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File #: 21-1194    Version: 1 Name: Permanent WIIN Act Agreement for CSA 34 Water Supply
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/9/2021 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 21-487
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the "Contract Between the United States and the County of Fresno Providing for Project Water Service and Facilities Repayment" to provide a permanent supply of water to County Service Area No. 34 and its current and future zones, including Zone A (Brighton Crest), Zone C (Bella Vista), Zone D (Renaissance at Bella Vista), Zone F (The Vistas), and Zone G (Granville).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-21-487 with the United States
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steven E. White, Director
Department of Public Works and Planning

SUBJECT: Permanent WIIN Act Agreement for CSA 34 Water Supply

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute the "Contract Between the United States and the County of Fresno Providing for Project Water Service and Facilities Repayment" to provide a permanent supply of water to County Service Area No. 34 and its current and future zones, including Zone A (Brighton Crest), Zone C (Bella Vista), Zone D (Renaissance at Bella Vista), Zone F (The Vistas), and Zone G (Granville).
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action allows for your Board to execute the "Contract Between the United States and the County of Fresno Providing for Project Water Service and Facilities Repayment," which is the final permanent water supply agreement with the USBR to allow up to 3,000 acre-feet (AF) per water year to serve County Service Area No. 34 (CSA 34) and its current and future zones, including Zone A (Brighton Crest), Zone C (Bella Vista), Zone D (Renaissance at Bella Vista), Zone F (The Vistas), and Zone G (Granville). This item pertains to locations in District 5.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended action is not approved, County Service Area (CSA 34) will have no permanent access to surface water and therefore will not be able to provide water service to residential and commercial developments in CSA 34 until such time as an alternative water supply is found. The County could request a new long-term water conveyance agreement with USBR for up to 40 years, but the County would be responsible for the financial costs associated with such an agreement, including environmental review. Also, the County would not realize the financial benefits that it will receive through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act conversion. Specifically, the County would not receive a reduced rate for water, ...

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