District of Columbia
Water and Sewer Authority
Board of Directors
Joint Meeting of the Environmental
Quality and Sewerage Services and
Water Quality and Water Services
Committees
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10:30 a.m.
MEETING MINUTES
Committee Members Present
Robert Hoyt, Co-Chairperson
Rachna Butani, Co-Chairperson
Howard Gibbs
James Patteson
Adam Ortiz
Terry Bellamy
DC Water Staff Present
Leonard Benson, Chief Engineer
Randy Hayman, General Counsel
Linda Manley, Secretary to the Board
Other Board Members Present
Robert Mallet
I.
CALL TO ORDER
Mr. Robert Hoyt and Ms. Rachna Butani, Chairpersons, called the meeting to order at
10:30 AM.
II.
CAPITAL BUDGET PRESENTATION
Mr. Len Benson, Chief Engineer, provided a presentation on the proposed 2014 – 2023
Capital Improvement Program, and noted that this same presentation had previously
been made at the budget workshop held after the Board meeting on November 7th. Mr.
Benson explained that the proposed 10 year CIP disbursements of $3.8 billion are
essentially the same as the current Board-approved CIP disbursements. Mr. Benson
discussed new projects and significant project variances introduced this year.
Mr. Benson drew the Committees’ attention to the fact that the largest component of
capital spending over the next ten years is in the water and sewer infrastructure areas,
followed by Clean Rivers. This is a result of the implementation of the Board’s direction
to increase investment in the water and sewer pipe systems.
Mr. Benson also noted a number of issues/sensitivities that may have a potentially
significant impact on future capital programs, including regulatory changes, the Clean
Rivers consent decree modification and cost escalation of future elements of the Clean
Rivers program.
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Mr. Benson concluded by noting that as in past years, a significant number of capital
projects, with a value totaling $560 million, are not included in the current proposal. It is
anticipated that these projects will be introduced in future CIP cycles.
Mr. Benson then responded to a number of questions from the Committee members
regarding ownership/responsibility of storm water pump stations (unresolved as yet),
how the project prioritization process is used, and when DC Water expects its
obligations under the MS4 storm water permit to be clarified (in the next year).
ACTION ITEMS – JOINT USE
III.
1.
Proposed FY2015 Budget Action Items
A. FY 2014 – 2023 Capital Improvement Program (Lifetime and Cash
Disbursements Basis)
B. FY 2015 Capital Authority Request
Mr. Len Benson, Chief Engineer, presented joint use Action Item 1A, the proposed
FY2014-2023 CIP Program, and Action Item 1B, the proposed FY2015 Capital Authority
Request.
The Committees agreed to recommend the action items to the Board for approval.
IV.
ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 11:40AM.
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