On Tap Newsletter: June/July 2016
WATER AWARENESS EVENT
The 2016 Water Awareness Event was held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the TCWD’s Administrative Facility. It was a day of fun where the staff, General Manager and Directors got to thank our customers for doing their part in conserving water. Guests learned about the science of water and about TCWD’s water projects, and they enjoyed games and a BBQ with friends and their families.
The Interactive Sealife Outreach Pod (ISOPod) returned to promote good stewardship of the environment and taught about the ecological value of the ocean and water resources. Because learning is most fun when it is hands-on, ISOPod set up display tanks of marine life, which included sea urchins, sea stars, and hermit crabs.
Tree of Life Nursery displayed examples of California Native Plants and spoke about landscape planning for those who were interested in California-friendly landscape designs. Customers enjoyed fun games, face painting, shaved ice and BBQ food that was grilled by TCWD board members. Thank you for attending the event. It was nice to meet you, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT
Since 1990, California water utilities have provided an Annual Water Quality Report to their customers every year by July 1st. The 2016 report covers water quality testing for the year prior (2015), and has been prepared in compliance with regulations called for in the 1996 reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act. You may download a copy of the 2016 Annual Water Quality Report at www.tcwd.ca.gov.
OFFICE CLOSED: INDEPENDENCE DAY
Trabuco Canyon Water District’s Administrative Facility will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday, and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM. In the event of an emergency during the office closure, please contact 949.858.0277 for response.
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: ALTERNATE RAW WATER TRANSMISSION LINE (PW79)
LOCATION: Near TCWD’s Dimension Water Treatment Plant and Serrano Creek in Lake Forest.
SUMMARY: Reroute approximately one mile of pipeline used for conveying Colorado River water to TCWD’s Dimension Water Treatment Plant.
DESCRIPTION: Water from the Colorado River is supplied to TCWD through a 16-inch steel pipeline that crosses Serrano Creek in Lake Forest. The transmission line is the main source of water to TCWD’s Dimension Water Treatment Plant. The section of 16-inch pipe that crosses Serrano Creek is in threat of failure and will be rerouted to a bridge crossing where the line will be safely accessed and maintained.
“This project has been in the works since 2011, requiring coordination with many regulatory agencies, other public utilities and cooperation from public and private land owners. There are several new easements which require procurement from both private and public entities and once these are secured, TCWD will begin construction.” Hector Ruiz, General Manager.
COST: Approximately $2 million.
SCHEDULE: Tentative construction is scheduled from 3Q of 2016 to 1Q of 2017.
TCWD STAFF INVOLVEMENT: Water Distribution Operators, Water Treatment Plant Operators, and Engineer.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS
• Receipt of Proclamation from MWDOC for meeting State Water Conservation Mandates
• Public Hearing and Approval of 2015 Urban Water Management Plan
• Approval of MWDOC Choice Programs related to Water Use Efficiency, Water Loss Audit, and County-wide Communications
• Approval of District FY2016/17 General Fund and Capital Improvement Program
• Approval of Plano Sewer Lift Station Wet Well Recoating
• Approval of Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Equalization Basin Recoating
• Discussion of Drought Regulations and TCWD Conservation Measures/Actions
The Board of Directors Regular Meeting is scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the District’s Administrative Facility located at 32003 Dove Canyon Drive, Trabuco Canyon. The public is encouraged to attend.