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File #: 22-4145    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING UPDATES TO THE WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT'S RECYCLED WATER EXPANSION ASSESSMENT STUDY IN REDONDO BEACH AND CURRENT RECYCLED WATER POLICIES
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. West Basin 2017 Recycled Water Expansion Feasibility Exhibit
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: TED SEMAAN, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING UPDATES TO THE WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT'S RECYCLED WATER EXPANSION ASSESSMENT STUDY IN REDONDO BEACH AND CURRENT RECYCLED WATER POLICIES
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City Council has a 2022 strategic plan goal titled "Recycled Water: Develop a plan to connect recycled water (purple pipe) to Manhattan Beach Blvd., Anderson Park, and North Redondo Beach bike path". In 2017, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) prepared a study on the feasibility of recycled water supply expansion within the City. The 2017 West Basin study concluded that it was feasible to expand the recycled water supply to all additional identified sites within the City, however, the cost to implement the additional water supply was significant. Updates to the 2017 study will be provided for discussion by West Basin staff, including current expansion cost estimates, at the City Council meeting. In addition, West Basin will share information on the organization's current guidelines and policies regarding recycled water.

BACKGROUND
The City currently receives limited recycled water, estimated to be 65 Acre-Feet per Year (AFY), serving several street medians, Aviation Park, Dominguez Park, Vincent Park, Redondo Beach Union High School, and the Redondo Technology Center. Climate change predictions forecast droughts and an increase in extreme temperatures over a longer period of time. As such, the City Council is requesting staff look at expanding the City's recycled water system to support addition locations. This item provides the City Council an opportunity to receive an updated report from West Basin on the feasibility of expanding the City's recycled water program.

In 2017, West Basin prepared a study on the physical and fiscal feasibility of recycled water supply expansion within the City that analyzed and evaluated the expansion to...

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