Capital Improvement Program

Capital Improvement Program Overview

The Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) has completed several strategic projects over the past few years, each of them building upon the other, in order to best consider the entire MPWD system and its capital infrastructure rehabilitation and improvements needs, including:

  • Construction standards and specifications;
  • Water hydraulic modeling, comprehensive system analysis, and capital program development;
  • Water capacity charges update, (including water demand offset fees); and
  • Water financial plan and rate study (including a 2016 update).

Why Is a Capital Improvement Program Important?

  • It allows for a systematic evaluation of all potential projects at the same time in a prioritized order.
  • It allows for groping of projects for construction, whih will reduce overall program cost.
  • It aids in the preservation of the MPWD’s infrastructure while ensuring the efficient use of public funds.
  • It provides sound information to the Board of Directors and its customers on the infrastructure needs of the MPWD.
  • Through its development it allows an opportunity to foster cooperation among staff, management and District Engineer.
  • It is a reinvestment of ratepayer dollars back into the water system, which is good financial stewardship.

Construction Standards and Specifications

Operations staff, the District Engineer, and management teamed up and revised its construction standards and specifications, which was important not only for consistent construction application throughout the MPWD system for operations and maintenance, but also in preparation for a major capital improvement program and for development activity. The MPWD standards can be downloaded here.


Water Hydraulic Modeling and Comprehensive System Analysis & CIP

In preparation of a meaningful capital program, Operations staff, the District Engineer, and management systematically reviewed the MPWD’s infrastructure and developed a water hydraulic model to identify system deficiencies and rehabilitation areas. This was an 18-month process and one in which institutional knowledge of the MPWD system blended with engineering know-how and management experience resulting in the development of a comprehensive roster of needed capital projects. A distribution system analysis was performed and a report generated by the District Engineer for each capital project, including an engineering cost estimate (2015 dollars). Approximately 90 capital projects were identified, totaling over $50 million (2015 dollars). Operations staff developed pertinent criteria for evaluating the projects for prioritization, which resulted in the MPWD’s proposed CIP. Download the complete Comprehensive System Analysis & CIP here.

A 5-Year CIP totaling $20 million was developed after the projects were ranked and discussed with the Board of Directors during 2015 and 2016. It was approved on May 26, 2016.

The water hydraulic model is a valuable tool for MPWD operations and maintenance analyses, development assessments and fire flow reviews, and is well used and maintained to keep it resourceful.


Water Capacity Charges Update

The MPWD hired an independent public finance consultant, Bartle Wells Associates, to work with staff for review and update of the MPWD’s development impact fees and structure. That nearly 9-month process was thoroughly vetted by the Board of Directors to ensure transparent stakeholder and customer participation and input. The result was a Water Capacity Charges Update dated March 20, 2015 that was adopted by the Board of Directors per Ordinance No. 112 dated April 23, 2015.

Not only were Water Capacity Charges updated for new development requiring a “buy-in” to the MPWD system for its added service impact, but the MPWD also created water demand offset fees to manage the new demand within its available regional water system supply from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). This is in addition to the new development requirements to comply with current building codes requiring high efficiency water fixtures. Dependent upon the economy and local development within the MPWD service area, these revenue sources supplement funding available for capital projects and water conservation/education programs and public outreach.


Water Financial Plan and Rate Study and 2016 Update

The MPWD updated its water financial plan and reviewed its rates and structure, again with the assistance of Bartle Wells & Associates. A rate workshop was held on March 26, 2015. A water financial plan and rate study was presented to the Board of Directors on May 26, 2015, including phased increases to the monthly fixed system charges and within the tiered structure. Further provisions adopted were “pass-through” of additional increases by the SFPUC to projected wholesale water rates, and emergency water shortage rates should the MPWD experience a significant decrease in its water commodity revenues as a result of water use reductions due to a drought. Download the plan and rate study here.

Here is public notice for the water rate hearing conducted on June 25, 2015, including the proposed water rate increases over five (5) years, beginning July 1, 2015.

Water rate increases were adopted by the Board of Directors on June 25, 2105, per Ordinance No. 114 and its Exhibit A – Schedule of Rates and Fees.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015/2016, water conservation efforts resulted in lower revenue receipts. Therefore, the MPWD contracted with Bartle Wells & Associates to review and update its 2015 financial plan and rate study in order to adequately prepare for the FY 2016/2017 budget process. On April 28, 2016, the Board of Directors received the Bartle Wells & Associates updated financial and rate report dated April 24, 2016.

Cash flow projections were decreased as a result of the reduced water sales (drought impacts), and the water rate increase approved in 2015 was recommended for implementation. The potential for debt financing for the MPWD CIP was analyzed and it was concluded that an annual debt service payment of $1,045,000 could be achieved, even with the reduced cash flow projections. Finally, excess revenues were forecasted resulting in sufficient coverage required for debt financing.

CIP Map and Project List

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Overview

The Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) completed several strategic projects during the past few years, each of them building upon the other, in order to best consider the entire MPWD system and its capital infrastructure rehabilitation and improvement needs, namely:

  • Construction standards and specifications;
  • Water hydraulic modeling and capital program development;
  • Water capacity charges update; and
  • Water financial plan and rate study, including a 2016 update.

First, senior Operations staff, management, and the District Engineer teamed up and revised its construction standards and specifications. These were important not only for consistent construction application throughout the MPWD system for future operations and maintenance, but also in preparation for any major capital improvement program. They are posted at the MPWD website here.

Next, in preparation of a meaningful capital program, the same team systematically reviewed the MPWD’s infrastructure and developed a water hydraulic model to identify deficiencies. This was an 18-month process and one in which institutional knowledge of the MPWD system blended with engineering know-how and management experience resulting in the development of a comprehensive list of needed capital projects within the MPWD system. A distribution system analysis was developed by the District Engineer for each project, including an engineering cost estimate. Nearly 90 capital projects were identified, totaling over $50 million. Operations staff selected several pertinent operational and coordination criteria for evaluating the projects for prioritization. That priority list resulted in the MPWD’s proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A 5-year CIP was developed from this list. The water hydraulic model is a valuable tool for operations and maintenance analyses, development assessments and fire flow reviews, and is maintained to keep it current.

