Kings Basin Water Authority Prop 84 Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant

On January 7, 2011, the Kings Basin Water Authority submitted a grant application seeking Prop 84 IRWM Implementation funds based on two scenarios.  Scenario 1 totaled $13,333,333, which was the potential maximum amount of grant funding available for the region. Scenario 2 totaled the base funding area maximum of $6,666,667 and was a scaled down request of Scenario 1.

Budgets for the two proposal scenarios
  • Scenario 1

    Total Application for $13,333,333
    Rank Agency Project Total Project Cost Local Cost Share   Grant Amount Requested
    1 Consolidated ID South and Highland Basin Project $4,627,000.00 $400,000.00 8.6% $4,227,000.00
    2 City of Clovis Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion $4,250,000.00 $1,250,000.00 29.4% $3,000,000.00
    3 County of Fresno Drummond Jensen Avenue Sewer Connection Study $119,090.00 DAC Waiver n/a $119,090.00
    4 East Orosi CSD Water Well Rehabilitation Project $137,000.00 DAC Waiver n/a $137,000.00
    5 City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project (Area IV) $6,815,000.00 $2,273,000.00 33.4% $4,542,000.00
    6 Bakman WC Water Meter Installation Project $1,342,643.00 DAC Waiver n/a $1,308,243.00
    Totals = $17,290,733.00 $13,333,333.00
    Total Project Cost (not including DAC Waiver Projects) = $15,692,000.00
    Required Cost Share (25% of non-DAC Waiver Projects) = $3,923,000.00 $3,923,000.00 25.0%
  • Scenario 2

    Intended Prioritized for Reduced Amount of $6,666,667 was Noted in Application
    Rank Agency Project Total Project Cost Local Cost Share   Grant Amount Requested
    1 Consolidated ID South and Highland Basin Project $3,200,000.00 $400,000.00 12.5% $2,800,000.00
    2 City of Clovis Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion $4,250,000.00 $1,250,000.00 29.4% $3,000,000.00
    3 County of Fresno Drummond Jensen Avenue Sewer Connection Study $119,090.00 DAC Waiver n/a $119,090.00
    4 East Orosi CSD Water Well Rehabilitation Project $137,000.00 DAC Waiver n/a $137,000.00
    5 City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project (Area IV) $6,815,000.00 $6,204,423.00 91.0% $610,577.00
    Totals = $14,521,090.00 $6,666,667.00
    Total Project Cost (not including DAC Waiver Projects) = $14,265,000.00
    Required Cost Share (25% of non-DAC Waiver Projects) = $3,566,250.00 $7,854,423.00 55.1%

The KBWA was awarded $8,496.000 which is being leveraged to complete $15,316,390 worth in implementation work tied to five of the six projects that were submitted in the grant application (Bakman Water Company Water Meter Installation Project was not funded).  The grant agreement between KBWA and California Department of Water Resources was executed in July 2012.  Work under the agreement is expected to conclude on or before June 30 2017.

Project Descriptions

 

 

 

 

PROJECT 1: Consolidated Irrigation District – South and Highland Basin Project (COMPLETED)

“Consolidated Irrigation District completed construction of three recharge ponds on a 75-acre site in March 2016. The new banking facility will allow the Irrigation District the ability to bank excess and available surface water during the fall and winter months and later extract the water using recovery wells during the irrigation season. The project included construction of a canal turnout, concrete pipelines to divert flows into each of the recharge ponds, flowmeters, two recovery wells, and a monitoring well. It is anticipated that this project will provide as much as 7,000 acre-feet of additional recharge capacity during a wet year.

This project is included in the existing Upper Kings Basin IRWMP, and ranked as one of the higher priority projects under the Proposition 50 Round 2 project vetting process.”


