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									FINAL BUDGET FY 2012
Operating & Capital
Prepared By Business Services

                                 5857 E Flamingo Road
                                Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
                                     (702) 434-6600

Richard Mendes                    General Manager

Chuck Ethridge                    Assistant General Manager, Business Services
Sam Scire                         Assistant General Manager, Design & Construction
Mark Binney                       Assistant General Manager, Operations
Dr. Douglas Drury                 Assistant General Manager, Water Quality, Research and
                                  Technical Services
Marty Flynn                       Assistant to the General Manager, Strategic Services
Richard Donahue                   Manager, Collections Systems

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)
presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Clark County Water
Reclamation District, Nevada for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
2010. In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document
that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan,
and as a communications device.

This award is valid for a period of one year only. We believe our current budget continues to
conform to program requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA to determine its
eligibility for another award.

          Clark County Water Reclamation District
                    Board of Trustees
The Clark County Water Reclamation District is governed by a seven member board who
also serve as the Board of County Commissioners.

Larry Brown (Chairman), Lawrence Weekly, Susan Brager, Chris Giuchigliani, Mary Beth Scow, Steve Sisolak
(Vice Chairman), Tom Collins

Clark County Demographics
Clark County covers an area the size of New Jersey. It is the nation’s 14th-largest county
that includes the world-famous Las Vegas Strip with more than 2 million citizens and 40
million visitors a year. While Clark County hosts the millions of people that visit
annually to enjoy our fine restaurants, shop in our exquisite haute couture boutiques and
relax at our luxurious spas, it is also home to more than 900,000 residents in the urban
unincorporated areas.




                                 2001 2002
                                           2003 2004
                                                     2005       2006    2007    2008    2009    2010

The Clark County School District operates 352 schools in the valley and is the fifth
largest school district in the nation. The majority of Southern Nevada students choose to
continue education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

                                           School Enrollment

                                2001 2002
                                          2003 2004
                                                      2005    2006     2007    2008    2009    2010

Nevada State College (NSC) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN) are two additional
education programs for Southern Nevada college students. NSC is a comprehensive
college offering bachelor's degrees in more than 20 fields of study. NSC is the first four-

year state college in Nevada. CSN enrolls over 43,000 students and provides job training
and education in more than 125 fields of study backed by more than 220 degree,
certification and technical programs - 27 of which are available completely on-line.

                                                   Visitor Volume
  Volume (millions)


                                     2001 2002
                                               2003 2004
                                                           2005     2006   2007   2008    2009    2010

Among those who gambled while in Las Vegas, over one-half (52%) gambled for
two hours or less, up significantly from 48% each in 2006 and 2007, and 47% in
2008. The average amount of time spent gambling per day was 2.9
hours, down significantly from 3.3 hours in 2006 and 2008, 3.4 hours in 2007,
and 3.2 hours in 2009. Eighty percent (80%) of all visitors said they gambled while in
Las Vegas, down significantly from 87% in 2006, 84% in 2007, 85% in 2008, and 83% in
2009 .1

                                                 Gaming Revenues

  Revenue (billion $)


                                     2001 2002
                                               2003 2004
                                                         2005       2006   2007   2008
                                                             Year                        2009    2010

Those who gambled on their current trip to Las Vegas were asked which casino
game they played the most often. Slots remain the most popular game,
mentioned by 70% of gamblers, up significantly from 65% in 2007. Eleven
percent (11%) said they played blackjack the most often (down significantly from
14% in 2007), followed by video poker (7%), poker (4%), and craps (3%). 2

                 Clark County's Largest Employers
                          Employer Name                                       Number of Employees
           Clark County School District                                  30,000-39,999
           Clark County                                                  8,000-8,499
           Bellagio, LLC                                                 7,500-7,999
           Wynn Las Vegas, LLC                                           7,500-7,999
           MGM Grand Hotel and Casino                                    7,000-7,499
           Aria Resort and Casino, LLC                                   6,500-6,999
           Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino                                6,000-6,499
           Las Vegas Metropolitan Police                                 5,500-5,999
           Universiry of Nevada, Las Vegas                               5,500-5,999
           Caesars Palace                                                5,000-5.499
           The Mirage Hotel and Casino                                   4,000-4,499
           The Venetian Resort and Casino                                4,000-4,499
           University Medical Cener of Southern Nevada                   3,500-3,999
           The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas                                 3,500-3,999

     •     The Bellagio, Caesars Augustus tower and Treasure Island all have an
           architectural feature designed to trick the eye into seeing the buildings as smaller
           (thus closer) than they really are. Each window covers four rooms on two floors.
           Wynn Las Vegas uses the same trick, in that there are two floors between each
           white stripe.
     •     Las Vegas' McCarran International climbed one spot to become the nation's fifth-
           busiest passenger
           airport in 2005 with 44,280,190 passengers
     •     When the Luxor hotel opened in 1993, there was a river that encircled the casino
           level and was intended to ferry guests to the elevators. But when people
           complained about the 90-minute wait, the Luxor decided to let guests walk to the
           elevators and promote the ride as the Nile River Adventure. The 15-minute
           guided barge tour drifted past the Valley of the Queens, King Ramses temple, and
           other Egyptian-style art. The river was removed as part of a major interior
           remodeling in 1995.
     •     The Strip is not in Las Vegas, but rather on unincorporated land governed by
           Clark County. Las Vegas city limits start at Sahara Ave (northward), So, many
           visitors of Las Vegas have never been to Las Vegas (unless they visited the
           Stratosphere) .2

     1.    Vegas Today and Tomorrow, http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com
     2.    Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, http://www.lvcva.com/press/statistics-facts/index.jsp
           Charts by Las Vegas Perspective

About the District
The Clark County Water Reclamation District, originally named the Clark County
Sanitation District No.1, was created as a general improvement district under the Nevada
Revised Statutes on August 11, 1954, and as such is a political subdivision of the state.
In January 2003, the District changed its name to the Clark County Water Reclamation
District to better reflect its mission. The rights to levy taxes, sell bonds, create
assessment districts and the right of eminent domain all have been granted to the District.
The elected seven-member Board of County Commissioners governs the District as ex-
officio trustees of the District and has the power to set rates and charges. The Chairman
is Lawrence Brown. The Vice Chairman is Steve Sisolak. The remaining Trustees are
Susan Brager, Tom Collins, Chris Guinchigliani, Mary Beth Scow and Lawrence
Weekly. Bond covenants provide that rates and charges be sufficient to cover operation
and maintenance costs and general expenses, including principal and interest payments
on outstanding bonds.

The District is responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater in the
unincorporated areas of Clark County including the famous Las Vegas “Strip.” The
District is one of three wastewater treatment agencies in the Las Vegas Valley and
operates the largest collections (pipeline) system in the State of Nevada. The other plants
are operated by the City of Las Vegas and the City of Henderson.

The District’s vision is to be known for the following: highly skilled and dedicated
employees; excellent customer responsiveness; effective financial management; ethical
and effective business practices; and sound business planning principles. The District’s
mission is to manage reclaimed water as a resource. With this vision and mission, the
District operates seven wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2,000 miles of
wastewater collection lines.

The District receives an average flow of over 90 million gallons of wastewater per day
(mgd) at the main treatment facility located on East Flamingo Road. The District also
operates the Desert Breeze Water Resource Center, a water reclamation facility on West
Flamingo Road. The District produces a high-quality reclaimed water product for reuse
and/or return to the environment by way of the Las Vegas Wash. Of the total water
treated by the District in the Las Vegas Valley, an average of 7.5 mgd is reclaimed for
irrigation. This water is delivered by the District and Las Vegas Valley Water District
(LVVWD). The permit requirements placed upon the District by the Nevada Department
of Environmental Protection are among the most stringent in the nation. The treatment
and discharge regulations require extensive laboratory testing and documentation to
ensure that standards are met each day. The District also operates wastewater facilities
serving other Clark County communities in Southern Nevada: Blue Diamond, Indian
Springs, Laughlin, Moapa Valley, and Searchlight.

There are several other projects underway to develop new collection and treatment
facilities in the other services areas, i.e., Laughlin, Indian Springs, and Searchlight. A

system expansion project in Indian Springs will allow treatment of wastewater from the
neighboring Creech Air Force Base. Rehabilitation of the treatment facilities in
Searchlight is likely and may be accompanied by the expansion of the collection system
as well as enhancements to the treatment capabilities.

Finally, the District has committed to significant financial participation with the Southern
Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) as well as the other wastewater agencies in the valley
for projects designed to protect the Las Vegas Wash and improve the infrastructure
returning treated water to Lake Mead.

Due to the number and scope of these projects, it is necessary for the District to plan and
budget for projects many years in advance. The District recently completed a five-year
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) representing approximately $729.9 million and over 75
major projects.

   Table of Contents

Executive Summary................................................................................................................................. 1
Budget Issues .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Fiscal Year FY 2011-2012 Budget ....................................................................................................... 10
District Priorities & Issues ................................................................................................................... 12
Southern Nevada Outlook ..................................................................................................................... 14

Operations Guide
       Organization Structure ............................................................................................................ 16
       General Administrations.......................................................................................................... 17
       Business Services ..................................................................................................................... 18
       Strategic Services .................................................................................................................... 27
       Plant Process Diagram ........................................................................................................... 31
       Operations & Maintenance ..................................................................................................... 32
       Collection System Services ...................................................................................................... 48
       Water Quality, Research & Technical Services....................................................................... 53
       Design & Construction Management ...................................................................................... 57
       Summary of Position Information............................................................................................ 60
       Strategic Initiatives .................................................................................................................. 62
       Performance Measurements .................................................................................................... 66

Policy Documentation
        Financial Policies .................................................................................................................... 69
        Ethical Standards .................................................................................................................... 74

Financial Planning
       Financial Planning .................................................................................................................. 77
       Financial Statements ............................................................................................................... 78
       Basis of Budgeting & Budget Process ..................................................................................... 81
       Budget Calendar ...................................................................................................................... 85
       Sources and Uses of District Funds......................................................................................... 86
       Revenues .................................................................................................................................. 87
       Expenditures ............................................................................................................................ 93
       Capital Improvement Plan FY 2012-2016 ............................................................................... 96
       Capital Improvement Plan Project Highlights ...................................................................... 101
       Debt Management.................................................................................................................. 104

District Glossary and Terminology
         Glossary ................................................................................................................................. 107
         Acronyms ............................................................................................................................... 114
         Expense Account Categories ................................................................................................. 114

Executive Summary
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                                                                         Final Budget, FY 2011-12


The Clark County Water Reclamation District (District) FY 2012 Operations & Maintenance
(O&M) and Capital Budgets provide funding to support the collection, treatment, and disposal
of commercial and residential wastewater in the unincorporated areas of Clark County.

Continuing with the previous year’s approach of cost containment, the District’s tentative FY
2012 is consistent with funding levels in FY 2011. The FY 2012 O&M budget remains
relatively flat compared to prior year’s budget increasing 1% over FY 2011. This increase is
driven by a reclassification of activities from capital to O&M. FY2012 capital will be
budgeted at $125.1 million vs. $124.8 for FY2011.

All together, these actions set the foundation for the planning and development of FY 2012
budget. It supports the District’s mission of managing wastewater as a resource, and the
strategic initiatives of:

            Protect the community from health and environmental hazards
            Maintain and restore the treatment and collection systems to ensure continuing
             high quality operating service
            Provide Quality Customer Service

                               FY 2011        FY 2012                        %
                               Budget         Budget       Variance         Chng
Operating Revenue
  Sewer Service                128,574,000   131,834,060     3,260,060            3%
  Effluent Sales                 2,000,000     2,246,500       246,500           12%
  Pretreatment                     789,000       860,630        71,630            9%
  Septage fees                     475,000       334,200      (140,800)         -30%
  Other                            103,000       506,380       403,380          392%
Total Revenue                $ 131,941,000 $ 135,781,770     3,840,770            3%

Operating Expense
  Salaries                     24,011,179     23,956,509       (54,670)           0%
  Benefits                      9,432,166     10,545,505     1,113,339           12%
  Services & Supplies          45,015,713     44,722,061      (293,652)          -1%
Total                        $ 78,459,058 $   79,224,075       765,017            1%

Income before depreciation   $ 53,481,942 $ 56,557,695 $ 3,075,753                 6%
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                FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

•   The District’s withdrawal from the Clean Water Coalition (CWC).

•   Sewer service revenues are expected to increase by 3%, to $131.8 million.

•   FY 2012 sewer service rate will remain at $213.70 per Equivalent Residential Unit
    (ERU) for current rate payers.

•   Phosphorus removal optimization program - $624,000 is funded to continue enhanced
    environmental protection and improved quality of effluent discharged to Lake Mead.

•   District budgeted operating expenses will increase by approximately $765,000 or 1%
    over the fiscal year 2011 budget. Adjusting out the reclassification from capital,
    budgeted operating expenses would produce a 1.1% decrease vs. FY 2011.

•   The District’s $125.1 million fiscal year 2012 capital budget (capital equipment $8
    million; capital improvement - replacement add expansion projects, $117.1 million)
    reflects a proactive capital program that provides vital capital rehabilitation and
    replacement for major elements of the existing infrastructure, and upgrades treatment

•   Sewer Line Cleaning - Completion of a comprehensive 5 year system wide cleaning of
    sewer lines in FY 2012, at an estimated cost of $1,000,000.


1. Unlike most governmental operations, personnel costs are not the greatest influence on
   the total cost of CCWRD operations. CCWRD essentially is an industrial operation,
   which relies on the capital infrastructure in-place, and power and chemicals to
   accomplish its mission. For fiscal year 2010, personnel costs (including base salary,
   benefits, and other personnel costs such as overtime, call-back etc.) constituted only
   10.8% of the total expenditures for the year. Capital investment constituted almost
   60% of total expenditures, while power and chemicals accounted for 6.1% of total

2. The rates charged by the CCWRD are among the very lowest in the region. Because
   the District depends on the rates for almost all of its income, the budget is linked to the
   rates charged. As the following table illustrates the CCWRD sewer service rates are the
   lowest in the Las Vegas Valley, in the State of Nevada, and in comparison to
   comparable western communities.
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                                                   Monthly Sewer Service
       Seattle WA                                                                                       $53.46

         Miami FL                                                                              $48.45

     San Diego CA                                                                            $47.35

         Dallas TX                                                                  $41.27

       Austin, TX1                                                                 $40.62

Washoe County NV                                                               $37.76

  Los Angeles CA1                                                        $35.24

North Las Vegas NV                                                      $34.80

       Houston TX                                                     $32.98

San Francisco, CA1                                              $30.86

     LA County CA                                            $28.31

          Reno NV                                            $28.35

        Denver CO                                    $25.17

  San Antonio, TX1                                  $24.18

      Phoenix, AZ1                              $21.45

    Henderson NV                            $20.29

     Las Vegas NV                         $19.08

 Clark County WRD                       $17.81

                     $-    $10.00      $20.00            $30.00            $40.00            $50.00          $60.00

 3. Credit rating, the District has received an AAA credit rating from S&P, virtually the
      only one in the State. This rating has allowed the District to finance its capital program
      at the most favorable rates.
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The operating budget accounts for the day to day operating costs of the District’s facilities and
functions. These activities are classified into the following expenditure categories:

                                   FY 2011      FY 2012                           %
                                   Budget       Budget       Variance          Chng
Salaries                           24,011,181   24,523,968      512,787        2.1%
Benefits                            9,432,165    9,978,046      545,881        5.8%
Maintenance                         6,557,575    7,243,366      685,791       10.5%
Utilities                          16,789,730   16,397,198     (392,532)       -2.3%
Chemicals                           7,159,022    6,125,268   (1,033,754)      -14.4%
Outside Services                    9,946,718   10,522,870      576,152         5.8%
Supplies                            1,926,346    1,973,856       47,510         2.5%
Other                               2,636,322    2,459,503     (176,819)       -6.7%
                           Total $ 78,459,059 $ 79,224,075 $    765,016         1.0%
          Reclassified from CIP               $ (1,650,000)
                Adjusted Total $ 78,459,059 $ 77,574,075       (884,984)       -1.1%

A reclassification of utility location and pipe inspection activities increased the FY 2012 O&M
budget; otherwise, there would be a reduction of 1.1% over FY 2011.

Salaries & Benefits
                                  FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                  Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Salaries                        24,011,181   24,523,968         512,787        2.1%
Benefits                         9,432,165    9,978,046         545,881        5.8%
                        Total $ 33,443,346 $ 34,502,014     $ 1,058,668        3.2%
The increase to benefits is attributed to an increase to the annual OPEB allocation and an
increase to PERS.

Supplies & Services
                                  FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                  Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Rentals & Leases                     420,346        420,690          344        0.1%
Vehicle Maintenance                  276,000        277,400        1,400        0.5%
Equipment Maintenance              2,668,700      3,139,617      470,917       17.6%
Equipment Contracts                2,842,529      3,051,159      208,630        7.3%
Line Repairs                          58,000         60,500        2,500        4.3%
Manhole Adjustments                  292,000        294,000        2,000        0.7%
                        Total $   6,557,575 $    7,243,366 $     685,791       10.5%
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The overall increase of 9.6% is due mostly to the increase in Equipment Maintenance and
Equipment contracts. The majority of Equipment Contracts are maintenance support for
information technology systems throughout the District.


                                 FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                 Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Fuels & Oils                          454,300      439,800       (14,500)     -3.2%
Telephone                             250,450      243,100        (7,350)     -2.9%
Electricity                        11,183,250   11,502,697       319,447       2.9%
Natural Gas                           187,600      162,300       (25,300)    -13.5%
Water                                 406,752      320,557       (86,195)    -21.2%
Trash Pickup and Landfill           3,838,134    3,281,030      (557,104)    -14.5%
Telephone System Improve               23,250       23,250             -       0.0%
Cellular Phones                       287,114      294,464         7,350       2.6%
Radio Repairs                          18,000       30,000        12,000      66.7%
Telecom Data Services                 140,880      100,000       (40,880)    -29.0%
                          Total $ 16,789,730 $ 16,397,198 $     (392,532)     -2.3%

The decrease to Water, Trash Pickup and Landfill is attributed to efficiencies in the new Solids
Dewatering Facility. The decline in Telecom Data Services is due to a change in service
provider to the Desert Breeze location. The increase in radios is to allocate for replacement in
the Service Areas.

                                 FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                 Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Chemicals                    $   7,159,022 $    6,125,268   $ (1,033,754)    -14.4%

The proposed chemical budget for FY 2011 represents a decrease of 14% over the prior year
due primarily to efficiencies in processes and more favorable pricing on certain chemicals. The
Solids Dewatering Facility is operating on fewer Polymers than originally projected.
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Outside Services
                                   FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                   Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Legal                                 314,590        314,590             -       0.0%
Emergency Response                     50,000         50,000             -       0.0%
Employee Recognition                    4,000          4,000             -       0.0%
Temporary Labor / Staffing            361,511        214,100      (147,411)    -40.8%
Contractual Expenses                4,145,289      4,623,307       478,018      11.5%
Professional Services               3,266,552      3,400,250       133,698       4.1%
Governmental Interlocals            1,340,439      1,445,508       105,069       7.8%
Training                              329,161        379,050        49,889      15.2%
Travel                                135,176         92,065       (43,111)    -31.9%
                         Total $   9,946,718 $   10,522,870 $      576,152       5.8%

The 5.8 % increase is driven by increases to Contractual Expenses and Training. $1,650,000 in
Contractual Expenses, reflect reclassifying sewer line inspections and utility markings that
were previously earmarked as capital. The increase in Training is a result of deferring costs
from previous years. A reduction in Travel is due to efforts in keeping conferences, workshops
and seminars locally. The increase to Government Interlocals, primarily reflect agreements the
District has with Clark County.

                                   FY 2011       FY 2012                         %
                                   Budget        Budget         Variance        Chng

Warehouse Supplies                    274,000        274,000             -       0.0%
Supply Expense                        362,953        257,244      (105,709)    -29.1%
Furniture                              45,469         36,235        (9,234)    -20.3%
Small Tools                           214,356        181,090       (33,266)    -15.5%
Laboratory Supplies                   409,829        460,788        50,959      12.4%
Construction Materials                 67,112         65,025        (2,087)     -3.1%
Computer Hardware                     264,448        246,959       (17,489)     -6.6%
Computer Software                     288,179        452,515       164,336      57.0%
                         Total $   1,926,346 $    1,973,856 $       47,510       2.5%

Overall, there is a 2.5% increase in supplies; most reductions result in deferring non-critical
costs into future years. The increase in Computer Software is due to expanding the
implementation of SharePoint.
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                                    FY 2011         FY 2012                            %
                                    Budget          Budget          Variance          Chng

Laundry & Uniforms                       60,000           67,000          7,000      11.7%
Postage & Shipping                      270,850          283,700         12,850        4.7%
Advertising                              56,900           59,900          3,000        5.3%
Safety Equipment                        147,800          155,000          7,200        4.9%
Personal Equipment                        4,500            4,250           (250)      -5.6%
Employee Wellness                        15,000           24,000          9,000      60.0%
Public Outreach                          65,600           78,400         12,800      19.5%
Security                                 46,000           37,000         (9,000)     -19.6%
Insurance                             1,330,000        1,140,000       (190,000)     -14.3%
Memberships                              49,196           79,202         30,006       61.0%
Subscriptions                            20,899           21,085            186        0.9%
Printing & Publications                 127,700           55,550        (72,150)     -56.5%
Permits                                 145,931          145,216           (715)      -0.5%
Fines & Penalties                        77,946           75,000         (2,946)      -3.8%
Bank Fees                                55,000           55,200            200        0.4%
Laboratory Services                     163,000          179,000         16,000        9.8%
                          Total $    2,636,322 $      2,459,503 $      (176,819)      -6.7%

Overall, this group decreased by 6.7%, driven by reductions in Insurance and Printing &
Publications. The increase to Laboratory Services is the result of the need for water sampling
in the Pretreatment department. Employee Wellness increased to provide for employee


The District’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is for the expansion and rehabilitation of
wastewater facilities and systems. The tentative FY 2012 five year CIP is approximately $730
million. This represents projects that are in process or expected to be undertaken in the next
five (5) years. A financing mix of fees & charges, bonds and sales tax fund the capital budget.
Fees & charges collected by the District provide for the repayment of debt and to establish a
capital contingency.
Tentative 5 year plan
                             FY 2012       FY 2013       FY 2014       FY 2015       FY 2016        Total
Capital Construction        117,149,805   139,630,468   184,706,105   149,273,795    99,112,048  689,872,221
Equipment                     8,000,000     8,000,000     8,000,000     8,000,000     8,000,000    40,000,000
                    Total $ 125,149,805 $ 147,630,468 $ 192,706,105 $ 157,273,795 $ 107,112,048 $ 729,872,221

Highlights of the FY2012 Capital Program

   •    Award construction contract for an estimated $6 million- Moapa Valley Gravity Sewer
        Yamashita extension scheduled for August 2011.
   •    Award construction contract for an estimated $14 million- Enterprise Facility scheduled
        for November 2011.
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   •   Enter into engineering agreement for an estimated $16 million- Paradise/Whitney
       Interceptor – Packages 1-3 scheduled for December 2011, February 2012 and April
   •   Award construction contract for an estimated $31 million- Las Vegas Wash
       Channelization scheduled for May 2012.
   •   Award design build contract for an estimated $112 million- Central Plant Membranes-
       Phase 2 scheduled for June 2012.


The proposed FY 2012 budget will address the needs of customers and allow the District to
meet its obligation in protecting the public health and providing reliable collection and
treatment systems. The budget is formulated to continue to provide quality services while
controlling costs.
Budget Issues
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                                                                                                      Final Budget, FY 2011-12

The State of Nevada and Clark County have been impacted by the recent economic situation
and face budget shortfalls. Although the District is not funded by Clark County, State and
County projects may get delayed or cancelled that can cause District projects to get delayed or
cancelled as well.

The rate increase approved by the Board of Trustees reinforces the degree of responsibility
given to the District to operate as efficiently and cost effectively as possible while providing
quality service to the community.

