ITEM:

INFORMATIONAL ITEM/STAFF REPORTS

 

18.

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM REPORT

 

Meeting Date:

July 22, 2013

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

Prepared By:

Michael Boles

Cost Estimate:

N/A

 

 

General Counsel Review:N/A

Committee Recommendation: N/A

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

I.       MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION RETROFIT PROGRAM

District Regulation XIV requires the retrofit of water fixtures upon Change of Ownership or Use with Ultra-Low Flush Toilets (ULF) (1.6 gallons-per-flush), 2.0 gallons-per-minute (gpm) Showerheads, 2.2 gpm faucet aerators, and Rain Sensors on all automatic Irrigation Systems.Property owners must certify the Site meets the Districtís water efficiency standards by submitting a Water Conservation Certification Form (WCC), and a Site inspection is often conducted to verify compliance.

 

A.    Changes of Ownership

Information is obtained weekly from Realquest.com on properties transferring ownership within the District.The information is entered into the database and compared against the properties that have submitted WCCs.Details on 102 property transfers that occurred in June 2013, were entered into the database.††

 

B.     Certification

The District received 65 WCCs between June 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013.Data on ownership, transfer date, and status of water efficiency standard compliance were entered into the database.

 

C.     Verification

In June, 91 inspections were performed to verify compliance with Rule 144 (Retrofit Upon Change of Ownership or Use). Of the 91 inspections performed, 73 (80%) were in compliance.Three of the properties that passed inspection involved more than one visit to verify compliance with all water efficiency standards.

 

District inspectors have also been tracking toilet replacement with High Efficiency Toilets (HET) in place of ULF toilets.These retrofits are occurring in remodels and new construction, and are the toilet of choice for Rule 144 compliance.State law mandates the sale and installation of HET by January 1, 2014, with a phase-in period that began in 2010.The majority of toilets sold in California are HET.

 

Savings Estimate

Water savings from HET retrofits triggered by Rule 144 verified in June 2013 are estimated at 0.260 acre-feet annually (AFA).Water savings from retrofits that exceeded requirements (i.e., Ultra-Low Flush Toilets to HET) is estimated at 0.410 AFA (41 toilets).Year-to-date estimated savings occurring as a result of toilet retrofits is 12.137 AFA.

 

  1. Water Waste Response

There were no Water Waste complaints reported by the public. Staff made several verbal contacts in the field after observing Water Waste. Follow-up letters are sent as needed to respond to Water Waste.

 

II.    WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT

 

A.    Permit Processing

District Rule 23 requires a Water Permit application for all properties that propose to expand or modify water use on a Site, including New Construction and Remodels.District staff processed and issued 118 Water Permits in June 2013.Twenty-nine Water Permits were issued using water entitlements (Macomber, Pebble Beach Company, Griffin Estates, etc).No Water Permits involved a debit to a Public Water Credit Account.

 

All Water Permit applicants have received a disclaimer informing them of the Cease and Desist Order against California American Water and that MPWMD reports Water Permit details to California American Water.Disclaimers will continue to be provided to all Water Permit recipients with property supplied by a California American Water Distribution System.

 

District Rule 24-3-A allows the addition of a second Bathroom in an existing Single-Family Dwelling on a Single-Family Residential Site. Of the 118 Water Permits issued in June, eight were issued under this provision.

 

B.     Permit Compliance

District staff completed 71 Water Permit final inspections during June 2013. Fifteen of the final inspections failed due to unpermitted fixtures. Of the 56 properties that were in compliance, 50 passed on the first visit. In addition, four pre-inspections were conducted in response to Water Permit applications received by the District.

 

C.     Deed Restrictions

District staff prepares deed restrictions that are recorded on the property title to provide notice of District Rules and Regulations, enforce Water Permit conditions, and provide notice of public access to water records.In April 2001, the District Board of Directors adopted a policy regarding the processing of deed restrictions.In the month of June, the District prepared 47 deed restrictions.Of the 118 Water Permits issued in June, 20 (17%) required deed restrictions.District staff provided Notary services for 69 Water Permits or deed restrictions.††

III. JOINT MPWMD/CAW REBATE PROGRAM

 

The Water Conservation Rebate Program for customers of California American Water was reinstated as of November 19, 2012, when funding became available. District staff continues to meet with local community organizations to advertise the program.

 

Participation in the rebate program is detailed in the following chart. The table below indicates the program summary for California American Water Company.

 

 

 

REBATE PROGRAM SUMMARY

June-2013

2013 YTD

1997 - Present

I

Application Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.

Applications Received

310

1456

14425

 

B.

Applications Approved

235

1133

11219

 

C.

Single Family Applications

294

1287

12863

 

D.

Multi-Family Applications

6

52

773

 

E.

Non-Residential Applications

10

33

34

II

Types of Fixtures Rebated

Quantity

Paid

 

Estimated Savings

 

 

 

A.

SFD HET

32

5,822.99

1.335936

202

1817

 

B.

SFD ULF to HET

41

7,750.35

0.410000

141

231

 

C.

UHET

1

175.26

0.010000

2

2

 

D.

SFD HE DW

48

6,375.00

0.144000

197

1409

 

E.

SFD HEW 5.0 or less Water Factor

119

58,648.09

1.915900

535

3090

 

F.

Instant Access Hot Water Systems

2

399.00

 

19

124

 

G.

On Demand Hot Water-Point of Source

3

300.00

 

8

41

 

H.

Cisterns

52.32

1,433.00

 

73.72

143.72

 

I.

Smart Controllers

1.4

140.00

 

2.4

49.5

 

J.

Residential Zero Water Using Urinals

0

0.00

 

0

2

 

K.

Residential Soil Sensors

0

0.00

 

0

2

 

L.

Lawn Removal & Replacement

1

1,460.00

0.119720

7

122

 

M.

Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles

0

0.00

 

0

51

 

N.

MFD HET

1

200.00

0.041748

39

554

 

O.

MFD ULF to HET

1

200.00

0.010000

26

28

 

P.

MFD HE DW

1

125.00

0.003000

5

46

 

Q.

MFD HEW 5.0 or less Water Factor

1

500.00

0.016100

16

89

 

R.

MFD Common Laundry

0

0.00

0.000000

0

3

 

S.

Non-Residential - HET

14

2,690.00

0.584472

16

366

 

T.

Non-Residential - ULF to HET

18

3,600.00

0.180000

38

28

 

U.

Non-Residential - UHET

0

0.00

0.000000

20

21

 

V.

Non-Residential HE Dishwasher

0

0.00

0.000000

2

7

 

W.

Non-Residential HEW-Residential Grade 5.0 or less

3

1,500.00

0.048300

12

75

 

X.

Non-Residential HEW-Commerical Grade 5.0 or less

0

0.00

0.000000

12

12

 

Y.

Non-Residential Zero Water Using Urinals

0

0.00

0.000000

4

131

 

Y.

Non-Residential Ice Machines

2

1,000.00

1.669014

2

2

III

Rebate Refund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

0

0.00

0.000000

0

23

 

Non-Residential

0

0.00

0.000000

0

0

IV

Total Dollars Rebated

 

$92,318.69

 

$449,112.96

$2,708,506.89

V

Estimated Water Savings in Acre-Feet Annually*

 

 

 

6.488190

26.896

347.699

* Retrofit savings are estimated at0.041748 AF/HET; 0.01 AF/UHET; 0.01 AF/ULF to HET; 0.003 AF/dishwasher, 0.0161 AF/residential washer; 0.116618 AF/commercial washer; 0.0082 AF/100 square feet of lawn removal.

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