Third, the MPWD hired an independent public finance consultant, Bartle Wells Associates, to work with staff for review and update of the MPWD’s development impact fees and structure. That nearly 9-month process was thoroughly vetted by the Board of Directors to ensure transparent stakeholder and customer participation and input. The result was a Water Capacity Charges Update dated March 20, 2015 and adopted by the Board of Directors per Ordinance No. 112 dated April 23, 2015. Not only were water capacity charges updated for new development requiring a “buy-in” to the MPWD system for its added service impact, but the MPWD also created water demand offset fees to manage the new demand within its available regional water system supply from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), especially during water shortages. This is in addition to the new development requirements to comply with current building codes requiring high efficient water fixtures. These supplemental revenues depend upon the level of proposed development within the MPWD service area, but are additional resources for capital projects and water conservation/educational programs and public outreach.

Finally, the MPWD updated its water financial plan and reviewed its rates and structure, again with the assistance of Bartle Wells Associates. A rate workshop was held on March 26, 2015. A water financial plan and rate study was presented and adopted by the Board of Directors on May 26, 2015, including phased increases to the monthly fixed system charge and within the tiered structure. Further provisions adopted were pass-through of additional increases by SFPUC to projected wholesale water rates, and emergency water shortage rates should the MPWD experience a significant decrease in its water commodity revenues as a result of greater water use reductions due to a drought.


Water Finance and Rate Update

In FY 2015/2016, water conservation efforts within the MPWD system resulted in lower revenue receipts as well as associated purchased water costs. Therefore, the MPWD contracted with Bartle Wells Associates to update its 2015 finance and rate study in order to adequately prepare for the FY 2016/2017 budget process. The Board received an updated financial report on April 24, 2016. The cash flow projections were decreased as a result of the reduced water consumption, while at the same time considering rate increases effective July 1, 2016. Bartle Wells Associates also took into consideration the potential for a debt financing, and concluded that an annual debt service payment of $1,045,000 could be achieved, even with the reduced cash flow projections. Lastly, excess revenues were forecasted resulting in sufficient coverage required for a debt financing.


5-Year CIP and Financing Options

Since the completion of the above critical projects and since 2015, the MPWD has publicly engaged in discussions around options for implementing a CIP, funding alternatives, and financing details at the following Board meetings:

  • October 11, 2016
  • September 22, 2016
  • August 25, 2016
  • June 23, 2016
  • May 26, 2016
  • April 28, 2016
  • March 24, 2016
  • February 25, 2016
  • January 28, 2016
  • December 16, 2015
  • November 16, 2015

Prioritized projects were presented to and accepted by the Board as a capital program. Staff has been working with its municipal finance advisor, Wulff Hansen & Company, since January 2016, to identify potential options for financing a 5-year CIP. The Board of Directors considered three (3) 5-Year CIP alternatives at its regular meeting on May 26, 2016. They selected Alternative One totaling $20,000,000 and approved Resolution No. 2016-06, which is attached, including the authorized 5-Year CIP.


MPWD Comprehensive System Analysis and CIP FY 2016/2017 Update

As a result of the detailed capital infrastructure modeling and analyses performed, the District Engineer and staff created a report entitled MPWD Comprehensive System Analysis and Capital Improvement Program FY 2016/2017 Update, which was adopted by the Board at its regular meeting on May 26, 2016 (via Resolution No. 2016-06).

During the summer of 2016, the District Engineer and staff developed an added section to the MPWD Comprehensive System Analysis and Capital Improvement Program FY 2016/2017 Update, including their asset management analysis of MPWD water mains and storage tanks and annual pay-go reinvestment requirements. The added section was presented to the Board during its regular meeting on August 25, 2016.


5-Year CIP Detail

Exhibit A of the 5-year Capital Improvement Program FY 2016/2017 through 2020/2021 is available for download (PDF).

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Overview

The Informational Summary of Board Discussions and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for the Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Potential Options for Financing is a culmination of Board discussions during late 2015 and throughout 2016 regarding financing options for the MPWD CIP. It can viewed at the link below and includes:

Exhibit A - Resolution No. 2016-16 – Adopting MPWD Comprehensive System Analysis and CIP FY 2016/2017 Update and Authorizing MPWD 5-year Capital Improvement Program for FYs 2016/2017 through 2020/2021 (pp. 9-12);

Exhibit B – FYE June 30, 2015 Capital Assets Graph (pp. 13-14) dated November 18, 2015, and prepared by MPWD Financial Auditor, James Marta & Company, CPAs;

Exhibit C – Sample Private Placement and Public Offerings (pp. 15-21) dated April 27, 2016, prepared by MPWD Municipal Finance Advisor, Wulff, Hansen & Co.; and

Exhibit D – Comparisons – Premium Bonds to Par Value Bonds (pp. 22-28) dated August 24, 2016, and prepared by MPWD Municipal Finance Advisor, Wulff, Hansen & Co.

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Background

The MPWD’s practice has been to appropriate a certain dollar amount per year, typically between $1 million to $1.5 million dollars, to fund capital projects on a cash “pay go” basis. There is no systematic way of evaluating if this level of funding was adequate to ensure the timely replacement of MPWD infrastructure.

The pay-go system has allowed the MPWD to slowly replace some deficient distribution pipeline segments and rehabilitate or replace some tanks that were not seismically safe. But much of the MPWD water system is more than 50 years old and is spread out over nine (9) distinct pressure zones. The system’s age in combination with system pressures exceeding 120 pounds per square inch (psi), have led to and continue to create many water leaks, which has wasted millions of gallons of water and resulted in personnel and maintenance costs to repair main breaks.

The comprehensive analysis resulting from the water hydraulic modeling indicates the MPWD has historically been underfunding its capital infrastructure needs and now must undertake an accelerated program to catch up. If it does not, the MPWD system risks falling further behind and being vulnerable to severe damage during a large seismic event and increased maintenance costs.

The external financial auditor, James Marta & Company, reported on November 18, 2015, that the MPWD’s existing capital replacement is not keeping pace with the annualized depreciation of the system, thereby an increased level of capital spending was recommended.


Financing and Funding Options

  • Continue on a “pay-go” basis. Utilize available revenues to pay for planned projects. It will take 16 years to pay for $25 million planned 5-year CIP. Cost of unexpected maintenance will reduce available funds and extend over 16 years’ completion of planned projects. Current ratepayers pay for capital projects while future ratepayers do not pay an equitable share. The MPWD may experience an impairment of its operations due to delayed needed infrastructure improvements.
  • Debt. Ability to finance much needed capital improvements now. Rates are the lowest in 25 years. Term of debt can be flexible from 10 to 30 years. The debt can be structured to allow pre-payment after 10 years.
  • A hybrid approach, including a combination of debt and “pay go.” Debt will be issued to complete capital projects and use all excess revenues that can be used for “pay go” or pay down the debt, which shortens the term of the debt.
  • Returning to only “pay go” depends upon how much of the excess revenues after debt service is applied to early payment of the debt. First additional reduction of the debt beyond the scheduled payment of principal will occur after 10 years.