                                                  Operating Expenses
                                                   Budget vs Actual
  160 ,000 ,000

  140 ,000 ,000

  120 ,000 ,000

  100 ,000 ,000

   80 ,000 ,000
                                                                                                                           2011 Estimate
   60 ,000 ,000

   40 ,000 ,000

   20 ,000 ,000

                  2000 -01 2001 -02 2002 -03 2003 -04 2004 -05 2005 -06 2006 -07 2007 -08 2008 -09 2009 -10 2010 -11
         Actual 28 ,406 ,0 31 ,629 ,6 36 ,979 ,3 36 ,505 ,4 39 ,497 ,0 45 ,556 ,5 50 ,194 ,9 57 ,845 ,8 62 ,634 ,9 62 ,746 ,1 67 ,937 ,2
         Budget 27 ,953 ,0 31 ,072 ,3 38 ,463 ,3 40 ,224 ,5 43 ,821 ,3 47 ,976 ,8 57 ,804 ,4 69 ,780 ,9 78 ,100 ,4 80 ,616 ,2 79 ,224 ,0
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                                                   (1)              (2)               (3)            (4)
                                                                ESTIMATED         BUDGET YEAR ENDING 06/30/12
                                              ACTUAL PRIOR       CURRENT
                PROPRIETARY FUND              YEAR ENDING       YEAR ENDING        TENTATIVE       FINAL
                                               06/30/2010        06/30/2011        APPROVED       APPROVED
 Charges for Services
      Sewer Charges                             119,932,937      125,748,000       131,834,060    131,834,060
      Effluent Sales                              2,620,050        2,184,700         2,246,500      2,246,500
      Pretreatment Fees                             808,050          843,790          860,630         860,630
      Septage Fees                                  356,375          320,990          334,200         334,200

      Other                                       1,071,194          891,500         1,006,070        506,380

 Total Operating Revenue                        124,788,606      129,988,980       136,281,460    135,781,770
 Utility Enterprise
  Salaries & Wages                               22,468,145       23,417,562        23,956,509     23,956,509
  Employee Benefits                               6,955,614        8,957,163        10,545,505     10,545,505
  Services & Supplies                            35,279,345       35,562,522        44,722,061     44,722,061

 Depreciation/Amortization                       50,285,130       54,341,834        60,722,169     60,722,169
 Total Operating Expense                        114,988,234      122,279,081       139,946,244    139,946,244
 Operating Income or (Loss)                       9,800,372        7,709,899        (3,664,784)     (4,164,474)
 Interest Earnings                               13,767,249       11,046,342        12,488,200     12,488,200
 County Option 1/4 Percent Sales and
      Use Tax (Waste Water Infrastructure)       12,242,174       12,843,560        12,552,930     12,552,930
 Connection Fees                                  9,347,944        7,867,870         8,182,580      8,182,580
 Capital Contributions                            3,476,188        9,800,000         9,996,000      9,996,000
 Federal and State Grants                           215,942          203,000          850,291         797,664

 Total Nonoperating Revenues                     39,049,497       41,760,772        44,070,001     44,017,374
 Interest Expense                                    58,559       23,547,646        23,218,771     23,218,771
 Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment       1,300,285

 Total Nonoperating Expenses                      1,358,844       23,547,646        23,218,771     23,218,771
Net Income (Loss) before
Operating Transfers                              47,491,025       25,923,025        17,186,446     16,634,129
Operating Transfers (Schedule T)
 Net Operating Transfers                                    0                 0              0               0
NET INCOME (LOSS)                                47,491,025       25,923,025        17,186,446     16,634,129
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FY 2012 Operations & Maintenance Budget
                                          General     Business    Design & Const. Operations & Collections      Strategic      Water
                                       Administration Services     Management     Maintenance    Services       Services       Quality        Total
SALARIES                                    258,265    5,831,232        1,267,239    8,913,313    4,233,456        930,490     1,737,467     23,171,462
SALARIES PART-TIME                                  -     78,740           16,000       68,200             -        16,224             -        179,164
OVERTIME                                            -     55,500           12,000      282,400      119,500           9,520       30,000        508,920
STANDBY PAY                                         -     22,500                -      499,922      142,000               -            -        664,422
UNEMPLOYMENT                                        -     25,502                -             -            -              -            -         25,502
GROUP INSURANCE                              16,800      571,200          126,000    1,024,800      520,800         92,400       210,000      2,562,000
PERS                                         61,338    1,178,896          300,969    2,116,672    1,005,447        220,991       412,648      5,296,961
WORKERS COMP                                        -           -               -             -            -       287,990             -        287,990
ACCRUED BENEFITS                                    -    471,200                -         4,943            -              -            -        476,143
MEDICARE                                      3,745       79,474           20,125      124,287       61,385         15,241        25,193        329,450
MANAGEMENT PHYSICALS                                -           -               -             -            -              -            -              -
OPEB COSTS                                          -  1,000,000                -             -            -              -            -      1,000,000
RENTAL EXPENSE                                      -    289,870                -       27,320       98,500               -        5,000        420,690
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE EXPENSE                         -           -               -      254,400             -              -            -        254,400
MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE                   -     50,600                -       23,000      135,000         15,000        25,000        248,600
MAINTENANCE CONTRACT EXPENSE                        -  1,801,071                -    2,914,017             -        30,886       245,000      4,990,974
LINE REPAIR                                         -           -               -      974,202       60,500               -            -      1,034,702
MANHOLE ADJUSTMENT                                  -           -         250,000             -      44,000               -            -        294,000
FUEL & OIL EXPENSE                                  -           -               -             -       1,000               -            -          1,000
TELEPHONE EXPENSE                                   -    242,100                -      438,800             -              -            -        680,900
ELECTRICITY                                         -           -               -         1,000       3,500               -            -          4,500
NATURAL GAS                                         -           -               -   11,499,197             -              -       20,000     11,519,197
WATER                                               -           -               -      142,300       23,300               -            -        165,600
LANDFILL EXPENSE                                    -           -               -      297,257       19,500               -            -        316,757
TELEPHONE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS                       -     23,250                -    3,261,530             -              -            -      3,284,780
CELLULAR                                            -    294,464                -             -            -              -            -        294,464
RADIO PURCHASES & REPAIR                            -     30,000                -             -            -              -            -         30,000
TELECOM DATA SERVICES                               -    100,000                -             -            -              -            -        100,000
CHEMICALS                                           -           -               -             -      33,000               -       55,000         88,000
ALUMINUM SULFATE                                    -           -               -       99,019             -              -            -         99,019
FERRIC CHLORIDE                                     -           -               -      735,000             -              -            -        735,000
SODIUM HYDROXIDE                                    -           -               -    1,450,000             -              -            -      1,450,000
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE                                 -           -               -         2,500            -              -            -          2,500
POLYMERS                                            -           -               -      268,549             -              -            -        268,549
BIOXIDE                                             -           -               -    1,361,200    1,936,000               -            -      3,297,200
BISULFITE                                           -           -               -      150,000             -              -            -        150,000
LEGAL FEES                                          -    164,590                -       35,000             -       150,000             -        349,590
EMERGENCY RESPONSE                                  -           -               -             -            -        50,000             -         50,000
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION                                -       4,000               -             -            -              -            -          4,000
TEMPORARY LABOR / STAFFING                          -    132,000           10,000             -            -        64,600             -        206,600
CONTRACTED SERVICES                                 -    155,040                -         7,500   2,650,000        935,541        20,000      3,768,081
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES                               -    869,750           64,000      862,726    1,500,000        628,500       198,000      4,122,976
GOVERNMENTAL INTERLOCALS                            -    999,508                -      140,000             -       446,000             -      1,585,508
CWC EXPENDITURES                                    -           -               -             -            -              -            -              -
TRAINING                                      6,350      168,250           58,000             -      30,000         12,500        49,500        324,600
TRAVEL                                        8,150       21,500           23,500       54,450        4,000         12,915        21,500        146,015
WAREHOUSE SUPPLIES                                  -           -               -           500            -              -            -            500
SUPPLIES                                      1,000       76,200           38,000      274,000       13,000         38,000        24,400        464,600
FURNITURE                                       335       23,400                -       66,644        4,000               -        5,000         99,379
TOOLS                                               -       3,000           9,000         3,500      98,800           3,000        2,000        119,300
LAB SUPPLIES                                        -           -               -       65,290        3,000               -      350,000        418,290
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS                              -           -               -      107,788       60,625               -            -        168,413
COMPUTER- HARDWARE                                  -    168,500                -         4,400      35,000         12,959        10,000        230,859
COMPUTER- SOFTWARE                                  -    404,940                -       20,500       25,000           2,575       20,000        473,015
LAUNDRY                                             -           -               -             -            -              -            -              -
POSTAGE & SHIPPING                                  -    238,800            1,200       67,000        1,000           5,200       25,200        338,400
ADVERTISING                                         -     49,500            5,400       12,300             -          5,000            -         72,200
SAFETY                                              -           -               -             -      20,000         49,000        10,000         79,000
CLOTHING & PERSONAL EQUIPMENT                       -           -           1,250       76,000        3,000               -            -         80,250
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS                                   -           -               -             -            -        24,000             -         24,000
PUBLIC OUTREACH                                     -           -               -             -            -        58,800        19,600         78,400
SECURITY                                            -           -               -             -            -        35,000             -         35,000
INSURANCE                                           -    140,000                -         2,000      22,000      1,000,000             -      1,164,000
MEMBERSHIP FEES                                 810       43,927            3,250             -            -          1,915        3,550         53,452
PROF PUBLICATIONS & SUBSCRIPTIONS               510         7,479           3,350         3,750       2,000             696        4,650         22,435
PRINTING                                            -       6,300          18,250         2,400       1,500         25,000             -         53,450
PERMITS & LICENSING                                 -           -           1,500         4,500            -        23,016        15,000         44,016
FINES & PENALTIES                                   -     75,000                -      105,700             -              -            -        180,700
BANK FEES                                           -     55,200                -             -            -              -            -         55,200
LABORATORY SERVICES                                 -           -               -             -      10,000               -      169,000        179,000
                                  Total $   357,303 $ 15,952,483 $      2,229,033 $ 38,849,776 $ 12,919,813    $ 5,202,959 $   3,712,708 $   79,224,075
District Priorities and Issues
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The District’s main priority is to maintain and restore the
treatment and collection systems to ensure continuing high quality
operations and service. The five-year Capital Improvement Plan
is a testament to this. The District is upgrading facilities in Indian
Springs, and Searchlight.

The District has been taking preventative measures by inspecting and cleaning all of the sewer
lines in the valley. Additionally, extensive rehabilitation projects have been ongoing.
Rehabilitating and replacing manholes and sewer pipeline will ensure that the sewer lines are
in good condition to handle all of the flows.


The District is constantly working to reduce odors that occur in the collection and treatment of
wastewater. The District has spent funds on odor control primarily within the plant, collection
system, and maintenance departments. A significant portion of every new plant construction
project is dedicated to odor control.

District staff is constantly testing existing odor control facilities, as well as researching new
technologies to employ. The District has installed a 3-stage odor control facility that utilizes
biological media, chemicals and carbon filters. This is the first 3-stage odor control facility in
the country.

District staff continues to work with developers of large-scale projects to incorporate odor
control facilities on-site to treat odors from these projects as well as odors within the District’s
collection system.

The “Don’t be a Pain in the Drain” campaign was initiated in 2006 with an initial focus on
                 helping to reduce the amounts of fat, oil grease and grit (FOGG) from
                 entering the sewer collection lines and causing stoppages. The FOGG
                 component of the campaign, features the evil FOGG characters and the hero,
                 Captain Can It, and can be seen on the website: www.paininthedrain.com
                 Clark County Water Reclamation District has expanded this award winning
                 campaign with the addition of two major areas: the reduction of construction
                 debris within the collection system, and the proper disposal of prescription
                 and over-the-counter medications. The District has implemented a contractor
education program to keep the sewer lines free of construction debris. The program includes
advertisements in local construction newsletters, fact sheets and other collateral materials.
Information regarding the proper disposal methods is on the website, and fact sheets and
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                          demonstration materials are presented at public outreach
                          events that show how to properly dispose of prescription
                          and over the counter medicines safely in the garbage,
                          rather than down the drain. Disposal boxes have been
                          placed in all Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
                          substations.    By dropping off expired or unused
                          medications at the substations, citizens are keeping the
                          medicines off the streets and out of the water supply.

Q: What is FOGG, and is it a problem?

A: FOGG is made up of fat, oil, grease, and grit, and it is a very BIG problem! FOGG does not mix with water because its
components are insoluble and have a tendency to separate from a liquid solution. When fat, oil and grease are poured down the
drain, they stick to the sewer pipe walls creating layers of buildup that restrict the wastewater flow. This problem requires
pipes to be cleaned more frequently, causes pipes to be replaced sooner than expected, and causes blockages that can result in
sewer overflows.

                Q: How does fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) create a sewer blockage?

                 A: Fat, oil, grease, and grit in a warm, liquid form may appear to be harmless since they flow easily down
                the drain. However, as the liquid cools, the FOGG solidifies and floats to the top of the other liquid in the
                sewer pipes. The layer of FOGG sticks to the sewer pipes and over time, the flow of wastewater becomes
                restricted and can cause a backup or overflow. The gritty particles, including coffee grinds, eggshells,
                aquarium gravel, grain, rice, seeds, etc. get trapped in the greasy buildup, accelerating the problem rapidly.
                  Over time, FOGG accumulates in the sewer system in much the same way that cholesterol accumulates in
                our arteries. As FOGG builds in the pipes, wastewater becomes increasingly restricted. Suddenly, sometimes
                without warning, a sewer pipe backs up and overflows, similar to a heart attack. The result is a home flooded
with sewage, or sewage overflowing in the street, where it flows – untreated – into area waterways.

Q: What products contain fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG)?

                   A: Fat, oil, grease and grit are natural by-products of the cooking and food preparation process. Common
                   sources include food scraps, meat fats, cooking oils, lard, baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, marinades,
                   dairy products, shortening, butter and margarine, coffee grinds, eggshells, grain, rice, seeds, etc. Anything
                   put through the garbage disposal adds to the buildup.

                   Q: What can I do to keep fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) out of the sewer and help prevent a grease
                   related sewer overflow from occurring in my house or on my street?

A: Everyone plays a role in preventing FOGG from damaging our sewer system. The following easy tips can help prevent a
sewer overflow in your home or neighborhood.
1. Fat, oil, grease, and grit should NEVER be poured down the sink. Pour them into a disposable container,
and once the liquid has cooled and solidified, place the container in the trash.
2. Before washing, scrape, dry and wipe pots, pans and dishes with paper towels.
3. Disconnect, or at least minimize use of the garbage disposal to get rid of food scraps. The garbage
disposal chops up food into small pieces, but can still cause a blockage in the pipe.

Q: Why is it important to dispose of FOGG properly?

A: Sewer system maintenance in neighborhoods that experience sewer blockages and backups due to fat,
oil, grease, and grit is expensive and can contribute to the amount that customers pay for sewer service. A
sewer blockage or backup can also result in expensive repairs to the home
Southern Nevada Outlook
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Southern Nevada Economic Outlook for 2011 and 2012

       According to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Business and Economic
Research, “The Southern Nevada economy will continue to see improvement in 2011 and
2012. The gains will be stronger in the second half of 2011 than in the first, and the gains in
2012 will be stronger in 2012 will be stronger than in 2011”.


             •   Visitor voume and gaming revenue are expected to rise, although gaming
                 revenue can is projected to rise at a slower rate than visitor volume in 2011- as
                 visitors continue to show up with less money to spend.

             •   Population growth will be more moderate and will not be a driver of economic
                 growth as it was throughout much of Las Vegas’s history. Rather, economic
                 growth will drive population growth for the next few years.

             •   Southern Nevada real estate prices will see a later recovery. Residential sales
                 have already begun rising, but the real estate marked has a substantial overhang
                 of residential and commercial property.

                                   Southern Nevada Econmic Indicators
                                         2009              2010               2011              2012
 Visitor Volume                       36,351,469        37,335,426         38,754,172        40,149,332
 Gross Gaming Revenue
                                       8,838.20          8,908.60           9,042.30          9,304.50
 Hotel Rooms                           148,941           148,935             149,935          149,485
 Employment                            826,325           801,408             804,478          814,131
 Unemployment Rate                       12                15.2                11.9             10.6
 Housing Units Permitted                5,734             5,577               5,304            5,385
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                      Budget by Group, FY 2011-12
       Quality            Total $ 79,224,075
                                    General Administration
            Strategic Services

                                                 Business Services          Design and
                                                   $15,952,483             Construction
                           Services                                        Management
                         $12,919,813                                        $2,229,033

                                                 Operations &

General Administration

    General Administration        General Administration is the executive section of the
   Salaries & Benefits $ 340,148
                                  District and is responsible for administering the overall
                                  operations of the District while accomplishing agency goals
  Supplies & Services     17,155
                                  and objectives. General Administration works with the
                Total $ 357,303   Board of Trustees, other agencies, advisory boards, and
commissions, citizen groups and Clark County management to develop responsible proposed
policies and plans that will benefit the District’s customers. General Administration also
ensures the implementation of policies set by the Board of Trustees.
Business Services
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              Budget for Business Services, FY 2011-12
                         Total $ 15,952,483
                     Business Services

                                                                          Financial Services


          Purchasing &
           Contracts                                                    Human Resources
           $721,352                                                       $1,044,060

        Business Services          The Business Services Business Center is responsible for
  Salaries & Benefits $  478,840
                                   the business support functions, which facilitate the
                                   delivery of the District’s core services. It includes Budget,
 Supplies & Services      34,100
                                   Rates, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information
                Total $  512,940   Technology, and Purchasing and Contract Administration.
The business center maintains the financial records of the District, including customer billing,
coordination and placement of various procurements and contracts, the assimilation and
dispersal of the computer generated business information utilized by all, and human resource


        Financial Services           The Financial Services department maintains the official
     Salaries & Benefits $ 2,677,905
                                     financial records of the District and is responsible for the
                                     Finance, Accounting and Customer Service Departments.
    Supplies & Services 1,585,030
                                     Financial Services is responsible for maintaining and
                  Total $ 4,262,935  preparing the District’s financial records and reports in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in accordance with
guidelines prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) and all other
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Governmental, Federal, State, and Local Accounting, auditing and financial reporting


Finance is responsible for all areas of debt management, grants management, short term
financial planning and long term financial planning.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Continued to update and document departmental policies and procedures to enhance
       efficiencies and improve internal controls.
   •   Secured $40 million State Revolving Fund loan at a low interest rate of 3.1875%.
   •   Continued to secure funding through bond issuance, grants, and low interest
       state/federal loans, as needed in conjunction with the District’s short and long-term
       Financial and Capital Improvement Plans.
   •   Continued to monitor and update District’s short term and long term Financial Plans as
       needed to insure prudent and responsible financial planning.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   The continuance of updating and documenting departmental policies and procedures as
       changes occur and in accordance with prudent financial internal controls.
   •   Secure additional debt financing through bond issuance, grants, low-interest
       state/federal loans in accordance with the requirements detailed in the District’s short
       and long-term Financial Plan.
   •   Continue with year three of the District’s ongoing Internal Controls program.


           Accounting                Accounting is responsible for the daily processing of
  Salaries & Benefits $   835,220    accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing,
 Supplies & Services      194,740
                                     capital improvement project accounting, financial asset
                                     management and all financial statements. Accounting is
               Total $ 1,029,960
                                     also responsible for maintaining accounting policies and
procedures for the District in accordance with GAAP and GASB guidelines.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
       for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
   •   Implemented new departmental internal controls and continued to monitor and evaluate
       controls currently in place.
   •   Completed a 100% inventory of the Districts personal property as defined by NAC354.
   •   Continued with the process of streamlining accounting procedures and processes to
       ensure higher departmental efficiencies.
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   •   Cross trained accounting staff in order to broaden employee knowledge and skills of all
       accounting area processes and procedures.
   •   Continued with the long term departmental Asset Management project which will
       identify, evaluate, and document all District assets (above and below ground) in
       conjunction and coordination with Operations, Collections, GIS, and Engineering
   •   Continued updating and documenting departmental policies, procedures, practices, and
       work instructions to enhance efficiencies and improve internal controls.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Increase annual audit procedures to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
   •   To receive the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
       for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
   •   To continue working with the District’s Information and Technology Department in the
       development of reports to assist in the department’s goal to utilize all system reporting
       abilities to increase departmental efficiencies.
   •   To gain a better working knowledge of the current billing systems and better manage
       the flow of information between them.
   •   The continuance of updating and documenting departmental policies and procedures to
       enhance efficiencies and improve internal controls.


        Customer Service           The Customer Service staff strives to provide excellent
  Salaries & Benefits $ 1,137,270
                                   customer responsiveness by minimizing the amount of
                                   time from notification of a problem to its resolution.
 Supplies & Services      390,000
                                   Customer Service is
                Total $ 1,527,270  responsible for the
billing, collection, and accurate maintenance activities
for over 218,000 customer accounts.

In addition, Customer Service is responsible for
collecting revenue via the issuance of SDAs (System
Development Approvals, also known as Connection Fees)
for the District. The Billing Inspectors review all plans
submitted and calculate the connection charges for all
projects. The inspection staff regularly conducts physical inspections of commercial account
customers, which include all the resort properties and major shopping centers within the
unincorporated service area of Clark County.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Created a new billing statement with the capability to change text each billing cycle.
   •   Automated all account change forms, providing improved forms quality.
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   •   Conducted multiple physical inspections to commercial properties not previously
   •   Implemented occupancy notification for residential properties, allowing for prompt
       servicing of new homes.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   ● Continue compiling and clarifying data for further revisions of the User Charge System
     Rate Resolution, partnering with the Cost of Service Study recommendations.
   ● The continuance of updating and documenting departmental policies and procedures to
     enhance efficiencies and improve internal controls.
   ● Analysis of District bulk mail receipts, working with the post office to
     better manage returned mail.
   ● Further refinement of new billing statement to improve customer outreach.


        Human Resources              Human Resources provides comprehensive human
     Salaries & Benefits $ 840,410
                                     resources services for the entire District. Functions
                                     include recruiting, hiring, and processing new employees;
    Supplies & Services     203,650
                                     conducting employee/labor relations activities; providing
                  Total $ 1,044,060  employees with opportunities for training and
development; serving as liaison for PERS (Public Employees Retirement System); establishing
and maintaining personnel and payroll records; and developing and administering District-wide
policies and procedures.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Developed and conducted training and development programs in the areas of
       supervision and leadership.
   •   Completed reviews of job titles in several departments/divisions to address issues of
       organizational alignment.
   •   Developed and implemented methods to measure applicant aptitude for positions in
       Operations, Collections Systems and Centralized Maintenance.
   •   Implemented E-Learning District-wide. E-Learning is actively being used District-wide
       to track all training, travel, tuition reimbursement and safety training.

Goals for Fiscal Year 2011-12:

   •   Provide training for all lead workers in the Supervisory Academy.
   •   Review and revise all policies for the District to be posted on the SharePoint server.
   •   Complete the interface.
   •   Initiate a student internship with Clark County School District high schools.
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       Information Technology           INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
  Salaries & Benefits $      151,374
                                    The Information Technology department serves Clark
 Supplies & Services         264,185
                                    County Water Reclamation District staff by providing for
               Total $    415,559   the security, retention, backup, and recovery of electronic
information; planning and maintaining a communications network infrastructure for the
transport of information and voice; developing and maintaining automated business
applications; and providing technical consultation and support in the application of information
technology. The IT department has three divisions: IT Operations, Geographic Information
System, and Application Development.

                                         IT Operations has seven staff and one supervisor divided
            IT Operations
                                        into three sections: the Help Desk, Desktop Support, and
  Salaries & Benefits $     1,087,264   Infrastructure Support. This staff provides IT customer
 Supplies & Services        3,400,134   support, network security, data backup, network
                Total $     4,487,398   operations, technical support for hardware and software,
                                        and telephone support for the entire District.

The Help Desk provides first line customer service for 350 computer users and 500 phone
users, including cell phones, desktop phones, and fax machines. Last year the two Help Desk
staff took over 4,000 calls for support. The Help Desk staff supports the District’s Nortel PBX
and Call Center System and the Cisco VoIP phone by programming telephone features,
supporting a fax to e-mail service, and cable testing when necessary. The Help Desk also
provides first line support for all applications and computer problems, in addition to updating
and managing the District’s internet and intranet pages. The staff can solve over eighty percent
of all calls without escalation.

Desktop support for 350 desktop computers is handled by two departmental system technicians
and one Departmental Systems Coordinator. These field technicians provide support by
installing systems, upgrading hardware, replacing defective equipment, and verifying systems
conform to District standards.

They also maintain forty physical servers, twenty-eight virtual servers and fifty network
devices (routers, switches, and firewalls). The servers are used to run a variety of applications
and perform multiple services. Included in these applications are e-mail (using Microsoft’s
Exchange 2007), anti-virus applications, e-mail SPAM filtering, Internet security, and Internet
Web services (security and server maintenance). The network devices connect all servers and
users to a common network infrastructure.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •    Implemented Virtual Desktop Computing.
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   •   Implemented monitoring of IT infrastructure including, servers, routers, switches,
       firewalls, and applications services.
   •   Implemented EMC Recover point and stage 1 of the District’s disaster recovery center.
   •   Upgraded Websense, web filtering software, to permit groups to business related
       Internet resources.
   •   Implemented tools that will track and report trend analysis for critical resources such as
       disk space, memory, and bandwidth utilization. This will allow for better forecasting of
       IT resource needs.
   •   Installed an Avaya Contact Center system for the Customer Service department.
   •   Replaced over 80 PCs in the Districts Technology Replacement Program.
   •   Implemented new network connectivity to Indian Springs Waste Water Treatment
   •   Implemented new desktop fax solution to integrate with Email and IP Telephony
   •   Implemented new file transfer application that gives District staff the ability to send
       and receive large files using an e-mail interface.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Install/expand high-speed wireless networking throughout the District property to
       include all major buildings on the campus, as well as parking lots for access by
       Collection System Services vehicles, such as vactor trucks.
   •   Increase SAN disk space at the Disaster Recovery site to permit full replication of
       District electronic data
   •   Implement automated file auditing on critical data and files on the EMC SAN.
   •   Install additional redundant servers at the Disaster Recovery site to provide backup for
       critical IT resources.
   •   Deploy a redundant DHCP technology
   •   Increase the number of Windows7 PCs to 70 percent of the deployed PCs in the
   •   Add a second Intrusion Prevention System to the Districts infrastructure to increase
       protection of the SCADA network.


