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11/21/1985 - Minutes • i • y11ç3 PUBLIC UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE Minutes Meeting of November 21, 1985 1530 South West Temple Committee members present were Chairman Marvin Tuddenham, Genevieve Atwood, David Handley, Ray Arnold, Ralph Steenblik, Roger Boyer and Steve Featherstone. Also in attendance were Ray Montgomery of the city attorney's office; Nick Sefakis of the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake City and Tom Krumsick. Staff members present were LeRoy W. Hooton, Jr., Joe Fenton, Tim Doxey, Jim Lewis, George Jorgensen, Anna Wilson, Bill Farmer, Lin Fitzgerald, Wendell Evensen and Jackie Faddis. Chairman Tuddenham brought the meeting to order at 7:08 a.m. I. Minutes of August 15, 1985 and October 17, 1985 meetings Mr. Arnold motioned that both meetings' minutes be approved as written and Mr. Handley seconded the motion which unamiously carried. ***** Mr. Hooton said that we started sending out the information stuffers this month. They inform the public: o Our sewer rates are going down--a chart shows the capital expenditures at the water reclamation plant o We soon expect to complete the upgrading of the wastewater treatment plant. o We had record water consumption this past summer (August was a record month). Overall, 3.6 million gallons more water was used this year than last year. o Sewer rates will be reduced on January 1st. o Meters will soon be read for determining sewer charges. Customers should be sure to make any plumbing repairs. o A number of capital projects under the five-year capital improvements program o Fire insurance rates were reduced. o Water Assist program is summarized. o Phone numbers for water and sewer service assistance Mr. Hooton said that these stuffers will be mailed out in the next two months to customers. • • -2- II. Progress report on construction at wastewater plant Mr. Bill Farmer described the progress. He said that there are three contracts in total, one at the pretreatment plant and two at the main plant. At the pretreatment plant the prjoects were started in April 1985 at a cost of $4.2 million. Sane items have been completed such as the new roadway; installation of the new screening facility; new heating and air conditioning system. The new chlorination building is underway and we are beginning to install the new odor control system. The main electrical system switch gear project at the pump station is scheduled for delivery in May 1986. The work at the pretreatment plant should be completed by July 1986. At the main plant one contract began in September 1985 and will be completed in September 1986 for the general improvements at a cost of $4.7 million. To date the contractor has begun putting in new lighting, the clarifier modifications, security fences, the new access road from 2200 North and the new administration building earthwork is completed. The contractor for the general work at the plant has begun to construct bridges over the channels at the plant which convey wastewater through the plant. This winter the contractor will be working on the channel joints. The substation equipment and switch gear will arrive late next spring and become a part of the treatment facility. The contract for energy recovery began in September 1985 and will be complete next December at a cost of $2.4 million. These facilities will include a building and installation of equipment for generating electric energy from methane gas. The foundation for the building has been started. It will cost $400,000 to the rebuild three engine generator units which total 750 kilowatts in capacity. This happens to be the average energy demand for the main plant. Chairman Tuddenham said he was impressed now more than before with the extent of the construction activity. Ms. Atwood