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2009 Water & Sewer Budget Presentation January 28, 2009 PowerPoint Presentation
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2009 Water & Sewer Budget Presentation January 28, 2009

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2009 Water & Sewer Budget Presentation January 28, 2009

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  1. 2009 Water & Sewer Budget Presentation January 28, 2009

  2. Budget Overview • Water / Sewer Utility Operations • Legislative Changes/Challenges • Regional Budget Impact • Financial Overview • 2009 Water / Sewer Rate

  3. Sanitary Sewer • Budget allocations remain focused on sewer side • Home Inspection Program • Exflow Subsidy Program / Regional Contribution • Flow Monitoring Programs • Exflow Source Identification & Elimination • Manhole Replacement Program

  4. Main Line Sanitary Sewer

  5. Completed Repair • 400 mm Main Line Sewer • Crescent Park Sewer Shed • Significant Exflow Reduction – Both Dry and Wet Weather Conditions

  6. Manhole Infiltration Infiltration

  7. Manhole Infiltration Infiltration

  8. Home Inspection Program

  9. GRANTS • Average subsidy per home $1400 • Subsidy eligibility is Town wide • $100,000 included in budget (2% rate impact) • Applications to Region & Federal Government Funding Programs

  10. Water Operations • Residential Meter Replacements • Water Quality Monitoring Programs • Cross Connection Control Program • 44 Main Breaks ‘08 / 19 in ‘09 • Hydrant Flow Testing / Painting & Colour Coding • Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS)

  11. Our Annual Communal Drinking Water Inspection Auditwas conducted on June 2, 2008 Our Water Utility Operations continue to satisfy all the legislative requirements of the SDWA and associated regulations.

  12. Water Quality Results

  13. Water Quality Results

  14. Water Quality Results

  15. Water Quality Results

  16. Legislative Changes Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) • Develop Operational Plan a) 21 elements b) Gap Analysis c) Risk Assessment • Develop Financial Plan O.Reg. 453/07 • Audit by 3rd Party • Apply for Accreditation • Municipal Drinking Water License

  17. Legislative Challenges • Establishing & Maintaining Compliance • DWQMS • Community Lead Sampling Program • Financial Plan O. Reg. 453/07

  18. Summary- Key Budget Drivers • Water Quality Programs SDWA / DWQMS Compliance • Maintain the Extraneous Flow Focus Home Inspection Program • Commitment to Environmental Protection Through Adopted Practices in CSO Management

  19. Factors Influencing 2009 Budget • Changes in Region’s recovery methodology • Financial sustainability • allocations to reserve funds • Growth in water reserve • PSAB Accounting • Maintenance/repair projects funded through operations

  20. Regional Rate Study for 2009 • Working group of Regional/Area Treasurers and Engineers to review Regional treatment rate alternatives, effective 2009 • Region working group principles in new price structure: • balance consumption risk between Region & Municipalities • minimize shifting of relative burden across municipalities

  21. Regional Budget Impacts • Regional treatment costs represent: - 47% of Town water billing revenue - 65% of Town wastewater billing revenue • Charges reflect 7.5% water / 8.8% wastewater treatment volumes region-wide • Status of Regional Budget • To Regional Council – March 5 • Forecasted increases: • Only ½ water costs quoted as a rate

  22. Financial Overview • Overall Town’s budget increase of 3.2% = $185,000. • Reserves – water to $1.2 m (increase of $362k), no increase to sewer • Debenture costs • Crystal Beach Watermain maturing (decrease of $282k) • 2010 DC recovered debt for Garrison Road Sewers

  23. Financial Overview • Expenses • failure repair and reinstatement costs, wages (increase of $78k) • Continuation of Water Emergency Fund • $10,000 in 2009

  24. Financial Overview –Federal Budget Update • Expansion of Crescent Park Project-ready to go • New Storm in BCF-CC application $3.3m • Replacement Sanitary $1.4m • Replacement Watermain $1.2m • New Program announcement: • $4 billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund with 50% cost sharing • $2 billion in low-cost loans to finance housing related infrastructure/sewers/water line

  25. Financial Overview - Reserve Status • $1.1 m total sewer & $1.2 m total water annually • 2008 water surplus $228k, sewer surplus $434k • 2009 preliminary water shortfall $45k, sewer shortfall $260k

  26. 2009 Water & Sewer Rates • Town gross expenditure increase 3.2%, Region gross expenditure increase 3.4% • Combined - 7.0% water rates; 5.4% sewer base rate • Fees structure that recovers costs and encourages conservation • Increase to average water/sewer customer is $4.21 per month (4.94%) • Average monthly charge - $89.32 based on 18 cubic metre consumption

  27. Recommendations • That the 2009 Water & Sewer Operating Budget attached as Appendix “A” to CBC-05-09 be approved. • That the water & sewer base and consumption rates be increased as per CBC-05-09 (subject to Regional Council approval) effective with billings issued after April 1. • That the Emergency Water Fund be continued with a 2009 budget of $10,000 and $15,000 for 2010 and 2011.