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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 7

Meeting Date: October 9, 2007

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving the Sewer System Management Work Plan as the first requirement of the General Waste Discharge Requirements in completing a Sewer System Management Plan as required by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Prepared by: Kris Vickers, Wastewater Operations Manager
Chris Ehlers, Deputy Director of Public Works

Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving the Sewer System Management Work Plan as the first requirement of the General Waste Discharge Requirements in completing a Sewer System Management Plan as required by the State Water Resources Control Board.

PREVIOUS ACTION
No previous action has been taken.

BACKGROUND
On May 2, 2006, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) implemented Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ (General Waste Discharge Requirements). This order requires any municipality in the State of California that owns or operates a sanitary sewer system greater than 1 mile in length and that collects and/or conveys untreated or partially treated wastewater to a publicly owned treatment plant to comply with the terms of this order. This order requires the development and implementation of a system-specific Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP). This SSMP will outline the overall management of the City of Brentwood’s sewer system.

The basis for this order comes about as a means to regulate all publicly owned sanitary sewer systems, much like that of publicly owned treatment facilities. The first requirement of the General Waste Discharge Requirements (GWDR) for the Collection Systems is to develop a Sewer System Management Work Plan as part of the SSMP. This plan includes a schedule for completing the requirements of the GWDR. The plan and schedule is required to be adopted by City Council at a public meeting. When the State Water Resources Control Board set the GWDR, they also adopted a time schedule for required completion of various sections of the SSMP. The time schedule varies based on the size of the member agency. The time schedule that the City of Brentwood must follow, based on its population, is attached.

FISCAL IMPACT
The SWRCB will require an annual enrollment fee based on population. Currently, this fee is $872 a year. This fee was budgeted and expended through the Wastewater Operations Budget.


Attachments:
• Resolution
• Sewer System Management Work Plan


RESOLUTION NO. _____


ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT WORK PLAN AS THE FIRST REQUIREMENT OF THE GENERAL WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS IN COMPLETING A SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD.

WHEREAS, on May 2, 2006, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) implemented Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ (General Waste Discharge Requirements); and

WHEREAS, this order requires any municipality in the State of California that owns or operates a sanitary sewer system greater than 1 mile in length and that collects and/or conveys untreated or partially treated wastewater to a publicly owned treatment plant to comply with the terms of this order; and

WHEREAS, this order requires the development and implementation of a system-specific Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP); and

WHEREAS, City staff has completed the first requirement of the General Waste Discharge Requirements (GWDR) for the Collection Systems by developing a Sewer System Management Work Plan as part of the SSMP; and

WHEREAS, this Sewer System Management Work Plan includes a schedule for completing the requirements of the General Waste Discharge Requirements; and

WHEREAS, adoption of the Sewer System Management Work Plan and schedule by City Council at a public meeting is required by the State Water Resources Control Board; and

WHEREAS, on October 9, 2007 the City Council held a public meeting and considered the Sewer System Management Work Plan; and

WHEREAS, the annual fees associated with implementation of the SSMP have been budgeted and expended through the Wastewater Operations Budget.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council approves the Sewer System Management Work Plan as the State Water Resources Control Board’s first requirement of the General Waste Discharge Requirements in completing a Sewer System Management Plan.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 9th day of October 2007 by the following vote:


 

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