mentioned that at some time in the future she would like to have a meeting held at the plant. Mr. Hooton said that because of the Mexico City earthquake public officials here are concerned about the earthquake potential. The city contracted recently for a study to complete the seismic analysis of all our treatment plants in case of an earthquake. We have tried to have redundancy in our power sources. He said he is worried about the treatment plant during an earthquake. Ms. Atwood described the different types of earthquake conditions that exist, comparing the earthquake of Mexico City and the potential of the San Andreas Fault to the Wasatch Fault in Utah and what can be expected from an earthquake in each area. • • 3 III. Discuss and recommend items for budget opening Jim Lewis summarized the proposed 1985-1986 enterprise fund budget opening. Water. He said it is proposed that revenues and expenditures be increased by $1,226,000. He said that the new billing equipment must be ordered by December in order for us to receive it in January and be operational by February 1, 1986. Mr. Lewis said overall we are adding $445,000 of new money the remaining adjust- ment relates to carry-over projects not finished or paid out of last year's budget. Chairman Tuddenham recommended that the budget reports in the future show footnotes describing the carry-over of money from the past year to the new budget, or use the explanatory information on a separate sheet. He also suggested that we check into changing the way we budget for capital improvements. Mr. Boyer said he would feel the board could be more responsible if we could budget another way rather than adjusting for "carryover projects." Mr. Handley agreed and recommended that the staff come back with a report on the problem and possibility of changing thefiscal year ending a June - _--- 30 to December 31, 1985 to correspond with the department's construction season. Mr. Handley motioned that the water utility fund be accepted with the provision that the department detail explanations in future budgets. Mr. Featherstone seconded the motion which unamiously carried. Sewer. Mr. Lewis then described the proposed sewer utility budget adjustment. He said the $1 million is for the additional land purchase. $100,000 is for the short-term areation engineering. On the matter of the purchase of land for the new plant site, Mr. Doxey said that the city property manager evaluated this purchase. He said appraisals were made and approximate values are: $18,000, $22,000, $8,000 and $12,000 per acre. The one for $8,000 is an isolated parcel and is so small that we could not use it. We have offered the Browns $12,000 and will be paying approximately $1.4 million less than their appraisals. We must take into consideration the rights-of-way purchases that also will be needed in this area. Mr. Handley said that he felt this price seemed high, but added that maybe for a single piece of property like that it might be about the right price. Mr. Montgomery said that this site was the site engineer's selection as the best place for our purposes. Mr. Boyer said he heard that some land was purchased for $5500 per acre and requested that Howard Dunn be called and asked the details on this land in that area. • • • -4- Chairman Tuddenham asked Mr. Boyer and Mr. Featherstone to continue their assignment on a subcommittee to review this land purchase. On the sewer utility budget, Mr. Hooton said the only new item is the decision to start the engineering for the short-term aeration which would allow construction to start next year. Ms. Atwood motioned that the sewer utility budget be accepted and requested that the staff pursue the land transaction through the use of the subcommittee. Mr. Featherstone seconded the motion which carried unamiously. IV. Sewer adjustments Ms. Fitzgerald distributed handouts describing the adjustment requests (attached). 