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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: Board of Public Utilities Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/16/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: City Council Chamber 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
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20-201BPU 14.1October 17, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes.BPU- MinutesOctober 17, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes.   Not available Not available
20-202BPU 14.2November 21, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes.BPU- MinutesNovember 21, 2019 - Regular Meeting Minutes.   Not available Not available
20-507BPU 15.1Annual Compliance Summary ReportBPU-Agenda Item2019 COMPLIANCE UPDATE The City of Santa Rosa’s Laguna Treatment Plant protects the health of our community by recycling approximately 7 billion gallons of high-quality treated wastewater each year. Through the treatment process, the solids are separated out and are treated to create class A and class B biosolids which can be beneficially reused. This process creates biogas that is used to generate electricity which is used to offset the energy demand of the Laguna Treatment Plant. In order to minimize the impacts of our operations on the natural environment the Laguna Treatment Plant implements a broad range of compliance programs which supports the department operations and promotes environmental stewardship. Staff will provide an overview of applicable regulations, highlight permit requirements, and summarize compliance during 2019. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Video Video
20-508BPU 15.2Laguna Environmental Laboratory UpdateBPU-Agenda ItemLAGUNA ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY UPDATE The Laguna Environmental Laboratory provides water quality and soil chemistry analysis for the City of Santa Rosa. Most of this work is for Santa Rosa Water, ensuring that we have high quality drinking water and that our waste water treatment process is in regulatory compliance. The lab also supports other clients in the City including Environmental Crimes and the Fire Department. Staff will provide an overview of the work the lab does, including information on increased throughput in response to the 2017 fires. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Video Video
20-510BPU 15.3Water Supply and Recycled Water Supply UpdateBPU-Agenda ItemWATER SUPPLY AND RECYCLED WATER SUPPLY UPDATE Staff will update the Board on water supply and recycled water supply issues. The Board may discuss this item and give direction to staff.   Not available Video Video
20-302BPU 17.1Policy Approval - Disconnection of Residential Water Service for Non-PaymentBPU- ReportREPORT - POLICY APPROVAL - DISCONNECTION OF RESIDENTIAL WATER SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT BACKGROUND: The City currently has procedures related to disconnection of water service, which include allowing customers to make payment arrangements and provides for notification prior to disconnection. In September 2018, SB 998, the Water Shutoff Protection Act, was signed into law and goes into effect on February 1, 2020. SB 998 is intended to ensure continued access to water for those that have life threatening or serious health conditions and are financially unable to pay their bill. SB 998 also limits reconnection fees to $50 for eligible customers. Per SB 998, water systems serving more than 200 customers must develop a written policy for disconnection of residential water service for non-payment by February 1, 2020. This proposed policy will bring the City in compliance with the new law. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Finance and Water Department that the Board, by resolution, approve a Finance Department policy titled “Disconnect of Residential Water Service for Non-Payment” a   Not available Video Video