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Clean Water Program Updates

 

November 9: Sustainability Commission Update – The CWP provided a general program presentation to the Sustainability Commission at its November 9 meeting. The presentation included an update about how the program incorporates sustainability efforts in the following areas: the City’s Climate Action Plan, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, Envision system metrics, and progress on recycled water study and water reuse options.

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October 12 and 17: Neighborhood Meetings – The Clean Water Program staff held neighborhood meetings to inform residents about upcoming sewer pipeline condition assessments. These assessments are part of a pilot project intended to help determine the best approaches to sewer repairs and rehabilitation. The assessments will take place in the Marina Lagoon and southern Shoreview Parkside neighborhoods and are expected to begin in November 2017.

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September 18, 2017: Citizens Academy – This presentation provided an overview of the City’s sewage collection and treatment system, as well as the purpose and goals of the Clean Water Program.

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September 18, 2017: City Council Study Session – This study session provided a progress update on the wastewater treatment plant and the overall Clean Water Program.

 

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

July 16, 2018: City Council Meeting – The City Council included a public hearing on the Special Use Permit for the wastewater treatment plant. The City Council voted to approve the Special Use Permit at this meeting. The City Council also approved an addendum to the Program Environmental Impact Report.

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June 6, 2018: Park & Recreation Commission Meeting – Clean Water Program staff presented information about the proposed use of three parcels managed by the San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department. These parcels would be used for offsite construction staging and parking areas to support upcoming construction activities related to the upgrade and expansion of the City’s wastewater treatment plant. The three parcels proposed for use are the Dale Avenue undeveloped open space, the Anchor Road passive open space, and a portion of the Anchor Road parking lot.

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November 1, 2017: Park & Recreation Commission Meeting – This meeting presented information about the proposed use of the Dale Avenue undeveloped open space, the Anchor Road Passive Area, and a portion of the Anchor Road parking lot for temporary construction staging and parking as part of the City’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion project. The CWP requested input from the Commission and the public regarding the potential use of the parcels, community concerns, and potential mitigation measures to be considered. The meeting was for discussion purposes only, and no vote was taken. Comments received will be considered in subsequent plan revisions before the CWP returns to a future Park & Recreation Commission meeting.

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July 12, 2017: Public Works Commission Study Session – This study session provided information about proposed improvements to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.

 

 

Underground In-System Storage (ISS)

 

July 17, 2017: Informational Presentation – The City Council selected the San Mateo County Event Center for the location of the underground storage facility. Staff provided an informational presentation.

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July 12, 2017: Public Works Commission Study Session – This study session addressed the potential mitigation measures that may be utilized for the underground storage facility project.

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June 14, 2017: Public Works Commission Presentation – Updated information on results of analyses of the two alternative sites and the staff recommendations regarding site selection.

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January 17, 2017: City Council Meeting Presentation – includes additional updates on the underground wastewater storage facility selection process and the draft results for the different site alternatives. Watch the video of the 1/17 meeting.

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December 14, 2016: Public Works Commission Presentation – includes the updates on the underground wastewater storage facility selection process and the draft results for the different site alternatives. Watch the video of the 12/14 meeting.

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October 12, 2016: Public Works Commission meeting presentation on Underground Storage Facility Alternatives Process & Progress Update.

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October 6, 2016: Community Meeting Presentation on Underground Wastewater Storage, addressing the underground storage location alternative selection process, cost of alternatives, CEQA process, and environmental/air quality.

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October 4, 2016: Community Meeting Presentation on Underground Wastewater Storage, addressing the Program approaches (In-System Storage, Full Conveyance, and Complete System Replacement), underground storage location alternative selection process, and construction/traffic impacts and mitigation approaches.

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September 14, 2016: Public Works Commission meeting presentation on Underground Storage Facility Alternatives Process & Progress Update.

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September 7, 2016: Parks and Recreation Commission meeting presentation on Underground Storage Facility Alternatives Process & Progress Update.

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August 23 and 25, 2016:  The Clean Water Program hosted meetings to get community input in the early stages of selecting a location for an in-system storage basin. You can view the 8/23 presentation, 8/25 presentation, watch the video of the 8/25 meeting, or review the summary report of the two meetings.

 

 

Rates Information

 

March 5, 2018: Public Hearing on proposed sewer rate increases and restructuring. The public had an opportunity to provide comments and submit written protests. The rate increases and restructuring were approved by a unanimous vote. They will take effect on July 1, 2018. To view the presentation, please click here. To view the full video of the Council meeting, please click here.

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February 2, 2018: Community Meeting Presentation to learn about the sewer improvements and understand the need for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 to Fiscal Year 2022-23 sewer rate changes being implemented by the City of San Mateo.

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January 10, 2018: Clean Water Program staff presentation at Public Works Commission provided information about the proposed sewer rate restructuring and increase plan to fund capital improvements of the wastewater treatment plant and associated infrastructure. The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here.

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January 2, 2018: Clean Water Program staff requested approval of, and permission to mail, the Proposition 218 Notice, announcing proposed sewer rate increases and restructuring plan required to fund continued operation and upgrades of the sanitary sewer system. View the PowerPoint presentation here or view the video here.

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November 29 and 30, 2017: Community Meeting Presentation to learn about the sewer improvements and understand the need for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 to Fiscal Year 2022-23 sewer rate changes being implemented by the City of San Mateo. These meetings took place at the San Mateo Main Library’s Oak Room and City Council Chambers.

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Clean Water Program Financial Planning and Rate Adjustments
The City Council held a study session featuring a presentation on the financial planning for the Clean Water Program and proposals for rate restructuring and adjustments. The study session video is available here.

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Pen Voice Interview
Pen Voice host Dani Gasparini interviews Deryk Daquigan, Deputy Program Manager of the Clean Water Program.

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Rate Increase Notification and Informational Brochure
To view the rate increase notification that was sent to all San Mateo parcel owners, click here. A brochure with additional information about how sewer revenue is used and about the Clean Water Program is available here.

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March 28 and 30, May 11 and June 6: Community Meeting Presentation to learn about the Clean Water Program and sewer rate changes being implemented by the City of San Mateo Public Works Department. These meetings took place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and City Council Chambers.

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February 6, 2017: City Council Study Session Presentation – informational presentation from the study session on the rate setting approach for the wastewater system, part 2 or 2. Watch the video of the study session.

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January 17, 2017: Study Session Meeting Presentation – informational presentation from the study session on the revenue requirements for the wastewater system, part 1 of 2.  Watch the video of the 1/17 study session.

 

 

Environmental Information

 

March 22, 23, and 30, 2016:  The Clean Water Program hosted informational meetings to give an update on the Program and the Environmental Impact Report.  You can view the presentation slides or watch the video anytime.