Lnc Alumni Group Water Presentation #1


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Kimberly Thorton, Olivenhain Water District, January 2009, Short-Term Supply PPT to Leadership North County Alumni Group

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  • Lnc Alumni Group Water Presentation #1

    1. 1. Olivenhain Municipal Water District Water Supply & Drought Management Issues Leadership North County Alumni January 27, 2009
    2. 2. <ul><li>Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.“ – Mark Twain </li></ul>
    3. 3. Don’t want to steal Dana’s thunder, but here is a hint at what she is going to tell you…
    4. 4. OMWD Service Area
    5. 5. CWA Supplies
    6. 6. Anticipated Supplies <ul><li>MWD water supply allocation in 2009 is likely </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortages could be significant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A 15% cut from MWD, translates to a lessor cut from CWA, and then a lessor cut from OWMD. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We each have alternate supplies. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Local Agency Perspective <ul><li>Each local agency has different supply portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycled; Brackish Desal; Local Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We estimate 60-70% of water use is outside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IE – Plants and Grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It takes 48” of rain to make grass green in a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How much did SD County get last year?? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 9. San Diego Rainfall by Calendar Year 1850 through 2007 2007 shown in red
    9. 10. OMWD’s Drought Ordinance <ul><li>Very similar to regional ordinance – focuses on outdoor use </li></ul><ul><li>Six water use restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>No new meters in Level 2 . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary demand off-set fee. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identified five projects. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculate cost per acre foot of those projects. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated $4K - $5K per EDU offset. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remainder of ordinance follows lead of the regional model. </li></ul><ul><li>Allocations can come with a Level 2 declaration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are in Level 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use existing employees for enforcement </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Conservation Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WBICS, Turf Replacement, nozzles, audits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration garden at HQ Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quail Botanical Gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape Contest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Landscape Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Champions in the communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardship request committee </li></ul></ul>Outreach/Education – Focus on Outside Use and on Communication
    11. 12. Outreach/Education <ul><ul><li>Customer Survey Results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>62% recognize urgency </li></ul><ul><li>86% find OMWD credible </li></ul><ul><li>51% need more detailed conservation information </li></ul><ul><li>59% willing to make changes outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Strong motivator: conserving now could prevent mandatory restrictions </li></ul>
    12. 13. Conservation Pricing <ul><li>Temporary water pricing applied to all imported water commodity rates based on drought level. </li></ul><ul><li>New rates at each stage of drought. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide economic incentive to conserve water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An effective tool to reduce customers “ discretionary” water use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve revenue neutral condition. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize rate stabilization reserves to cover temporary budget shortfalls due to reduction in water sales. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Price Elasticity of Water – Rates how much higher to achieve reduction? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Conservation Based Pricing <ul><li>Follows OMWD drought ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>Chart shows 9% rate increase effective February 1 st and the conservation based pricing model. </li></ul>*NOTE: Conservation pricing will be in addition to penalties passed through to customers for exceeding SDCWA / MWD allocations.
    14. 15. Residential Sample Bill Calculation A typical residential customer with ¾” size meter using 18 units of water
    15. 16. Allocations <ul><li>Can come with Level 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Each agency different in their implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some will look at past use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others give budgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMWD will base on meter size so as to not penalize for past conservation </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. New Emphasis on Diversification of Supply Recycled Water <ul><li>Approximately 6% of current OMWD supply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fairbanks, Morgan Run, Crosby </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future – RSF Farms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own and operate the 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (1.6 mgd) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships currently with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>City of SD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vallecitos WD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring future projects with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SFID/San Elijo JPA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSF Community Services District </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whispering Palms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fairbanks </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>Desalination </li></ul><ul><li>SD Desal Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribed for 5,000 AF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRWMP Grant-$2 million </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10% of water supply in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Any agency that can go this route is now looking </li></ul>Diversification of Supply
    18. 19. How does this effect North County <ul><li>There will be less water and it will cost more </li></ul><ul><li>Hits at the same time as state budget/economic crisis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential loss of property tax revenues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recycled Water exempt from restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Potable water cutbacks will effect residents and businesses alike </li></ul><ul><li>This is not short term. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Questions?