Improvement CostsTotal Cost - $263,963,000Expenditures from 2013 through 2018 total $235,072,958New Disinfection Facilities$8,000,000Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide Generation andFeed Equip., Masonry Building
    5. 5. Commissioner of Engineering ServicesRobin Whitney
    6. 6. •Introductions•OverviewToledo Water Distribution StudyToledo Water Service Area
    7. 7. 2012 Water Distribution Study• Completed by Outside Engineering Firm• Computer Model of All Pipes• Serves Demands Through 2035• Provides Redundancy
    8. 8. City of Toledo Water Distribution System1,190 miles of pipe• 4” to 96” Pipes• Dating to 1870• 58% of System is 6”Cast Iron---Small diameter pipe isDuctile Iron since 1960s---Large diameter pipe isSteel and Concrete Cylinder
    9. 9. Water Distribution System ChallengesAging – over 50% pre-1930
    10. 10. Water Distribution System ChallengesMain Breaks - More than 300 on average per year
    11. 11. Water Distribution System Challenges4” Mains, 6 miles, 1874-1954
    12. 12. Water Distribution System ChallengesDead End Mains – water quality, pressure, redundancy issues
    13. 13. Water Distribution System ChallengesSteel Mains – corrosion, lower useful life
    14. 14. 0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%PercentDecadeAge and Break DistributionMain Breaks% of System
    15. 15. Main Replacement Criteria• Break History• Flow/Pressure Problems• 4” Serving Hydrant• Scheduled Road Construction• Cost of Replacement/Cost of Repair• Year of Construction – Baby Boomer Era• Criticality• Other (diameter, corrosion, material,geographic zone, age)
    16. 16. Current Main Replacement Program• $2.5 million per year• Prioritized replacement criteria• Approx. 3.1 miles per year (1100 total miles)• 0.27% of the system• 366 year average replacement cycle• Also replacing large steel mains - $1.5 millionevery other year
    17. 17. Current Loop Closure Program• Separate program to loop dead end mains• $200,000 per year• Improves– Water quality– Fire flow capacity– Redundancy
    18. 18. Goals of Proposed Program• Replace at least 1% of system per year. (Basedon 100 years expected life)• Replace all 4” mains serving hydrants within10 years.• Close all significant dead end mains within 10years.
    19. 19. CurrentMain Replacement Program• $2.5 million per year• 0.27% of system per year• 366 year average cycle• Approx. 3.1 miles per yearProposedMain Replacement Program• $10 million per year• 1.1% of system per year• 91 year average cycle• Approx. 12.4 miles per year
    20. 20. CurrentLoop Closure Program$200,000 per yearSteel Main Replacement$1.5 million every other yearProposedLoop Closure Program$500,000 per yearSteel Main Replacement$1.5 million every other year
    21. 21. CurrentDead End MainsMinimal Program4” MainsMinimal ProgramProposedDead End MainsClose all significant dead end mains within 10 years4” MainsReplace all 4” mains serving hydrants within 10 years
    22. 22. Department of Public Utilities DirectorDavid Welch
    23. 23. Five-Year Water Rate Program2014-2018In 2018…34.2 cents more daily for typical customers8.6 cents more daily for Homestead customers
    24. 24. 2012 Water Rate Comparison2012 RatesCity 1,000 cu. ft.per monthAkron, OH $25.15Ann Arbor, MI $20.56Canton, OH $17.94Cincinnati, OH $25.63Cleveland, OH $32.60Columbus, OH $33.35Detroit, MI $25.12Fort Wayne, IN $22.20Average of Above Cities $25.32TOLEDO, OH $13.33TOLEDO, OH (2018 rate as proposed) $24.93US Median $29.85Midwest Median $25.68
    25. 25. Water Rate Increase Supports Comprehensive plan to address needed improvementsin water treatment plant and distribution system $314 million total cost of all projects Rate increase leverages bond funding
    26. 26. Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
    27. 27. Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat
    28. 28. Five-Year Water Rate Program2014-2018In 2018…34.2 cents more daily for typical customers8.6 cents more daily for Homestead customers

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