1. Amy Craven of 1462 East Stratford Avenue, Francis Calloway of 347 East Hampton Avenue and Acel Richardson of 855 South Diestel Road Ms. Fitzgerald said that these accounts show high usage with no repairs made. Investigations show reduced consumption. On these anomalies she recommended that we go back to the period before the consumption was high and use that rate as a basis for charges. Mr. Handley motioned that we accept this recommendation and Mr. Featherstone seconded this motion which carried unamiously. 2. Dale V. Jones, 163 East 300 South Ms. Fitzgerald explained Mr. Jones' situation. The problem of high consumption was found to be because of a leaking air conditioning unit. After capping the line to the unit, the consumption went down. Mr. Featherstone motioned that we determine when the line was capped and set up a new billing average from that date, giving him a rebate for two months. Mr. Arnold seconded the motion which carried unamiously. 3. William Chu, 872 South Main Street Ms. Fitzgerald requested that Mr. Chu be charged at the base rate of $1.08 until a new history for this restaurant can be established. Mr. Handley motioned that this recommendation be accepted and Mr. Featherstone seconded the motion which carried unamiously. 4. Beverly B. Bowyer, 916 East 500 South Ms. Fitzgerald recommended that we adjust her billing to the 1984/1984 sewer charge of $19.44, after three billing periods inasmuch as she made repairs to her system. -5- • Ms. Atwood motioned that the department's recommendation be approved; Mr. Boyer seconded the motion which carried unamiously. VI. Jay Baldwin - Water charges Ms. Anna Wilson said that Jay Baldwin at 550 South 300 West moved into the building in 1984 and they have used 176,900 cubic feet of water through a 5/8-inch meter. This building is an almost-empty warehouse and the meter has been running at 25 percent. No one has been able to explain the high consumption. Mr. Tuddenham suggested that because this group cannot solve this problem we should continue monitoring the problem to try to determine the reason for the high consumption. Mr. Montgomery said that this would be a good idea for public relations. Mr. Tuddenham said he would also recommend that if the problem is found to be extraordinary, then perhaps Mr. Baldwin would like to come before the board. The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 a.m. 0 • • WATER UTILITY ENTERPRISE FUND BUDGET SUMMARY 1985-86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED AMENDED BUDGET AMENDMENT BUDGET REVENUE Sales & charges for Services $ 9,810,485 $ 450,000 $ 10,260,485 Sales & charges for Services Rate Increase 2,701,000 -0- 2,701,000 Sales & charges for Services Proposed Rate Increase 1984 2,770,119 -0- 2,770,119 Interest Income 950,000 -0- 950,000 Other Revenue 824,250 -0- 824,250 Total Revenues $ 17,055,854 $ 450,000 $ 17,505,854 OTHER SOURCE S Grants & Other Related Revenue $ 1,075,500 $ 110,000 $ 1,185,500 Appropriation From Surplus 906,000 -0- 906,000 Transfer From Reservoir And Supply Lines Fees --- 385,000 135,000 520,000 - - Bond Proceeds 870,000 536,000 1 ,406,000 Transfer In -0- -0- -0- Total Other Sources $ 3,236,500 $ 781 ,000 $ 4,017 ,500 TOTAL RESOURCES $ 20,292,354 $ 1,231,000 $ 21,523,354 EXPENDITURE S Cost of Sales & Service: Water Supply $ 1,124,776 $ -0- $ 1,124,776 Water Power & Pumping 1 ,288,122 -0- 1 ,288,122 Water Treatment 2,786,428 -0- 2,786,428 Water Distribution 3,574,470 -0- 3,574,470 Water Support Services 1 ,452,333 -0- 1,452,333 Total Sales & Service $ 10,226,129 $ -0- $ 10,226,129 General & Administrative: Water Customer Service $ 1,568,265 $ -0- $ 1,568,265 Administrative & General 1 ,170,830 40,000 1 ,210,830 Total General & Administrative $ 2,739,095 $ 40,000 $ 2,779,095 