Four (4) cash sources were identified for CIP funding on a continued “pay-go” basis, or for annual loan/debt service payments, or a combination of both: Water revenues, development impact revenues, reserves, or real property sales. The Board of Directors would authorize the funding source(s) for any approved CIP.

  • Water revenues can be used for any type of improvement related to the MPWD’s business.
  • Development impact revenues are normally used and may have statutory requirements such that they can only be used to support the construction of new infrastructure and facilities to support the impacts of growth to the system.
  • Reserves, unless restricted, are an available cash source that could be used as a funding source;
  • Real property sales proceeds, generally speaking, and unless restricted, could be used as a source of funding.

Standard and Poor's "AA" Rating for the MPWD

S&P “AA” Rating Letter (November 15, 2016)
S&P “AA” Rating Report (November 15, 2016)


Debt Financing Consideration and Approval

On October11, 2016, a Special Board Meeting was held to consider Resolution 2016-20 approving the form and authorizing and directing the execution of certain installment sale financing documents in connection with the financing of the acquisition and construction of certain improvements and facilities within the District’s water system, authorizing and directing distribution of a Notice of Intention, a Notice of Sale and a Preliminary Official Statement in connection with the related offering and sale of Certificates of Participation (the “COPs”), and directing certain related actions. After presentations by staff and MPWD Municipal Finance Advisor, Bud Levine of Wulff, Hansen & Co., and discussions about the proposed debt sale, the Board approved Resolution No. 2016-20. The staff report and related attachments are included here:

Agenda Item 3.A (October 11, 2016)
Resolution No. 2016-20 Approved (October 11, 2016)
Public Offering – 30-Year Premium (October 7, 2016)
Capital Assets (May 2016)
Premium Pay Go (October 7, 2016)
MPWD Comps (September 2016)
Notice of Intention to Sell Securities (September 13, 2016)
Official Notice of Sale (September 13, 2016)
Installment Sale Agreement (September 13, 2016)
Trust Agreement (September 13, 2016)
Continuing Disclosure Certificate (September 13, 2016)
Certificates of Participation - Preliminary Official Statement (October 31, 2016)


Final Official Statement

Download here (PDF)


MPWD COP Sale on December 7, 2016

Ben“Bud” Levine and Edmund Viray of Wulff, Hansen & Company presented an overview of the $18,750,000 COP (Certificates of Participation) sale on December 7, 2016 for the MPWD’s CIP financing.

It was a competitive bidding process and there were seven (7) bidders that submitted proposals. Citigroup Group Markets, Inc., proposed the lowest TIC (True Interest Cost) and most responsive bid. The bid results were as follows:


MPWD 2016 COP Financing Documents

A 01. List of Financing Participants
A 02. Public PF Corporation of California Resolution No. 2016-36
A 03. Mid-Peninsula Water District Resolution No. 2016-20
A 04. Acknowledgment of Receipt of Report of Proposed Debt Issuance
A 05. Affidavit of Publication of Notice of Intention to Sell Securities
A 06. Preliminary Official Statement
A 07. Official Notice of Sale
A 08. Certificate of Award to Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
A 09. Good Faith Deposit Custody Agreement
A 10. Installment Sale Agreement
A 11. Assignment Agreement
A 12. Trust Agreement
A 13. Continuing Disclosure Certificate of the District
A 14. Final Official Statement
A 15. Certificate of Delivery of Report of Final Sale to CDIAC
B 01. Incumbency and Signature Certificate of District
B 02. Certificate as to Arbitrage and Tax Compliance Procedures
B 03. Certificate of District
B 04. Rule 15c2-12 Certificate
B 05. Certificate Regarding Use of Proceeds
B 06. Requisition for Disbursement from Project Fund
B 07. Requisition No. 1 for Disbursement from Delivery Costs Fund
B 08. Written Order to Trustee Regarding Investments
B 09. Certificates of Insurance
B 10. Certificate of Mailing Information Return
B 11. Opinion of Hansen Bridgett LLP
B 12. Letter of Quint & Thimmig LLP
C 01. Certificate of Status - Domestic Corporation (California)
C 02. Certificate Regarding Effectiveness of Articles of Incorporation
C 03. Incumbency and Signature Certificate of the Corporation
C 04. Certificate of the Corporation
C 05. Written Request of the Corporation to the Trustee
D 01. Authentication and Incumbency Certificate of the Trustee
D 02. Certificate of Trustee
D 03. Trustee's Receipt of Proceeds
D 04. Opinion of Counsel to the Trustee
E 01. Rating letter of S&P Global Ratings
E 02. Certificate of Underwriter
E 03. Receipt of Certificates of Participation
E 04. Specimen Certificates of Participation
F 01. Final Approving Legal Opinion of Quint & Thimmig LLP
F 02. Reliance Letter to Underwriter
F 03. Reliance Letter to Trustee
G 01. Final Numbers


Costs of 2016 COP Sale

The par amount of the COPs sold on December 21, 2016, was $18,570,000 for the MPWD’s CIP (Capital Improvement Program). A premium of $938,447.30 was added to bring the total sale proceeds to $19,508,447.30. Underwriters fees were $114,426.48, resulting in net proceeds totaling $19,143,020.82, as reflected in the Sale and Delivery of Certificates chart below from the first quarterly report delivered to the Board of Directors on April 27, 2017.

Issuance costs paid totaled $208,124.50 (itemized in the Cost of Issuance chart below) were less than the estimated $251,000.00, and resulted in $42,875.50 being transferred to the 2016 COP Project Fund. The related requisition forms for the issuance costs paid by the MPWD trustee, BNY Mellon, from the 2016 COP Delivery Costs Fund are attached here:

Requisition #1
Requisition #2


Financial Reconciliation Quarterly Reports on 2016 COP Financing

Quarterly reports are prepared and presented at regular Board meetings reconciling 2016 COP trustee bank accounts with project fund expenditures. Available here:

Reconciliation Report - March 11, 2017
Reconciliation Report - June 30, 2017
Reconciliation Report - September 30, 2017


2016 COP Project Fund Quarterly Reports

Quarterly reports of 2016 COP project fund expenditures are prepared and presented at regular Board meetings. Available here:

March 31, 2017
June 30, 2017
September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017 – Updated Graph

Also available are the 2016 COP Requisitions for Disbursements from Project Fund (see below). These requisitions are formal project fund requests by the MPWD through its COP program Trustee, BNY Mellon. Payments are made directly to the listed payees by BNY Mellon. These expenditures are included in the MPWD 2016 COP Project Fund Quarterly Reports.