               GIS                    The GIS section of the IT department is responsible for
  Salaries & Benefits $   422,190
                                     creating and maintaining all spatial assets of concern for
                                     the District. Along with that responsibility entails the task
 Supplies & Services      130,450
                                     of getting this information in the hands of all GIS
               Total $    552,640    customers. These customers include District employees
and the public. The distribution of GIS information comes in the form of data distribution,
desktop applications, printed/electronic maps and reports.
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 Looking to the future, GIS needs to be integrated into all aspects of the District’s business

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Added 19 Subdivisions, 42 mainline extensions, 2 District job, 14 laterals, 4 private lift
       stations, and 15 private systems, and 103 schools to the GIS database.
   •   Clean up Job Starts in GIS database. Lingering job starts went from 300 to 55 in the
       GIS Database. Now all new job starts go into a
       separate layer.
   •   Added Clark County School District sewer plans to
       the GIS Database.
   •   Converted all Toughbooks for the Collection's
       System Department to windows 7.
   •   Maintained Fiber Network Map and data for
       the Central Plant and outlying areas.
   •   Maintained Security Detail Maps for all CCWRD
       wastewater plants in support of the Security Department.
   •   Maintained and updated Service Area, Section, and System maps on a quarterly basis.
   •   Pretreatment - GIS database maintenance and TIP database maintenance. Completed
       reports and work order data management.
   •   Engineering - Pipeline Rehabilitation Data Project.
   •   CIP Publication - Data and Maps.
   •   Customer Service - Unmatched Parcels/Missing Accounts Project
   •   Customer Service - Business License Data Project
   •   Customer Service - Commercial Account Geocoding Projects
   •   Business Services - Customer Accounts Flow Monitoring Project.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Upgrade OS and software on CCTV systems. GraniteXP to 4.5.1, windows to version
       7. Also upgrade all office versions of GraniteXP to 4.5.1.
   •   Convert GISQ to SilverLight platform.
   •   Finish Job Starts cleanup project.
   •   Complete conversion of GIS Plant Utilities Database.
   •   Finalize PlantQ application. This application will allow utilities in all plants to be seen
       in an internet browser.


    Application Development          The Application Development section of the IT department
                                     is responsible for creating and supporting software
 Salaries & Benefits $   1,013,719
                                     solutions for the District. The mission is simply to create
Supplies & Services       384,650    or support products and tools which facilitate difficult,
              Total $    1,398,369
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repetitive, or time consuming tasks. Customers include both employees and the public.
Deliverables range from internal programs and tools, to public websites and interactive
systems. The section supports the needs of District departments by developing and assisting in
the creation of utilities to aid in GIS, Network, and Help Desk functionality. Application
Development also directly supports other departments by designing and developing solutions
to fit particular needs.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •    Completed 95% of SharePoint Policies and Procedures project.
   •    Completed 95% Upgrade of SQL database server infrastructure.
   •    Completed ICPMS backup of data to network.
   •    Completed Phase 2 implementation and enhancement of Collections Maintenance
        Management System (PSTools).
   •    Completed Development and implementation of a new training request and tracking
        system (eTraining).
   •    Completed implementation of SharePoint business productivity and collaboration tools.
   •    Completed modification of ARC/CBE.
   •    Completed implementation of eStatement for District customers.
   •    Completed implementation of the online pay advice for employees.
   •    Initiated CIS/CMMS Project and completed RFI.
   •    Started development of a Compliance dashboard in support of Plant operations.
   •    Completed connection of SQL Servers to SAN, Boot from SAN.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Start CIS/CMMS Project.
   •    Complete Customer Support Field Application.
   •    Complete Migration of SQL Server to version 2008.
   •    Implement Kronos Time and Attendance System.
   •    Upgrade LIMS to Version 10.2.3 to enhance the functionality of the Laboratory
        Information Management System.
   •    Plan upgrade of Oracle eBusiness Suite.
   •    Document DB system dependencies.
   •    Roll-out Sharepoint Policies and Procedures to remaining departments.
   •    Finalize NCM modifications.


       Purchasing & Contracts      The Purchasing and Contracts Department provides
    Salaries & Benefits $ 670,052
                                   acquisition support services to the District for the
                                   procurement of multi-year and/or multi-departmental
   Supplies & Services     51,300
                                   contracts for a variety of materials, supplies, equipment,
                 Total $ 721,352   construction, and professional and other services.
Functions include processing of service agreements, formal and informal bidding, preparing
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and processing of District Board of Trustees agenda items and entry to the County’s agenda
reporting system, preparing and maintaining purchasing and contracts procedures in support of
the District's requirements, updates to the Contracts Management System (CMS) with
information of active multi-year contracts, and the reporting of business diversity-development

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Revised and better defined terms and conditions of standard boilerplate agreements
       used for acquiring professional and engineering services at the District.
   •   Coordinated with Clark County’s Purchasing and Contracts staff when soliciting and
       obtaining services under contract – on-going and continuous process.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Revise and update department’s staff responsibilities and job functions/assignments.
   •   Put in-place a Purchasing Desk Manual to address specific purchasing job functions
       and activities.
Strategic Services
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                  Budget for Strategic Services,
                  FY 2011-12 Total $ 5,202,959

                                                         Safety &


The Strategic Services business center provides the District with environmental, legislative,
security, communications, and technical support. It is responsible for interaction with other
governmental agencies and represents the District at public and professional meetings.


        Support Services             The multi-purpose Support Services department performs a
   Salaries & Benefits $ 1,070,768  wide range of support services for the General Manager and
                                    the District on public policy issues and environmental
  Supplies & Services    2,337,582
                                    regulatory matters. Support Services carries out
                 Total $ 3,408,350  intergovernmental relations functions, as well as coordinates
the legislative efforts with Clark County; coordinates risk management; and is responsible for
public services and outreach, as well as media response. The Regulatory Compliance unit
performs a wide range of environmental compliance services. The unit supports other areas of
the District by researching and interpreting laws and regulations, assisting with permit
applications and interpreting permit requirements, training staff in proper sampling techniques,
investigation and reporting of spills, and planning, performing and overseeing special studies
related to regulations and District resolutions or the impact of new and existing regulations on
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Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Expanded public outreach efforts for major construction projects on valley roadways.
   •   Expanded the “Medicine Disposal Program” which emphasizes the proper methods to
       dispose of unused medications by placing disposal boxes in Las
       Vegas Metropolitan Police Department substations and by
       expanding print, audio and visual advertising
   •   Completed a draft service rule document--a conversion of
       numerous existing District resolutions to a more customer
       focused format.
   •   Completed a two phased investigation of industry-specific
       effluent in order to evaluate the applicability of the extra
       strength surcharge and evaluating the need for revising
       portions of the Pretreatment and Cost Accounting Resolutions.
   •   Completed a water quality investigation of a nearby groundwater discharge to predict
       the impacts of the water on suggested selenium removal scenarios.
   •   Worked with Operations and the Laboratory to train Operations staff to perform the
       quarterly plant sampling.
   •   Worked with Operations to develop, maintain and revise spill response standard
       operating procedures.
   •   Initiated an air quality compliance site that will house the permits, forms, and all
       required data and records, in compliance with the permits.
   •   Developed and completed the required quarterly NDEP reports for three dewatering
       discharge permits issued to the Design and Construction Services Department.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Continue to expand the medicine disposal component of the “Pain in the Drain”
       program to include multiple media outlets.
   •   Continue public outreach efforts for construction projects on valley roadways.
   •   Complete all service rule approval processes necessary for Board of Trustee
   •   Increase direct participation in outreach activities in service areas both inside and
       outside of the Las Vegas Valley.
   •   Coordinate the update of all District websites.
   •   Provide expanded communications support for the Collections and Operations
   •   Support the investigation of salinity sources in Laughlin. Prepare the NPDES
       discharge permit renewal and assist in developing negotiation strategy.
   •   Develop a one-stop shop Groundwater Discharge Permit process using ideas borrowed
       from the Safety-and Security website.
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   •   Continue to improve the Compliance Tracking System.
   •   Collaborate with Laughlin and Central Plant staff to improve chlorination methods
       using drinking water technology.
   •   Study alternative dechlorination chemicals, specifically citric acid, if the investigation
       of salinity sources in Laughlin requires a salinity management plan that includes the
       contributions made by wastewater treatment.
   •   Continue to develop means to streamline the production of routine NPDES reports.
   •   Complete and roll out the air quality compliance Share Point site.


         Safety & Security             The Safety & Security Division works in concert with
     Salaries & Benefits $ 502,088
                                      District personnel to create and maintain a safe working
                                      environment. The Workplace Safety Program provides
    Supplies & Services    1,292,521
                                      policy, training, hazard assessment, inspections, document
                   Total $ 1,794,609  control, consultation services, and ensures compliance
with all applicable safety regulations. The Security Program combines the aspects of site
security for all District plant locations, access control measures for employees, contractors,
vendors, and visitors, traffic management. The District’s Emergency Management Program
includes emergency response planning, critical infrastructure and vulnerability assessments for
all District locations, and representation and coordination at local, regional, and state levels of
emergency management services.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Updated and expanded Intranet Safety Webpage as a “one
       stop shop” safety resource center for all personnel.
   •   Expanded safety field and facility inspections to include all
       District locations and over 25 field inspections conducted.
   •   Conducted a comprehensive Lock Out Tag Out assessment
       and equipment labeling project at the Laughlin Plant.
   •   Provided an on-line safety training program to include access for all District employees
       offering 30 courses with over 2385 training courses completed.
   •   Provided 50 classroom and tailgate safety training opportunities with 870 staff in
   •   Developed a new monthly electronic safety newsletter and provide resource
       information for all personnel.
   •    Expanded the post accident and near-miss investigation/reports and document control.
   •   Updated bulk chemical inventory list and radiation test reports and submitted
       information for regulatory permits/reports as required by the State of Nevada.
   •   Completed District-wide inventory of all permit required confined space locations and
       categories. Labeled over 150 locations.
   •   Updated evacuation facility plans for all facilities and conducted site evacuation drills at
       all locations.
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    • Began security surveillance expansion project to include the installation of new
      equipment, installation of cable/fiber infrastructure at new site locations, and
      replacement of old equipment at the Central Plant.
    • Coordinated annual on-site presentation and tours with County Fire Department, CLV
      HAZMAT team, and Metropolitan Police personnel.
    • Expanded the District’s written Emergency Management Program to include the
      development of detailed response plans for field personnel.
    • Worked in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and participated in a
      national tabletop exercise, regional resiliency assessment, and cyber security
      assessment at no cost to the District.
    • Provided Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Incident
      Management System (NIMS) program orientation for managers and supervisors.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

    •   Coordinate Lock Out Tag Out assessment of the Central Plant.
    •   Conduct fall protection audit for all plant locations.
    •   Assist Engineering staff with a comprehensive District wide assessment of the fire
        alarm systems.
    •   Assist Engineering staff with the integration of the badge access software with the truck
        scale software system for the purpose of streamlining reporting efforts.
    •   Establish security procedures for the opening of the new Flamingo visitor entrance to
        include a new guard post and access protocol.
    •   Begin testing sound level measurements for specific work task areas in conjunction
        with Job Safety Analysis updates.
    •   Conduct indoor air quality tests as required.
    •   Develop design standards that address safety and security controls for new capital
        improvement projects utilizing “best practices”, national, and industry recommended
    •   Conduct site evacuation drills for all locations.
    •   Complete field emergency response plans and begin training Conduct a table top
        exercise for managers and supervisors utilizing the NIMS framework.
    •   Work with IT to begin implementation of suggested cyber security improvements as
        noted in the DHS assessment.

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Operations and Maintenance
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   Budget for Operations & Maintenance, FY 2011-12
                  Total $ 38,849,776

                                                       Plant Operations

          Other Service Areas

                      Laughlin &
                    Searchlight CM

The District serves the unincorporated areas of Clark County, including the “Strip,” which
accommodates over 900,000 residents and 36,000,000 visitors annually. Approximately two
thirds of the District’s operating budget is spent supporting
operations and maintenance of the treatment facilities and the
wastewater collection systems. The District uses a
combination of chemical, physical and biological treatment
processes to treat approximately 91 MGD (million gallons per
day) of wastewater daily. After treatment, the facility
discharges approximately 89 MGD into the Las Vegas Wash,
which feeds into Lake Mead and approximately 2 MGD is
used as reclaimed water for use on parks, community golf
courses, playing fields, power generation plants and
construction dust control. This water meets extremely high
water quality standards and is safe for recreational body
contact. The final effluent produced is measured and exceeds the stringent standards that the
State of Nevada has implemented. The highly treated reclaimed water helps protect the Las
Vegas Wash and drinking water resources for Las Vegas and downstream users along the
Colorado River. The following functions describe each of their roles within the process.
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            Plant Operations                The CP/AWT Plant Operations department is
          Salaries & Benefits $ 283,587    responsible for the operation of the Central Plant
         Supplies & Services       2,850   and Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities for
                       Total $  286,437    the District within the Las Vegas Valley. It ensures
                                           that the water quality leaving the facility meets or
exceeds all regulatory requirements for the District’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) permit as administered by the State. Plant operations have treated, on
average, 91 MGD of raw wastewater over the last year through multiple processes including
bar screens, grit removal and primary clarification and associated odor control. Secondary
treatment includes activated sludge with the biological nutrient removal of phosphorus and
ammonia. Tertiary treatment including dual media filters with chemical addition for further
phosphorus removal and ultraviolet disinfection. The treatment processes utilized help the
District to produce some of the best water quality of any facility in the country. With this
exceptional water quality, the District supplies reclaimed water for golf courses, parks,
construction dust control and cooling towers for power generation.

The operation of wastewater facilities is the District’s core service to the community. This
section also participates in the planning, development, design and construction of new facilities
to meet changing demands in effluent quality.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Achieved some of the lowest phosphorus levels in its discharge of any facility in the
       country by optimizing biological phosphorus removal processes and while using
       minimal chemical dosages on its filters.
   •   Provided tours to customers and other interested parties to help educate the public
       about the importance of the District’s business.
   •   Reviewed and provided support and input to design projects for expansions and new
       treatment facilities.
   •   Participated in and supported the “Testing of Las Vegas Municipal Effluents for
       Endocrine and Reproductive Effects to Fathead Minnow” study.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Maximize the usage of the wastewater treatment facilities to continually meet or exceed
       all discharge requirements.
   •   Test and utilize new treatment technologies and optimize existing ones.
   •   Continue to treat the wastewater in as cost effective manner as possible.
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       Plant Process Control       The Process Control group is responsible for studies of
    Salaries & Benefits $ 400,932
                                   various aspects of the treatment process to characterize
                                   waste streams and determine optimized operational
   Supplies & Services    160,900
                                   strategies. The Process Control group is also responsible
                 Total $ 561,832   for the initial commissioning of pilot projects and directly
assists the Plant Operations Manager in reviewing water quality data to determine operational

As process control involves all of the treatment processes within the plant, accomplishments
for fiscal year 2010-11 and goals for fiscal year 2011-12 are listed under the respective
treatment areas below.


         Primary Treatment              This area operates the preliminary and primary treatment
   Salaries & Benefits $     722,941
                                        systems, which include bar screens, flow measurement,
                                        grit removal, odor control and primary clarification. The
  Supplies & Services        928,300
                                        preliminary processes help protect the downstream
                 Total $   1,651,241    facilities from large debris and abrasive material that can
damage pumps. The odor control facilities are critical as being a good neighbor to the
residential areas adjacent to the facility is important. The function of the primary clarifiers is
to remove settleable solids, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), and a small amount of
phosphorus. The clarifiers’ performances are also augmented with an anionic polymer and
ferric chloride to improve phosphorus removal and to help with odor control.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Optimized anionic polymer usage by calculating chemical flow.
   •   Implemented septage discharge sampling and testing procedures.
   •   Created an SOP for analyzing septage deliveries.
   •   Installed covers on compactors and conveyor to mitigate safety concerns.
   •   Replaced ladders with mobile platforms to mitigate safety concerns.
   •   Purchased and installed a mechanism to seal the air gaps above Grit Basins 1 – 4 that
       seals in odors during high flows.
   •   Modified air flow ventilation system within Grit Basins 7 & 8.
   •   Modified the chemical containment area sump pump piping.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Modify primary sludge pumping strategy that aligns with the New Solids Dewatering
       Facility. This includes altering the pump timing cycle and evaluating a pump flow
       feedback system.
   •   Conduct comprehensive diurnal sampling at Primary Influent (PI) to characterize
       fluctuations in waste stream and loading to the treatment plant.
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   •   Investigate potential cost savings relative to replacing grit basins 1 - 4 centrifugal
       blowers with turbo blowers.
   •   Investigate potential manpower savings and improved reliability by replacing one of
       the existing screening compactors.
   •   Investigate installation of floats on Primary Influent Splitter Boxes and integrate them
       with SCADA to monitor high level alarms.
   •   Investigate replacing sludge blanket indicators and sludge density meters to improve
       pumping efficiencies.
   •   Investigate repairing/modifying the Scum Pumping/Tank Facility.


       Secondary Treatment            This area operates the secondary treatment processes
   Salaries & Benefits $  1,789,085
                                      including the Primary Effluent Pump Station (PEPS),
                                      sixteen Aeration Basins and Secondary Clarifiers. The
  Supplies & Services     7,433,297
                                      Activated Sludge process reduces the amount of BOD,
                Total $   9,222,382   and Suspended Solids in the system while BNR
(Biological Nutrient Removal) processes remove Ammonia, Phosphorus and Nitrogen in the
wastewater. Secondary clarification is responsible for concentrating the biological solids and
returning the solids/microbes to the aeration basins as well as concentrating the waste for
thickening. A portion of the solids are removed for ultimate disposal.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Partnered with SNWA to study the effects of SRT on nutrient removal.
   •   Commissioned four new aeration basins, clarifiers and support equipment.
   •   Replaced a few Mixed Liquor probes on South Secondary aeration basins to allow for
       improved treatment.
   •   Expanded PEPS to split the influent flow more efficiently to each aeration basin.
   •   Installed online nitrate probes to enhance monitoring and optimize nitrification and
       denitrification processes in the new aeration basins.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Continue to optimize secondary processes to maximize removal of phosphorus and
       nitrogen and minimize use of chemicals on tertiary filters.
   •   Continue to optimize denitrification with the new aeration basins.
   •   Optimize blower operating procedures.
   •   Conduct comprehensive diurnal sampling at Central Plant Aeration Basin Influent
       (CABI) area to characterize fluctuations in waste stream and loading to the treatment
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                                      This area handles the dewatering of all the solids
         Solids Dewatering
                                      removed from the wastewater. The dewatering process
  Salaries & Benefits $     788,041 consists of eight centrifuges, the sludge transfer pump
 Supplies & Services      4,980,500 station; the centrifuge feed pumps, the dewatered cake
               Total $    5,768,541 storage and unloading facilities, odor control facilities
and the chemical addition facilities. The solids handling Operators work closely with Republic
Services to coordinate the hauling of the dewatered sludge to the landfill for disposal.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Optimized various components within the New Solids
       Dewatering Facility to enhance performance and reduce
   •   Conducted sampling of DAFT subnates to characterize
       fluctuations in waste stream and loading to the treatment
   •   Conducted sampling of centrate flows from the centrifuges
       to characterize fluctuations in waste stream and loading to the treatment plant.
   •   Installed Hydrogen Sulfide Meters to monitor levels in the truck bays to mitigate
       potential safety concerns.
   •   Commissioned the Centrifuge Automation Optimization System to enhance centrifuge
       performance with less reliance on manual operation.
   •   Studied alternating the hauling schedule and operation of the facility to optimize overall

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Continue to pursue optimization of various components within the New Solids
       Dewatering Facility to enhance performance and reduce costs.
   •   Investigate options for decreasing odor complaints relative to operating the facility
       and/or hauling of sludge.
   •   Continue to conduct comprehensive sampling of DAFT subnates to characterize
       fluctuations in waste stream and loading to the treatment plant.


          Odor Control                Staff in the odor control section are responsible for
 Salaries & Benefits $            -
                                      maintaining order control facilites throughout the plant -
                                      Headworks, Primary Clarifiers, DAFT’s and Solids
Supplies & Services       348,150
                                      handling. The odorous air is pulled off the process tanks,
              Total $     348,150     pipes and equipment, and blown through bio-filters, which
use bacteria to help remove the odorous compounds from the foul air. Staff assigned to
monitor the odor control facilities also use hand held monitors to test for odors along the fence
line that may be a concern to the neighbors in that area.
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Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Installed ERW pressure regulators in a few Biofilters.
   •   Installed additional valves on various Biofilters to allow for adequate flooding
   •   Flooded a series of Biofilters to improve air flow and performance.
   •   Added humidifier nozzles to Biofilters 11 – 14.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Install ERW pressure regulators in the remaining Biofilters.
   •   Investigate options for decommissioning the SNACC Biofilter.
   •   Establish a different sump pump configuration for the Headworks Biofilter air handler
   •   Install valves on remaining Biofilters to allow for adequate flooding maintenance.
   •   Install misting nozzles on additional Biofilter intake lines.


         Tertiary Treatment             This area operates the filtration and disinfection
   Salaries & Benefits $     617,665
                                       processes for the District. These are the final steps in the
                                       treatment process and are the last barrier to ensure
  Supplies & Services      3,903,100
                                       discharge requirements are met. The filtration process
                Total $    4,520,765   and chemical feed facilitates the removal of suspended
solids and phosphorus from the water that is discharged. The disinfection process, which is
one of the most critical processes in the facility, is accomplished with Ultra Violet (UV) light.
UV disinfection is a safe process for operations staff and protects the environment as well as
the health and safety of downstream water users.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Finished replacing medium pressure UV systems lamps at Central Plant with a newly
       designed lamp that greatly reduced lamp failure rates.
   •   Installed online chlorine analyzers on the ERW system.
   •   Continued modifications to the online UV transmittance analyzer on the CP UV
   •   Conducted some minor repairs/replacements of equipment associated with the Surge
       Pond modifications.
   •   Started construction on the 30 MGD membrane/ozone project at the AWT.
   •   Created a CIP Project for rehabilitating the Surge Ponds and associated equipment.
   •   Purchased an online Phosphorus analyzer to optimize chemical use on the tertiary
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Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Integrate online chlorine analyzers with the SCADA system to more efficiently and
        effectively control chlorine dosing of the ERW.
   •    Integrate online UV transmittance analyzer with the SCADA system to more efficiently
        and effectively control UV dosing of the effluent.
   •    Continue to meet or exceed permit requirements for ERW and plant effluent.
   •    Work with Process Control group to optimize process efficiency and minimize reliance
        on chemical treatment.
   •    Implement a program of flushing the Central Plant Backwash Equalization Basin to
        prevent future buildups of debris.
   •    Install online phosphorus analyzer and integrate into SCADA system to optimize
        chemical use on the tertiary filters.


    Centralized Maintenance         Centralized Maintenance is responsible for all areas of
   Salaries & Benefits $ 360,391
                                   repair and maintenance of the Clark County Water
                                   Reclamation District’s plant process equipment, collection
  Supplies & Services      6,000
                                   system lift stations, administration facilities, compliance
                Total $ 366,391    testing laboratories, automotive fleet, heavy equipment
vehicles, warehousing and inventory control services. The department participates in the
planning, development, and design of new construction and retrofits.


                                      The District’s Mechanical Maintenance team is
       Mechanical Maintenance        responsible for all areas of repair, replacement and
   Salaries & Benefits $ 1,680,071   modifications of the main Las Vegas Valley, Moapa
  Supplies & Services    1,481,200   Valley, Desert Breeze, and
                Total $  3,161,271   Central Plant. Process and
                                     collection systems include
over 24 lift stations. The department participates in the planning,
development, and design of new construction and retrofits. This
section performs mechanical preventative maintenance, repairs,
and installations to the District’s wastewater treatment plant
process areas and all lift stations. Many predictive maintenance
functions are addressed for major asset equipment repair, in
response to analytical data derived from oil and vibration diagnostic testing.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •    Rebuilt all four pumps at Whitney Lift Station.
   •    Maintained Fish lab, Ozonation and Membrane pilot projects.
   •    Rebuilt #4 and replaced #3 pumps at Lincoln Lift Station.
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Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Provide training on all new equipment and upcoming projects.
   •   Install new Waste Wash Water pump.
   •   Install new 6” dewatering pump in ponds.
   •   Have zero SSO’s or Plant events due to maintenance deficiencies.
   •   Install two new Chemical Tanks at the Central Plant UV chemical storage facility.
   •   Decommission Maryland Parkway Lift Station.


