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CVWD to contract water tender services for Oasis Mobile Home Park

Posted on July 27, 2021 at 2:35 PM by Diane Carmony

Hearing from General Manager Jim Barrett that providing supplemental water to Oasis Mobile Home Park is tying up district resources, the Board of Directors July 27 approved contracting these services.

CVWD has provided water tender services at the mobile home park where the water system fails to meet federal drinking water standards since December 2019. Currently, the District is on site five hours per day, seven days a week. Funding has come from the County, State, Federal agencies and the park owner.

Parties responsible for correcting the water supply have taken no action.  “We don’t know how long this situation will continue,” said Barrett.

A.C. Water Service of Hemet will provide temporary supplemental drinking water for the 1,900 mobile home park residents. It will provide a 500-gallon water tank and one operator on site for five hours per day, seven days a week, including two hours of travel and set up time. Cost is $95 per hour, or approximately $4,655 per week, paid for by the mobile home park owner, the EPA and State Water Resource Control Board.  The agreement is for three months and can be extended to include up to seven more three-month terms.

The Board also:

  • Established a revised schedule of special charges for Miscellaneous Services effective Sept. 1, 2021 with the intention to recover 100 percent of the costs to provide these services. The spread of charges includes matters such as plan check fees, inspection fees, meter installation, water supply assessments reviews and development review letters.
  • Heard a presentation on the Census 2020 redistricting process.  By law, public agency district map lines must be reviewed every ten years following the decennial census. CVWD has five districts, each represented by a director. Population shifts determine changes and each district must be nearly equal in population.  CVWD expects census data by Sept. 30. Deadline for new map adoption is May 12, 2022, preceded by at least two public hearings..
  • Approved prepayment of Unfunded Accrued Liability to CalPERS for fiscal 2021-2022.   
  • Approved $100,000 to conduct a five-year cost of service study on sanitation services, with a $90,000 contract awarded to New Gen Strategies and Solutions.
  • Approved $907,097 for construction of the sewer pipeline rehabilitation Fairway Drive Project, with a $744,245 contract awarded to Van Dyke.
  • Approved $241,850 for purchase of a Caterpillar 320GC Excavator including the trade-in of a salvaged excavator.

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