Project Fund Requisition #1
Project Fund Requisition #2
Project Fund Requisition #3
Project Fund Requisition #4
Project Fund Requisition #5
Project Fund Requisition #6
Project Fund Requisition #7
Project Fund Requisition #8
Project Fund Requisition #9
Project Fund Requisition #10
Project Fund Requisition #11
Project Fund Requisition #12
Project Fund Requisition #13
Project Fund Requisition #14
Project Fund Requisition #15
Project Fund Requisition #16
Project Fund Requisition #17


Continuing Disclosure Reports

The MPWD is required to file annual Continuing Disclosure Reports associated with the 2016 COP debt financing for its CIP, and it contracted with Dan Bergmann of IGServices to provide those services. The letter agreement for Mr. Bergmann’s professional services can be found here. The MPWD’s Annual Continuing Disclosure Reports are publicly presented and available here.


Municipal Finance Advisor

The MPWD contracted with Wulff, Hansen & Co., a local Municipal Finance Advisor, to assist the MPWD during the 2016 COP sale and issuance process, including financial advice, Trustee selection, and contracting with a Dissemination Agent for the annual Continuing Disclosure reporting. Ben “Bud” Levine is the principal contact at Wulff, Hansen & Co. The MPWD’s contract documents with Wulff, Hansen & Co. are located here:

Wulff Hansen MFA Agreement, November 3, 2017
Wulff Hansen MFA Agreement Addendum, November 3, 2017
Wulff Hansen MSRB Rule G-42, June 2016


Karen, Mezes, Folger, Arthur, and South Water Main Improvements

These projects, which were combined into one project for construction cost savings, are identified among the highest priority projects within the Mid-Peninsula Water District’s (MPWD) Capital Improvement Program developed in 2015 after extensive water hydraulic modeling of the entire MPWD system. MPWD’s total estimated cost for all five projects is $2.5 million, including engineering design, project management, and construction. It will be funded with proceeds from a 2016 long-term debt financing.

The MPWD cordially invites you to an open house it is hosting regarding these projects on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, at the MPWD headquarters at 3 Dairy Lane in Belmont. Please come and learn more about the projects and interact with the project team.

PROJECT PROGRESS REPORTS

MPWD 2017 WMR Project Update (November 6, 2017)

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​Joint Water/Sewer Project with City of Belmont

Joint Water/Sewer Project with City of Belmont (Projects 15-43, 15-51 and 15-53); CIP #03-1621-CP; design completed; project bid opening January 10, 2018; City of Belmont Public Works is the lead agency; District inspecting their water improvements and paying their fair share of construction related costs; don’t have construction start date but anticipate it will be within next 30-60 days; Board awarded design services to Schaaf and Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers on January 26, 2017.
Agreement Regarding Joint Sewer Rehabilitation and Water Main Replacement Project

PROJECT BACKGROUND – NORTH ROAD CROSS COUNTRY / DAVEY GLEN ROAD

The water mains along Davey Glen Road were Installed in 1961 and comprise of 600 LF of 6" cast iron pipe (CIP) and 800 LF of 8" CIP. Water is supplied to Davey Glen from Middle Road and a 6" CIP cross country (CC) water main, installed in 1962, extending down from North Road to where the 6" CIP on Davey Glen transitions to the 8" CIP. The CC water main runs beneath a 4 ft wide sidewalk along a dedicated easement. Beyond the edge of walk the terrain drops fairly steeply where at its base is an apartment complex pool and common area. Any breaks along this alignment could result in significant damage to both the hillside and the apartment complex below. This project abandons the CC water main and replaces 1,400 LF of CIP water main along Davey Glen Road with 8" DIP to correct fire flow deficiencies upon the CC abandonment. Hydraulic analysis indicates a fire flow decrease of up to 38% from approximately 2,400 gpm to 1,500 gpm with these improvements. However, combining this project with the South Road Improvements (DSA 045) brings the majority of the fire flows to above 2,000 gpm with a select few around 1,800 gpm. Distribution System Analysis No. 044.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – FRANCIS AVENUE / COURT

Francis Avenue is located between Fairway Drive and Notre Dame Avenue and has a 640 LF 4" polyvinylchloride (PVC) water main installed in 1975. Francis Court is located directly off Francis Avenue and also has 190 LF of 4" PVC installed in 1976. Fire flows along these streets are well below the recommended 1,500 gpm at 20 psi with flows as low as 925 gpm and 590 gpm on Francis Avenue and Francis Court respectively. In addition, no hydrant currently exists at the end of Francis Court. This project replaces a total 830 LF of 4" PVC with 8" ductile iron pipe (DIP) and adds an additional hydrant in the area. Hydraulic analysis indicates fire flow increases as much as 300% to over 2,350 gpm upon completion of this project. Distribution System Analysis No. 055.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – ACADEMY AVENUE / BELBURN DRIVE

Academy Avenue between Ralston Avenue and Belburn Drive has two parallel water mains: a 600 LF 4" polyvinylchloride (PVC} water main installed in the 1970 and a 6" cast iron (GIP} water main installed in 1977. Hydraulic analysis indicates the existing 4" PVC provides little hydraulic benefit to the system. It is assumed the existing services are located on the 4" PVC. In addition, Belburn Drive between Academy Avenue and Villa Avenue also has a 300 LF 4" PVC water main incapable of achieving the minimum recommended fire flow of 1,500 gpm at 20 psi with fire flows at 1,080 gpm. The two 4" PVC water mains aforementioned connect to each other at Academy Avenue. This project abandons the existing 4" PVC on Academy Avenue, relocates 22 service connections to the existing 6" GIP, and replaces 150 LF of PVC on Belburn Drive with 8" ductile iron pipe (DIP) connecting it to the existing 6" GIP on Academy Avenue. Hydraulic analysis indicates a 132% increase in fire flows on Belburn Drive to 2,500 gpm. Distribution System Analysis Nos. 057 and 058.