        Fleet Maintenance              This section maintains the District’s fleet of sewer
  Salaries & Benefits $     680,778
                                      maintenance and repair equipment, construction
                                      equipment, emergency standby equipment and other
 Supplies & Services        716,385
                                      rolling stock. The personnel assigned to the Fleet
               Total $    1,397,163   Maintenance shop are highly skilled in the repair and
maintenance of all fleet vehicles and equipment. This section also specifies the replacement of
vehicles and equipment and ensures that specifications are met.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Kept all vehicles well maintained to ensure District staff has the equipment to perform
       their task safely and efficiently with no accidents
       due to equipment failure.
   •   Revised and updated Fleet shop SOP.
   •   Achieved a 95% alternative fuel usage.
   •   Purchased Green Energy vehicle.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Continue to revise and update Fleet shop SOP.
   •   Continue to up-grade the District fleet maintenance shop.
   •   100% GPS installed in all District vehicles.
   •   Complete fleet vehicle audit and establish a pool vehicle system to better support the
       Districts needs.
   •   Explore options of additional Green Energy initiatives.


       Control Systems / I&E          The District’s Instrumentation and Control Systems
  Salaries & Benefits $   1,072,428
                                      Team maintains repairs, replaces and modifies the
                                      systems that remotely monitor, transport and control the
 Supplies & Services        514,800
                                      water reclamation processes at several treatment plants
               Total $    1,587,228   and over 25 lift stations throughout Clark County. This
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technical group works with a broad spectrum of integrated systems that include process
instrumentation, actuators, sensors, telemetry radios, control devices, software, computers and
networks. Thousands of field devices, several SCADA systems and many types of telemetry
comprise this area of responsibility. Our staff of Control System Technicians and Control
Systems Analysts is directed to respond to problems with solutions that eliminate or minimize
future issues. Staff routinely works with engineers, consultants and District departments to
design, analyze, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation, processing and control systems. This
ensures maximum equipment availability, process integrity, systems accuracy and

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Upgrade and programming of the LWRF centrifuge #2 control system PLC.
   •   Addition of an Ethernet to DH+ communications system at the Desert Breeze Facility.
   •   Evaluation of lift station SCADA radio system and protocol replacements.
   •   Re-tuning plant flow pump stations to minimize upset conditions at FIPS, ERW and
   •   Incorporation of new South Secondary A-Basins into main plant SCADA application.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Incorporate thin clients into the LWRF Wonderware SCADA architecture.
   •   Upgrade of the LWRF Flow EQ PLC to Contrologix.
   •   Implement Main Plant Control system software redundancy.
   •   Update Desert Breeze Facility to use thin client technology.
   •   Update LWRF Facility to use thin client technology.
   •   Incorporate monitoring of new Indian Springs Facility into Desert Breeze.


                                     This department is comprised of multiple trade staff
       Facilites Maintenance         which function both as distinct and cohesive elements in
   Salaries & Benefits $ 1,069,989   maintaining and repairing the District administrative and
  Supplies & Services    1,628,100   process facilities. These crafts are the HVAC Mechanics,
                Total $  2,698,089   Electricians, Facility Maintenance Technicians, and
                                     Grounds staff. District electrical staff work on power and
signal systems from medium distribution level voltages of 12,470 volts down to low voltage
control systems and data communications structured cabling with safety and process reliability
always being paramount to success. The facility maintenance technicians and grounds staff
maintain the District’s administrative and process buildings, both inside and out. Facilities
personnel respond immediately to any and all calls relative to their areas and maintain strong
communicative relationships with their customers. This section is also responsible for trash
removal, office construction and remodeling, and providing human comfort assistance
whenever needed. The HVAC mechanics operate and maintain CCWRD’s many chillers,
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package refrigeration systems, boilers, cooling towers, their associated pumping conveyance
systems, and respond to all environmental comfort concerns. This section also maintains
several critical exhaust fume hoods and fan units throughout process and administrative areas.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Constructed/Remodeled several offices at the District (Laughlin, OCC lunch room,
       Construction trailers, Support Offices, Warehouse, AWT Lab office area, new lighting
       in Fleet).
   •   Replaced evaporative coolers in main process blower and disinfection areas.
   •   Reconfigured the old District Zimpro building to accommodate the Facilities staff,
       providing space in the former areas to plan and develop a GIS underground marking
       and locating division.
   •   Improved off-season HVAC related equipment servicing by incorporating package
       units into the Preventative maintenance system for pre-summer maintenance.
   •   Completed CEP procurement and installation of an emergency standby generator for
       the New Administration building and IT.
   •   Completed Ozone and Membrane pilot electrical installation.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Install variable frequency drives and non-clogging pumps at the Lincoln lift station to
       mitigate collection line surcharging and its associated odors.
   •   Upgrade HVAC systems throughout the plant.
   •   Rehab grounds at OCC and upgrade grounds throughout plant.
   •   Install program for daily routes in District buildings.


         Materials Control           The Materials Control division is responsible for all
   Salaries & Benefits $   261,081
                                     warehouse duties for CCWRD. This includes receiving,
                                     stocking and creating purchase requisitions to maintain
  Supplies & Services      397,000
                                     critical inventory items for lab supplies, fleet equipment,
                Total $    658,081   office and housekeeping supplies, and compressed air
gases. The Materials Control department is responsible for receiving and stocking contractor
turnover and providing the information to the departments that use the items. The division
provides a wide range of delivery/pickup services. The Materials Control division is also
responsible for CCWRD employee uniforms and safety shoes/boots. This includes uniforms
for new employees, modifications, repairs, returns, and issuing letters of authorization to
employees as requested for safety shoes/boots and creating purchase requisitions for payment

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Reorganized the central warehouse to increase storage space. This was done in order to
       be able to provide better accommodations to administrative, management and safety.
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   •    The bar code scanners were used to perform fiscal year-end inventory in the Central
        and Laughlin warehouses.
   •    Successfully completed audit for the central
   •    Reorganized contractor turnover parts and
        equipment. Entered all items in Maximo,
        labeled and stocked the items in the

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Obtain Contract for safety items and equipment for CCWRD.
   •    Maintain correct inventory current balances at or above 95% accuracy.
   •    Implement parts runner to successfully pick-up Will-Call parts and equipment.
   •    Maintain, issue and track tools and equipment for the Facilities department for loss
   •    Utilize bar-code scanners for issuance of all inventory and application to work orders.



       Laughlin & Searchlight       The Laughlin Wastewater Reclamation Facility (LWRF)
                                    section operates and maintains the collection and treatment
   Salaries & Benefits $ 898,186
                                    facilities for Laughlin, as well as Searchlight. The
  Supplies & Services   1,103,300
                                    Laughlin facility has two sewer lift stations, and an eight
                Total $ 2,001,486   million gallon per day (MGD) tertiary treatment plant that
discharges directly to the Colorado River. The LWRF treated, on average, 1.9 MGD of raw
wastewater over the last year. Stringent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) permit requirements are placed on the Laughlin Facility to protect water quality in
the Colorado River. To meet this responsibility, the Laughlin section operates multiple primary
processes to include such as screening, grit removal, and flow equalization. Secondary
processes consist of activated sludge with biological nutrient removal of ammonia, nitrogen,
and phosphorus. Tertiary treatment includes chemical addition for additional removal of
phosphorus, dual media filtration, disinfection with sodium hypochlorite, and de-chlorination
with sodium bisulfate before discharging into the Colorado River.

The Laughlin section also operates and maintains the treatment facility in Searchlight, which
consists of two primary treatment ponds, two secondary treatment ponds and one percolation
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Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   • Operated the wastewater treatment facilities to continually meet or exceed all discharge
       requirements presented in the permit.
   • Received project bids and started construction for new sodium hypochlorite/sodium
       bisulfite storage and feed process, the “first flush” storm water system, and the
       rehabilitation project for the Alum Floc Clarifier and Aeration Basin blower lines.
   • Received proposals for the design and construction of the Lift Station 2 force main
       rehabilitation project.
   • Received project bids for the LWRF corrosion management project.

   • Received proposals for the design and construction of the wastewater treatment facility
       project in Searchlight.
   • Updated facility emergency contact process and posted current contact information on
   • Upgraded facility telemetry system to keep pace with current technology and facilitate
       future demand on communications systems.
   • Installed flow meter on effluent line to Pond 5 to measure discharge flows.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   • Operate the wastewater treatment facilities to continually meet or exceed all discharge
       requirements presented in the permit.
   • Start negotiations with NDEP for the permit renewal. New permit to be issued in 2013.
   • Optimize biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal processes and incorporate as
       permanent treatment practice.
   • Achieve substantial completion of new hypochlorite/bisulfite processes and facility
       rehabilitation project.


   Laughlin & Searchlight CM       The Centralized Maintenance Laughlin and Searchlight
   Salaries & Benefits $ 946,431
                                  section is responsible for the repair and maintenance of
                                  District mechanical equipment, instrumentation, electrical
  Supplies & Services     711,100
                                  and control systems, facilities, and collection system lift
                Total $ 1,657,531 stations. The section also participates in the planning,
design and development of new construction, rehabilitation and retrofits of mechanical issues
within the service areas. The primary goal of the Centralized Maintenance
Laughlin/Searchlight Team is to “Ensure equipment and facilities are available to meet or
exceed operational demands.”
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Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   • Installed new Aerated Sludge Blowers 2 and 3.
   • Installed five new variable frequency drives replacing old, unsupported drives.
   • Installed Centrifuge 2 upgraded controls.
   • Resealing of plant asphalt completed.
   • Replaced Grit Pump 1.
   • Replaced RAS Pump 3.
   • Rehabilitated DAFT polymer system.
   • Installed new TSS meters and probes at Splitter 2.

   • Replaced Pump #1 at the lift station.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   • Install centrifuge chemical feed pump VFDs.
   • Install ASB 1, 2, 3 and AB 1, AB2 variable frequency drives.
   • Install Aerated sludge Blower 1
   • Install Clarifier 4 major components.
   • Purchase and install Aqua Wash Press units.
   • Purchase and install single wide bar screen for bypass channel.
   • Purchase and install Clarifier 5 ducking skimmer and weir assembly.
   • Purchase and install three emergency standby plant generators.

   • Replace lift station pump and motor.


This District is responsible for maintaining facilities and collection systems within other
service areas outside of the Las Vegas Valley. Normal maintenance consists of adjusting
manholes to grade, clearing easements of trash and vegetation, stabilizing embankments,
replacing outdated facilities and responding to emergency repair needs. Duties include
cleaning the main lines and wet wells, monitoring lagoons and sampling the wastewater to
assure compliance with NPDES permits.


        Desert Breeze WRC
                                      This facility provides reclaimed water to the Las Vegas
                                      Valley Water District for use on five golf courses. Raw
  Salaries & Benefits $   1,004,276
                                      wastewater is diverted from a diversion structure located
 Supplies & Services      1,191,174
               Total $    2,195,450
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in the Twain interceptor at the intersection of Twain and Durango Boulevard. Also, the District
has entered into an agreement with the City of Las Vegas and diverted approximately 3 MGD
from the Sahara interceptor delivering an approximate total influent flow to Desert Breeze of
4.9 MGD. Plant operations have treated more than 4.2 MGD of raw wastewater over the last
year through multiple processes including, Huber step screens, Vortex grit removal and an
equalization basin. Secondary treatment consists of two step feed aeration basins designed to
treat a total of 5 MGD and two rectangular secondary clarifiers. Filtration and disinfection
systems consist of three self-contained traveling bridge duel media filters and four Trojan
ultraviolet lamp disinfection units.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Met or exceeded all discharge permit requirements while operating and maintaining
       plant equipment and processes.
   •   Provided tours to customers and other interested parties to help educate the public
       about the importance of reclaimed water.
   •   Procured and had installed a 300 hp high speed turbo blower for use in aeration basins
       #1 and #2.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Operate and maintain the Desert Breeze wastewater treatment facilities to continually
       meet and exceed all discharge requirements.
   •   Operate the treatment facility to maximize the available reclaimed water for use.
   •   Evaluate options for expansion of the Desert Breeze facility to provide reclaimed water
       to County parks.


       Moapa Valley WWTP             This area is responsible for the collection and treatment of
    Salaries & Benefits $ 442,715
                                    wastewater generated by the community in Moapa Valley
                                    (Overton and Logandale). The Moapa Valley operation
  Supplies & Services     153,480
                                    has been converted from seven evaporation ponds and two
                 Total $ 596,195    rapid infiltration basins (RIB) percolation ponds, to the
Moapa Valley Water Resource Center (MVWRC). This is a 0.75 MGD advanced biological
nutrient removal treatment facility with three RIB ponds. The MVWRC was completed in the
fall of 2009.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Performed weekly inspections of sewage lift station to ensure proper operations of the
       associated equipment.
   •   Prepared standard operational procedures for facility and entered plant equipment into
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   •    Optimized treatment process to produce clean effluent to a level even lower than the
        permit requires.
   •    Implemented carbon addition to enhance treatment process for further nutrient removal.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Start up new package plant treatment facility in Coyote Springs.
   •    Begin process optimization to include phosphorus removal.
   •    Meet or exceed treatment levels required by NDEP permit.


       Indian Springs WWTP         This section is responsible for the treatment of wastewater
    Salaries & Benefits $    1,000
                                   for Indian Springs. The section operates five wastewater
                                   treatment ponds to handle the wastewater generated in the
   Supplies & Services     109,846
                                   community. The District acquired the pond system that
                 Total $ 110,846   was inadequately maintained and was under order from the
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to make repairs because of high nitrates values
in the groundwater monitoring wells. The District has designed and constructed a new
treatment facility for the community and is working with Creech Air Force Base who will be
sending their wastewater to the new treatment system.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •    Conducted quarterly sampling of the ponds and wells as required by permit and
        initiated a monthly sampling program to better characterize waste streams and
        treatment efficiency.
   •    Monitored the construction of and started up the new treatment plant with flow from
        the community.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Operate the wastewater treatment facilities to continually meet or exceed all discharge
        requirements presented in the permit.
   •    Perform weekly inspections of the facility and sewage lift station to ensure proper
        operations of the plant and associated equipment.
   •    Monitor second phase of construction to connect the Air Force Base and ensure the
        needs of Plant Operations are addressed.
   •    Monitor conversion of old pond system to percolation basins.
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       Blue Diamond WWTP             This section is responsible for the treatment of wastewater
  Salaries & Benefits $          -
                                     for the Blue Diamond area. The section operates three
                                     wastewater treatment ponds to handle the wastewater
  Supplies & Services      8,217
                                     generated in the community.
                Total $    8,217

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Conducted quarterly sampling of the ponds as required by permit and initiated a
       monthly sampling program to better characterize waste streams and treatment

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Operate the wastewater treatment facilities to continually meet or exceed all discharge
       requirements presented in the permit.
   •   Rehabilitate pond system to include installation of a liner in the second primary pond.
       Remove solids and repair liner in first primary pond. Install two new monitoring wells.


         Coyote Springs             Coyote Springs, Nevada is a master planned golf
    Salaries & Benefits $ 17,840    community in the early stages of planning and
                                    infrastructure build-up. On November 8, 2006, the Board
   Supplies & Services    34,640
                                    of County Commissioners created the Coyote Springs
                 Total $  52,480    Water Resource General          Improvement     District
(CSWRGID), to develop water and wastewater services within the Coyote Springs Master
Planned Community. Already approved for development, progress has been slow due to the
downturn in the economy. A small treatment plant is scheduled to be put into service during
FY 11/12 to service the golf course club house. Coyote Springs comprises about 43,000 acres
in northeast Clark County and Lincoln County. The community is located 60 miles northeast
of Las Vegas.

The operating and maintenance costs of Coyote Springs will be reimbursed to the District,
much like the Big Bend Water District. Because the facility is expected to be online late this
fiscal year, the District has included O&M costs within the budget as the timing of the costs
and the reimbursement are not certain. All capital funding will be provided directly by the
Collections Systems Services
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          Budget for Collection System Services FY 2011-12
                          Total $12,919,813
                                                  $629, 445
                 Collection System Repairs

                                                                      Collection System Services
                                                                              $ 4,850,008

         Collection Odor Control

                      Cleaning & Complaints /                  Underground Services Alert
                       Emergency Response                             $1,599,839


   Collection Systems Services      The Collection System Services (CSS) Business Center is
   Salaries & Benefits $   568,508
                                    responsible for inspecting, cleaning, and repairing
                                    approximately 2,056 miles of sewer line and over 42,000
  Supplies & Services    4,281,500
                                    sewer appurtenances in the Las Vegas Valley and the five
                Total $ 4,850,008   service areas of Moapa Valley, Blue Diamond, Laughlin,
Searchlight, and Indian Springs. CSS Staff responds to collection system infrastructure
complaints seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. They perform closed circuit TV
inspection to pinpoint mainline and lateral defects, detect corrosion/erosion, sewer condition
assessment, and verify illegal connections to the collection system. Flow monitoring, manhole
adjustments, and operation of chemical feed sites to control odors are included in these
maintenance activities.

Collection System Services is responsible for making to mark District infrastructure as part of
the Underground Service Alert requirements as set forth by USA – North (NRS 455). These
tasks include: marking or staking the horizontal path of existing District facilities; providing
information about the location of District facilities; advising callers about clearance of District
facilities and the marking of sewer laterals where they intersect with the sewer main.
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    Collection System Repairs           Collection System Repairs is responsible for construction
  Salaries & Benefits $       927,793
                                        repair activities related to the maintenance of the
                                        wastewater collection system.
 Supplies & Services          216,300

                Total $   1,144,093

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •    Completed 14 excavated repairs on collection system sewer mainline in addition to 7
        repairs on collection system sewer laterals.
   •    Performed 23 mainline pipe repairs using trenchless technologies.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •    Increase trenchless technologies pipe repair by 10%.

                                   Manholes in LV Valley
  45,000                                                                          41,537              41,938
  40,000                                                                                   41,828
  35,000                                  34,898
                          26,720                          38,198


             2001      2002      2003   2004       2005       2006      2007      2008     2009      2010


       Collection Odor Control          This section of Collection System Services is responsible
  Salaries & Benefits $       938,988
                                        for the inspection of the collection system located
                                        throughout the District’s service area along with
 Supplies & Services      2,033,925
                                        investigation and mitigation of odor complaints.
                Total $   2,963,413

Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2010-11:

   •    Performed Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspection on 90 miles of collection
        system pipe.
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   •   Contracted inspection of 1 mile of large diameter pipe using sonar technology.
   •   Completed sewer pressure analysis on interceptor lines of collection system.

Goals for Fiscal Year 2011-12:

   •   Increase miles of in-house CCTV inspections by 5%.
   •   Create a layout and build a new feed-site at Spring Mountain and Industrial for Odor
       Control on Las Vegas Boulevard while optimizing our Spring Mountain feed-site in
       conjunction with our Twain feed-site.


Cleaning & Complaints / Emergency        Cleaning and Complaints is responsible for sewer pipe
            Response                    and appurtenance cleaning. This section also responds to
                                        all sewer infrastructure complaints from the general
    Salaries & Benefits $   1,589,515
                                        public and other County entities.
   Supplies & Services       143,500
                 Total $    1,733,015

Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2010-11:

   •   Reduced SSOs by 23%:
   •   Cleaned 625 miles of District Sewer lines by District staff.
   •   Cleaned 208 miles of District Sewer lines by contracted staff.

Goals for Fiscal Year 2011-12:

   •   Reduce SSOs by 4%
   •   Clean 650 miles of District Collection system.


    Underground Service Alert            Collection System Services began to mark District
   Salaries & Benefits $ 1,462,839
                                        infrastructure as part of the
                                        Underground         Service
  Supplies & Services         137,000
                                        Alert requirements as set
                  Total $ 1,599,839     forth by USA – North.
These tasks included: marking or staking the horizontal path of
existing District facilities; providing information about the
location of District facilities; advising callers about clearance of
District facilities.

CSS had also been tasked with marking of Sewer Service
Laterals. This task consisted of: marking sewer laterals at point
of connection to the District sewer main; identifying connection point of service lateral to
sewer main; providing copies of documents relative to the location of the sewer service lateral
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within two working days; placement of a green triangle at the edge of the public right-of-way,
pointing towards the real property; indicating the location of the sewer service lateral is

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Continue to identify and mark location of District facilities within 2 working days of
   •   Comply with NRS 455 - Marking of Sewer Service Laterals.
   •   Purchase two new camera trucks & appurtenances.
   •   Equip pickup for manhole inspections with electronic message board.
   •   Implement manhole inspections program.
   •   Purchase four GPS Units sub-foot quality.
   •   Procure contract to locate underground utilities at the Central Plant facility.
   •   Compile and produce report for state legislature regarding NRS 455.
   •   Complete the phase of billing operations and transition to normal operations.

Goals for Fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Continue to identify and mark location of District facilities within 2
       working days of notification the day of not counting.
   •   Comply with NRS 455 - Marking of Sewer Service Laterals.
   •   Procure contract to locate Power and Gas utilities for AWT, Desert
       Breeze and Laughlin facilities.
   •   Attend CGA meetings to be pro-active in changes involving
       NRS 455.
   •   Participate on Board of Directors for USA North One-Call
   •   Maximize usage of new CCTV equipment.

                  Clark County Water Reclamation District
               Miles of Collection Lines in the Las Vegas Valley
                                                                     1,990             2,013
                                                 1,795                        2,000          2,026
    1,600                              1,707


            2001     2002    2003     2004     2005      2006     2007       2008     2009     2010
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           Pretreatment                The Pretreatment section is responsible for ensuring the
  Salaries & Benefits $   604,445
                                       District’s compliance pursuant to Section 40 CFR 403
                                       (General Pretreatment Standards), of the Code of Federal
 Supplies & Services          25,000
                                       Regulations. This responsibility is achieved through a
               Total $    629,445      program which utilizes permitting, inspection, sampling
and enforcement activities.

Pretreatment staff serves to protect the treatment plant
process, collection system, the receiving waters, plant
personnel, and the general public from the discharge of
hazardous materials into the sewer system. Staff inspects
industries for compliance with Federal and District
regulations, issues industrial permits and letters of
violation for noncompliance in addition to conducting
sampling. Pretreatment staff also distributes permits and
inspects grease interceptors, sand/oil interceptors and on-site lift stations. The Pretreatment
section generates revenue from the collection of fines and permit fees.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   2,349 inspections performed (Sand/Oil and Grease Interceptors).
   •   613 Letters of Violation issued for Sand/Oil and Grease Interceptors.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Perform 276 Private Lift Station Compliance Inspections.
   •   Perform 2,453 Grease Interceptor Inspections.
   •   Perform 926 Sand/Oil Interceptor Inspections.
   •   Perform 42 sample events at Industrial User facilities.
   •   Perform 21 Industrial User Site inspections.
   •   Implement Remote Inspector for Linko for FOG inspections.
   •   Conduct an assessment of Pretreatment Operations.
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             Budget for Water Quality, Research & Technical
                          Services, FY 2011-12
                            Total $ 3,712,708
               Research & Technical

                 Water Quality

                                                  District Laboratory

 Water Quality, Research, Tech      This section provides an interface between the District, the
       Services Admin               other dischargers, and the Southern Nevada Water
  Salaries & Benefits $   260,221   Authority (SNWA) in regard to our plant functions and the
 Supplies & Services       28,200   water quality of Lake Mead. The District Lab conducts the
               Total $    288,421
                                    water quality analysis required by the District’s NPDES
                                    Permit. The Laboratory also conducts many analyses for
operators to use in the day to day operation of the plant.


       District Laboratory           The District laboratory provides a wide range of analytical
  Salaries & Benefits $ 1,803,129
                                    testing services that support and address the needs of the
                                    Clark County wastewater treatment facilities.              The
 Supplies & Services    1,110,950
                                    laboratory is accredited under the National Environmental
               Total $ 2,914,079    Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and is
maintained in a state-of-the-art facility that includes sections for Microbiology, General Wet
Chemistry, Metals analyses and Trace Organic. The laboratory facility is located in the
Advanced Wastewater Treatment building, employs 20 persons, and occupies approximately
13,650 square feet of space. It is opened for business seven days a week and has equipment
and instrumentation that satisfy the daily analytical needs of the treatment facilities and Service
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areas. Samples analyzed by the laboratory are tracked and stored in the District Laboratory
Information Management System (LIMS).

In addition to the service provided to the District treatment facilities, the laboratory is
responsible for providing analytical support to other service areas such as Moapa Valley,
Indian Springs, Searchlight, Blue Diamond, and the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery for monthly and
quarterly permit reporting.