Capital Expenditures $ 4,617,130 $ 1,176,000 $ 5,793,130 Debt Service 2,710,000 15,000 2,725,000 Total Capital Expenditures & Debt Service $ 7,327,130 $ 1 ,191 ,000 $ 8,518,130 Total Expenditures $ 20,292,354 $ 1,231 ,000 $ 21,523,354 RESERVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS $ -0- $ -0- $ -0- TOTAL USES $ 20,292,354 $ 1,231,000 $ 21,523,354 PUBLIC UTILITIES • WATER UTILITIY FUND CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - 86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGET AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT CURRENT EARNINGS4111 Land - Reagan Property $ -0- $ 120 000.00 $ 120,000.00 Portion of the purchase price of Regan Property Water Stock 10,000.00 -0- 10,000.00 Steel Frame Building 70,000.00 30,000.00 100,000.00 Bids Higher Then Anticipated Line Concrete Irrigation Flume 20,000.00 -0- 20,000.00 Bridge For Affleck Park 7,000.00 -0- 7,000.00 Valve Replacement 5,000.00 40,000.00 45,000.00 Engineering for Suicide Rock I Pressure Reducing Station Fire Hydrants 5,000.00 5,000.00 10,000.00 Large Meter Replacement 75,000.00 -0- 75,000.00 Service Line Replacement 425,000.00 -0- 425,000.00 Meter Replacement Program 150,000.00 -0- 150,000.00 Automobiles & Truck 327,400.00 100,000.00 427,400.00 Carryover Trucks Field Maintenance Equipment 11 ,000.00 -0- 11,000.00 Pumping Plant Equipment 15,500.00 -0- 15,500.00 Treatment Plant Shop -0- -0- -0- III Telemetering Equipment 45,000.00 -0- 45,000.00 Micro Computer/Typewriter/Microfish -0- 64,000.00 64,000.00 Micro/Typewriter/Microfis System/Inserting Machine/Folder System/Inserting Machine/ Folder Other Non-Motive Equipment 23,730.00 36,000.00 59,730.00 Required Safety Equipment $ 1,189,630.00 $ 395,000.00 $ 1,584,630.00 PUBLIC UTILITIES WATER UTILITY FUND • CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - 86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGET AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT FINANCED FROM RESERVOIR & SUPPLY LINE FEES4111 Redwood Road 9th to llth North $ 95,000.00 $ -0- $ 95,000.00 White Reservoir 50,000.00 35,000.00 85,000.00 Carryover Project Carolyn-4200 South to 950 East 17,000.00 -0- 17,000.00 900 East 3900 to 4500 South 50,000.00 100,000.00 150,000.00 Carryover Project Watermains Various Locations 173,000.00 -0- 173,000.00 $ 385,000.00 $ 135,000.00 $ 520,000.00 FINANCED FROM CONTRIBUTION IN AID Fort Douglas Conduit $ 400,000.00 $ -0- $ 400,000.00 Fort Douglas Reservoirs 400,000.00 -0- 400,000.00 University of Utah Conduit -0- 110,000.00 110,000.00 New Project Kennedy Drive 50,000.00 -0- 50,000.00 Watermains Various Locations 90,500.00 -0- 90,500.00 New Service Connections 135,000.00 -0- 135,000.00 • $ 1,075,500.00 $ 110,000.00 $ 1,185,500.00 FINANCED FROM BOND PROCEEDS & BOND INTEREST Big Cottonwood Conduit $ 200,000.00 $ -0- $ 200,000.00 400 West North Temple to 500 South 710,000.00 240,000.00 950,000.00 Increase in scope of Proj-ct Automobiles & Trucks -0- 200,000.00 200,000.00 Field Maintenance Equipment -0- 96,000.00 96,000.00 $ 910,000.00 $ 536,000.00 $ 1 ,446,000.00 PUBLIC UTILITIES WATER UTILITY FUND CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - 86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGET AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT FINANCED FROM RATE INCREASE 300 East-2600 South to $ 133,000.00 $ -0- $ 133,000.00 4110 Marcus Reservoir Mission Rd.