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​State Route 101 Crossing at PAMF Hospital

State Route 101 Crossing at PAMF (Project 15-72); CIP #04-1621-CP; currently in engineering design phase; Board awarded design services to West Yost Associates on May 25, 2017.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Two State Route 101 (SR 101) water main crossings exist in Zone 1 including a 500 LF 12" asbestos cement (AC) crossing between Karen Road and Sem Lane and another 12" polyvinylchloride (PVC) crossing a half mile to the north. The 12" AC was installed in 1963 in a 36" steel casing. As part of the PAMF development agreement at the south end of Zone 1, the District obtained a 15 ft easement along the northeast side of the PAMF property In addition to a 40 ft x 40 ft area In the northeast corner to serve as a staging area for an alternate SR 101 crossing. This project abandons the aging 12" AC crossing and relocates it to the PAMF easement with a new 1,100 LF 12" PVC water main. To loop the water main back to the existing water main on Shoreway Road requires the installation of an additional 1,200 LF 8" PVC. Hydraulic analysis indicates increased fire flows along Shoreway Road of approximately 200 gpm. This project will require extensive Caltrans coordination. Distribution System Analysis No. 077.

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​El Camino Real Improvements

El Camino Real Improvements (Projects 15-74 and 15-76); CIP #06-1621-CP; currently in engineering design phase; Board awarded design services to Hydroscience Engineers, Inc on May 25, 2017.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – EL CAMINO REAL

El Camino Real is located in the western portion of Zone 1 and spans the entire length of the Zone for approximately 8,400 LF. The exisling water mains along the road consist of 100 LF of 8" asbestos cement (AC), 1,700 LF of 8" ductile iron pipe (DIP), 3,800 LF of cast iron pipe (CIP), and 1,300 LF of polyvinylchloride (PVC) for a total 6,900 LF as shown. The District has reported several leaks along the alignment primarily along the CIPs which where installed in 1950 compared to all other pipe on the road installed in the 1990s. This project replaces the 3,800 LF of 8" GIP with 8" DIP, in addition to the lnstallation of 300 LF of new 8" DIP. There are also 8 fire hydrants, 4 fire services, and 23 service connections that will be replaced. Hydraulic analysis indicates an 8" water main along El Camino Real is sufficient to provide fire flows well above the minimum 1,500 gpm at 20 psi. Distribution System Analysis No. 081

PROJECT BACKGROUND – MALCOLM AVENUE

The neighborhood along Malcolm Avenue, Anita Avenue, Julia Court, and Belmont Avenue is currently served by Zone 2 and consists of 55 residences and 5 fire hydrants. Streets to the immediate north of Malcolm Avenue and those on Ruth Avenue and North Road are all served by Zone 1. The zones are connected at the North Road Regulating Station in addition to four other connections via closed valves creating 5 dead ends within the area. This project eliminates all the dead ends except the one associated with the North Road Regulator by installing a new parallel 550 LF ductile iron pipe (DIP) water main along the existing Zone 2 water main on Malcolm Avenue. The existing Zone 2 water main would become part of Zone 1 and the new water main would become part of Zone 2. Hydraulic analysis Indicates a static pressure loss of approximately 40 psi to an average 98 psi with the Zone 2 to Zone 1 switch. Fire flows are minimally affected with differences around 100 gpm on average however the majority of the nows are above 2,000 gpm. Distribution System Analysis No. 079.

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​Old County Road Improvements

Old County Road Improvements (Projects 15-75, 15-79 and 15-82); CIP #05-1621-CP; currently in engineering design phase; Board awarded design services to Schaaf and Wheeler Consulting Civil Engineers on September 28, 2017.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – OLD COUNTY ROAD

Old County Road spans the entire length of Zone 1 and has approximately 5,000 LF of various 4", 6" and 8" cast iron pipe (CIP) and asbestos cement (AC) water mains installed in the 1930s/1940s located on the east side of the road. In addition, approximately 3,100 LF of 10" and 12" polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) water mains in steel casings were installed in the late 1980s and parallel the CIP and AC on the left side of the road. There are approximately 111 service connections, 15 fire service connections, and 11 fire hydrants along the CIP/AC water mains. Hydraulic analysis indicates the larger parallel water mains (10"-12") provide no significant fire flow benefit to the zone. This project abandons 6,475 LF of various sized parallel water main and replaces all of the 6"- 8" CIPIAC with 8" PVC (3,700 LF) and 1,800 LF of 20" CC with 20" PVC from Bragato Road to Marine View Avenue. Distribution System Analysis No. 080.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – F STREET

F Street is located in the southern portion of Zone 1 and crosses El Camino Real where it dead ends before the railroad tracks. A short 150 LF 6" polyvinylchloride (PVC) water main provides service to one business and a hydrant on F Street. Directly to the south of F Street, the District has a 350 LF 10" concrete (CC) water main located in an easement on the CVS property and is 1 of 5 railroad crossings connecting Old County Road with El Camino Real. The 10" CC was installed in 1963 and is currently out of service due to main break with the exact location of the break unknown. This project relocates the existing 10" CC out of the CVS easement to F Street and installs a new 400 LF 8" PVC. The existing 10" CC will be used as a casing for the new 8" PVC underneath the tracks. Hydraulic analysis indicates this particular crossing does not provide significant fire flow benefit however it does provide other benefits including system redundancy and relocation of a water main out of an easement onto public right-of-way. Distribution System Analysis No. 084.

PROJECT BACKGROUND – RALSTON AVENUE

The 500 LF 6" cast iron (GIP) water main along Ralston Avenue between Old County Road and Elmer Street was identified by maintenance personnel as a preferred capital improvement project. The GIP was installed in 1937 and it is probable this water main could experience a significant break in the future. Given the location on the highly traveled Ralston Avenue, a main break would not be ideal and would cause major traffic disruptions. This project replaces the existing 6" GIP with a new 8" polyvinylchloride (PVC) in addition to 5 service replacements and 1 fire hydrant. Traffic control on Ralston Avenue will be challenging where night time work may be a possibility to minimize traffic disruptions.

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Hillcrest Pressure Regulating Station

Hillcrest Pressure Regulating Station (Project 15-87); CIP # 02-1621-CP; currently in engineering design phase; Board awarded design services to Pakpour Consulting Group (District Engineer) on February 23, 2017.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The District's water Is supplied from the SFPUC at two main Inlets: the Tunnels Pump Station, located on Canada Road near the Crystal Springs Reservoir, and Hillcrest Meters, located In Redwood City. The Tunnels Pump Station sends water Into Zone 8 (the highest zone In the District) and the Hillcrest Meters sends water Into Zone 1 (the lowest zone In the District). The Hillcrest Meters connection Is a simple connection with a flow meter and has no pressure regulating capabilities. The District has reported multiple pressure fluctuations In Zone 1 due to SFPUC oscillating pressures upstream of the meter. Because of the incapability of regulating pressures downstream of the SFPUC connection, the District has run Into operational Issues. This project Installs a pressure regulating station consisting of multiple pressure reducing valves (PRV) to operate under specific Zone 1 operating conditions. A new vault wlll be constructed downstream of the HIiicrest Meters and will house up to 3 PRVs, two 6" and one 8". Each PRV wlll operate under conditions such as low flows, high demands, and under Hannibal Pump Station operation.