The laboratory is also a participant in the inter-local agreement involving the City of Las
Vegas (CLV), the City of Henderson (COH) and the Clark County Water Reclamation District,
responsible for the Water Quality Survey that monitors discharged effluent into Lake Mead via
the Las Vegas Wash (Wetlands). The three entities cooperate in the Lake Mead Water Quality
Survey (WQS). As part of this effort, the Clark County Water Reclamation District laboratory
analyzes permit required samples that are collected by the CLV personnel.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Built new walk-in cooler to address deficiency being
       experienced with sample storage capacity.
   •   Addressed strategy for laboratory’s 5-year plan
       development to achieve the analytical capability that
       will support at least 85% of the analytical requirement
       (permit and others) of the District.
   •   Completed programs to generate all DMR required by
       the District by automatic process.
   •   Completed purchase of solid-phase extraction system to
       be utilized in method development for EDC and
       Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCP) analyses.
   •   Completed the cable installation project at the work bench to support voice, data power.
   •   Received and analyzed over 20,000 samples and 116,000 test units during fiscal year.
   •   Completed EDD generation process to upload monthly analytical result to SNWA data
   •   Successfully took responsibility for, and coordinates all quarterly priority pollutant
       sampling events throughout the District.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Completion of programs to generate all DMR required by the District by automatic
   •   Implement LIMS phase II that address reports and queries
   •   Assess and address waste storage and disposal requirement for the laboratory future
   •   Complete cyanide and hexavalent method development and their validation to meet
       water quality standards.
   •   Support plant operation pilot studies involving ozonation and membrane processes.
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   •   Complete project initiated to provide automated review and validation of instrument
       data for upload to LIMS.
   •   Complete implementation of temperature monitoring program in laboratory for all
       incubator, refrigerators, freezers and ovens to include call out alert when there is a
       temperature violation.
   •   Expand laboratory workspace and improve ergonomics
   •   Implement new program to track instrument supplies similar to the standard and
       reagent logbook.


         Water Quality              The Water Quality Division was established as a result of
  Salaries & Benefits $  351,958
                                    the Clean Water Act which requires that all activities
                                    associated with water pollution be planned and managed
 Supplies & Services     158,250
                                    through an integrated, area-wide water quality management
               Total $   510,208    program (NRS 244A). The Water Quality Division is
responsible for two federally mandated water quality programs, 208 Water Quality Planning
and Storm water Management, and works to bring water quality information and education to
partner agencies, industry, and the public. These functions were delegated to the Clark County
Water Reclamation District by the Board of County Commissioners on September 21, 2010,
and are funded jointly by an interlocal agreement between the two agencies.

Managed under Section 208 of Clean Water Act, integrated area-wide water quality
management planning requires that all sources of water pollution be planned and managed
through a comprehensive 20 year planning document, or Water Quality Management Plan. As
the water quality planning agent for the Clark County Board of County Commissioners, the
Water Quality Division works with municipalities, wastewater dischargers, water purveyors,
affected industry, and citizens to address these federal mandates and requirements.
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The Water Quality Division is also responsible for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer
System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, a joint
permit shared with Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and the Regional Flood Control
District. The division is responsible for permit implementation in unincorporated Clark County
within the Las Vegas Valley. In order to comply with permit conditions and provide
measurable goals for key activities, the division works with County departments and key
stakeholders to develop and manage Clark County’s storm water program.

A key component of the Water Quality Division’s work is the outreach and education provided
to the community, businesses, and local governments. These efforts focus on issues
surrounding 208 Water Quality Management Planning and Storm water Management. In
addition, the division provides coordination among water quality committees and organizations
and works to address regional water quality concerns.

Accomplishments for fiscal 2010-11:

   •   Received funding from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to be applied
       toward implementation of Water Quality Management Plan
   •   Worked closely with the Storm water Management Committee
       in the development of the Storm water Management Plan in
       accordance with permit requirements.
   •   Completed revision of Title 24.40.
   •   Completed 131 industrial storm water inspections.
   •   Oversaw the completion of 2673 construction storm water inspections completed
       through an interlocal agreement by Clark County Development Services.
   •   Designed and began implementing the Clark County Non-point Source Pollution
       Outreach and Education Program funded through a competitive grant received from the
       Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
   •   Received additional funding for an Education and Outreach grant from the Nevada
       Division of Environmental Protection.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Address 208-Areawide Water Quality Management Plan recommendations and long
       term planning.
   •   Work with SQMC and member agencies to update the Storm water Management Plan
       to meet new permit requirements. Evaluate budget impacts, and obtain County
       Management, EPA, and NDEP approval.
   •   Coordination with Las Vegas Valley agencies to develop a valley-wide approach to
       addressing Selenium levels in groundwater discharging into the Las Vegas Wash.
   •   Complete the Clark County Non-point Source Pollution Outreach and Education
       Program funded through a competitive grant received from the Nevada Division of
       Environmental Protection.
Design & Construction Management
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         Budget for Design & Construction FY 2011-12
                       Total $ 2,229,033

                   Design Engineering

                                                       Construction Mgnt /
                                                       Developer Inspectors
                            Engineering Planning

The Design & Construction Services business center is responsible for providing engineering
services in allocating capacity and monitoring the collection system, preparing plans and
specifications for rehabilitation of existing facilities, providing construction management and
construction inspection services and the preparation and monitoring of capital improvement
contracts for the District. The following functions describe each of their roles within the


       Design Engineering                           Design Engineering is responsible for managing
                        Capitalized Non Capitalized the design of projects that comprise the District’s
 Salaries & Benefits   $ 1,136,109 $       254,037  Capital Improvement Plan. This includes both
 Supplies & Services                         91,100 rehabilitation and expansion capital projects at
                 Total $ 1,136,109 $       345,137  the treatment plants, lift stations or gravity
                                                    interceptors within unincorporated Clark County,
Nevada. District Project Managers run the project selection process (Request for Proposal or
Statement of Qualification, coordinate award of the design contract, manage the schedule,
scope and budget for all design phase activities, and conduct the bid phase for each project.
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After award of the construction contract is approved by the Board, project responsibilities are
turned over to the District’s Construction Management group.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Started design of ten new projects with $18M in new agreements.
   •   Completed design and advertised for bid on six projects with $30M in construction.
   •   Awarded $74M in five new construction contracts.

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

   •   Start design of twenty-two new projects with $29M in new agreements.
   •   Complete design and advertise for bid on sixteen projects with $213M in construction.
   •   Award $188M in fifteen new construction contracts.


       Engineering Planning           Engineering Planning Services provides an interface
   Salaries & Benefits $   888,767
                                      between the District and the developers planning to
                                      construct new residential, commercial or industrial
  Supplies & Services       40,600
                                      infrastructure within the District’s service area. The
                Total $    929,367 public agencies, such as Las Vegas Valley Water District
and Clark County Public Works, also submit improvement plans for their projects to
Engineering Services to review for conflicts with existing District facilities. The developers
and agencies provide basic information on the planned facilities to the District in a prescribed
format. Review of these materials permits the District to ascertain if: (1) the development’s
planned wastewater infrastructure conforms to the District’s standards and requirements, and
(2) sufficient capacity is available within the District’s systems (collection, treatment, and
disposal/reuse) to accommodate the new flows to be generated. The District’s review and
approval of the developer’s plans are required for the projects to move forward. This process
involves interfacing with the District’s Developer Inspectors to determine that the sewer
designs will enable proper access for maintenance activities.

Engineering Planning Services also responds to all zoning and vacating right of way (or
easement) requests from Clark County, records and maintains records for sewer easements,
schedules flow monitoring, reviews package plant applications, and serves on various
coordination committees. Staff regularly attends monthly meetings such as Regional
Transportation Commission Utility Coordination, Common Ground Alliance (CGA), and
Southern Nevada Homebuilders.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

   •   Received 362 incoming sewer improvement plans for review.
   •   Completed 361 sewer improvement plan reviews.
   •   Received Board approval for the amendment to Design Standards to allow the
       connection of Splash Pads to the sewer collection system.
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Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

    •   Determine if existing Splash Pads are connected to the sewer system and obtain flows.
    •   Complete Board approval for the Sunset Interlocal with City of Henderson.
    •   Complete RFP and award contract for Permanent Flow Monitors.
    •   Complete study regarding the capacity constraints in the Southwest area of the valley.


 Construction / Developer Inspectors               Construction Management (CM) is responsible
                       Capitalized Non Capitalized for the management and administration of all
 Salaries & Benefits  $ 2,574,371 $       599,529  construction projects that evolve from the
 Supplies & Services               $      355,000  District’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
                Total $ 2,574,371 $       954,529  These projects include Plant and Collection
                                                   System Rehabilitation projects for facilities in
the Las Vegas Valley area, as well as all other service areas of Unincorporated Clark County.
The construction work primarily consists of new projects and rehabilitation of treatment
facilities, the collection system, lift stations, and emergency projects. During the design phase
of capital improvement projects, CM becomes involved at 60% design to review
constructability issues, and offer other construction and material recommendations. During the
construction phase, the CM group also manages the Primary Design Consultant who was
responsible for the design of the project. CM is also responsible for Developer Inspectors who
perform sewer pipeline and lift station work in the unincorporated areas of Clark County.

Accomplishments for fiscal year 2010-11:

    •   Completed Indian Springs WWTP Project Phase I (#561).
    •   Completed the Moapa Collection System Improvements Project (#560A-P01).
    •   Issued Substantial Completion for the Solids Dewatering
        Facilities Project (#554).
    •   Issued Substantial Completion for the Aeration Basins
        13,14,15,16 Project (#567C).
    •   Completed the CRC Substation Project (#648).
    •   Received APWA & SW Contractor Project of the Year
        Awards for Project #544-Solids Dewatering Facility.
    •   Completed over $2M of Emergency Repairs for Project (#548-P02).
    •   Issued Substantial Completion for the NVE Substation Conduit Project (#624).

Goals for fiscal year 2011-12:

    •   Complete 85% of the Filters Membrane /Ozone Project (#586-R2).
    •   Complete 85% of the Indian Springs Project (#561 Phase II).
    •   Complete 85% of the Laughlin WRF AB Rehab & Bleach Building Project (#630/641).
    •   Complete 85% of the AWT Load center & MCC upgrades Project (#637).
    •   Complete the Collection System Upgrades Pkg I for Project #643.
Summary of Position Information
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                                       Full Time Employees
                                        Actual vs. Budget
                                          Per Fiscal Year
                                  295                       316              322 328           336
             300                          276
                                                295   291         303 314                319
             250       228

                                             Acutal FTE's
                                             Budgeted Positions

To support growth in the valley and expansion in areas outside of the Las Vegas Valley, the
District’s FY 2011-12 operating budget includes funding to support 336 full time employees.
The Water Quality program was transferred to the District from Clark County in FY 2010-
2011 along with three positions.

                                      Business Function                     FY 2011-12
                       General Administration                                   2
                       Business Services                                        68
                       Collection Systems                                       62
                       Design & Construction                                    46
                       Operations & Maintenance                                121
                       Strategic Services                                       12
                       Water Quality, Research, Technical Srvcs                 25
                                                                  Total        336
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FY 2011-12 Position Control Listing:
Title                                 Nbr   Title                                  Nbr   Title                                               Nbr
ACCOUNTANT II                           3   OFFICE SPECIALIST                        1   WRD CHEMIST II                                        9
ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR                   1   PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER II               1   WRD COMPLIANCE & REG AFF ADMIN                        3
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY                8   PLANNER                                  1   WRD COMPLIANCE & REGULATORY AFFAIRS ANALYS            1
ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST               8   PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER                 1   WRD CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYST II                        4
ASSISTANT PLANNING MANAGER              1   PRINCIPAL PLANNER                        1   WRD CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN I                      1
ASSOC ENGINEER                          5   PROGRAMMER ANALYST II                    1   WRD CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II                     4
ASST GEN MGR                            4   PURCHASING ADMINISTRATOR                 1   WRD FACILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (CDL)             1
AUTO & EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR             1   PURCHASING TECHNICIAN II                 1   WRD LAB QA OFFICER                                    1
AUTO & EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN II          2   RECORDS TECHNICIAN                       2   WRD LAB SAMPLE CUSTODIAN                              2
AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WORKER                 1   SAFETY OFFICER                           1   WRD LABORATORY MANAGER                                1
CHEMIST I                               1   SECURITY SYSTEMS COORDINATOR             1   WRD MAINT SUPV                                        2
CONSTRUCTION COMPLIANCE OFFICER         1   SENIOR ACCOUNTANT                        1   WRD MAINTENANCE MECHANIC II                           4
CONSTRUCTION MGT INSPECTOR              6   SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST          1   WRD MECH TECH I                                       4
DATA BASE ADMIN II                      2   SENIOR PURCHASING ANALYST                1   WRD MECH TECH II                                      2
DEPT SYSTEMS ADMIN                      2   SR BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST              1   WRD PLANNER SCHEDULER                                 3
DEPT SYSTEMS COORDINATOR                1   SR CIVIL ENGINEER                        7   WRD PLANT OPS MANAGER                                 1
DEPT SYSTEMS TECH                       2   SR CONSTRUCTION MGT INSPECTOR           14   WRD PRETREATMENT COORDINATOR                          1
ELECTRICIAN                             4   SR DATA BASE ADMIN                       2   WRD PRETREATMENT INSPECTOR                            2
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II               3   SR ELECTRICIAN                           1   WRD PRETREATMENT TECHNICIAN                           2
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT                     1   SR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN                2   WRD SAFETY & SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR                   1
FINANCIAL OFFICE SPECIALIST             2   SR HVAC MECHANIC                         1   WRD SUPV SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR                        1
GENL MGR WATER RECLAM DIST              1   SR INFO TECH CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPEC\.     2   WRD TECHNICIAN                                        1
GIS ANALYST II                          1   SR OFFICE ASSISTANT                      1   WRD UTILITY BILLING & INSPECTIONS SUPERVISOR          1
GIS TECHNICIAN II                       2   SR OFFICE SPECIALIST                     4   WRD UTILITY RATE ANALYST                              1
HVAC MECHANIC                           1   SR PROGRAMMER ANALYST                    2   WRD WASTEWATER COLL SYS MANAGER                       1
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I                 1   STOREKEEPER                              3   WRD WASTEWATER COLL SYS SUPERVISOR                    5
MAINTENANCE WORKER II                   1   WRD MECH TECH III                        9   WRD WASTEWATER COLL SYS TECHNICIAN II                11
MGR INFO TECH PLANNING                  1   WRD BILLING INSPECTOR                    6   WRD WASTEWATER PLANT OPNS TECHNICIAN I               11
OFFICE ASSISTANT II                     2   WRD CHEMIST I                            2   WRD WW PLANT OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN II                10
                                                                                         WW TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II                        1

                                                                                                                          Total Positions:   336
Strategic Initiatives
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  Customer Bill of Rights                 Our customers are entitled to:
  •    A clear and understandable bill for the sewer    •   An opportunity to contact Customer Service staff
       service provided by the District.                    with any questions regarding the bill and receive
  •    The option to pay their bill in quarterly            prompt and courteous responses.
       installments.                                    •   A secure website for account and payment
  •    Receive full and undivided attention each        •   Service shall not be shut off for non-payment of
       time the customer chooses to contact us.             sewer service or repair charges, ever.
  •    An opportunity to speak with a Customer          •   The right to request monthly payment options,
       Service Supervisor if they believe the bill is       available to low income customers.
       not accurate. A billing determination appeal     •   The right to request an on-site inspection of the
       may be requested with the Financial Services         fixture count (commercial customers).

District Strategic Planning Process

The Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan was developed as part of the Clark County Water
Reclamation District’s strategic planning process. This plan, combined with the annual
Budget, and the department’s strategic goals and objectives make up the District’s annual
planning documents. Together these documents form a business plan, which is intended to
successfully guide operations in meeting the overall mission of the District.

The Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan is the current planning document that most directly
addresses the District’s commitment to meeting the needs of the community and providing
necessary facilities to meet Federal and State water quality standards with the construction of
new infrastructure, and the rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

In order to develop the project list and budget estimates, the District identified several major
issues facing the District and the citizens of Clark County: Water Resources, and Regulatory
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Water Resources: The District operates under permits from the Nevada Department of
Environmental Protection (NDEP). The permits require that all water treated by the District
meet certain standards. The District is currently meeting all environmental standards.
In an effort to provide higher levels of treatment to the citizens of Clark County, the District
has initiated expansion or rehabilitation projects in Indian Springs and Searchlight. These
projects will bring new technologies and processes than what is currently being utilized in
these communities. Additionally, the District completed construction of a new plant in Moapa
Valley, providing a higher level of treatment. The higher level of treatment means that the
community’s valuable water resource will be more protected.

Regulatory Compliance: The District treatment plants are in compliance with the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits. Future water quality goals will require
enhanced treatment, particularly with regard to nitrogen and phosphorus. Lake Mead has a
history of algae problems that may be exacerbated by effluent discharge in the Las Vegas
Wash even though the concentrations are less than mandated. The District is committed to
mitigating negative effects on Lake Mead water quality. Nitrogen and phosphorus
concentrations are currently regulated, and in the future, salinity levels may also be regulated.
Salinity levels in Las Vegas effluents are particularly high due to the number of water softeners
used by the residents and hotels.

The NDEP and Environmental Protection Agency require very specific and detailed reporting
of water sampling and sewage excursions. These reports are required to maintain the permit.
Additional information technology is being acquired to ensure complete and timely compliance
with state and federal reporting requirements.

Infrastructure Maintenance

Compared to metropolitan areas of similar size, the sanitary sewer pipeline infrastructure in
Southern Nevada is relatively new. The majority of the pipeline inventory in the collection
system is less than 50 years old. This allowed the District to concentrate on new development
and system expansion rather than maintenance and rehabilitation. District management has
shifted focus to a proactive program of pipeline rehabilitation. Regular inspection of the entire
system is required and the District routinely rehabilitates sewer pipes in need of replacement or
repair. This will necessitate increased funding allocations for staffing and equipment for field
maintenance operations.

Community Involvement

The increasing awareness of water supply and water quality related issues have combined to
generate more public interest in wastewater treatment in general and, more specifically,
District operations and projects. Over the last few years, the District’s plans for improved
treatment processes and facilities at both the larger facilities serving the Las Vegas Valley
customers as well as the facilities in the communities of Indian Springs, Moapa Valley and
Searchlight have all generated more interaction and communications with customers.
Extensive rehabilitation work on the collection system has required increased interaction with
the community and stakeholders regarding traffic and construction impacts from these projects.
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Searchlight. The small collection system and evaporation pond serving the community of
Searchlight is more than 30 years old, with little treatment provided by the ponds. In a
collaborative project with the Las Vegas Valley Water District, funding through the United
States Army Corps of Engineers was obtained for improvements to both the water and
wastewater systems for the community. The wastewater project improvements are currently
scheduled to be completed in 2013.

East Flamingo Road (Central Plant). When originally constructed, there were very few
residential neighbors to the main treatment facilities. There are now thousands of homes in the
immediate north and south areas of the plant property. Open houses are held each year for the
neighbors to learn more about the operations and see the treatment plant for themselves. The
open house events enable the residents to see the large and complex operations, as well as
enable staff to engage the customers in a direct dialogue and answer their questions. The tours
of the plant, especially the completed odor control projects, serve to inform and educate an
interested audience.
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Performance Measurements
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Performance measures and benchmarks are used to evaluate progress and to guide and direct
future activities and programs.

A key responsibility of state and local governments is to develop and manage programs,
services, and their related resources as efficiently and effectively as possible and to
communicate the results of these efforts to the stakeholders. Performance measurements, when
linked to the budget and strategic planning process, can assess accomplishments on an
organization-wide basis. When used in the long-term planning and goal setting process and
linked to the entity’s mission, goals, and objectives, meaningful performance measurements
assist government officials and citizens in identifying financial and program results, evaluating
past resource decisions, and facilitating qualitative improvements in future decisions regarding
resource allocation and service delivery.

Wastewater Services: Measuring Our Progress

The District’s main function is to provide sanitary sewer service and water reclamation to
unincorporated areas of Clark County. The District is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund. The
costs of providing wastewater services to the customers on a continuing basis, is financed
primarily through user charges.

The District’s annual performance measures are reported to the Board of Trustees and the
County Manager’s office. As part of the District’s internal dedication to providing the best
possible service to the public, the plan works in cooperation with Clark County to contribute to
and support the County mission.

Protecting the Community from Health and Environmental Hazards

As population increases and water quality concerns are heightened, the District continues to
protect the community from health and environmental hazards. The District has worked
effectively to reduce the number of sanitary sewer overflows in the County, as well as treating
the wastewater to a higher level, thus releasing a better quality of water into Lake Mead.

   •   The District has over 2000 miles of collection piping. During fiscal year 2010, only 26
       sanitary sewer overflows occurred, equating to approximately 1.3 SSOs per 100 miles
       of pipeline. The District far exceeded its target of only 7 SSOs per 100 miles, putting
       the District in the top quartile in an industry survey for the number of sanitary sewer
       overflows per 100 miles. Continuous efforts to reduce the number of sanitary sewer
       overflows are underway -- enforcing best management practices during construction
       and conducting a large public outreach program addressing the two major causes of

       The District treated over 35 billion gallons of wastewater during fiscal year 2010 at the
       Central Plant, the Laughlin Water Reclamation Facility and the Desert Breeze Water
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    Resource Center. This means an average over 100 million gallons a day of water was
    highly treated and recycled for reuse on golf courses or returned to Lake Mead for
    return flow credits.

•   The District had 100% compliance with treatment quality standards or effluent quality
    standards during FY 2010.

•   The District continued to remove phosphorous at very nearly the limit of technology.
Financial Policies
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Financial policies are a key element of the District’s sound fiscal administration. The District’s
financial policies provide guidance that assists in shaping the decisions of the District’s
management team. The financial policies incorporate long-term perspective and linkages to the
District’s organizational, financial and strategic goals, increasing efficiency by standardizing
operations, as well as promoting stability and sustainability.

Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Policies

The District’s financial records and reporting policies are maintained and prepared in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and with guidelines
prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has designated GASB as the primary
accounting and financial reporting standard-setting body for state and local government units.

As an enterprise fund, the Water Reclamation District is required to use the accrual basis for
recording and reporting financial transactions. Therefore, revenues and expenses are recorded
in the period where they are incurred, except long-term debt service which is recorded when

During the fiscal year, funds will be encumbered upon approval of individual purchase orders.
At fiscal year end, encumbrances lapse on unfilled orders. Items or services received after
year-end are charged to the next fiscal year.

Financial records and reports are audited each fiscal year end by an independent auditor,
submitted to the board of Trustees for approval, then filed with the State of Nevada,
Department of Taxation.

Operating Budget Policies

Budgets are statements of priorities, which set goals and guidance to achieve results for the
fiscal year. Budgets are important because governments must be accountable to the public for
the programs established and the money used to carry out those programs. Budgets also serve
as a measuring tool to show how well planned outcomes and actual results are compared.

The District uses an annual operating budget process. Each year, the budget must be submitted
to and approved by the Board of Trustees. A balanced budget is defined as a budget where
operating revenues are equal to or exceed operating expenditures. The District’s budget
becomes part of the budget of Clark County, which becomes part of the Nevada State Budget.
The Nevada Constitution, Article 9, Section 2 requires a balanced budget.

The budget may be augmented with Board approval. Previously unbudgeted revenues must
support any additional expenses. Augmentations are reported to the Nevada Department of
Taxation in the quarterly report for Clark County.
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Current operating revenues fund current operating expenses, including current debt service
payments. Excess revenues can be used to fund additional capital improvements.

Internal transfers of funds may be completed between line items and across service centers.
Salary costs and related benefit costs that occur in one organizational unit may be applied to
another. For instance, maintenance work performed by plant employees in a service area may
be “cost applied” to that service area.

Budgetary controls are established at various levels in order to have effective control over the
necessary expenditures. These levels include departments and divisions. Most disbursements
are made through the issuance of purchase orders. Department managers are accountable for
over/under expenditures. The human resources department controls new positions.

Capital Budget Policies

System Development Approval (SDA) revenues are primarily used to fund the Capital
Improvement Plan and Capital Equipment Plan. These plans will be projected for a five-year
period, but only the first year of each plan will be funded in the District’s proposed budget
submitted to the Nevada State Department of Taxation.

The cost of significant renovations and improvements to existing plant and equipment are

Bond interest costs will be capitalized as part of the cost of construction when appropriate.

Labor and supporting benefit costs expended to support capital projects may be capitalized as
part of the project cost.

Capital assets will be depreciated over the life of the asset using the straight-line method.

Revenue Policies

The District will review all fee structures and rate resolutions biannually to verify any needed
updates. The District as required by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) will present all updated
rate resolutions and fee structures to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Expense Policies

Current year revenues fund current year operating expenses. By statutory regulation, expenses
will not exceed appropriations.
Managers and team leaders are responsible for monitoring funds to ensure that sufficient
resources are available to continue normal operations.

Procurement Policies
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District purchases will be authorized by requisitions and purchase orders. All purchases will
be made in accordance with NRS requirements.

Purchase cards are used for District travel and training expenses and may be used for
emergency items. The District Leadership Team controls authorizations and limitations for
purchase card usage. Each purchase card purchase must follow all District procurement

The District Leadership Team determines purchasing authority by position. All purchases over
$25,000 require approval by the Board of Trustees.

Investment Policies

The District’s investment policy must comply with existing state laws and written policies
adopted by the Board of Trustees. The County Treasurer, as ex-officio treasurer of the Water
Reclamation District, will manage all investments.

Nevada Revised Statutes authorize the County to invest in obligations of the U.S. Treasury and
other U.S. Agencies. Securities purchased by the County (for the District) will be delivered
against payment and held in a custodial safekeeping account with the trust department of a
bank designated by the County.