 

 

 

 

PROJECT 2: City of Clovis – Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion (COMPLETED)

“The City of Clovis Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion (Expansion) project expanded the existing surface water treatment plant from a design capacity of 15 million gallons per day to a maximum capacity of 22.5 million gallons per day. The Expansion was completed in December 2014 and included installation of additional membrane filtration racks, filtration equipment, and expansion of the existing solids handling location. The added capacity provided by the Expansion would allow the City to reduce their dependence on groundwater wells. Reduced pumping would benefit the local groundwater basin through an “in-lieu” recharge to aid the reduction of overdraft and help stabilize the groundwater table in the area.

The City of Clovis Surface Water Treatment Plant (Plant) is located at Bullard Avenue & Leonard Avenue in Clovis.

This project is included in the existing Upper Kings Basin IRWMP, and ranked as one of the higher priority projects under the Proposition 50 Round 2 project vetting process.”


 

 

 

 

PROJECT 3: County of Fresno – Drummond Jensen Avenue Sewer Connection Study

“The proposed project serves a critical water supply and water quality need of a Disadvantaged Community.  With assistance from its partner, Self-Help Enterprises, County of Fresno’s proposed project will ultimately provide sanitary sewer service to 28 properties that currently rely on generally failing septic systems in the Drummond Jensen Avenue unincorporated area adjacent to the City of Fresno.  The proposed project, at this stage, is a Feasibility Study which includes preliminary engineering, environmental work, preliminary surveying and design of the wastewater collection system extension from the City of Fresno to the Drummond Jensen Avenue neighborhood.  Connection of these residences to the City’s sewer system will ultimately allow them to discontinue the use of failing septic tanks and their continued contribution of excessive nitrates to area groundwater, which is also used by the City of Fresno and neighboring communities.”


 

 

 

PROJECT 4: East Orosi Community Services District – Water Well Rehabilitation Project

“The proposed project serves a critical water supply and water quality need of a Disadvantaged Community.  With assistance from its partner, Self-Help Enterprises, East Orosi CSD’s proposed project Feasibility Study would evaluate options and locations for at least one test well in the Orosi area to determine quantity and quality of water from various aquifers.  The project includes a test well being constructed to determine site feasibility.  If successful, a production well would be designed to tie this well into the Orosi PUD water system, creating an intertie between Orosi and East Orosi.  An environmental assessment would be completed to evaluate potential impacts of the proposed new well project.”


 

 

 

 

PROJECT 5: City of Fresno – Residential Water Meter Project (Area IV) (COMPLETED)

“The City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project is a water conservation project to install 110,000 single-family residential water meters and convert from a flat rate billing to a volumetric billing. This project represents a portion of the City’s plan to transition all customers to a metered service by January 1, 2013. To meet that deadline, the overall project has been sectioned into eleven (11) contract areas throughout the City. The work covered by this grant is to support installation of 17,820 residential meters in Area VI and VII. This grant also covered the cost of installing water meter boxes; water meters; Automatic Meter Reading Devices (AMR’s); and initializing citywide system automation within each completed work area.

The project under this funding request will help save a minimum of 10% of current residential water usage (1,008 AF per year), reduce groundwater overdraft, support local and regional water supplies and reliability through conservation, and improve the water management system through measurement automation.”


 

 

 

 

PROJECT 6: Bakman Water Company – Water Meter Installation Project (NOT FUNDED)

“The proposed project serves a critical water supply and water quality need of a Disadvantaged Community.  Bakman Water Co. proposes to install water meters at all of its service connections.  Bakman currently serves a permanent population of about 8,500 through 2,137 service connections, including 1,802 residential, 284 commercial, and 51 irrigation connections.  All 284 commercial connections are currently metered.  Current average water consumption for Bakman is approximately 4,200 AF per year.

The project will include installation of water meters at all service connections within the service area, including the 51 irrigation connections and 1,802 residential connections, plus an additional 600 connections associated with individual apartments and mobile homes.  This project is expected to reduce water consumption by about 15%.  The project will also aid in slowing the movement of nearby groundwater contamination plumes.”


Map of Project Locations

 

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