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CIP Update

November, 2017
In May 2016, the MPWD Board of Directors approved a capital improvement project list totaling 22 projects throughout the community with a cost estimate exceeding $23 million. These projects had been prioritized mainly due to their history of repairs and pipe age. With the list of projects approved, the Board then focused on how to pay for these needed infrastructure improvements. Following several months of careful deliberation, the Board authorized the issuance of nearly $20 million in “certificates of participation” at historically low interest rates.

With a list of approved projects and funding in place, MPWD staff secured professional engineering services to augment the District Engineer for the design of several complex capital improvement projects.

In October 2017, the Water Main Replacement Program began construction. This $2 million program, representing the first five capital projects, will replace water mains in Arthur Avenue, Folger Drive, Karen Road, Mezes Avenue, and abandon an old water line under South Road.

The following capital projects are currently in the design phase and scheduled to break ground in 2018-2019:

  1. A water pressure reducing station at the Hillcrest Meter Site, a supply point from the SFPUC;
  2. A potential joint project with the City of Belmont for simultaneous water and sewer system improvements on Davey Glenn Road, Francis Avenue/Court and Belburn/Academy Avenue. Redundant and old water mains will be abandoned on Academy Avenue as will a cross country water line east of North Road and north of Davey Glenn Road;
  3. Construction of a new pipeline near the Palo Alto Medical Foundation facility and under State Route 101 and along Shoreway Road;
  4. Consolidation and construction of water lines on Old County Road (OCR) from Bragato Road to Marine View, under the Caltrain along the F Street alignment, on Ralston from OCR to Elmer Street;
  5. Consolidation and construction of water lines on El Camino Real from North Road to Middle, one block in front of Safeway, and a small section near F Street on the south end. System circulation and water pressure improvements will also take place in an area bounded by El Camino Real, North Road, Malcolm Avenue, and Belmont Avenue; and
  6. The 2018 Water Main Replacement Project defined by improvements to Tahoe Drive, the Notre Dame Loop Closure, Cliffside Court improvements, fire hydrant improvements on Desvio Way, Solano Drive, and Altura Way.

It is anticipated that construction of these projects will take place throughout 2018/2019. More detailed information will be provided by MPWD as these projects get ready for construction.

Alameda de las Pulgas Water Main Replacement

The existing 6 inch and 8 inch cast iron pipe (CIP) water mains along Alameda de las Pulgas between Cipriani Boulevard and Arbor Avenue were installed in the mid-1950s and have experienced numerous water main breaks over the past several years. The Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) replaced a 320 LF section from Belle Monti Avenue to Coronet Boulevard in recent years. The upcoming project will replace the remaining sections of water main between Cipriani Boulevard and Arbor Avenue with new 8 inch ductile iron pipe (DIP), eliminating the 6 inch and 8 inch aged pipe along this road.

This project is identified among the highest priority projects within the MPWD’s Capital Improvement Program developed in 2015 after extensive water hydraulic modeling of the entire MPWD system.

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Alameda de las Pulgas Water Main Replacement Detour Maps

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Buckland Tank Project

Fall 2014 Update

Time lapse video of the Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) Buckland Water North Tank replacement project, from start to finish.


Spring 2014 Update

Plans to replace two water storage tanks on Buckland Avenue in San Carlos are 100% complete. Local utilities relocated a utility pole and power lines away from the tank site. The MPWD project team met with neighbors in the area to obtain input on the project. Construction is due to start mid-March, and will take approximately six months to finish. When complete, residents will have two seismically resistant tanks to provide drinking water and fire protection. The more than 50-year-old tanks were not earthquake resistant and potentially could leave customers in the area without water service or fire protection following an earthquake.

Spring 2013 Update

For more than a year, MPWD has been working with its engineering firm, Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc., to remove and replace two water tanks in the Buckland Avenue area. These tanks provide the only water storage in that area. The project design is now 60% complete with a target completion date of late 2014. The two 100,000-gallon tanks are more than 50 years old, seismically unstable, and beyond repair. The project requires demolishing and hauling off the old tanks and constructing and installing the new ones. It also includes building new foundations, a retaining wall, fencing and piping. The replacement must be done in two phases, as one tank has to stay in operation at all times. According to General Manager Tammy Rudock, “The project is very challenging because the location is extremely tight and MPWD shares the driveway with two neighbors who are less than 50 feet from the tank site. Our engineering staff has had ongoing meetings with the neighbors in the area, and we will continue to keep them informed during the entire process.”

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Long-Term CIP Project List

The following is a zone by zone breakdown of identified projects, according to the Comprehensive System Analysis and Capital Improvement Program FY 2016 – 2017 Update. Those projects generated as a result of a DSA report are identified accordingly.

Zone 1

(18 Projects)

15‐68 ‐ Wessex Way Dead End Improvements – Replaces 220 LF of a dead end 4” PVC with 8” PVC to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐69 ‐ Sussex Court Improvements – Replaces 130 LF of a dead end 4” PVC with 8” PVC in addition to a new fire hydrant to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐70 ‐ Shoreway Road Improvements – Abandons 850 LF of 8” AC paralleling a 12” PVC to eliminate aging infrastructure and reduce maintenance.

15‐71 ‐ Wessex Way Loop Improvements – Eliminates an 825 LF 6” PVC dead end by installing 230 LF of 8” PVC to loop the water main within the Sterling Place Development, provides system redundancy, improves fire flows, and improves water quality.

15‐72 ‐ SR 101 Crossing at PAMF Hospital – Abandons 500 LF of 12” AC under SR 101 in favor of a new 12” PVC crossing at the PAMF location eliminating aging infrastructure, dead ends, creates a looped system, and constructs a serviceable underground inter‐tie utility vault.

15‐73 – Karen Road Improvements – Replaces 800 LF of parallel 12” AC and 8” CIP with a single 8” PVC to replace aging infrastructure and minimize maintenance.

15‐74 ‐ Malcolm Avenue Improvements – Installs 550 LF of 8” DIP to allow a Zone 1 and Zone 2 boundary reconfiguration improving static pressures, eliminating 4 dead ends, and creating looped systems in both Zones.

