At last weeks DDNA meeting, we talked about the some of the items around water re-use to help with water conservation efforts. Below are some of the items that Raleigh City Council took for water re-use efforts.
From the City of Raleigh E-Newsgram:
APPROVAL GIVEN TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR ELEVATED REUSE WATER STORAGE TANK
The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously today to award a $2.35 million contract to CB&I to construct a 750,000-gallon elevated reuse water storage tank on Sunnybrook Road just inside the I-440 beltline.
The City’s reuse water system master plan, adopted by the City Council in March 2007, identifies the proposed route of reuse water transmission mains and major infrastructure facilities such as elevated reuse water storage tanks. Reuse water is a result of advanced treatment of wastewater at the City’s wastewater treatment plants. The high quality of water produced from this higher level of treatment can be reused for non-potable purposes under state law, such as lawn irrigation and cooling. The City of Raleigh’s goal is to provide a regional reuse water system that satisfies non-potable water demands with high quality reclaimed water. The City currently offers high quality reuse water to citizens for irrigation and other non-drinking purposes. Users must attend training to use the product.
Council members also agreed to discuss the following proposals in upcoming budget discussions:
Assessing capacity fees for new developments wanting to connect to the City’s water and sewer system and reuse water systems; and,
Setting tiered water rates to include funding for financial incentives for the installation of water conservation devices.
CITY COUNCIL SELECTS FINANCIAL CONSULTANT FOR TIERED WATER CONSERVATION RATE STRUCTURE
The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously today to select Raftelis Financial Consultants to be the financial consultant for developing a tiered water conservation rate structure for City water users.
Raftelis was one of four financial consulting firms interviewed following the City issuance of a request for proposals from companies. A committee of City staff members evaluated each of the proposals and ranked the firms. Raftelis was rated the top firm based on its submitted proposal. The City administration will negotiate a contract with Raftelis. The City Council must approve the contract.
In March, the City Council authorized City staff to proceed with developing a tiered water conservation rate structure.