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Public Forum SunLand Golf and Country Club May 1, 2012
Who’s who at the District • Mike Langley – Manager • Celeste Lilley – Administrative Assistant • Willy Burbank – Operations Superintendant • Mike Cays – Lead Treatment Plant Operator • Scott Garner – Water Operator • Pat Osborne – Asst Treatment Plant Operator • Jay Griffith – Maintenance • Pepper Putman - Commissioner • Albert Friess - Commissioner • Jim Larison - Commissioner
2011 Accomplishments • Delivery of 82,585,000 gallons of pure, chlorine free drinking water • Processed 37,669,000 gallons of wastewater • Upgraded the SWD website (www.sunlandwater.com) • Renewed Reclaimed Water Permit-WA Dept. of Ecology • Conducting a 5-year Excise Tax Audit for WA Department of Revenue • Completed a 20-year Franchise Agreement with Clallam County • Signed a 1-year contract with the City of Sequim for bio-solids processing, remaining 19 year contract pending • would “lock in” costs to allow us to budget accurately • removes the need to immediately upgrade our sewage treatment plant • Awarded Public Works Trust Fund low interest loan pending Governor’s signature on biennial budget
Public Works Trust Fund Loan • Awarded a 20 year $2.3 Million loan at 1% interest, if we need it all • Our current plan is to spend about $570,000 of this award • Two bio-solid construction projects included: • Replace chlorine disinfection with Ultra Violet system • much safer for staff and area residents • Cost estimate $200,000 • Empty facultative lagoon and reconfigure • Remove 600,000 gallons of SunLand’s “science project” • Re-line and reconfigure lagoon into an additional “digester” as well as an emergency high in-flow storage basin • Cost estimate $370,000 • Must complete project within 5 years • If projects are completed in <3 years, loan is ½ of 1 percent • Will save $23,000 interest over the life of the loan • Will cost our ratepayers $3 per month per connection
Reclaimed Water Permit ST 6003WA Department of Ecology 2012 Renewal • Major changes under the new permit - We are Officially a class “A” Water Reclamation Facility - Reclaimed water approved for golf course irrigation - Additional sewer connections approved - Reduced testing requirements • New requirements under the 2012 permit • Develop crop management plan -December,2012 • Construct three new monitoring wells -September,2012 • Begin continuous monitoring of chlorine residuals at the WRF -March, 2012 • Design spray field irrigation system -December, 2012 • Begin annual inflow and infiltration analysis & reporting -March, 2012
SWD 2012 ProjectsSewage Treatment Plant • Headworks upgrade (mandated) • Includes RAPTOR Micro Strainer (Lakeside) • See following slides for details • Actions required by new Reclaimed Water Permit • Construct 3 monitoring wells (mandated) • Develop crop management plan (mandated) • Reclaimed water filter unit (overflow capacity) • Build sewage basin scaffolding (safety) • Construct tank covers (safety)
Water MetersProgress Report • Mandated by State of Washington to be metered no later than 2017 • Over 60% of “meter setters” installed • With “Automatic Meter Read” technology, meters can be read manually or remotely • Meters to be read monthly, quarterly, annually? No decisions yet • Consumption billing decisions pending • May need to address high-volume users and common areas that are currently unmetered
SWD Financial Health • 2011 value of SWD facilities: $5,021,907 • before depreciation • 2011 Annual Revenues: $959,768 • 2011 Annual Expenses: $771,285 • Reserve fund as of 12/31/2011: $428,421
In SummaryWhere We Were – Where We Are • In 2010 our issues were: • Sludge disposal challenge • Reserve Funds low • Expired Franchise Agreement • Expired Water Reclamation Permit • Current Status of Issues • Contract w/Sequim • Reserve Funds healthier and building • New 20-year Franchise Agreement in place • 5-year Permit in hand
How can you help your Water District ? • Do not dispose of old medications or personal care products in the toilet. • Remove or get a sink strainer for your garbage disposal and deposit all non-biodegradables in the trash. It costs you money to send these waste materials to the treatment plant, as someone must remove them. - the bugs at the treatment plant can’t digest that stuff any more than you can. • Also do not put disposable wipes down the toilet. These often plug up the lift station pumps. • Conserve water use. This not only saves pumping costs but wear and tear on all components of both the water system and the sewer system.
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