Debt Policies

In conformance with NRS, the District’s Debt Management Policy along with a statement of
current and contemplated debt (Indebtedness Report) and the District’s five-year Capital
Improvement Plan will be submitted to the Nevada State Department of Taxation and the Clark
County Debt Management Commission.

The purpose of the District’s Debt Management Policy is to establish parameters and provide
guidance governing the issuance, management and continuing evaluation of, and reporting on
all debt obligations issued. The District’s Debt Management policy will also assure compliance
and conformity.

The term of District debt issues should not extend beyond the useful life of the project or
equipment financed. The repayment of principal on tax-supported debt should not extend
beyond 30 years unless there are compelling factors that make it necessary to extend the term
beyond this point.

Debt issued by the District will be structured to provide for generally level debt service.
Deferring the repayment of principal will be considered only in select instances where it will
take a period of time before revenues are sufficient to pay debt service.
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The District was established under the provisions of Chapter 318 of the Nevada Revised
Statutes (NRS) as an enterprise fund. “Enterprise Funds account for operations that are
financed and operated in a manner similar to private business enterprises where the intent is
that the cost of providing goods and services on a continuing basis be financed primarily
through user charges.” To that end, rates and charges should be sufficient to recover all
revenue requirements (both operating and capital) of the District. In 2006, a system of reserves
was established to improve fiscal management. The District is proposing changes to meet the
current needs of the system and to safeguard against current economic conditions.

The District currently maintains a single operational account for all daily operational needs of
the District and a pooled investment account which was developed to maximize interest
revenue and Is managed by the Clark County Treasurer’s office. However, financial
obligations are separated into operating and capital cost centers. This segregation reflects the
differing activities of the cost centers and allows for a clear picture of the District’s operating
and capital requirements and the funding sources available for each. Further, separately
identifying operating and capital needs assists in establishing appropriate levels of operating
and capital reserves which are a necessary and appropriate part of prudent management for the

Restricted Assets and Reserves

Restricted Fund Balance Reserves are used to segregate financial resources of a fund that are
not available to liquidate liabilities of the current period.

Bond Proceeds – Bond proceeds are set aside and will be classified as restricted assets since
their use is limited by applicable bond covenants. Bond proceeds use is strictly limited to the
specific capital improvement projects as designated in each applicable Bond Resolution. The
amount of this fund will be equal to the actual balance of the un-used bond proceeds for each
bond issuance.

Bond Reserve – Funds set aside for payment of general obligation debt and revenue bonds will
be classified as restricted assets since their use is limited by applicable bond covenants. A bond
reserve account is established in compliance with the District’s bond resolutions to meet
possible deficiencies in the bond fund (debt service). Annual Bond Reserves will be equal to
one-year payment of current bond(s’) principal and interest.

Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) - Funds will be set aside in an irrevocable trust in
accordance with GASB for potential post employment benefits paid out in the future. These
funds are restricted in accordance with the Trust since the use of these funds is limited to the
payment of post employment benefits. In accordance with the most current actuary study
performed, the amount of the OPEB reserves will be equal to $11,782,178.
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Worker’s Compensation Self-Funded Insurance Security Deposit - Funds are set aside in the
name of Clark County Water Reclamation District and the Nevada Division of Insurance.
These funds are restricted assets and are solely for the security deposit requirements pursuant
to NRS 616B.300 (3) and are available on demand to the State of Nevada, Division of
Insurance. The certificate of deposit is in the amount of $141,000 as directed by the State of
Nevada Division of Insurance.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance Reserve – Funds are set aside for potential losses and are
classified as restricted assets since use of these funds are limited to the payment of worker’s
compensation claims. Annual Worker’s Compensation Insurance Reserves will be equal to
$800,000.00. This amount may be updated dependent upon the completion of any actuarial

Designated Unrestricted Assets and Reserves

Designated Unrestricted Reserves are available for appropriation but the funds have been
earmarked for a particular purpose. Designated unrestricted funds can be designated to reflect
the District’s management priorities, such as completion of capital improvement projects or
providing for unknown contingent liabilities.

Operations and Maintenance Reserve – Operating reserves are designed to provide a liquidity
cushion against variability and timing of expenditures and receipts, unanticipated cash
operating expenses, or less than expected revenues. The District’s Operating and Maintenance
Reserve will be equal to 12 months prior year actual O&M expenditures.

Capital Contingency (Repair/Replacement) Reserve - The repair and replacement of the
District’s conveyance and treatment facilities is critical to the ongoing operation of the District.
A capital contingency reserve is funds set aside in case of emergency, should a piece of
equipment or a portion of the District’s infrastructure fail unexpectedly. The District’s Capital
Contingency Reserve is set at the greatest of: (1). 12 months of total budgeted capital repair
and replacement; or (2), the annual depreciation for that year: or (3), $50 million.

Capital Expansion Contingency Reserve – The District may establish a capital expansion
contingency reserve due to growth in the Las Vegas Valley and outlying areas. These funds
were set aside in the event of an unanticipated need for capital expansion to an existing
conveyance system or treatment facility or the possible need for an additional system or facility
due to the unexpected area growth or need. Due to the current downturn in Valley growth this
reserve has been suspended; however, the reserve may be reestablished as District needs

Budget Stabilization Reserve – Nevada Revised Statue (NRS) 354.6115 provides for the
creation of a fund to stabilize the operations of local governments, including public utilities.
Monies the District transfers to this fund may only be used if the total actual revenue of the
District falls short of the total anticipated revenue or expenditures incurred by the District to
mitigate the effects of natural disaster. The District’s budget stabilization reserve will also
provide resources that will allow for rate stability. The District’s Budget Stabilization Reserve
will be equal to 5% of our current budgeted O&M expenditures.
Ethical Standards
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Preferential Treatment

Employees will not use or attempt to use their official District positions to secure or grant
privileges, exemptions, advantages, contracts, or preferential treatment for themselves or

Conflicts of Interest

An employee’s involvement in any activity that is a conflict of interest is prohibited. A
potential conflict of interest occurs whenever an employee has an interest in any entity that
transacts business with the District. “Interest” includes any opportunity to derive personal gain
through ownership, employment, or other participation in an entity. “Entity” includes
individuals, companies, partnerships, corporations, and other organizations.

Employees will not directly or indirectly solicit, accept, or receive any gift whether in the form
of money, services, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, promise, or in any other form.
Unsolicited gifts must be returned, shared with other employees, or given to charity. Gifts
which may potentially influence the employee in the performance of his/her duties, or appear
to be intended as a reward for any official action on the employee’s part, or which potentially
create the perception of impropriety, as determined by the General Manager or designee shall
be refused.

Full Disclosure

Employees will not participate as agents or representatives of the District or take action or
make recommendations on any matter in which they have a direct financial interest without
disclosing the full nature and extent of their interest.

Employees in position classifications that exercise significant discretionary authority in the
provision of service within a department will submit Financial Disclosure Statements to the
General Manager or designee and the County Clerk’s Office, Commission Division, no later
than March 31st of every year. The General Manager will determine the position
classifications that exercise significant discretionary authority. At a minimum, this provision
will apply to Department Heads, Assistant General Managers, and Deputy General Manager.
Financial Disclosure Statement forms will be designed and, once completed, made available
for public inspection in the County Clerk’s Office.

Confidential Information

Employees will respect and protect confidential information to which they have access in the
course of official District duties; avoid any interest or activity that lies in conflict with the
conduct of official District duties; and seek no favor for personal economic interest or the
interest of others secured by confidential information.
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Any employee found falsifying and/or destroying records or reports, or intentionally deleting
or altering information will be disciplined up to and including termination.

Additional Compensation/Notice of Additional Employment

An employee will not accept any salary, retainer, augmentation, expense allowance, or other
compensation from any private source for the performance of his/her duties as a public

To ensure no conflict of interest exists, no employee may:

   1. Seek or accept additional employment, ownership, or partnership in a business outside
      District service which is determined to be in conflict with his/her duties as an employee
      or in conflict with the functions and responsibilities of the Department;

   2. Hold a District position and contract employment with the District simultaneously.

Use of District Property

Employees will not directly or indirectly use or permit others to use District property of any
kind for personal use. Employees will protect and conserve all District property, including
equipment and supplies entrusted or issued to them. Employees will be required to replace or
reimburse the District for any property lost or damaged due to the employee’s negligence.

Political Activities

Employees will not perform or participate in improper political activities in the workplace,
including, without limitation, any act that detracts from or impairs the effectiveness of an
employee in his/her work, or involves obligations or considerations inconsistent with his/her
work, or involves obligations or considerations inconsistent with his/her status as a District
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Financial Planning
Fund and Fund Structure

The Water Reclamation District is an enterprise fund and operates in a self-supporting manner.
Operating costs (expenses, including depreciation) are financed through user charges, which
are the primary source of revenue for the District. The acquisition and improvement of
physical facilities required to provide wastewater treatment services are financed from existing
cash resources, connection fees called System Development Approvals (SDAs), sales tax, and
bond proceeds. As an enterprise fund, all of the District’s funds are subject to appropriation.
In general, operating revenues are used to pay for operating and maintenance expenditures and
non-operating revenues are used for non-operating expenditures, such as capital expansion

Accrual accounting is employed whereby revenues are recognized when earned and expenses
are recognized when incurred, except for unmeasured principal and interest on long-term debt,
which is recognized when due. As with private enterprises, demand for services provided
largely     determines      the
appropriate level of revenues                                Assets and Liabilities
and expenses.         Increased
                                                      Total Current Assets            Total Noncurrent Assets
demands for services caused
                                                      Total Current liabilities       Total Noncurrent Liabilities
higher    expenses      to   be
incurred, but also result in
higher revenues.         As in
commercial          accounting,                                           519,599,599
flexible budgets are more          FY
typically used for enterprise     2010     42,601,178
fund planning, control and
evaluation purposes than are                                                           754,213,079
fixed budgets. The District        FY
                                  2009            175,455,615
has the ability to augment the                                        461,563,198
budget, if necessary, with
Board approval.

Changes in Fund Balance

The Statement of Net Assets and the Statement of Revenue, Expenses, & Changes in Net
Assets provide an indication of the District’s financial health and performance.

The Statement of Net Assets includes all the District’s assets and liabilities, the accrual basis of
accounting, as well as an indication of which assets can be used for general purposes and
which are restricted as a result of bond covenants or for other purposes.
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Clark County Wate r Re clamation District

State me nt of Ne t Asse ts
June 30, 2010 and 2009

Asse ts                                                      2010                        2009
Current Assets:
 Cash and cash equivalents                               $      12,423,177   $                  28,475,537
 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for
 doubtful accounts $710,500 and $916,290                         7,701,289                    12,760,088
 Due From Clean Water Coalition                                    388,170                             -
 Supply inventories                                              2,439,816                     2,744,827
 Interest receivable                                             2,574,951                     3,460,355
 Investments                                                   422,370,228                   432,548,780
 Prepaid expenses                                                  264,589                       403,827
      Total unrestricted current assets                        448,162,220                   480,393,414

 Restricted assets: (Note 4)
   Cash with County Treasurer                                   18,668,626                    14,172,178
   Investments (Capital)                                        50,387,700                   145,918,137
   Sales taxes receivable                                        2,120,325                     2,118,732
   Workers comp certificate of deposit                             141,044                             -
   Loaned securities                                               119,684                   111,610,618
       Total restricted current assets                          71,437,379                   273,819,665
                   Total current assets                        519,599,599                   754,213,079
Noncurrent Assets:
 Capital assets:
   Property, plant and equipment                             1,604,724,034                  1,219,863,723
   Less accumulated depreciation                               513,594,837                    463,387,133
                                                             1,091,129,197                    756,476,590
    Land and rights of way                                       7,880,299                      7,251,571
    Construction in progress                                   340,136,150                    532,002,615
    Intangible asset (CWC Capacity Rights)                      32,800,741                     32,800,741
        Total capital assets, net                            1,471,946,387                  1,328,531,517

  Unamortized bond costs                                         4,336,777                      4,489,103
  Other post employment benefit asset                              111,748                         42,668
  Other long-term receivables                                    5,843,306                      4,446,602
        Total noncurrent assets                              1,482,238,218                  1,337,509,890
              Total asse ts                                  2,001,837,817                  2,091,722,969

Liabilitie s
Current Liabilities:
 Accounts payable                                                2,660,464                     1,611,875
  Collected on behalf of Clean Water Coalition                           -                       526,572
 Construction contracts payable                                 16,625,512                    40,336,361
 Accrued expenses                                                1,645,363                     1,738,411
  Accumulated compensated absences                                 305,847                       276,302
  Other liabilities                                              2,858,479                     3,872,332
  Accrued bond interest payable                                 11,854,072                     9,269,855
  Loaned securities                                                231,441                   111,713,907
  Current maturities of bonds payable                            6,420,000                     6,110,000
      Total current liabilities                                 42,601,178                   175,455,615

Noncurrent Liabilities:
 Long-term portion of accumulated compensated absences           4,597,483                     4,153,358
 Accrued other post employment benefits                          4,041,308                     2,436,523
 Bonds payable, net of current maturities                      448,402,667                   454,973,317
     Total noncurrent liabilities                              457,041,458                   461,563,198

      Total Liabilitie s                                       499,642,636                   637,018,813

Ne t Asse ts:
Invested in capital assets, net of related debt              1,075,343,625                  1,021,788,757
      Debt service                                              18,668,626                      14,172,178
      Capital assets & workers comp cd                           2,261,369                       2,118,732

Unrestricted                                                   405,921,561                    416,624,489
     Total ne t asse ts                                  $   1,502,195,181   $              1,454,704,156
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State me nt of Re ve nue s, Expe nse s and Change s in Ne t Asse ts
Ye ars Ende d June 30, 2010 and 2009
                                                                       2010                  2009
Operating revenues:
 Sewer service charges                                    $           119,932,937     $      106,046,049
 Effluent sales                                                         2,620,050              3,272,151
 Pretreatment fees                                                        808,050                757,139
 Septage fees                                                             356,375                512,156
 Other                                                                  1,071,194              1,239,223
     Total operating revenues                                         124,788,606            111,826,718

Operating expenses:
 Salaries                                                              22,468,145             21,052,947
 Benefits                                                               6,955,614              6,695,433
 Post employment benefits other than pensions                           1,535,705              1,044,482
 Utilities                                                             12,270,437             11,634,902
 Outside services                                                       7,433,909              6,306,470
 Chemicals                                                              5,277,019              6,658,655
 Maintenance expense                                                    4,358,995              4,908,706
 Other expenses                                                         1,886,371              1,967,831
 Supplies                                                               1,539,659              1,676,175
 Bad debt expense                                                         977,250                689,358
 Depreciation                                                          50,285,130             44,849,343
      Total operating expenses                                        114,988,234            107,484,302

Income from operations                                                   9,800,372              4,342,416

Non-operating revenues (expenses):
 Unrestricted investment earnings                                       13,399,740            20,753,933
 Restricted investment earnings                                            277,809               132,788
 SDA revenue                                                             9,347,944            16,353,536
 Sales tax apportionment                                                12,242,174            13,482,807
 Interest expense- bonds, net of capitalized                                      -                     -
 Interest income- securities lending                                        89,700               955,744
 Securities lending expense                                                (58,559)             (726,026)
 Abandonment loss                                                       (1,300,285)               (61,282)
 Loss on asset disposition                                                        -           (1,089,029)
 Other non-operating revenue/expenses, net                                 215,942               272,900
     Total non-operating revenues (expenses)                            34,214,465            50,075,371

      Income before capital contributions                               44,014,837            54,417,787

  Capital contributions
       Grant revenue                                                       267,180                60,771
       Contributed assets                                                3,209,008            14,137,502

Change in net assets                                                    47,491,025             68,616,060

Total net assets, at beginning of year                            1,454,704,156             1,386,088,096

Total net assets, at end of year                          $           1,502,195,181 $       1,454,704,156
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Statement of Revenues, Expenses and Net Income

                                             Actual             Estimated            Budget                          %
                                             FY 2010             FY 2011             FY 2012        Change         Change
Operating Revenues
 Sewer Service Charge                   $ 119,932,937       $ 125,748,000        $ 131,834,060       6,086,060         4.8%
 Effluent Sales                             2,620,050           2,184,700            2,246,500          61,800         2.8%
 Pretreatment                                 808,050             843,790              860,630          16,840         2.0%
 Septage                                      356,375             320,990              334,200          13,210         4.1%
 Other                                      1,071,194             891,500              506,380        (385,120)      -43.2%
Total Operating Revenues                     124,788,606        129,988,980          135,781,770     5,792,790        4.5%

Operating Expenses
 Salaries                                     22,468,145         23,417,562           23,956,509       538,947        2.3%
 Employ ee Benefits                            6,955,614          8,957,163           10,545,505     1,588,342       17.7%
 Services and Sup plies                       35,279,345         35,562,522           44,722,061     9,159,539       25.8%
 Depreciation                                 50,285,130         54,341,834           60,722,169     6,380,335       11.7%
Total Operating Expenses                     114,988,234        122,279,081          139,946,244    17,667,163       14.4%

Operating Income (Loss)                        9,800,372          7,709,899           (4,164,474)   (11,874,373)    -154.0%

Non-Operating Revenues (Expenses)
 Interest Earned                              13,767,249          11,046,342          12,488,200     1,441,858       13.1%
 Sales Tax                                    12,242,174          12,843,560          12,552,930      (290,630)      -2.3%
 Connection Fees                               9,347,944           7,867,870           8,182,580       314,710        4.0%
 Capital Contributions                         3,476,188           9,800,000           9,996,000       196,000        2.0%
 Federal and State Grants                        215,942             203,000             797,664       594,664      292.9%
 Interest Expense                                (58,559)        (23,547,646)        (23,218,771)      328,875       -1.4%
 Other                                        (1,300,285)
Total Non-Operating Revenues, (Expenses)      37,690,653         18,213,126           20,798,603      2,585,477       14.2%
Net Income                               $    47,491,025    $    25,923,025      $    16,634,129     (9,288,896)     -35.8%

Statement of Changes in Net Assets

                                             Actual            Estimated             Budget            %
                                             FY 2010            FY 2011              FY 2012        Change
Net Assets, Beginning of Period         $ 1,454,704,156     $ 1,502,195,181      $ 1,528,118,206    25,923,025         1.7%
Net Income                                   47,491,025          25,923,025           16,634,129     (9,288,896)     -35.8%
Net Assets, End of Period               $ 1,502,195,181     $ 1,528,118,206      $ 1,544,752,335    16,634,129         1.1%
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Basis of Budgeting
The District’s basis of budgeting is the accrual method. Revenues are accrued when earned,
and expenses are accrued when incurred. Debt service is budgeted on a cash basis, as interest
and principal is paid. This differs from the accounting method where short-term debt service
payments are posted using the accrual method.

The District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is prepared on the “Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles” (GAAP) basis. The District converted the CAFR to the new
Governmental Accounting and Standards Board (GASB) 34 requirements. The budget format
has not changed to the new model, as all state agencies must use the same model for budget
purposes. It is anticipated that the GASB 34 model will be used for budgeting in the future
when other state agencies convert to the new reporting requirements. For the District, the
additional information required in the CAFR is the Reconciliation of Income from Operations
to Net Cash Provided by the Operating Activities Section.

Budget Process and Preparation
In order to prepare the budget, it is important that administrators fully realize what the budget
is and what it represents. It is also helpful to view the budget not only from the individual
department’s perspective, but also from an overall District perspective. In addition, strategic
initiatives have been taken to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) for review and

Simply stated, a budget is the District’s Strategic Plan expressed in financial terms. The
Strategic Plan outlines the District’s mission, goals for the future, and strategies to achieve
those goals. The budget request implements that plan by putting a dollar amount to the goals
expressed in the plan and expansion or deletion of District programs.

The formulation of any budget is a complex process. Choices regarding goals, objectives and
programs are made so the public can have faith that the District is acting in the most efficient
and fiduciary manner. The key to making well-informed choices about allocating resources is
planning. The person who anticipates future needs for their department is best able to view the
budget as a management tool, and to understand that budgeting is an essential, dynamic, and
extremely influential process.

From a District perspective, budgeting serves several planning purposes, not the least of which
is accountability to the public. Internally, it serves as a control process whereby revenue and
expenditure data are collected and organized to aid management in planning and performance

The District’s challenge is to continue to deliver on its commitment to provide quality service
at the lowest possible cost to its customers for wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal in
a manner that promotes excellence in customer service, employee well-being, and protection of
the environment.
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Budget Process

The optimal allocation of resources is at the heart of government financial management.
Budgeting is the process by which government allocates these resources. The District budgets
appropriations to carry out specific core processes and service objectives on an annual basis.

Benefits of the Budgeting Process

Provides standards against which actual performance can be measured. Budgets are a
quantified plan, which allows management to more objectively measure and control
performance. If, for instance, a service center knows that the budgeted amount for supplies is
$1,000 per fiscal year, the manager is then in a position to monitor and control the expenses for

Provides managers with additional insight in actual District goals. Monetary allocation of
funds is often the true test of the District’s commitment to a particular goal. By providing
managers with detailed line item information, the budget process assists team leaders and
managers by allowing the flexibility necessary to accomplish District goals.

Tends to be a positive influence on the motivation of personnel. People typically like to know
what is expected of them and budgets clarify performance standards.

Causes managers to divert some of their attention from current to future operations. To some
extent, a budget forces managers to anticipate and forecast changes in the external
environment. For example, an increase in chemical costs created by higher prices for ferric
chloride may force the organization to seek an alternative chemical or plant process.

Improves top management’s ability to coordinate the overall operation of the organization.
Budgets are “blueprints” of the organization’s plans for the coming year and greatly aid top
management in coordinating the operations and activities of each business center or section.

Enables management to recognize problems in time to take necessary corrective action. For
example, if expenses are substantially ahead of the budgeted amount, management will be
alerted to make changes that may realign actual costs with the budget.

Facilitates communication throughout the organization. The budget improves management’s
ability to communicate objectives, plans and standards of performance. Budgets are helpful to
managers by letting them know how their operations relate to other sections or business centers
within the District. Also, budgets tend to indicate an individual manager’s responsibility and
improve his/her understanding of the organization’s goals.

Helps managers recognize when change is needed. The budgeting process requires managers
to carefully and critically review the organization’s operations to determine if its resources are
being allocated to the right activities and programs.
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The District budget is developed in support of the District’s strategic initiatives. Budget
preparation begins in November with an analysis of the District’s strategic initiatives, current
financial condition and projections for future revenues. The District Leadership Team meets to
review the information and determine a target level for projected expenses. The Business
Services staff then prepares and distributes budget instructions to each organizational unit for
use in preparing line item budgets and budgets for capital equipment purchases and
replacement. The instructions contain definitions of key words and concepts, expense
guidelines and factors, users guide for the budget software, and a list of accounts and their
definitions. Each unit also receives line item worksheets, which show historical year-end
balances, current budgets and current expenses. Training is offered to those who are
unfamiliar with the budget development process.

Each team leader within a service center is responsible for developing initial information,
which will generate the operating expense budget, except salaries and benefits. Financial
Services staff prepares estimates for regular salaries and benefits and any additional pay
(overtime, etc.) based on information supplied by the team leaders. In December, Financial
Services staff begins to review and analyze proposed budgets, including new positions, capital
requests and line item justifications. Meetings are held with managers (District Leadership
Team) to discuss requests and make adjustments to meet target figures. Capital items are also
prioritized at these meetings. The adjusted information is compiled and subjected to
management review. Resulting changes are incorporated into a document, which is submitted
to Clark County Finance to be consolidated into their budget submission. Prior to June 1, the
County submits to the Nevada State Department of Taxation the tentative budget for the next
fiscal year, commencing on July 1. Between April 15 and the third Tuesday in May, the public
has the opportunity to review the tentative budget and to submit any comments to the
governing body. A special public hearing, per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), is set for the
third Tuesday in May. After all changes have been noted on the public record and hearings
closed, the County Commission, ex-officio Board of Trustees, adopts the budget by June 1.
Copies of the final budget are available for public inspection at the District.

The final budget is fully integrated on July 1 with the District’s accounting system. The
statutory level of budgetary control is at the function level. For the District, this is at the total
District level for each classification; salaries, benefits and services and supplies. In reality,
control is maintained at the line item level through the use of a purchase order system.
Budgetary performance is measured by line item budget variance reports, which are distributed
on a monthly basis. Additional controls include daily monitoring of proposed expenses. All
budgets lapse at the end of the fiscal year.