-Burbank to 1300 So. 22,000.00 -0- 22,000.00 Glenrose - Navajo to 1500 West 35,000.00 -0- 35,000.00 Watermain Various Locations 31 ,000.00 -0- 31,000.00 Marcus Reservoir Roof 280,000.00 (280,000.00) -0- Delay Project Until Next Year Flood Repair of Structures 225,000.00 -0- 225,000.00 Land - Regan Property -0- 280,000.00 280,000.00 Portion of the Purchase Price of Regan Properly . $ 726,000.00 $ -0- $ 726,000.00 FINANCED FROM RESERVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS Third Floor Office Building $ 200,000.00 $ (150,000.00) $ 50,000.00 Delay of Project • 300 East-2600 South to Marcus Reservoir 131,000.00 -0- 131,000.00 Large Meter Replacement Program -0- 100,000.00 100,000.00 Small Meter Replacement Program -0- 50,000.00 50,000.00 $ 331,000.00 $ -0- $ 331,000.00 TOTAL CAPITAL $ 4,617,130.00 $ 1 ,176,000.00 $ 5,793,130.00 dO-reports ' • SEWER UTILITY IIIENTERPRISEFUND BUDGET SUMMARY 1985-86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED AMENDED BUDGET AMENDMENT BUDGET REVENUE Sales & Charges for Services: Old Rate $ 6,145,500 $ -0- $ 6,145,500 1981 Rate Increase 1 ,003,700 -0- 1 ,003,700 201 Rate Increase 5,472,583 -0- 5,472,583 Interest 1 ,591 ,000 -0- 1 ,591 ,000 Total Revenue $ 14,212,783 $ -0- $ 14,212,783 OTHER SOURCES Reserve For Improvements $ 5,398,034 $ 4,149,300 $ 9,547,334 Other Revenue 3,200 -0- 3,200 Bond Proceeds 1 ,680,725 -0- 1 ,680,725 Aid to Construction-Private 90,000 -0- 90,000 Total Other Sources $ 7,171 ,959 $ 4,149,300 $ 11,321,259 TOTAL RESOURCES $ 21 ,384,742 $ 4,149,300 $ 25,534,042 EXPENDITURES Cost of Sales & Service: Pumping $ 261,214 $ -0- $ 261,214 Collection 1 ,311 ,793 -0- 1 ,311 ,793 Reclamation 3,407,387 55,000 3,462,387 Customer Service and Collection 544,932 -0- 544,932 Total Sales & Service $ 5,525,326 $ 55,000 $ 5,580,326 General & Administrative $ 537,666 $ 10,000 $ 547,666 Debt Service 852,000 -0- 852,000 Capital Expenditures 14,318,050 4 ,084,300 18,302,350 Total Expenditures $ 21 ,233,042 $ 4,149,300 $ 25,3 82,342 RESERVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS 1981 Rate Increase $ 151 ,700 $ -0- $ 151 ,700 201 Rate Increase -0- -0- -0- Total Reserve for Improvements $ 151 ,700 $ -0- $ 151 ,700 TOTAL USES $ 21 ,384,742 $ 4,149,300 $ 25,534,042 % PUBLIC UTILITIES SEWER UTILITY FUND , CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - 86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGET AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT CURRENT EARNINGS Automobiles and Trucks $ 336,000.00 $ -0- $ 336,000.00 Field Maintenance Equipment 53,700.00 I -0- 53,700.00 Telemetering Equipment 2,208.00 -0- 2,208.00 • Office Equipment 3,100.00 -0- 3,100.00 Other Equipment 115,700.00 (65,000.00) 50,700.00 Trans. To 201 Rate Increase $ 510,708.00 $ (65,000.00) $ 445 ,708.00 14. RESERVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS !A �,�^ .,4 /` S) Lift Stations-4000 W & No.T. $ 100,000.00 $ -0- $ 100,000.00 Oa Pre-treatment Modifications 984,517.00 -0- 984,517.00 �O Cc-' ( ,,' Frt 'r Site Improvements �'t,� dkV' C�`14?- , r 364,440.00 -0- 364,440.00 Instrumentation & Control Mod. 526,600.00 -0- 526,600.00 Administration/Lab Building 265,000.00 526,100.00 791 ,100.00 Const. Ahead of Schedule 15/10 Standards 825,000.00 -0- 825,000.00 ill Sludge Storage 269,775.00 -0- 269,775.00 Land Purchase 1 ,800,000.00 1 ,000,000.00 2,800,000.00 Total land purchase Sewer Collection Lines-Var. Loc. 59,910.00 -0- 59,910.00 Oil Drain Syphon-Joint/Public Works 175,000.00 125,000.00 300,000.00 Bids Higher Than Project:d Telemetering Equipment 27,792.00 -0- 27,792.00 Collection Line-Belmont Ave. Ext 50-1270 -0- 27 ,000.00 27 ,000.00 Carryover Project Energy Rec ae eishort term -0- 2,271 ,200.00 2,271 ,200.00 Carryover Project Storage Bldg-2570 W. Andrews Ave. -0- 100,000.00 100,000.00 Carryover Project Northwest Quadant Study -0- 100,000.00 100,000.00 Carryover Project Short term aerialtion eng, $ 5,398,034.00 $ 4,149,300.00 $ 9,547,334.00 PUBLIC UTILITIES SEWER UTILITY FUND , CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - 86 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGE AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT BOND PROCEEDS COST CENTER 52005 Pre-Treatment Modifications $ 1,092,100.00 $ -0- $ 1,092,100.00 Electrical Rehab. 