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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 7



Meeting Date: April 24, 2007

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Water Division to begin implementation of a Pilot High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program in the amount not to exceed $2,000.

Prepared by: Diana Williford, Water Reclamation/Conservation Specialist
Chris Ehlers, Deputy Director of Public Works

Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works


RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the Water Division to begin implementation of a Pilot High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program in the amount of $2,000.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On May 11, 1999, by Resolution No. 99-118, City Council authorized the City Manager to sign the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation.

On January 10, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-006, City Council approved the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan.

BACKGROUND
High efficiency toilet rebate programs are addressed as Best Management Practice (BMP) 14 of the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s (CUWCC) Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation. This Memorandum of Understanding was executed by the City on May 11, 1999. By implementing this rebate program the City is fulfilling the requirements of BMP 14.

The City’s 2005 Urban Water Management Plan (Plan) adopted by City Council on January 10, 2006, outlines a five-year strategy regarding implementation of the Plan’s 14 BMP’s. Adopting a High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program (HET) further confirms the conservation efforts which have been previously outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding and the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan.

This program will be administered by City staff. Toilets being replaced must use more than 1.6 gallons per flush which will be verified by City water conservation staff site inspections. Only toilets identified as HET (which use 1.28 gallons or less per flush) are eligible for a rebate.

A HET Rebate Program will help support a proactive approach towards the management of the City’s groundwater and surface water resources and promotes conservation and minimizes the burden on the area’s limited water resources.


FISCAL IMPACT
The total fiscal impact of this pilot program is $2,000 and will allow for twenty, one hundred dollar rebates. These funds are available in the Water Enterprise Operating Budget.

Attachments:
• Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S WATER ENTERPRISE TO BEGIN IMPLEMENTATION OF A PILOT HIGH EFFICIENCY TOILET REBATE PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.

WHEREAS, on May 11, 1999, by Resolution No. 99-118, City Council authorized the City Manager to sign the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation; and

WHEREAS, on January 10, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-006, City Council approved the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan; and

WHEREAS, the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan outlines a five-year strategy regarding implementation of the Plan’s 14 BMP’s; and

WHEREAS, adopting a High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program (HET) further confirms the conservation efforts which have been previously outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding and the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan; and

WHEREAS, a HET Rebate Program will help support a proactive approach towards the management of the City’s groundwater and surface water resources and promotes conservation of water resources; and

WHEREAS, funds are available in the approved Water Enterprise Operating Budget.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby authorize the Water Division of the Public Works Department to implement a Pilot High Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program in the amount of $2,000.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 24th day of April 2007 by the following vote:


 

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