15‐75 ‐ Old County Road Improvements – Abandons 6,475 LF of parallel water mains and installs 3,700 LF of 8” PVC to replace aging infrastructure, reduce maintenance, and improve fire flows.

15‐76 ‐ El Camino Real Improvements – Replaces 4,100 LF of 8” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging infrastructure, reduce maintenance, and improve fire flows.

15‐77 ‐ Sixth Avenue (Zone 1) Improvements – Installs 200 LF of 8” DIP and a 6” PRV to eliminate 4 dead ends, provide Zone 1 redundancy with a Zone 2 connection, and to improve water movement.

15‐78 – Civic Lane Improvements – Replaces 1,800 LF of various sized water main with new 8” DIP to replace aging infrastructure, shorten a dead end, loop the water main, and improve fire flows.

15‐79 – F Street Improvements – Installs 400 LF of new 8” DIP to replace an out‐of‐service 10” CC with an unknown break location, relocates District facilities out of private property, increase system redundancy.

15‐80 – Bragato Road Improvements – A replacement / new installation combination of 1,000 LF of 8” PVC to replace aging infrastructure, shorten a dead end, loop the water main, and improve fire flows.

15‐81 ‐ Sixth / O’Neill Avenue Improvements – Abandons 1,400 LF of 4”‐8” CIP/PVC and replaces 1,500 LF of 18” CC with DIP to eliminate parallel water mains, reduce maintenance, and improve fire flows.

15‐82 ‐ Ralston Avenue Improvements – Replaces 500 LF of 6” CIP with 8” PVC to replace aging infrastructure.

15‐84 – Ralston Avenue Regulator Relocation – Relocates the regulating station to a more accessible location.

15‐85 – O’Neill Slough Bridge Crossing Assessments – Assesses existing water main conditions, their associated suspension systems, and seismic resistance.

15‐87 – Hillcrest Pressure Regulating Station – Installs a pressure regulating station off the District’s Zone 1 connection to SFPUC to eliminate Zone 1 pressure fluctuations.

Zone 2

(27 Projects)

15‐41 ‐ Mills Avenue Improvements – Replaces 280 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP and adds an additional fire hydrant to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐42 ‐ North Road Improvements – Abandons 500 LF of 8” CIP paralleling an 8” PVC and relocates services to the 8” PVC to eliminate aging infrastructure and reduce maintenance.

15‐43 ‐ North Road Cross Country / Davey Glen Road Improvements – Abandons 400 LF of cross country 6” CIP and replaces 1,400 LF of 6”‐8” CIP with 8” DIP to eliminate the cross country water main, reduce district maintenance, and replace aging infrastructure.

15‐44 ‐ South Road Abandonment – Abandons 1,325 LF of 4” CIP paralleling an 8” PVC and reconnects the branches to the 8” PVC to reduce maintenance, eliminate aging infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐45 – Hainline Drive and Vicinity Improvements – Abandons 400 LF of cross country 4” CIP, replaces 1,740 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP along with additional hydrants to eliminate a cross country water main and to improve fire flows.

15‐46 – Miramar Terrace Improvements – Replaces 1,250 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐47 – Virginia Avenue Improvements – Abandons 210 LF of cross country 6” CIP/PVC and replaces 950 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to abandon an inaccessible cross country water main, replace aging infrastructure, and improve fire flows.

15‐48 – Willow Lane Improvements – Abandons 230 LF of cross country 4” CIP in favor of a new 600 LF 8” DIP located within the roadway and adds a fire hydrant to eliminate a cross country water main and improve fire flows.

15‐49 – Mid‐Notre Dame Avenue Improvements – Abandons 650 LF of 6” CIP paralleling an 8” CIP to remove aging infrastructure and reduce maintenance.

15‐50 – Fairway Drive Improvements – Replaces 1,420 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP and adds an additional fire hydrant to eliminate undersized insfrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐51 – Francis Avenue / Court Improvements – Replaces 830 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP and adds an additional fire hydrant to eliminate undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐52 – Chevy / Clee Streets Improvements – Replaces 780 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP and adds an additional fire hydrant to eliminate undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐53 – Academy Avenue / Belburn Drive Improvements – Abandons 600 LF of 4” PVC paralleling a 6” CIP and replaces 300 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to eliminate undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐54 – Villa Avenue Improvements – Replaces 1,500 LF of 4” PVC / 6”CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows. This project also reconfigures water services connections so each resident has their own dedicated service line.

15‐55 – Covington Road Improvements – Replaces 1,000 LF of 4” CIP / 6”DIP with 8” DIP and adds an additional fire hydrant to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐56 – Carlmont Drive Improvements – Abandons 800 LF of 8” CIP paralleling a 10” PVC to reduce maintenance.

15‐57 – Alomar Way Improvements – Replaces 750 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐58 – Fernwood Way Improvements – Replaces 800 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐59 – Valdez Avenue Improvements – Replaces 1,000 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐60 – Escondido Way Cross Country Abandonment – Abandons 300 LF of 4” CIP located between two homes to eliminate aging / undersized infrastructure.

15‐61 – Chula Vista Drive Improvements – Replaces parallel 6” / 8” CIP with a single 10” DIP to complete a uniform 10” water main between Hannibal Pump Station and Exborne Tanks, eliminates aging infrastructure and reduces maintenance.

15‐62 – Sixth Avenue Improvements – Abandons 700 LF of cross country 6” – 8” CIP that crosses over an existing creek at two locations and replaces it with a combination of 350 LF 8” and 1,260 LF 10” DIP to relocate the water mains to accessible locations.

15‐63 – Lower Notre Dame Improvements – Replaces 3,400 LF of parallel 6” ‐ 8” CIP with a single 10” DIP to replace aging infrastructure and reduce maintenance.

15‐64 – Tierra Linda Improvements – Installs an in‐line gate valve at Tierra Linda Middle School in order to monitor water quality under an experimental dead‐end scenario.

15‐65 – Folger Drive Improvements – Replaces 830 LF of 6” CIP with 8” / 10” DIP to replace aging infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐66 – Vine Street Improvements – Abandons 250 LF of 4” CIP and the Vine Street Regulator, replaces 700 LF of 4” CIP with 6” / 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐67 – Village Drive Area Improvements – Replaces 1,600 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging infrastructure and eliminate two small dead‐end stubs.

