Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with MKN to develop a hydraulic model of Coalinga’s water distribution system.
MKN specializes in planning and design of water supply, treatment, storage, pumping, and distribution facilities for municipal clients. Their experience will be crucial in moving forward with maintenance plans for Derrick Reservoir.
Staff has been working to see if our distribution system can operate independently from the Derrick Reservoir. It has become clear that maintenance must be done on our main reservoir, and in doing such, it will become unavailable for use for some time. Bearing this deficit will greatly alter the characteristics of our distribution system. Learning what these characteristics are and improving them will greatly benefit our ability to provide safe drinking water during maintenance activities.
Do not enter in a contract with MKN & Associates.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The contract is not to exceed $ 23,271. The cost will be divided between Water Treatment and Water Distribution funds 60% and 40% respectively. This will have no impact on the General Fund. This cost is unbudgeted and their is not sufficient funding within the specifically budgeted account numbers associated with this item but there is sufficient funding within the overall departmental budget.