Summary Of Clear Creek Water Master Plan NFR received a copy of Clear Creek Water Master Plan, document 2006, prepared by Pace Engineering. It is still in draft form, until it is submitted to the Board of Clear Creek Community Service District, on March 28th @ 8:00am. NFR has been invited to attend this presentation. Due to the sensitivity of the draft document, it can not be duplicated and shred with each of you as yet!! This document is the vehicle that updates Clear Creek’s Master Plan (from 1997 to 2006). Report contains results of investigation of the District’s water system, including supply, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities. The plan includes preliminary plans and cost estimates for the major capital improvements that are recommended over the next 10 years. NFR project is a major portion of planned growth. (approx. 1400 hook-ups over next 10 to 15 years.) Below I have listed major topics/plans/projections and or relating / published information pertinent to the annexation of NFR’s properties, into Clear Creek SOI – sphere of Influence. Extracted Publish Data from “Draft Master Plan” Executive Summary The projected capitol improvements and funds required to meet the future demand will undoubtedly need to be adjusted in time depending on where and when development actually takes place. Service Area The existing service area boundary takes in an area of approximately 18,956 acres with in unincorporated areas of Shasta County. Water Supply & Demand New contract was issued in 2005 and has a 25-year term, has an annual Water Service contract of 15,300 acre-feet and is classified as an Irrigation/Municipal and Industrial contract. Primary raw water supply is obtained from Whiskeytown Reservoir-United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). In 2005 the district used 5,484 acre-feet of its contract amount including 3,361 acre-feet for agriculture and 2,123 acre-feet for M&I. In 2005, there were 2,645 service units (2,125-80% residential & 520-20% agricultural) In 2006, the district had 2696 service units (increase of 51 connections) with growth over the last 10 years averaging only 1%. The district has had an annual growth rate of 4% in delivered water and 1% in service units from 1996 through 2006. Trendlines over the last 10 years indicate that the district adds approx. 25 service units per year and that delivered water increases at a rate of approx. 150 acre-feet per year. If the Trendlines continues, the district will reach its contract water allocation of 15,300 acre-feet by approx. 2067. If the 4% annual growth in demand continues the district will reach its water allocation by approx. 2030. Cost The existing Clear Creek CSD water system, including three wells, Muletown conduit- treatment plant and entire distribution system would have a 2006 replacement cost of approx. $110,000.000. This amounts to $41,200 per existing service unit. Growth in Demand The Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) determines the sphere of influence boundary for possible future annexations to the district. The proposed new SOI boundary contains 28,200 acres, which is 50% larger than the districts existing service area boundary (SAB) of 19,000 acres. Expansion of the SOI by 800 acres will impact the ultimate water demand depending on the densities allowed. Growth is expected to increase substantially with the NFR projected where 1,400 residential lots are proposed along the eastern boundary; and Cottonwood Estates where 280 residential lots are proposed along the southern boundary of the district; and proposed West Ridge project of 270 service connections to the Centerville CSD (part of Clear Creek District). Recommendations A number of improvements to the water treatment and distribution systems have been determined as part of the Master Plan. The timeline in which these improvements need to be accomplished is a function of the additional development in Clear Creek and Centerville CSD’s. If NFR, Cottonwood, and West Ridge projects proceed, then the district needs to plan for a major increase in demand within the next 10 years. The 10 year improvement plan is based on the proposed development occurring with in the next 10 years at an approx 4% annual growth rate in service units. Total estimated cost of recommended improvements and capacity charge basis, including contingency is $9,758,000. (see attached breakdown sheet) There are a total of 2,668 service units as of 2006. A total of 1,370 new service units may occur over the next 10 years at a growth rate of 25 service units per year plus 140 units per year from NFR. The 1,370 new service units represent 34% of total number of service units in CCCSD. Thus 34% of the costs of proposed improvements that equally benefit the existing, as well as future connections are assigned to the Capacity Charge unless improvement is considered critical to allow growth to assigned growth to occur, and then 100% of the costs are assigned unless noted otherwise. Cost assignment percentages are as follows: 100% = all costs assigned to growth in CCCSD 75% = all costs assigned to growth w/ 25% assigned to CCSD w/ 34% split proportionately between existing and new service in CCCSD w/ 26% costs proportionately with CCSD a n desisting and new customers in CCSD Estimated cost