Zone 3

(19 Projects)

15‐09 – Dekoven Tank Utilization Project – A replacement / new installation combination of 2,300 LF of 12” DIP allowing abandonment of two cross country water mains and zone wide fire flow improvement.

15‐10 – Notre Dame Avenue Loop Closure – A replacement / new installation combination of 2,230 LF of 8” DIP to eliminate dead ends, replace aging / undersized infrastructure, and improve fire flows.

15‐11 – Carmelita Avenue Improvements – Replaces 1,300 LF of 4”‐ 6” CIP/PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐12 – Buena Vista Avenue Improvements – Replaces 1,250 LF of 4”‐ 6” CIP/PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐13 – Monroe, Bellemonti, Coronet Avenues Improvements – Replaces 3,200 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐14 – Mezes Avenue Improvements – Replaces 310 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐15 – Shirley Road Improvements – A replacement / new installation combination of 720 LF of 8” DIP to eliminate dead ends, replace aging / undersized infrastructure, and improve fire flows.

15‐16 – Williams Avenue, Ridge Road, Hillman Avenue Improvements – A replacement / new installation combination of 2,460 LF of 8” DIP to eliminate dead ends, replace aging / undersized infrastructure, minor zone reconfiguration, and improve fire flows.

15‐17 – Monte Cresta Drive, Alhambra Drive Improvements – Replaces 2,250 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐18 – Pine Knoll Drive Improvements – Replaces 430 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐19 – Oak Knoll Drive Improvements –Replaces 920 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP, relines or installs 350 LF 8” HDD DIP to reduce a long dead end, replace aging / undersized infrastructure, and improve fire flows.

15‐20 – Thurm and Bettina Avenues Improvements – Replaces 1,150 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐21 – Lincoln, Monserat Avenues Improvements – Installs 250 LF of 8” DIP with 8” DIP to eliminate two dead ends, creates a loop, and improves fire flows.

15‐22 – Arthur Avenue Improvements – A replacement / new installation combination of 880 LF of 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure, eliminate two dead ends between Zone 2 and Zone 3, install a PRV connection between the Zones, and improve fire flows.

15‐24 – San Juan Boulevard Improvements – Abandons 200 LF of 4” CIP paralleling an 8” PVC, replaces 520 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure, reduce maintenance, and improve fire flows.

15‐30 – Alameda de las Pulgas Improvements – Replaces 1,455 LF of 6” ‐ 8” CIP with 8” DIP to eliminate bottlenecks, replace aging infrastructure prone to breaks, minor reconfigurations to simplify system.

15‐31 – Monserat Avenue Cross Country Abandonment – Abandons 355 LF of 6” CIP to eliminate an inaccessible cross country water main.

15‐89 – Dekoven Tanks Replacement – Replaces the existing 1.0 MG and 0.7 MG originally constructed in 1952 with two 0.8 MG tanks to improve seismic reliability.

15‐90 – Alameda De Las Pulgas Loop Improvements – Installs 1,100 LF of 8” DIP to eliminate two dead ends, creates a loop, and improves water quality.

Zone 4

(1 Project)

15‐08 – Zone 4 Water Main Improvement Project – Replaces 1,300 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

Zone 5

(7 Projects)

15‐01 – Buckland / Shelford Avenues Improvements – Abandons 270 LF of 6” CIP paralleling a 12” DIP. New connections will be made to the 12” DIP along with other pipe installation to improve fire flows.

15‐02 – Courtland Road Improvements – Replaces 780 LF of 4” – 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐03 – Spring Lane Improvements – Replaces 270 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐04 – Rose Lane Improvements – Replaces 170 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐05 – Calwater Intertie – Installs an intertie connection to permit the District the ability to provide water to Calwater in the event of an emergency.

15‐06 – Zone 5 Fire Hydrant Upgrades – Adds 7 hydrants between Desvio Way, Solana Drive and Altura Way improving fire flow protection and flushing operations.

15‐88 – Vine Street Improvements – Replaces 1,400 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

Zone 6

(1 Project)

15‐07 – Dartmouth Avenue Improvements – Replaces 410 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

Zone 7

(5 Projects)

15‐25 – Christian Court Improvements – Replaces 300 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP and installs an additional fire hydrant to replace aging / undersized infrastructure, improve flushing capabilities, and improve fire flows.

15‐26 – West Belmont Tank Water Main Improvements – A combination of abandonments / replacement / new installation of 1,400 LF of 8” DIP and 2,400 LF of 12” DIP to eliminate cross country and parallel water mains, improve zone wide fire flows, and replace aging infrastructure.

15‐27 – Lassen Drive Improvements – Replaces 1,800 LF of 6” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐28 – Tahoe Drive Area Improvements – Replaces 900 LF of 4” CIP with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐29 – Belmont Canyon Road Improvements – Replaces 900 LF of 4” – 8” CIP with 8” DIP to eliminate a local bottle neck, replace aging infrastructure, and improve fire flows.

Zone 8

(9 Projects)

15‐32 – Soho Circle Improvements – Replaces 130 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐33 – Paddington Court Improvements – Replaces 160 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐34 – Ridgewood Court Improvements – Replaces 200 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐35 – Bridge Court Improvements – Replaces 280 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐36 – Parkridge Court Improvements – Replaces 270 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐37 – Waterloo Court Improvements – Replaces 130 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐38 – Cliffside Court Improvements – Replaces 330 LF of 4” PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure and improve fire flows.

15‐39 – Zone 8 – 14” Cross Country Improvements – Installs 8 trench dams, 2 remotely controlled gate valves, and a flow meter and/or pressure gauge vault to allow the District to quickly identify a leak along the water main, the ability to isolate a shorter section of repair length.

15‐40 – Hastings Drive Improvements – Replaces 550 LF of 4” CIP/PVC with 8” DIP to replace aging / undersized infrastructure, improve fire flows, and also installs a Zone 8 to Zone 2 jumper to be used in emergency situations.

Zone 9

(0 Projects)

No projects identified in Zone 9.

District Wide Projects

(5 Projects)

15‐83 – Emergency Intertie Rebuilds – Rebuilds / reconfigures the existing interties to obtain more accurate meter readings.

15‐86 – Folger Pump Station Site Demolition – Demolishes the existing pump station building at the abandoned Folger Pump Station.

15‐91 – SCADA System Replacement – Replaces the existing SCADA system.

15‐92 – AMI Installation Completion – Adds automatic meter reading capabilities to each service meter allowing the District and residents to monitor water use remotely.

15‐93 – Dairy Lane Facility Rehabilitation and Improvements – Includes various improvements to the District’s facilities.

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