Formal adjustments to the budget during the year are accomplished through an augmentation
process prescribed by Nevada Revised Statutes. The augmentation process requires the Board
of Trustees to approve increases to appropriations above the levels originally approved. A
letter is then sent to Clark County to include in the quarterly report to the State of Nevada
Department of Taxation. This process is revenue driven; therefore, total appropriations cannot
be increased without additional, previously unbudgeted resources being clearly identified.
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Public Budget Document

The District has produced and submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association
(GFOA) a budget document designed for staff and the public since fiscal year 1991-92. The
document serves as a reference for the District’s current fiscal year financial goals and program
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Sources and Uses of District Funds

                 Sewer Service User
                Charges and Account

                                                                            Operating & Maintenance

                  Septage Disposal                                             Capital Equipment

                Reclaimed Water Sales

                                                                                 CIP: Repair &
                   SDAs (System
               Development Approvals)

                                                   Facilities and
                   Share of ¼ Cent                     Only
                     Sales Tax

                                                                                 CIP: Expansion

Sources of Funds:
       Operating Revenues:
               Sewer Service User Charges and Account Fee
               Septage Disposal
               Reclaimed Water Sales
       Non-Operating Revenues:
               SDAs (System Development Approvals, aka Connection Charges)
               Share of the ¼-Cent Sales Tax
Uses of Funds:
       Operating Expenditures:
               Operating and Maintenance – All Departments
               Capital Equipment
               CIP: Repair and Replacement
       Non-Operating Expenditures:
               CIP: Expansion
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                                              Revenue by Source
                          2001    2002   2003      2004     2005       2006      2007          2008

                                                                   Fiscal Year

         Sewer Service        Other Operating           Interest & Other Non-Operating                 SDA Fees        Sales Tax

                                                       Interest &
Fiscal      Sewer         % of     Other         % of             % of                         % of            % of           Total
                                                       Other Non-             SDA Fees               Sales Tax
Year        Service       Total   Operating      Total            Total                        Total           Total         Revenue

  2001      69,801,801      56%      1,366,719     1%     14,996,034   12%        35,202,975     28%      2,939,084     2% $124,306,613
  2002      73,958,328      56%      2,115,957     2%      7,889,598    6%        37,515,415     28%     10,219,031     8% $131,698,329
  2003      77,243,410      56%      1,954,656     1%      7,336,339    5%        39,893,529     29%     10,985,585     8% $137,413,519
  2004      80,155,861      57%      2,663,047     2%      3,697,564    3%        42,372,051     30%     12,615,393     9% $141,503,916
  2005      84,283,146      54%      3,287,779     2%      7,124,233    5%        48,149,859     31%     14,630,284     9% $157,475,301
  2006      89,661,254      50%      6,795,255     4%     11,601,615    7%        53,694,207     30%     15,887,079     9% $177,639,410
  2007      94,134,198      47%      5,592,183     3%     23,787,375   12%        59,633,785     30%     16,116,023     8% $199,263,564
  2008      97,153,925      51%      6,117,565     3%     32,287,526   17%        37,611,376     20%     15,595,269     8% $188,765,661
  2009      106,046,049     75%      3,367,000     2%      1,876,337    1%        16,353,536     12%     13,482,807    10% $141,125,729
  2010      119,932,937     77%      1,071,194     1%     13,767,249    9%         9,347,944      6%     12,242,174     8% $156,361,498
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The Board has established a universal rate structure for sewer billing for each service area.
Annual operating budgets are based on expected revenue from each service area.

                                            Operating Revenues
                                                     FY 2010        FY 2011         FY 2012
                            Revenue                   Actual        Projected       Budget
                 Sewer Charges                $      119,932,937 $ 125,748,000 $ 131,834,060
                 Effluent Sales                        2,620,050      2,184,700        2,246,500
                 Pretreatment Fees                       808050           843,790       860,630
                 Septage Fees                            356375           320,990       334,200
                 Other                                  1071194        891,500       506,380
                                         Total $     124,788,606 $ 129,988,980 $ 135,781,770

Sewer Charges

Annual Sewer Service Charges plus a $16 Annual Account Charge comprises the District’s
Sewer Charges operating revenue. The District projects revenue based on the “Equivalent
Residential Unit” (ERU) system, defined as an annual 90,000 gallons (250 gallons per unit per
day) allowance of domestic strength wastewater a customer contributes to the District’s total
wastewater flow. ERU rates, based on residential and commercial billing unit values range
from 0.10 to 1.50. Customers who pay the total Annual Customer Charge by July 31st are
eligible for an Annual Account Charge discount of $12 per account. An estimated 41.7% of
customers billed July 1 will receive the discount.

                                             New Rate Structure
                                     July 1, 2010-       July 1, 2011 -       July 1, 2012 -
                                    June 30, 2011        June 30, 2012        June 30, 2013
                                   Sewer                Sewer                Sewer
                                  Service              Service              Service
                      AREA         Rate        SDA      Rate       SDA       Rate       SDA
                   Las Vegas
                   Valley         $213.70    $1,942 $218.24        $2,066 $230.30     $2,195
                   Diamond        $213.70    $1,942 $218.24        $2,066 $230.30     $2,195
                   Springs        $213.70    $1,942 $218.24        $2,066 $230.30     $2,195

                                  $213.70    $1,600 $218.24        $1,600 $230.30     $1,600
                   Valley         $213.70    $1,942 $218.24        $2,066 $230.30     $2,195

                                  $213.70    $1,942 $218.24        $2,066 $230.30     $2,195

The projected sewer charge revenue is calculated by the total number of ERUs at the Sewer
Charge Rate, plus $16 times the total number of accounts. Revenue projections of $131.8
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million for Annual Sewer Service Charges are calculated from an expected 609,048 ERUs.
Although commercial accounts make up 3.65% of the customer base, they contain
approximately 63% of the total ERUs. Also formulated into the projection are anticipated
ERUs that will become active in the new fiscal year.

  ERUs by Service Area                   For customers on record as of July 1, 2011, a credit will be
                           FY2011-2012 applied for the Clean Water Coalition (CWC) SCOP Project
   Service Area              ERUs        that was recently terminated. The credit will only apply to
Las Vegas Valley             590,516.012 the FY 2011-2012 service year billing.
Blue Diamond                   1,467.835
Laughlin                         439.285
Moapa Valley                     163.350
Indian Springs                15,837.185
Searchlight                      624.242
                   Total     609,047.909

                                            Total ERUs by Type






                       2001      2002      2003   2004   2005   2006   2007    2008    2009    2010   2011

                       2001      2002      2003   2004   2005   2006   2007    2008    2009    2010   2011
       Commercial 270,579 280,478 288,414 297,607 310,960 324,251 335,320 348,461 362,292 381,054 386,678
       Residential    128,213 138,037 149,982 159,297 175,464 190,861 201,147 206,925 210,103 214,988 218,794
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                                       TEN LARGEST CUSTOMERS

                       Customer                     ERUs Billed on         Dollar Amount Billed
                                                       07/01/11                   7/1/11
          1. C ity Center                             9,642.415          $           2,060,584.09
          2. Mandalay Bay Resort $ Casino             8,369.735          $           1,788,612.37
          3. MGM Grand Hotel                          7,693.440          $           1,644,088.13
          4. Venetian Hotel                           7,308.415          $           1,561,808.29
          5. Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino            7,242.075          $           1,547,631.43
          6. B ellagio                                6,936.755          $           1,482,384.54
          7. W ynn Las Vegas                          5,733.555          $           1,225,260.70
          8. N ellis Air Force Base                   5,581.822          $           1,192,835.36
          9. Mirage Hotel & Casino                    4,953.805          $           1,058,628.13
          10. Luxor Hotel & Casino                    4,721.985          $           1,009,088.19
          Total                                      68,184.00*          $         14,570,921.23

       ERU = Equivalent Residential Unit = 90,000 gallons per year
       Annual Sewer Service Rate: $218.24+-$4.54 CWC Credit= $213.70
       Total ERU’s billed on July 1, 2011 = 605,405.074
       *(10 largest represents 11.26% of total billed)
       Total Residential Accounts Billed             227,703
       Total Commercial Accounts Billed                  8,833
       Total Accounts Billed                         236,536

Pretreatment Fees

The Industrial Pretreatment Program operates under Federal guidelines found in 40CFR403-
471. Pretreatment staff inspects over 3,000 grease interceptors, sand/oil interceptors, on-site lift
stations and industrial users. Annual fees are set by the Board for each user class.

                                                                            Annual Fee
                     PRETREATMENT FEES                                        (each)
                     Grease or Sand/ Oil Interceptor                         $   100.00
                     Each additional interceptor at the same address         $    50.00
                     Each follow-up inspection                               $ 100.00
                     On-Site Lift Station                                    $ 500.00
                     Industrial User Permits                                 $ 300.00
                     Categorical                                             $ 1,000.00
                     Significant Industrial User                             $ 1,000.00
                     Industrial User                                         $ 300.00
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Septage Fees

The Board of Trustees sets the rates and requirements for the District’s Septage Program by
resolution. Presently, the Water Reclamation District processes septage received from fourteen
customers. Fees are charged to permit trucks and for gallons received.

Septage fees are charged for processing septic waste. The fees charged for septic waste
processing are used to recover the costs incurred by the District to process the septic waste

Effluent Sales

The sale of reclaimed water (effluent) is subject to terms established by resolution. The
District presently serves ten customers with reclaimed water in the Las Vegas Valley and one
in Laughlin. Although effluent sales have been a minor revenue source for the District
historically, a new emphasis on water conservation and water resource management may
develop this market in the future.


Additional operating revenues can consist of transfers from reserve funds and the capital
replacement fund, and also include reimbursement for contract management.

Non Operating Revenues

Non-operating revenues are used to fund capital improvement and equipment. The major
sources of non-operating revenue are System Development Approval (SDA) fees, interest
income, and an apportionment from the Clark County Sales Tax.

                                 Non-Operating Revenues
                                             FY 2010         FY 2011          FY 2012
                      Revenue                 Actual         Projected        Budget
            System Development Approvals $     9,347,944 $      7,867,870 $     8,182,580
            Interest Earrings                 13,767,249      11,046,342       12,488,200
            Sales Tax 1/4 cent                12,242,174       12,843,560      12,552,930
                                   Total $    35,357,367 $    31,757,772 $     33,223,710

System Development Approval (SDA) charges are assessed for new connections to the system
and are expected to be approximately $8 million. Factors such as population, development and
construction are factored into the revenue projection. These fees are based on ERUs within
each service area. The fees are primarily used to build facilities to accommodate growth in
each service area. Most of the revenue projected for FY 2011-12 is for the Las Vegas Valley.
This revenue source is correlated with growth and can be volatile. The District projects $12.6
million in ¼ cent sales tax for FY 2011-12. This tax is to fund improvements to sewer lines and
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facilities will be collected until 2025 unless $2.3 billion is collected prior to that date. Use of
this revenue is restricted to new treatment facilities or the improvement or expansion of
existing treatment facilities. In Laughlin, the revenue is used to pay existing debt, while the
bulk of the revenue is being used to fund plant expansions.
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                               Historical Operating Expenses







                    2000 2001
                              2002 2003
                                        2004             2005    2006     2007      2008    2009   2010

                                                         Fiscal Year

                               Salaries    Employee Benefits       Services & Supplies

                                                                   Services                 Total
        Fiscal                    % of Employee          % of         &             % of Operating
        Year        Salaries      Total Benefits         Total     Supplies         Total Expenses
          2001       11,783,632      41%     3,583,121       13%       13,039,287     46%    $28,406,040
          2002       12,510,772      40%     4,391,972       14%       14,727,002     47%    $31,629,746
          2003       13,509,800      37%     4,614,144       12%       18,855,406     51%    $36,979,350
          2004       12,274,995      34%     3,868,378       11%       20,362,029     56%    $36,505,402
          2005       13,980,237      35%     4,548,690       12%       20,968,137     53%    $39,497,064
          2006       15,843,093      35%     4,962,913       11%       24,750,571     54%    $45,556,577
          2007       16,963,262      34%     6,022,814       12%       27,208,899     54%    $50,194,975
          2008       19,925,077      34%     7,146,151       12%       30,774,645     53%    $57,845,873
          2009       21,052,947      34%     7,739,915       12%       33,842,097     54%    $62,634,959
          2010       22,468,145      35%     6,955,614       11%       35,279,345     55%    $64,703,104

Current operating revenues fund current operating expenses. By statutory regulation, expenses
are not permitted to exceed appropriations. Funds are budgeted by line item to organizational
units (teams) within a service center. These line items are grouped into cost classifications and
are categorized as follows: salaries, employee benefits and services and supplies. Team
leaders and managers are responsible for monitoring their funds and for initiating a “Request
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for Transfer of Funds” when a team has insufficient resources available to continue normal
operations without overspending its entire fiscal year appropriation. Transfers can be made to
line items within major categories or between teams or service centers.

Expenses are also recorded on a program level. The District developed specific program tasks
to track major functions and key services areas of the organization. Programs often have
contributions from several teams and service centers. Where the line item budget by team
provides information on who is spending and what is purchased, the program provides why an
expense is incurred. By adding program information into the general ledger, the District is now
able to define what was purchased (by line item), who made the purchase (by team) and why
the expense was incurred (by program).

                                      FY 2010         FY 2011            FY 2012
                  Expenses             Actual         Projected          Budget
             Salaries & Wages        22,468,145   $       23,417,562 $     23,956,509
             Employee Benefites       6,955,614            8,957,163       10,545,505
             Services & Supplies     35,279,345           35,562,522       44,722,061

                             Total   64,703,104   $       67,937,247 $     79,224,075

Salaries & Wages

The Board authorizes all regular full-time positions. All requests for new positions must
contain justification and evaluate total costs, including benefits. Term employees are used to
augment staff for specific projects, such as major plant expansions. At the end of the project,
term employees are released. Temporary/part-time employees are used to augment regular
staffing on an intermittent basis only.

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements may be eligible for other
compensation that is not included in their base salary such as longevity, overtime, shift
differential and special status pay.

Portions of salaries and related costs (benefits) that occur in one organizational unit (team) may
be applied to another. For instance, maintenance work performed by plant employees in a
service area may be “cost applied” to that service area.

Employee Benefits

This classification includes expenses for workers compensation, group insurance, disability
insurance, retirement and social security.

Group insurance benefits, which include life, dental and general health insurance, are provided
at a minimal expense to permanent employees. The District pays the major portion of the
expense, providing spouse and dependent coverage under the same plan.
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Full-time employees become members of the Nevada State Public Employees Retirement
System (PERS). The PERS rate is 21.50% of annual base salary.

Participation in the Social Security Program for the District’s permanent and term employees
hired after 1985 is limited to 1.45% of annual salary subject to Medicare taxes.

Supplies and Services

Expenses not classified as salaries, employee benefits, capital equipment or capital projects fall
into this classification. Operating expenses include professional services, utilities, travel,
training, memberships, chemicals, postage, and construction materials. Historically, expenses
for services and supplies have had the greatest variances between budget and expenses because
of the wide range of line items covered.

Line items are combined into spending categories for easier management. The service and
supply categories include maintenance, utilities, chemicals, outside services, supplies and
other. These categories combine several similar line items such as electricity, natural gas,
water and telecommunications into a single category “utilities” to facilitate analysis by District
management. Charges are maintained in the detailed lines to enable specific identification of
expenditures. A brief description of each category follows.

   •   Maintenance – All charges for repairs and maintenance of equipment, vehicles,
       facilities, or tools, including routine, contracted services as well as emergency repairs.
   •   Utilities – All utility costs including natural gas, water, fuels, electricity,
       communications and trash/landfill services.
   •   Chemicals – All chemicals used in the collection and treatment processes.
   •   Outside Services – Includes professional services, legal services and contracted
       services such as janitorial and training.
   •   Supplies – All costs for office, lab, and computer or plant supplies purchased.
   •   Other – All other miscellaneous items, ranging from postage and shipping charges and
       safety to liability and property insurance.

The purchasing agents (buyers) and select personnel are authorized to purchase items for non-
inventory and inventory stock replacement, within established state law limits.

Open purchase orders are available for limited use by employees. Authorization to use open
purchase orders is approved by managers and is limited to emergency and field use items.
Emergency purchases must be approved by a team leader, and District credit cards are
available for authorized staff.

Prior approval of the Board must be obtained for all purchases in excess of $25,000. The
General Manager establishes spending authorizations by classification levels.
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Capital Improvement Program FY 2012-2016
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five year plan for financing infrastructure
expansion and rehabilitation, facility construction, and equipment acquisition. The plan
identifies all capital outlay activities (purchase or improvement of a tangible fixed asset with a
cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of at least five years.). The purpose of the program is
to assess capital needs, define costs, establish priorities, and improve planning.
Capital projects are funded primarily by System Development Approval (SDA) charges, a
portion of the ¼ cent sales tax allocation, capital contributions, and bond proceeds. During the
strategic planning process which results in, among other things, a one-year capital equipment
plan and a five-year capital improvement plan, department managers consider the effects of the
capital budget on the operations and maintenance budget.
The FY 2012-2016 totals $729.9 million with a budgeted outlay of $125,149,805 for FY 2012.

                       FY 2012-2016                             FY 2011/12     FY 2012/13     FY 2013/14      FY 2014/15      FY 2015/16      Total
Las Vegas Valley Service Area, Expansion Projects                 25,164,600     22,463,058     20,954,253       49,038,285     36,439,605   154,059,800
Las Vegas Valley Service Area, Rehabilitation Projects       60 55,204,448       95,902,247    117,306,325       88,311,537     53,816,407   410,540,965
Service Areas Expansion Projects                                  16,487,213      3,785,047     15,946,499        3,123,613              0    39,342,372
Service Areas Rehabilitation Projects                         D 13,604,893       10,551,449     23,690,336        3,819,321      4,243,249    55,909,248
CIP Management                                                D    6,688,651      6,928,667       6,808,692       4,981,039      4,612,787    30,019,836
Equipment                                                          8,000,000      8,000,000       8,000,000       8,000,000      8,000,000    40,000,000
                                                         Total   125,149,805    147,630,468    192,706,105      157,273,795    107,112,048   729,872,221

                                 Capital Improvement Plan FY 2012-2016


                        700,000,000                                                           Equipment

                        600,000,000                                                           CIP Management

                        500,000,000                                                           Service Areas Rehabilitation
                                                                                              Service Areas Expansion
                                                                                              Las Vegas Valley Service
                        300,000,000                                                           Area, Rehabilitation Projects
                                                                                              Las Vegas Valley Service
                        200,000,000                                                           Area, Expansion Projects


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Las Vegas Valley Service Area

Expansion Projects

The growth of Clark County has resulted in numerous challenges for the District to provide the
necessary infrastructure to support development while, at the same time, providing cost
effective and environmentally required treatment processes. The Integrated Facility Master
Plan (IFMP) was completed in January 2008. One of the purposes of the IFMP was to review
and update flow projections for the District’s service areas and identify additional treatment
facilities needed to treat the anticipated wastewater flows. In addition, this IFMP also
evaluated the current treatment technology as well as future technology improvements that
may be required in conjunction with possible future water quality issues.

The IFMP identified the need for additional treatment facilities including aerated grit removal,
primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment and disinfection, as well as solids
handling treatment and recycle stream management facilities that will be required at the
Central Plant in order to treat a projected influent wastewater flow of 200 mgd. Additionally,
higher costs are incurred because of a greater degree of odor control that must be achieved due
to residential land uses in the area of the plant. The IFMP also recommended consideration of
improved treatment technologies, such as membrane micro-filtration in lieu of tertiary sand
filtration and ozone disinfection in lieu of UV disinfection to meet potential future water
quality issues.

The recent economic downturn has resulted in reduced population growth, reduced residential
construction and delays in some major commercial projects. These impacts are expected to
reduce future revenue sources to the District related to expansion costs. To address these
changes, projects have been reviewed against the reduced population and resulting lower flow
projections to identify deferrals.

Las Vegas Valley Service Area, Expansion Projects:            FY 2011/12     FY 2012/13         FY 2013/14       FY 2014/15   FY 2015/16       Total               Project Status

Las Vegas Wash Channelization Improvements                              113,805    2,536,780        3,863,863          448,225            0    6,962,673   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Enterprise Facility                                                  10,444,654    7,126,127                0                0            0   17,570,781   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 1          4,232,149            0                0                0            0    4,232,149   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 2          4,167,075            0                0                0            0    4,167,075   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
CP ERW Pump Station & 66- inch FM Rehabilitation                        178,408      970,904                0                0            0    1,149,312   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 3            295,058    3,653,159                0                0            0    3,948,217   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 1                              1,767,367      878,873        9,935,331       17,934,996    1,105,990   31,622,556   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 2                              1,472,047    1,078,970        1,491,129       16,963,084    9,479,424   30,484,654   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 3                              1,642,917    2,686,984                0        7,194,791   20,026,004   31,550,696   Estimated complete 06/30/2018
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor Easement Acquisition                             0      750,000                0                0            0      750,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Pipeline & Lift Station Oversizing / Interlocal Agreements              300,000      300,000          300,000          300,000      300,000    1,500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2025
Central Plant Influent Lift Station                                     100,000            0                0                0            0      100,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 4            116,349    1,274,023                0                0            0    1,390,372   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 5             40,579      214,008        2,787,721                0            0    3,042,308   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 6                  0      265,099        1,345,982        2,084,848            0    3,695,929   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 7                  0            0          186,092        1,545,712      491,995    2,223,799   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 8                  0            0                0                0      116,251      116,251   Estimated complete 06/30/2018
Central Plant Membranes - Phase 3                                             0            0                0        1,243,393    4,881,354    6,124,747   Estimated complete 06/30/2020
PWI Fiber Optic Conduit                                                 232,500      697,500          697,500          697,500            0    2,325,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Sunset Interceptors 90 Degree Bend Realignments                          61,693       30,632          346,635          625,736       38,587    1,103,283   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
                                                            Total $ 25,164,600 $ 22,463,058 $     20,954,253 $     49,038,285 $ 36,439,605 $ 154,059,800
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Rehabilitation Projects

The majority of the projects in this category include improvements and repairs to the collection
system, including lift stations, force mains, interceptors, and sewer lines, as well as upgrades at
the treatment facility. The District has completed a comprehensive system-wide sewer-
cleaning and inspection program. The program consisted of systematically planning,
scheduling, and implementing the cleaning and inspection of 2,000 miles of collection system
pipes. As part of the cleaning, valuable data, concerning debris found in the pipeline was
gathered and analyzed to predict future system needs. The cleaning & inspection analysis will
be used to prioritize the repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing pipelines.