165,200.00 ' -0- 165,200.00 • Energy Recovery 79,125.00 -0- 79,125.00 Main Plant Modifications 121 ,000.00 -0- 121,000.00 Site Improvements 239,625.00 -0- 239,625.00 Instrumentation & Control Mod. 38,875.00 -0- 38,875.00 Administration/Lab Building 19,500.00 -0- 19,500.00 0 & M Manual 105,300.00 -0- 105,300.00 $ 1 ,860,725.00 $ -0- $ 1,860,725.00 , PUBLIC UTILITIES SEWER UTILITY FUND CAPITAL DETAIL FOR PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT 1985 - '86 I 1985-86 1985-86 PROPOSED TOTAL BUDGET EXPLANATION PROJECT DESCRIPTION BUDGE AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT OF ADJUSTMENT 201 RATE INCREASE Pre-Treatment Modifications $ 263,183.00 $ -0- $ 263,183.00 Electrical Rehab. 2,236,500.00 -0- 2,236,500.00 • Energy Recovery 1 ,071,250.00 185,000.00 1 ,256,250.00 Const. Ahead of Schedulz Main Plant Modifications 1 ,639 ,000.00 -0- 1 ,639 ,000.00 Site Improvements 263,560.00 -0- 263,560.00 Sludge Program 250,000.00 (250,000.00) -0- Program Eliminated Sewer Coll-2100 S. St.-500 East 250,000.00 -0- 250,000.00 Sewer Coll-1000-1043 S. of 1200 W. 50,000.00 -0- 50,000.00 Sewer Coll-1700 N. West of Redwood 175,000.00 -0- 175,000.00 Sewer Coll-300 W. 600-800 South 85,000.00 -0- 85,000.00 Sewer Coll-900 N. West of Redwood 35,000.00 -0- 35,000.00 Sewer Coll-Various Locations 140,090.00 i -0- 140,090.00 Other Equipment -0- 65,000.00 65,000.00 Trans. From Current ear ings • $ 6,458,583.00 $ -0- $ 6,458,583.00 PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS Coll. Line - Kennedy Drive East of Wasatch Drive $ 90,000.00 $ -0- $ 90,000.00 $ 90,000.00 $ -0- $ 90,000.00 TOTAL CAPITAL $ 14,318,050.00 $ 4,084,300.00 $ 18,4 02,350.00 dO-reports ITEMS TO PRESENT TO ADVISORY BOARD November 21, 1985 1. Three accounts falling under the anomally rule. 2. Dale V. Jones 3. William Chu 4. Beverly B. Bowyer + • . • TO: LeRoy W. Hooton, Jr. , & Advisory Board FROM: Madolin A. Fitzgerald - Sewer Service Charge Administrator DATE: November 21, 1985 SUBJECT: Review of accounts of anomally circumstances 091-137010 Amy Craven 1462 E Stratford Avenue 422-056210 Francis Calloway 347 E. Hampton Avenue 899-173510 Acel Richardson 855 S. Diestel Road The above three accounts had usage during the winter use period that was higher than any previous winter. All customers indicate they have made no repairs to plumbing either inside or outside, but investigations and subsequent usage- indicates- a reduc- tion in consumption to normal patterns and there has been no movement detected on the meters. The accounts are being presented to you for confirmation to apply the anomally rule as outlined in the ordinance. Thank you. • • TO: LeRoy W. Hooton, Jr. , & Advisory Board FROM: Madolin A. Fitzgerald - Sewer Service Charge Administrator DATE: November 21, 1985 SUBJECT: Dale V. Jones 163 E. 300 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 Account #106-033110 Sewer Charge: $501.12 bi-monthly Upon receipt of his August 1985 billing, Mr. Jones came into our office to discuss the charge and why it had increased from the 1984/85 rate by $120.00. After we reviewed the consumption on the account he requested an investigation to determine why his use was so much, since he had installed over $2000.00 worth of equipment to assist in reducing the water consumption and it still kept increasing. We found there was continual movement on the meter. Mr. Jones took over the business in June 1984 and the previous owner had stated that the water and sewer bills were very high. After our meeting he went through to check all of the areas for possible leaks and could fine none of the obvious. He then went to the lab a 5:00 A.M. when the machines were idle and shut off all other water. He took several hours and found theproblem to be a line running to an old - air conditioning unit and the valve allowed water to run constantly even