2013 Utility Rate Stakeholders Committee AKA “The Water Rate Committee”

LIVINGSTON CA / February, 2013 Update—

This is the place to help you keep track of what the “Water/Garbage/Sewer Rate” Committee has been discussing all year long.

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING CANCELLATION

and RESCHEDULED MEETING

The Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Meeting of Monday,

January 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

has been cancelled and RESCHEDULED for

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

in the City Hall Conference Room

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Meeting Monday,

January 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Conference Room

1. Kennedy Jenks Report on Feasibility Analysis for Centralized Water Treatment

2. AECOM Report on Status of Well #8 TCP Remediation Design Project

3. Evaluation of Well 17 and Well 10

01/28/13 Utility Rate Stakeholders Committee Meeting Recap

AGENDA

UTILITY RATES

STAKEHOLDERS COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY – MARCH 4, 2013 AT 5:30 P.M.

CITY HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

Information and Discussion

1. Foster Farms Water Supply Issues

2. Control Systems Proprietary Issues on Some Existing Facilities

3. Well #8 Project Status Report

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Meeting

Monday ‐ March 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

Information and Discussion

1.Water and Wastewater Utilities SCADA Issues

•Wells

•Automation Controls

•Monitoring

•Lift Stations and Alarms

2.Combined Sewer/Storm System Issues

3. Maintenance Issues on All Utilities

•Water Distribution & Treatment

•Wastewater Treatment

•Sewer Collection Storm Drains System

Note from TheGardeningSnail: If you follow the links provided below, you will be lead to City Staff Reports which will give you a little background.

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Mtg Monday, April 29, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Conference Room

Information and Discussion

1. Solid Waste Services Update

2. Well # 8 TCP Mitigation Update

3. Well # 16 Arsenic Mitigation Update

4. Kennedy Jenks Feasibility Study Update

5. Report on the State Inspection

(Note from TheGardeningSnail: The link above takes you to the 2011 State Inspection Report: CLICK HERE for the 2013 State Inspection Report)

6. Water Tank Update

April 29, 2013 Summary

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Mtg.

Monday – May 20, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

Information and Discussion

1. Well #16

2. Well #13

3. UCMR (Unregulated Chemical Monitoring Rule) 3, testing in progress

4. Chromium 6 & 3 MCL expected in about 2 years will have an effect in our system

5. Water Feasibility Study

6. City Hall and PD Generator Replacement

Notes from TheGardeningSnail. The Following has been excerpted from the California Department of Health Water System Inspection Report or other sources

WELL NO. 16 has been offline since September 2011 because the media in the arsenic removal treatment system has been exhausted… It is expected that a media change out will occur in the near future and Well No. 16 will be put back online by summer 2013…The City must provide a copy of the plans and specifications for the treatment plant upgrades. In addition, the City will be required to update the Operations Plan for the Well No. 16 arsenic treatment system and submit a Permit Amendment application…

WELL NO. 13 must be monitored on a quarterly basis for arsenic. The results must be submitted to the Department via EDT by the 10th day of the following month…(it) is also offline due to arsenic at elevated levels but below the MCL. The City is currently flushing the well to waste and collecting a bacteriological cycle test and hopes to bring the well online by mid-April if the cycle test results are coliform negative…The City lapsed in its quarterly sampling of Well No. 13 and will resume the monitoring during first week of April 2013.

UCMR (Unregulated Chemical Monitoring Rule) 3 Testing. …“The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) require that once every five years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issue a new list of no more than 30 unregulated contaminants to be monitored by public water systems (PWSs). The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) provides EPA and other interested parties with scientifically valid data on the occurrence of contaminants in drinking water. These data serve as a primary source of occurrence and exposure information that the agency uses to develop regulatory decisions.” excerpted from The Third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3)-Searching for Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water Fact Sheet.

CHROMIUM 6

“Chromium is a heavy metal that occurs throughout the environment. The trivalent form is a required nutrient and has very low toxicity. The hexavalent form, also commonly known as “chromium 6,” is more toxic and has been known to cause cancer when inhaled. In recent scientific studies in laboratory animals, hexavalent chromium has also been linked to cancer when ingested.” excerpted from Chromium–6 Fact Sheet: California Department of Public Health

May 20, 2013 Meeting Summary

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Mtg.

Monday – June 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Conference Room

Information and Discussion

1) Non‐Compliance Order Received

  • i)Water Conservation Ordinance

  • ii) Resolution Implementation

2) Update on Well #16

3) Well #14 DBCP Testing Frequency Increase

4) National Rural Water Association

5) Water Distribution System Maintenance

  • i) Dirty Water

June 03, 2013 Meeting Summary

AGENDA

Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee Mtg.

Monday – August 19,2013 at 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

An audio of the meeting can be heard by CLICKING HERE -Once you are there, click on “show more” for important quotes from the discussion

Information and Discussion

1)City of Livingston Analysis for Sustainable Water Treatment Strategy Presentation by Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

2) AECOM Presentation on Well #8

3) City of Livingston Presentation on Well #16

4) Capital Improvements List for Water and Waste Water in Preparation for the Rate Study

AGENDA

UTILITY RATES STAKEHOLDER’S MEETING

November 12, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

A copy of the handouts given out that night can be viewed by CLICKING HERE

An audio of the meeting can be heard by CLICKING HERE – Once you are there, click on “show more” for important quotes from the discussion

1. INTRODUCTIONS

2. WATER AVAILABILITY

3. WATER SYSTEM NEEDS

a. SHORT-TERM

b. LONG-TERM

4. SHORT-TERM IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER SYSTEM SOUTH

5. SHORT-TERM IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER SYSTEM NORTH

6. FUNDING SOURCES AVAILABLE

 

UTILITY RATES STAKEHOLDER’S MEETING

Update: To View a Complete Set of the Handouts from this meeting CLICK HERE

To Hear the Complete Discussion that took place at this meeting CLICK HERE – Once you are there, click on “show more” for important quotes from the discussion

December 02, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

AGENDA

1. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN: OPTION A

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2. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN: OPTION B

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3. IMPACT TO ANNUAL O&M BUDGET

4. STATUS OF FUNDING SOURCES

DECEMBER 19, 2013

Note from TheGardeningSnail. At the December 02 meeting, Members of the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee stated they wanted to see the effects of proposed Capital Improvements and Operations and Maintenance on Water Rates. This information was prepared and a Meeting Scheduled for December 19, 2013, to go over the results.

Although this meeting was canceled, a packet of information was sent to members of the Utility Rates Stakeholders Committee showing the impacts on Water Rates: which is included below. Again, THIS MEETING WAS CANCELED!

City of Livingston

UTILITY RATES STAKEHOLDER’S MEETING

City Council Chambers

December 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

THIS MEETING WAS CANCELED

AGENDA

1. REVISED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (WATER): OPTION A

2. REVISED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (WATER): OPTION B

3. DRAFT PRELIMINARY WATER RATES FOR OPTION A & B: PRESENTATION BY CATHERINE HANSFORD

4. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SEWER)/PRELIMINARY RATES

5. FUNDING SOURCES

6. CALPOP PROGRAM WWTP

FACT SHEET FOR WATER RATE INCREASE and RESTRUCTURE

Typical Bill Impacts for Residential and Commercial Customers – Reduced Capital Improvements Projects – And other Key Tables

FACT SHEET FOR SEWER RATE INCREASE and RESTRUCTURE

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