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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 12

Meeting Date: January 10, 2006

Subject/Title: Adoption of the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan as submitted by Brown and Caldwell, Environmental Engineers and Consultants.

Prepared by: Chris Ehlers, Water Operations Manager
Diana Williford, Water Reclamation Specialist

Submitted by: Paul Zolfarelli, Director of Public Works

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution adopting the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) as submitted by Brown and Caldwell, Environmental Engineers and Consultants.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On October 24, 2000, by Resolution No. 2179, City Council authorized the City Manager to sign an agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the preparation of the Urban Water Management Plan.

On August 14, 2001, by Resolution No. 2341, City Council adopted the 2000 Urban Water Management Plan as prepared by Brown and Caldwell.

On February 24, 2004, by Resolution No. 2004-40, City Council approved the amended Purchasing Policy.

On June 14, 2005, by Resolution No. 2005-143, City Council adopted the 2005/06 – 2006/07 Operating Budget for the City of Brentwood.

BACKGROUND
On August 10, 2005 the City of Brentwood signed a Professional Services Agreement with Brown and Caldwell to prepare the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan in an amount not to exceed $24,900 without prior authorization. This professional services agreement is in compliance with Purchasing Policy 10-7, 6.8. This Water Management Plan addresses the City of Brentwood water system, which in 2004 provided approximately 2,947 million gallons of water to 13,763 connections in Brentwood via 172 miles of distribution mains. In 2004, approximately 58 percent of the water in the system was supplied from groundwater (wells) with the remainder purchased from Contra Costa Water District.

This plan serves as the 2005 UWMP as required by the Urban Water Management Planning Act (Act). It provides the analysis of water conservation measures in accordance with the guidelines of the California Urban Water Conservation Council and it serves as the long-term water supply plan for the City of Brentwood water system.

The Act requires the encouragement of public participation and a public hearing regarding the Water Management Plan. This hearing provides an opportunity for the City’s residents to learn about water supply and plans for providing a reliable, safe, high-quality water for the future. The hearing also allows the public to ask questions regarding the current water supply and the viability of future plans. This plan is required by the Act to be updated every five years. City Council adopted the 2000 UWMP in August of 2001.

The State Water Resources Control Board requires water suppliers to review historic and projected demand and supply balances, consider alternative supply sources, and provide detailed information about demand management or water conservation. The UWMP must outline drought contingency plans for times of water shortage and is also required for land use planning purposes. According to the Act, the purpose of the plan is to help local agencies “achieve conservation and efficient use” of the State’s water resources.

Upon adoption by City Council, the Plan will be submitted to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) State Water Resources Control Board. The Board has a one year period to review and comment on the Plan. If the Board has recommended changes the Plan will be resubmitted to Council for adoption of the changes.

FISCAL IMPACT
The cost to prepare the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan is $24,900. These funds were budgeted in the 2005/06 Fiscal Year through the Water Enterprise and approved by Council by the adoption of the 2005/06 – 2006/07 Operating Budget. This is a one-time cost for the preparation of this plan and will not require additional resources. The submittal of the UWMP ensures compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board, Clean Water Division, State Revolving Fund loan. The City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is funded through the State Revolving Fund loan.

Attachments:
• Resolution
• 2005 Urban Water Management Plan

RESOLUTION NO.

ADOPTION OF THE 2005 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AS SUBMITTED BY BROWN AND CALDWELL, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS AND CONSULTANTS.

WHEREAS, the State Urban Water Management Planning Act requires every urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers to adopt and submit an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) to the California Department of Water Resources every five years; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is an urban water supplier providing water for municipal purposes to more than 13,763 customers; and

WHEREAS, on October 24, 2000, by Resolution No. 2179, City Council authorized the City Manager to sign an agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the preparation of the 2000 Urban Water Management Plan; and

WHEREAS, on August 14, 2001, by Resolution No. 2341, the City Council adopted the 2000 Urban Water Management Plan as prepared by Brown and Caldwell; and

WHEREAS, on February 24, 2004, by Resolution No. 2004-40, City Council approved the amended Purchasing Policy; and

WHEREAS, on June 14, 2005, by Resolution No. 2005-143, City Council adopted the 2005/06 – 2006/07 Operating Budget for the City of Brentwood; and

WHEREAS, the funds for the preparation of the 2005 UWMP were budgeted in the 2005/06 Fiscal Year; and

WHEREAS, on August 10, 2005 the City of Brentwood signed a Professional Services Agreement with Brown and Caldwell to prepare the 2005 UWMP; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood has prepared the 2005 UWMP, a copy of which is on file with the City Clerk, made it available for public review, and has held the appropriate public hearing.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood that the 2005 UWMP is hereby adopted.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 10th day of January 2006 by the following vote:
 

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