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Ashland Water Advisory Ad-Hoc Committee (View All)

Ashland Water Advisory Ad-hoc Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ASHLAND Water Advisory Committee
June 25, 2019

Graf called the meeting to order at 4:10 PM

Committee Members Present: Pat Acklin, Joe Graf, Rich Miller, Don Morris, Donna Rhee, Alex Amarotico, Lesley Adams
Committee Members Absent: Kate Jackson, Darrell Boldt, John Williams
Staff present: Scott Fleury, Steve Walker, Kevin Caldwell, Taina Glick, Michael Morrison


May 28, 2019 filed as presented.

Heulz Gutcheon Ashland
Spoke of having spoken to City Council regarding climate change and his frustration over use of code not updated to account for climate change. He introduced the concept of agriphotovoltaics and suggested utilizing anaerobic digesting at the wastewater treatment plant. Rhee

Old Business
WTP Update
Fleury introduced Pierre Kwan, Project Manager from HDR Engineering who presented project-to-date information and design of proposed water treatment plant (WTP). Presentation here. Morris inquired about seismic testing. Kwan answered in the affirmative and that findings have been incorporated into design. Rhee inquired about where creek water pushed through power house would be treated. Fleury explained existing infrastructure and potential for expanded micro-hydroelectric capabilities. Committee members and staff discussed possibility of utilizing excavated materials in this or other jobsites.

New Business
RH2 Master Plan Update
Rachel Lanigan provided updates on Chapter 5 System Analysis and Chapter 6 Capital Improvement Plan of the WMP update. Presentation here. Fleury informed group that any questions or comments should be forwarded to himself or Glick. Graf asked how TAP water moves to zones other than Crowson. Lanigan indicated that it does not. Discussion took place about cost/benefit of replacement of Granite Reservoir. Amarotico asked about the possibility for the WTP pump station to bypass the new WTP plant pump to provide water directly to the Crowson zone.

Prioritization of CIP update is:
         Projects currently planned in adopted Capital Improvements Plan
         Projects that resolve fire flow deficiencies
         Projects that reduce supply from Crowson to Granite zones
         Projects that address high pressure conditions

Updates from the last meeting were:
Amended pressure zone adjustments
Added long-term planning period (40+ years)
Incorporated City staff direction on Granite Reservoir and boosting of TAP supply
Adjusted project timing

       Pipe projects

   o   Removed some proposed projects
o   Moved some proposed projects to annual maintenance budget from CIP

Committee members and staff discussed order of use of available water.

Next Committee meeting July 23, 2019 4:00 pm. 

  ADJOURNMENT: at 6:06 pm 

Respectfully submitted,
Taina Glick
Public Works Administrative Assistant



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