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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATE: 09/05/2017 <br />AGENDA REPORT AGENDA HEADING: Regular Business <br />AGENDA DESCRIPTION: <br />Consideration and possible action to receive a presentation on the upcoming Palos <br />Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project from California Water Service (CalWater) <br />RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION: <br />(1) Receive a presentation from CalWater regarding the Palos Verdes Peninsula <br />Water Reliability Project. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: None <br />Amount Budgeted: N/A <br />Additional Appropriation: N/A <br />Account Number(s): N/A <br />ORIGINATED BY: <br />Natalie Chan, PE, Associate Engineer /& <br />REVIEWED BY: <br />Terry Rodrigue, PE, Interim Director of Public Works <br />APPROVED BY: <br />Doug Willmore, City Manager'/ -`.,.,11-117 <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br />Starting in 2018, California Water Service (CalWater) is expected to begin an important <br />project to improve water service to the residents and businesses on the Palos Verdes <br />Peninsula. CalWater will be providing a short presentation of this project at tonight's <br />meeting. The primary purpose of the project is to replace an existing water pipeline and <br />add a second water pipeline. This is a much needed upgrade to the Peninsula's water <br />infrastructure that will preserve the quality of life for local communities by improving <br />water service reliability for both every day and emergency water needs. Construction is <br />expected to begin in early 2018 and be completed by the end of 2019. <br />City Staff has been aware of and monitoring this project for several years. Since most <br />of the project is located in the City of Rolling Hills Estates (RHE), they will be acting as <br />the lead agency for the environmental review of the project under the California <br />Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In May 2017, Staff from Public Works, Community <br />Development and the City Manager's Office met with RHE Staff and their environmental <br />consultant to coordinate the CEQA review of the project since we will be relying upon <br />this review to address the environmental impacts of those portions of the project within <br />Rancho Palos Verdes. We understand from RHE Staff that the CEQA document for this <br />project should be ready for public review and comment later this year. <br />1 <br />