Las Vegas Valley Service Area, Rehabilitation Projects:            FY 2011/12          FY 2012/13   FY 2013/14       FY 2014/15   FY 2015/16       Total               Project Status

Las Vegas Wash Channelization Improvements                           1      455,221      10,147,118    15,455,451        1,792,902            0   27,850,692   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
AWT Membrane / Ozonation Facilities - Phase 1                        8 19,985,532        25,925,700     6,865,752                0            0   52,776,984   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
PO1 & PO2 Central Plant Corrosion Management Plan                   62    2,072,887       4,871,979             0                0            0    6,944,866   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Collection System Active Flow Monitoring                            62      300,000         300,000       300,000          300,000      300,000    1,500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Electrical Equipment Replacement at AWT                             63    6,656,531               0             0                0            0    6,656,531   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 1        64    1,058,037               0             0                0            0    1,058,037   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 2        64    2,778,050               0             0                0            0    2,778,050   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Central Plant Site Perimeter Improvements                           64    1,617,512       2,956,250             0                0            0    4,573,762   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Maryland Parkway Lift Station Decommissioning                       64      212,742       2,634,433             0                0            0    2,847,175   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
CP ERW Pump Station & 66- inch FM Rehabilitation                    65    1,193,963       6,497,587             0                0            0    7,691,550   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Force Main Condition Assessment                                     65    1,053,772               0             0                0            0    1,053,772   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Central Plant Membranes - Phase 2 Design Build                      65    4,857,336      17,840,987    54,553,641       45,776,932      962,145  123,991,041   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Manhole Repair Emergency Projects                                   65      500,000         500,000       500,000          500,000      500,000    2,500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Facilities Roof Rehabilitation / Replacement                        65       61,250         144,831       322,486          188,433            0      717,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
CSS Construction Yard Improvements                                  66       86,587       1,181,634             0                0            0    1,268,221   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 3        66      196,705       2,435,439             0                0            0    2,632,144   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
AWT Stormwater Containment                                          66       70,201       1,272,127       311,781                0            0    1,654,109   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Lincoln Lift Station Modifications                                  66       46,400         667,604             0                0            0      714,004   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Blue Diamond Ponds Rehabilitation                                   66      543,130               0             0                0            0      543,130   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
AWT Clarifier Rehab / Existing Facilities Structural Evaluation     66      235,205          76,712     2,032,544          970,716            0    3,315,177   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
100 kW Photovoltaic System - Phase 2                                66      600,000               0             0                0            0      600,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 1                            66      589,122         292,958     3,311,777        5,978,332      368,663   10,540,852   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 2                            66      490,682         359,657       497,043        5,654,361    3,159,808   10,161,551   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor - Package 3                            67      547,639         895,661             0        2,398,264    6,675,335   10,516,899   Estimated complete 06/30/2018
Paradise-Whitney Interceptor Easement Acquisition                   67            0         250,000             0                0            0      250,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Pipeline & Lift Station Oversizing / Interlocal Agreements           8      100,000         100,000       100,000          100,000      100,000      500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2025
Miscellaneous Lift Station Rehabilitation                            D            0       2,000,000     2,000,000        2,000,000    2,000,000    8,000,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Crosstown Interceptor Pipe Rehabilitation Project No. 3              D            0               0             0                0    1,095,996    1,095,996   Estimated complete 06/30/2018
AWT Laboratory Renovations & EOC / Lab Cooler                        D      297,266         442,430     6,485,115        2,110,439            0    9,335,250   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Miscellaneous Collection System Rehabilitation Projects              D    2,000,000       2,000,000     2,000,000        2,000,000    2,000,000   10,000,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2018
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 4         D       77,566         849,348             0                0            0      926,914   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 5         D       27,052         142,672     1,858,481                0            0    2,028,205   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 6         D            0         176,733       897,321        1,389,898            0    2,463,952   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 7         D            0               0       124,061        1,030,474      327,997    1,482,532   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Miscellaneous Lift Station Decommissioning                           D            0       2,000,000     2,000,000        2,000,000    2,000,000    8,000,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2021
Las Vegas Valley Manhole and Pipe Rehabilitation - Package 8         D            0               0             0                0       77,500       77,500   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Central Plant Sustainability & Digestion Study                       D      500,000       4,387,500       612,500                0            0    5,500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
CP Multi-Mode Fiber                                                  D       65,971          46,934       287,713          320,723       93,397      814,738   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Central Plant Pavement Management                                    D            0               0     1,404,893          467,836   19,801,521   21,674,250   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Dissolved Air Flotation Thickener (DAFT) Nos. 1 - 4 Rehabilitation D         24,496          39,443       269,569                0            0      333,508   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Central Plant Building Renovations                                   D    1,688,092         773,316    11,270,435       10,190,716            0   23,922,559   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Integrated Facility Master Plan                                      D      500,000               0             0                0            0      500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Whitney Lift Station Evaluation                                      D      250,000               0             0                0            0      250,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
PWI Fiber Optic Conduit                                              D       77,500         232,500       232,500          232,500            0      775,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Sunset Interceptors 90 Degree Bend Realignments                      D       20,564          10,211       115,545          208,579       12,862      367,761   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
South Spencer Interceptor Relief Pre-Design                          D      366,154         133,846             0                0            0      500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Truck Wash Facility                                                  D      250,000         250,000             0                0            0      500,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Power Monitoring                                                     D      100,000         117,919        97,081                0            0      315,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Network Disk Expansion                                               D      400,000         400,000       400,000          400,000      400,000    2,000,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Building Paging System                                               D      100,000               0             0                0            0      100,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Fire Panel Relocation                                                D      100,000               0             0                0            0      100,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Central Plant Miscellaneous O&M Projects                             D       51,282         548,718             0                0            0      600,000   Estimated complete 06/30/2013
Central Plant Lighting Management                                    D            0               0     1,000,636          300,432   11,941,183   13,242,251   Estimated complete 06/30/2017
                                                                Total $ 55,204,448 $    95,902,247 $ 117,306,325 $     88,311,537 $ 53,816,407 $ 410,540,965
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Other Service Areas:

Expansion Projects

Growth is projected in Moapa Valley, Indian Springs, Laughlin, and Searchlight, and with that,
comes the need for increased capacity of the collection system and treatment facilities.
Construction of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant was completed in the Moapa
Valley. In Searchlight, evaporation ponds are used for the treatment of wastewater.
Construction of activated sludge plants and extension of the collection systems can be found
within the District’s five-year CIP to support these communities.

Service Areas Expansion Projects:                      FY 2011/12   FY 2012/13   FY 2013/14     FY 2014/15        FY 2015/16         Total               Project Status

Lower Moapa Valley                                 6     9,853,530   3,272,839    4,996,964                  0                 0   18,123,333    Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Indian Springs Collection & Treatment System       6     5,473,444           0            0                  0                 0    5,473,444    Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Searchlight Wastewater System Improvements         8     1,160,239     512,208   10,949,535          3,123,613                 0   15,745,595    Estimated complete 06/30/2015
                                               Total $ 16,487,213 $ 3,785,047 $ 15,946,499 $        3,123,613 $                - $ 39,342,372

Rehabilitation Projects

The service areas of Moapa Valley, Indian Springs, Laughlin, and Searchlight all need capital
improvements to support the communities in those areas and to comply with environmental
regulations. The District has included in the CIP for Searchlight, rehabilitation of the lift
station, conversion of existing ponds to Rapid Infiltration Basins (RIB), the construction of
access roads, and evaluation of the existing collection system for repairs. Searchlight uses
evaporation ponds rather than wastewater treatment plants. The treatment facility at Laughlin
still has sufficient capacity to meet the anticipated growth in that area, at least within this five-
year CIP, yet rehabilitation is needed at the treatment facility and the lift stations.

Service Areas Rehabilitation Projects:                 FY 2011/12   FY 2012/13   FY 2013/14     FY 2014/15    FY 2015/16            Total               Project Status

Lower Moapa Valley                                               0    1,539,679    4,433,942                0           0   5,973,621           Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Indian Springs Collection & Treatment System             3,648,962            0            0                0           0   3,648,962           Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Searchlight Wastewater System Improvements                 290,060      128,052    2,737,384          780,903           0   3,936,399           Estimated complete 06/30/2015
Laughlin Corrosion Management Plan                       1,751,076    4,126,924      733,565                0           0   6,611,565           Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Laughlin WRF Aeration Piping Replacement                 2,387,327            0            0                0           0   2,387,327           Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Laughlin Lift Station No. 2 R ehabilitation                      0            0      485,108        2,614,997   1,886,452   4,986,557           Estimated complete 06/30/2016
Laughlin Bleach Building Relocation                      4,063,438            0            0                0           0   4,063,438           Estimated complete 06/30/2012
Laughlin LS No. 2 F M Rehabilitation                     1,039,505    4,491,937   10,467,031                0           0  15,998,473           Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Radio Towers                                                23,510       16,354        5,324          194,723     272,862     512,773           Estimated complete 06/30/2017
Laughlin WRF Flood P revention System                            0            0            0          228,698   2,083,935   2,312,633           Estimated complete 06/30/2017
Moapa Valley Manhole & Pipe Rehabilitation                 301,015      248,503    4,827,982                0           0   5,377,500           Estimated complete 06/30/2014
Cable Infrastructure Expansion - Laughlin                  100,000            0            0                0           0     100,000           Estimated complete 06/30/2012
                                               Total $ 13,604,893 $ 10,551,449 $ 23,690,336 $      3,819,321 $ 4,243,249 $ 55,909,248
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Capital Equipment:

Capital equipment purchased represents permanent assets with a value of at least $5,000 and an
expected useful life greater than one year. This includes furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Equipment:                                          FY 2011/12    FY 2012/13   FY 2013/14     FY 2014/15      FY 2015/16     Total                 Project Status
                                                     8,000,000 8,000,000         8,000,000        8,000,000    8,000,000 40,000,000                 On going

CIP Management:

The program management services provide the necessary project management and
administration on all CIP projects. Primary activities include planning, scheduling, budgeting,
forecasting, document management, project monitoring, and reporting.

CCWRD capitalized internal and augmented labor costs are labor and labor-related costs of the
construction management and engineering staff directly attributable to capital projects. In
addition, the District hires contracted labor to augment staff deficiencies. These costs are
capitalized and then allocated to the capital projects.

CIP Management:                                     FY 2011/12 FY 2012/13      FY 2013/14     FY 2014/15      FY 2015/16     Total                 Project Status
Program Management Services                              697,271    293,446               0               0              0      990,717    Estimated complete 06/30/2013
CCWRD Engineering & Construction Management            3,983,628  4,142,973       4,308,692       4,481,039      4,112,787   21,029,119    Estimated complete 06/30/2025
Enterprise Asset Management Program                            0    500,000         500,000         500,000        500,000    2,000,000    Estimated complete 06/30/2022
CIS / CMMS                                             2,007,752  1,992,248       2,000,000               0              0    6,000,000    Estimated complete 06/30/2014
CM Consultants                                                 0          0               0               0              0            0    Estimated complete 06/30/2011
                                              Total    6,688,651  6,928,667       6,808,692       4,981,039      4,612,787    30,019,836

Impact on Operating Budget:

Per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 354.601: “Construction of capital improvement without
funding for operation and maintenance included in approved budget is prohibited. A local
government shall not begin the construction of a capital improvement unless the funding for
the operation and maintenance of the improvement during the current fiscal year, including
personnel, is included in an approved budget.” Operating impacts include personnel, supplies
& services costs or savings. Reductions in maintenance costs will be realized due to some of
the major rehabilitation projects; however, expansion will result in an incremental increase of
operating costs. For example, the new Solids Dewatering facility will require additional staff
and supporting supplies & services.

Operating Impact                                                  FY 2011/12 FY 2012/13 FY 2013/14     FY 2014/15    FY2015/16  Total
                                                                 $ 290,750 $ 302,380 $       314,475 $      327,054 $ 340,136 $ 1,574,796
Project Highlights
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Debt Management
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The acquisition, construction and major improvements of the collection system and plant
facilities required to provide services are financed from existing cash resources or the issuance
of debt. The District’s general obligation/revenue supported bonds constitute direct and
general obligations of the District, and the full faith and credit of the District is pledged to the
payment of principal and interest due thereon. They are primarily secured by ad valorem taxes
but are paid from net pledged revenues of the District. Net pledged revenues are defined as
gross revenues of the District less operation and maintenance expenses. Bond covenants
require that District rates and charges are adequate to pay debt service; therefore, no ad
valorem property tax is necessary to repay the bonds. The Nevada Revised Statutes limit the
aggregate principal amount of the District’s general obligation debt to fifty percent (50%) of
the District’s total reported assessed valuation, excluding redevelopment agencies.

                  Statutory Debt Limitation
                      Total District Assesed Valuation                            $34,791,500,049
                      Debt Limitation                                             $17,395,750,025
                      Total Outstanding Debt as of 06/30/11                       $ 452,008,479
                      Total Debt as Percent of Limitation                                    2.6%

Outstanding general obligation bonds are rated “AAA” by Standard & Poor’s Corporation
while Moody’s rating is “Aa1”. This exceptional rating reflects the District’s continued strong
financial performance and sound financial position.

On June 6, 2008, the Board of Trustees authorized a resolution of intent proposing the issuance
of up to $1,200,000,000 of general obligation (limited tax) water reclamation bonds
(additionally secured by pledged revenues), commercial paper or other securities thereof. The
District currently makes debt payments on the following outstanding bond issues:

                                                      ORIGINAL       FINAL                          OUTSTANDING
                                                     AMOUNT OF ISSUE PAYMT INTEREST                   BALANCE
         NAME OF BOND OR LOAN                   TERM    ISSUE  DATE DATE     RATE                     60/30/2011

General Obligation Sewer Refunding (3270.003)   10 yrs $ 47,170,000 04/01/03 07/01/12 2.70% /5.00% $     13,795,000

General Obligation - Series 2007 (3270.004)     30 yrs $ 55,000,000 11/13/07 07/01/37 4.00% /4.75% $     55,000,000

General Obligation - Series 2008 (3270.005)     30 yrs $ 115,825,000 11/20/08 07/01/38 4.00% /6.00% $   115,825,000
General Obligation - Series 2009A (3270.006)    30 yrs $ 135,000,000 04/01/09 07/01/38 4.00% /5.25% $   135,000,000

General Obligation - Series 2009B (3270.007)    30 yrs $ 125,000,000 04/01/09 07/01/38   5.75%      $   125,000,000

State Revolving Loan Bond - ARRA (3270.008)     20 yrs $   5,744,780 10/16/09 07/01/29    0.00      $     5,744,780

State Revolving Loan Bond (3270.008)            20 yrs $ 40,000,000 03/25/11 07/01/31    3.2%       $     1,643,699
TOTAL                                                  $ 523,739,780                                $   452,008,479
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Semi-annual debt service requirements are transferred from the District’s General Fund to a
debt service fund to provide for interest payments due on January 1 and principal and interest
due on July 1. The bond fund maintains periodic deposits sufficient to provide certain
payments of principal and interest on the bonds (debt service) as such obligations mature. The
bond fund is required by the various bond agreements, and the investments in the bond fund
are in the custody of the Clark County Treasurer's Office. Revised debt service for FY 2012 is
$30,264,297. Annual bonded debt service requirements through 2038 are presented:

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                                           PRINCIPLE   INTEREST
District Glossary and Terminology
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             GLOSSARY                                            GLOSSARY

Account         Financial reporting unit for
                budget, management or            Asset                 Probable future economic
                accounting purposes.                                   benefit obtained or
                                                                       controlled by the
Accounting      The total set of records and                           government as a result of
System          procedures which are used                              past transactions or events.
                to record, classify and report                         Assets may be tangible or
                information on the financial                           intangible and are expressed
                status and operations of an                            in terms of cost or some
                organization.                                          other value.

Accounts        Amounts owed to others for       Augmentation          Process in which budget
Payable         goods or services received.                            appropriations are increased
                                                                       as a result of unanticipated
Accounts        Amounts due from others                                revenues. The Board of
Receivable      for goods furnished and                                Trustees must approve
                services rendered.                                     augmentations.

Accrual Basis   The basis whereby                Balanced              A budget where operating
                transactions and events are      Budget                revenues are equal to or
                recognized when they                                   exceed operating
                occur, regardless of when                              expenditures.
Activity        cash is received or paid.
                                                 Bond                  A written promise to pay a
                A financial and budgeting                              sum of money on a specific
                classification of similar                              date at a specific interest
                endeavors or groupings of                              rate. The interest payments
                organizational units                                   and the repayment of the
                performing a specific and                              principal are detailed in a
                distinguishable type of                                bond ordinance.
                                                 Budget                Proposed plan of revenues
Allocation      Component of an                                        and expenses over a given
                appropriation earmarking                               period of time, usually one
                funds for a specific purpose                           year.
                and/or level of an
                                                 Budget                Official written statement
Appropriation   A legal authorization                                  prepared by the District’s
                granted by the governing                               Business Services
                body to incur expenses and                             Department, and approved
                obligations for a specific                             by the Board of Trustees.
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              GLOSSARY                                               GLOSSARY

Budget Year        Fiscal year for which the         Cash                  Investments that have a
                   budget is being considered,       Equivalents           maturity of three months or
                   that is the fiscal year                                 less.
                   following the current year.
                                                     Debt Service          Payment of interest and
Budgetary          The control or management                               repayment of principal on
Control            of a government unit or                                 borrowed funds. The term
                   enterprise in accordance                                may also be used to refer to
                   with an approved budget for                             payment of interest alone.
                   the purpose of keeping
                   expenses within the
                   limitations or available          Depreciation          Allocation of the costs, less
                   resources.                                              salvage value, of fixed
                                                                           assets, including equipment,
                   A major administrative                                  buildings, and other
Business           grouping which indicates                                structures, over their useful
Center             overall management                                      lives in a systematic and
                   responsibility for an                                   rational manner.
                   operation or group of                                   Depreciation reflects the use
                   related operations.                                     of the asset(s) during
                                                                           specific operating periods.
Capital Budget Covers projects in the first
                   year of the five-year Capital     Disbursements         Funds actually expended or
                   Improvement Program and                                 paid out.
                   the first year of the five-year
                   Capital Equipment Plan                                  Cleaned water discharged to
                   funded by budget year             Effluent              Lake Mead.
                                                     Employee              Budget category that
Capital Outlay     Purchase or improvement of                              includes employee benefits
                   a tangible fixed asset (i.e.,                           such as retirement, group
                   land, buildings, furniture)                             insurance and workers’
                   with a cost of $5,000 or                                compensation industrial
                   more and a useful life of at                            insurance coverage.
                   least five years.
                                                     Enterprise            Funds used to account for
Capital            Five-year plan of facility                              operations that are financed
Improvement        construction, capital                                   and operated in a manner
                   improvement and                                         similar to private business
Program (CIP)
                   equipment acquisition with                              enterprises – where the
                   estimated costs and funding                             intent of the governing body
                   sources.                                                is that the costs (expenses,
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               GLOSSARY                                           GLOSSARY
                 including depreciation) of                             obligations. Bonds carrying
                 providing goods and                                    such pledges are referred to
                 services to the general                                as general obligation bonds
                 public on a continuing basis                           or full faith and credit
                 be financed or recovered                               bonds.
                 primarily through user
                 charges.                         Function              Group of related programs
                                                                        crossing organizational
Expenditure      Decreases in net financial                             (business center) boundaries
                 resources. Expenses include                            and aimed at accomplishing
                 current operating expenses                             a broad goal or major
                 requiring the present or                               service.
                 future use of net current
                 asset, debt service or capital   Fund                  Fiscal and accounting tool
                 outlays.                                               with a self-balancing set of
                                                                        accounts to record revenue
Expense          Outflows or other decreases                            and expenses.
                 of assets or incurrence of
                 liabilities (or a combination    Fund Balance          Excess of an entity’s assets
                 of both) from delivering or                            over its liabilities.
                 producing goods, rendering
                 services or carrying out         General               Bonds where the District
                 other activities that            Obligation            pledges its full faith and
                 constitute the entity’s                                credit to the repayment of
                 ongoing major or central
                                                  Bonds                 the bonds.
                                                  Goals                 Can be long-term (3 to 5
Fiscal Year      The 12-month period begins                             years). They are outcome
(FY)             with July 1 and ends with                              oriented and linked to
                 June 30 of the designated                              strategic statements.
                 fiscal year, (i.e., FY 2010-
                 11 ends on June 30, 2011).                             Untreated wastewater
                                                                        flowing into a wastewater
Fixed Assets     Assets of long-term                                    treatment facility.
                 character which are
                 intended to be held or used
                 for more than one fiscal         Internal              Plan of organization,
                 year. Examples are land,                               methods, and procedures,
                 buildings, machinery and                               adopted by management to
                 vehicles.                                              ensure that (1) resource use
                                                                        is consistent with laws,
Full Faith and   A pledge of general taxing                             regulations and policies; (2)
Credit           power for payment of debt                              resources are safeguarded
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              GLOSSARY                                          GLOSSARY
                against waste, loss and         Program               Organized set of related
                misuse; and (3) reliable data                         work activities that are
                is obtained, maintained and                           directed toward a common
                fairly disclosed in reports.                          purpose or goal and
                                                                      represent a well-defined
Liability       Assets owed for items                                 expenditure of District
                received, services received,                          funds.
                assets acquired, construction
                performed (regardless of        Purchase              Authorizes the delivery of
                where invoices have been        Order                 specific goods and services
                received), an amount                                  and the payment for them.
                received but not yet earned
                or other expenses incurred.                           Treated wastewater flowing
                                                Reclaimed             out of a wastewater
Mission         Description of the basic        Water                 treatment facility.
                purpose and responsibility
                of the unit.                    Reserve               That portion of a fund’s
                                                                      balance that is legally
Operating       The portion of the budget                             restricted for a specific
                that pertains to daily                                purpose and is, therefore,
Budget          operations. The operating                             not available for general
                budget contains revenues                              appropriation.
                acquired through user fees
                and interest and expenses       Resources             Total dollars available for
                such as personnel, supplies,                          appropriations including
                utilities and materials.                              estimated revenues, fund
                                                                      transfers and beginning fund
Operating       All interfund transfers                               balances.
Transfers       legally authorized from a
                fund through which the          Return Flow           Credit for reclaimed water
                resources are to be             Credit                returned to Lake Mead.
Performance                                     Revenues              Funds received from various
Measures        Systematic attempt to                                 sources and treated as
                ascertain how responsive an                           income to the District and
                organization’s services are                           used to finance expenses.
                to the needs of customers
                through the use of standards    Salaries and          Budget category that
                and/or benchmarks.              Benefits              includes all employee
                                                                      salaries and benefits.
Prior Year      Fiscal year immediately
                preceding current fiscal
                year.                           Septage               The accumulated sludge and
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                 other domestic waste
                 removed from septic tanks,
                 cesspools or other
                 wastewater holding or
                 treatment facilities.

Sludge           The solid, semi-solid or
                 liquid residue generated
                 from the removal of solids
                 from wastewater.

System           A charge for connection to
Development      the treatment works.

Supplies and     Budget category that
Services         includes those goods and
                 services that are consumable
                 and generally purchased on
                 a regular basis (e.g.,
                 postage, office supplies,
                 paint and small equipment).
                 In addition, it also includes
                 utility billings, professional
                 services and training and
                 travel expense.

Vision           A statement of direction for
                 the future performance of
                 the organization.
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            ACRONYMS                                      ACRONYMS
40CFR403 The section of the Code of            CMS        Contracts Management System.
         Federal Regulations that
         governs industrial pretreatment       CMMS       Computerized Maintenance
         for publicly owned treatment                     Management System.
                                               CO         Certificate of Occupancy.
ANTP        Administrative Notice to
            Proceed.                           COOP       Continuity of Operations
ARC         Annual Renewal Contract.                      Planning.

AWT         Advanced Wastewater                CSS        Collection Systems Services.
            Treatment. Wastewater
            treatment processes to remove      CWC        Clean Water Coalition.
            constituents beyond the normal
            secondary level of treatment.      DAFT       Dissolved Air Floatation
            AWT typically provides                        Thickener.
            treatment for nutrients such as
            phosphorus and nitrogen.           DBWRC      Desert Breeze Water Resource
BNR         Biological Nitrogen Removal.       DMR-QA     District Monitoring Report
                                                          Quality Assurance.
BOD         Biochemical Oxygen Demand.         EDC
            A measure of the strength of the              Endocrine Disrupting
            waste.                                        Chemicals.

CABI        Central Plant Aeration Basin       ERU        Equivalent Residual Unit.
                                               ERW        Effluent Reclaimed Water.
CAFR        Comprehensive Annual
            Financial Report.                  FEMA       Federal Emergency
                                                          Management Agency.
CBE         Competitive Bid Exception.
                                               FOGG       Fats, Oils, Grease and Grit.
CCTV        Closed Circuit Television.
                                               GAAP       Generally Accepted Accounting
CCWRD       Clark County Water                            Principles.
            Reclamation District.
                                               GASB       Governmental Accounting
CEP         Capital Equipment Program.                    Standard Board.

CIP         Capital Improvement Program.       GFOA       Government Finance Officers
CIS         Customer Information System.
                                               GIS        Geographical Information
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         ACRONYMS                                      ACRONYMS
         System.                                       System which sets limits and
                                                       conditions under which a
GPS      Global Positioning System.                    wastewater treatment facility
                                                       may discharge treated
GO       General Obligation Bonds (as                  wastewater.
BONDS    opposed to Revenue Bonds).
                                           NRS         Nevada Revised Statute.
HVAC     Heating, ventilation, air
         conditioning.                     OCC         Operations Control Center.

ICPMS    Inductively Coupled Mass          ODSS        Operational Decision Support
         Spectroscopy.                                 System.
IPS      Intermediate Pump Station.                    A financial database software
IT       Information Technologies.
                                           OSHA        Occupational Safety and Health
JSA      Job Safety Analysis.                          Act. A law designed to protect
                                                       the health and safety of
LIMS     Laboratory Information                        industrial workers. It regulates
         Management System.                            the design, construction,
                                                       operation and maintenance of
LVVWD    Las Vegas Valley Water                        industrial facilities.
                                           PEPS        Primary Effluent Pump Station.
MDU      Mobile Data Units.
                                           PI          Primary Influent.
MGD      Million gallons per day.
                                           PPCP        Pharmaceutical and Personal
NDEP     Nevada Division of                            Care Products.
         Environmental Protection.
                                           PSTools     A software application for
NELAP    Nevada Environmental                          collections maintenance
         Laboratory Accreditation                      management.
                                           RIB         Rapid Infiltration Basins.
NIMS     National Incident Management
         System.                           SCADA       Supervisor Control and Data
NLV      City of North Las Vegas.
                                           SDA         System Development
NPDES    A permit issued by the State or               Approvals.
Permit   EPA under the National
         Pollutant Discharge Elimination   SNACC       Southern Nevada Area
                                                                    Clark County Water Reclamation District   114
                                                                                Final Budget, FY 2011-12

             ACRONYMS                                                 ACRONYMS
             Communications Council.                 UV               Ultraviolet Light.

SOP          Standard Operating Procedure.           VFD              Variable Frequency Drives.

SQL          Structured Query Language.              VPN              Virtual Private Network.

                                                     WP               Water Pollutant.
SRT          Sludge Retention Time. The
             amount of time the bug                  WRC              Water Resource Center.
             population is retained in each
             aeration basin/secondary                WRF              Wastewater Reclamation
             clarifier before wasting them.                           Facility.

SSL          A security protocol.                    WQS              Water Quality Survey.

SSO          Sanitary Sewer Overflow.

SS           Total Suspended Solids.

Expense Account Categories
Account categories are used for roll-up reporting by type of expense. They make tracking easier as
there are fewer lines to analyze and compare. All expenses are recorded to individual line items.
However, categories are used to assist managers with reviewing overall expenses at business center
and District levels.

                            Account Series                 Category
                                    61XX         Salaries
                                    62XX         Benefits
                                    63XX         Maintenance
                                    64XX         Utilities
                                    65XX         Chemicals
                                    66XX         Outside Services
                                    67XX         Supplies
                                    68XX         Other Expenses

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