of recommended improvements associated with assigned growth equals $7,525,000 or $5,490.00 recommended capacity charge. JEFFERS’COMMENT: When is this paid? Can it be debt serviced? Supply The proposed NFR project may have an estimated MDD of 3.5 MGD when fully built out. Thus two large production wells each capable of providing 1,200 GPM would be required to meet the maximum daily demand (MDD). A firm capacity design criteria requires one additional well to be in standby, thus, a total of three wells need to be constructed. Ground water development is scheduled to begin once water supply issues are agreed upon between the City of Anderson, NFR and District JEFFERS’ COMMENT: How much of the $5490 is offset by NFR providing 3 wells that will be turned over to the district? The district should consider applying for an implementation grant from the State Water Resource Control Board to study the quality of groundwater in the district. This study is needed because the City of Redding and Bella Vista Water District have found unacceptable levels of arsenic, iron, and manganese in the ground water. In addition, the City of Redding’s Cascade Wells are known to have problems with dissolved gases including methane. The district needs to have confidence in the future availability and quality of its groundwater before it commits itself to such an alternative. JEFFERS’ COMMENT: This is important! Lets discuss. Storage The district has 4 storage tanks with a combined capacity of 5.282 MG. approx. 2.5 MG is available for flow equalization and 2.5 MG is available for emergency storage. To meet future design storage capacity requirements, meet design flow and emergency storage capacities, almost double the current storage capacity is required. A 4 MG Clearwell Tank is the preferred for two reasons. Present piping configurations of the existing Clearwell allows it to float on the Muletown conduit, water does not flow through it, and consequently it provides no credit for disinfection contact time prior to the first customer at Need Camp. Additional time needs to be allowed for a reduction in the chlorine dose rates and still meet the disinfection contact time (CT) .The existing 1 MG Clearwell tank needs to be augmented is that the interior coal tar lining has failed above the water surface and the roof rafters have noticeable corrosion. The tank needs to be taken out of service and the interior recoated. Pump Station Eventually, four wells, one standby need to be constructed within the NFR project area. The proposed “East District Well Field” will be connected to the District’s main pressure zone through a pump station similar to the South District well field. The pump station needs to have three pumps plus one in standby in order to equal the firm capacity of the East District Well field” JEFFERS’ COMMENT: The “Supply” section says three wells will be constructed. This section says four wells. Which is it? It is recommended that the district secure a pump station form from NFR as part of the tentative map process and that project costs for the pump station be included in the capacity charge. JEFFERS’ COMMENT: Where is the location of the pump station? Capital Improvement Capacity Charge The proposed 2006 master plan of improvements are itemized on the previously referenced attachment sheet. Improvements shown/listed are proportionately shared between existing and future service units within the district and the Centerville CSD. There are a total of 2,668 service units existing in 2006. A total of 1,370 new service units may occur over the next 10 years at a growth rate of 25 services units per year, plus 140 units per year for NFR. The 1,340 new service units represent 34% of the total number of service units in the CCCSD by the year 2017. Thus 34% of the costs of proposed improvements that equally benefit the existing, as well as future connections are assigned to the Capacity Charge unless the improvement is considered critical to allow growth to occur, and then 100% of the costs are assigned unless noted otherwise. In addition, improvements are recommended to also increase capacity at the WTP, but these costs are to be shared 75:25 with the Centerville CSD Construction of water distribution system within the proposed new service areas are the responsibility of the developer with the design reviewed, approved, and inspected by the District. Recommended system improvement construction activities, will be handle as public works projects. Funding of these projects comes from the Collected Capacity Charge fees. JEFFERS’ COMMENT: Will prevailing wage be required with the public works projects? Having a one-size-fits-all Capacity Charge is simple to implement. The single lot developer who does not substantantially impact the system pays a Capacity Charge that is representative of the costs to bring water to a similar project. This method has historically provided reasonable basis for the Capacity Charge and is recommended to be continued for the Clear Creek CSD. The district’s current Capacity charge fee are: o ¾-inch meter is $4,485.00 o The proposed 5/8-inch meter is $6,930, based upon the 10-year capitol improvements attributable to growth with in the district. (NFR’s proposed capacity charge) JEFFERS’ COMMENT: I’m confused about what this is saying.