though the unit was not in use and had not been since he had taken over the business. He capped that line and since doing so his consumption has dropped substantially. As and example, comparing the usage between October thru December 1984 consumption of 456 hundred cubic feet to the September thru November 1985 consumption of 79 hundred cubic feet it would indicate the majority of the total water consumption was going directly through the air conditioner directly to the sewer. Mr. Jones is petitioning for relief if possible for his present sewer charges as well as past charges. I would appreciate any assistance you may provide since he has had well over 1 year of high usage. Thank you. • TO: LeRoy W. Hooton, Jr. , & Advisory Board FROM: Madolin A. Fitzgerald - Sewer Service Charge Administrator DATE: November 21, 1985 SUBJECT: William Chu 872 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 Account #110-012511 Sewer Charge: $99.81 Mr. Wilson Chu has written requesting consideration on the present sewer charge on his father's account for the following reasons. The property was subleased to another party until May 1985, at which time the party filed for bankruptcy and the restaurant has been closed since that time. A civil suit followed and the property was not returned to Mr. Chu until the latter part of June 1985. The restaurant has not been in operation, but water was needed in order to clean and repair the building for prospective buyers. Mr. Chu is asking that we adjust the sewer charges for this reason. Because of the circumstances and based on the usage, I would recommend that we charge the base rate of $17.28 bi-monthly or consumption at $1.08 until the restaurant is again opened and another used history developed. Presently the water is off. Thank you. • • TO: LeRoy W. Hooton, Jr. , & Advisory Board FROM Madolin A. Fitzgerald - Sewer Service Charge Administrator DATE November 21, 1985 SUBJECT: Beverly B. Bowyer 916 E. 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 Account #409-029910 Sewer Charge $$127.44 Mrs. Bowyer met with LeRoy and myself to request further consideration of her sewer charge. To briefly outline, the customer had high usage for three billing periods that occur- red during the winter months from November through the March 18, 1985 readings. Her letter indicates that repairs were made in December 1984, however the high useage continued. In January and again in April, investigations were sent and both of them indicated movement on the meter. I advised Mrs. Bowyer that we would adjust her billing back to the 1984/85 sewer charge of $19.44 after she had received three billings at the higher rate, which is in line with our ordinance. The-customer feels she- is being penalized unfairlysince the repairs have been made. I would appreciate any recommendation from you and to a solution to this problem. Thank you. 111 • • Alq4.3• s � Af R ! O LEROY W. HOOTON, JR. � - DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT Of PUBLIC UTILITIES PALMER A.DEPAULIS JOSEPH S. FENTON WATER SUPPLY:ec WATERWORkS 1k$6X12 XMCUMIKX SUPERINTENDENT, WATER RECLAMATION WATER RECLAMATION MAYOR WENDELL E. EVENSEN, P.E. 153Q,$.S- OUTtit:WEST TEN(PIE= SUPERINTENDENT SALT LAKE'CITY, UTAH 84115 WATER SUPPLY & WATERWORKS December 31 , 1985 APPROVED "v' Honorable Mayor Palmer DePaulis 300 City and County Building ec Salt Lake City, UT 84111 JAW "71986 Dear Mayor DePaulis : Cal4W0 XXA RE: Public Utilities Advisory Committee Enclosed are the minutes of the Public Utilities Advisory Committee meetings of November 21, 1985 which were approved at the committee meeting of December 19, 1985. I recommend that the minutes be approved in the mayor' s executive meeting and filed in the city recorder 's office . Sincerely, L ROY W. OOTON, JR. Director :jf Enc . cc : City Council 63 :7 ifiV � l 1 