CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 13, 2004
Subject/Title: Consider an Ordinance amending the schedule of City fees to
incorporate a new rate for reclaimed water as supplied by the City of
Prepared by: Paul Zolfarelli, Director of Public Works Director
Submitted by: Paul Zolfarelli, Director of Public Works Director
Consider an Ordinance amending the schedule of City fees to incorporate a
new rate for reclaimed water as supplied by the City of Brentwood.
The City of Brentwood processes approximately three million gallons per day
(mgd) of reclaimed water for beneficial reuse. The State Water Resources
Control Board and the Regional Water Quality Control Board have required the
City of Brentwood to reuse as much of this water as practicable. The process
used in the treatment of this water meets all requirements of the Department
of Health Services (DHS). City Engineering staff has completed the
infrastructure work necessary to provide reclaimed water to a number of
parks and landscaped areas in the City.
Staff has calculated the costs associated with the production of reclaimed
water. It has been determined that while it is not feasible to recover 100%
of the treatment cost, it is reasonable to recover that portion needed to
bring the water to DHS standards for beneficial reuse. Costs associated with
this level of treatment include, energy, manpower, chemicals, equipment and
depreciation. It has been determined that a charge of $1.08 per thousand
gallons (one unit) is necessary. This charge would be implemented with the
water rates currently listed in the schedule of City fees.
Staff requests that City Council hereby adopt the proposed Ordinance
implementing a rate charge for reclaimed water use.
The rate of $1.08 per unit for reclaimed water will allow the City to
recover the majority of the costs associated with reclaimed water generated.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING THE
SCHEDULE OF CITY FEES TO INCORPORATE A NEW RATE FOR RECLAIMED WATER AS
SUPPLIED BY THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD.
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood produces reclaimed water for reuse; and
WHEREAS, the State Water Resources Control Board has required that the City
of Brentwood utilize recycling as a primary disposal method; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood has constructed the necessary infrastructure
to supply reclaimed water to the community; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood has determined an appropriate charge for
reclaimed water, at $1.08 per unit.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
add the $1.08 per unit fee plus Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases each
year to the schedule of City fees, effective 30-days following adoption of
INTRODUCED, WITH FIRST READING WAIVED by the City Council of The City of
Brentwood at its regular meeting on July 13, 2004 and adopted at its regular
meeting July 27, 2004 by at least two thirds vote pursuant to California
Health and Safety Code Section 5470: