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1 1 Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Draft Water Conservation Goal Kelly ORourke HDR December 17, 2007

2 2 Purpose of Meeting Opportunity for customers and public to participate and comment on Alderwood Water & Wastewater Districts (District) draft water conservation goal

3 3 Presentation Outline Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Rule Requirements Goal-Related Requirements Districts Conservation History Districts Draft Goal and Program Next Steps

4 4 Seven WUE Rule Requirements 1.Conservation Goal Established Publicly by January 22, Meter all Sources and Service Connections 3.Data Collection 4.Distribution System Leakage at 10% or Less 5.WUE Program: Implement or Evaluate 1-9 Measures (based on connections; 9 for the District ) 6.Demand Forecast Reflecting WUE Program 7.Annual Performance Reports

5 5 Ten Requirements for Setting the Goal 1.Determined by the Municipal Water Supplier (not DOH) 2.Set by January 22, 2008 and re-established every 6 yrs 3.Established using a public process 4.Consider water supply characteristics 5.Measurable in terms of reduced or maintained water production or usage

6 6 Goal Requirements (cont.) 6.Can be expressed on per capita, per connection, total system, or other basis 7.Provide a schedule for implementing measures and achieving goals 8.Can be modified anytime, but must use public process 9.If goal is not being met, must modify WUE program or goal 10.Report annually to DOH and customers

7 7 Districts Conservation History Began water conservation program in 2000 Comprised of regional (through Everett) and District run programs Current program: –Includes 9 measures –Targets all sectors (SF, MF, NR) –Targets both indoor and outdoor savings From 2001 to 2006, the region spent over $2 million and customers saved 2.3 mgd

8 8 Districts Draft Goal Official draft goal: Save approximately 450,000 gallons per day (gpd), on an annual basis, at full implementation by the end of the planning period in By 2014, this savings represents a 2.5% reduction in demand. 95% of the savings are attributed to the regional program; 5% to the District-run program.

9 9 Districts Draft Program – 12 Measures 1.Conservation Pricing 2.Bills Showing Consumption History 3.Toilet Rebates – 1.6 gallons per flush 4.School Education Programs 5.Public Outreach 6.Indoor Retrofit Kits 7.Outdoor Irrigation Kits 8.Toilet Leak Detection 9.Toilet Rebates – High Efficiency Toilets (HET- 1.0 gpf) 10.Clothes Washer Rebates 11.School Irrigation System Audits 12.Commercial Indoor Audits District Regional

10 10 Districts Draft Program - Costs Regional Program –6-Year cost is $3.6 million for entire region –District pays its share through wholesale water rates to Everett District Program –6-Year cost is $120,000 –Funded through CIP

11 11 Next Steps Public comment period open thru January 2, Contact Nancy Davidson at or Board and staff will review and consider all comments received Board will adopt goal and conservation program on January 7, 2008 at approximately 5 p.m.

12 12 Closing Comments The regional and local conservation program exhibits sound stewardship of our water resources. Goes well beyond what is required and builds on our past success. The effectiveness of the program will be evaluated annually.


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