March 22, 2012


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March 22, 2012

  1. 1. Water Planning Committee March 22, 2012
  2. 2. Master Plan Alternatives Current Alternatives (presented at Feb 9, 2012 Board workshop)  Optimize existing conveyance and storage facilities  Optimize imported supplies  Integrate seawater desalination supplies Proposed New Alternative (requested at Feb 9, 2012 Board workshop)  Colorado River Conveyance 2
  3. 3. Alternatives Includedin 2012Master Plan Conveyance from the North Supply from the West Conveyance from the East 3
  4. 4. Master Plan UpdateWork Completed/In-Progress Assess 2010 UWMP supplies and demands Develop regional planning scenarios Assess facility alternatives Develop evaluation metrics Evaluate treated water demands, impacts of desalination and use of Twin Oaks WTP Assess strategic plans for coordinated surface storage Conduct a vulnerability assessment Evaluate energy use, production opportunities and greenhouse gas emissions 4
  5. 5. Scope of New Alternative Evaluation Confirm the viability of a proposed Colorado River Conveyance alternative Review previous studies (1996 thru 2003) North of border routes  All American Canal capacity, conveyance routes, tunnel/pipe sizing, environmental and land use impacts, operations, energy use, GHG impacts Equal level of analysis  Integration of annual supply delivered to San Vicente reservoir, impact on seasonal deliveries, seasonal storage, pump station operations, new facilities to convey annual supply Update capital and operating costs  Compare rate impact to projected MWD rates and charges Integrate results into Master Plan, PEIR and CAP 5
  6. 6. Regional Colorado River Conveyance Feasibility Study 6
  7. 7. Revised Milestone ScheduleMarch 2012: Amend consultant contracts, add ColoradoRiver conveyance alternativeSep - Oct 2012: Board workshop – Master Plan development,PEIR/CAP process, draft findingsNovember 2012: Board workshop – Final results, selectpreferred alternativeJanuary 2013: Release Draft Program EIRMar – Jun 2013: CIP development for Fiscal Years2014/2015Mar – Jun 2013: Board Certify Program EIR and Accept FinalMaster Plan Update 7 7
  8. 8. Staff Recommendations1. Approve an amendment to the professional service contract with CH2M Hill to provide additional planning services for the 2012 Regional Water Facilities Optimization and Master Plan Update for a not-to-exceed amount of $266,900.2. Approve an amendment the professional service contract with HCG, LLC to provide additional environmental planning services for the preparation of the Program Environmental Report for the 2012 Regional Water Facilities Optimization and Master Plan Update for a not-to-exceed amount of $45,000.3. Increase the current Capital Improvement Program 2-year appropriation and life budget for the 2012 Regional Water Facilities Optimization and Master Plan Update by $410,000. 8