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File #: 18-016    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 1/9/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/22/2018 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider authorization for New Braunfels Utilities to enter into a Wholesale Wastewater Supply Contract with Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) for the treatment of GBRA wastewater within the McKenzie Reclamation Facility Region.
Attachments: 1. Wastewater Treatment Contract NBU GBRA DRAFT 12.4.2017 w final LG revisions (3)
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Trino Pedraza, NBU Director of Water Services
Contact Info
tpedraza@nbutexas.com

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Discuss and consider authorization for New Braunfels Utilities to enter into a Wholesale Wastewater Supply Contract with Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) for the treatment of GBRA wastewater within the McKenzie Reclamation Facility Region.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
NBU approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at its August 2017 Board Meeting. Pursuant to the MOU, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), and GBRA agreed to negotiate a wholesale wastewater supply contract for the treatment of the GBRA wastewater within the McKenzie Reclamation Facility region.

NBU currently has available treatment capacity in the McKenzie Plant to provide permanent wholesale wastewater treatment service to GBRA. The plant has been designed for total treatment capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day (MGD). At this time, it is treating approximately 1.0 MGD. NBU proposes to provide wholesale wastewater treatment to GBRA for the GBRA service area by permitting connection to NBU's wastewater trunk main. NBU will reserve and make available treatment capacity totaling up to 25% of the as-built treatment capacity of the McKenzie Plant or an equivalent flow rate sufficient to serve a fixed number of Living Unit Equivalents (LUEs) to GBRA for service within their CCN. At this time, NBU calculates that 25% of the current as-built treatment capacity to be the lesser of 0.625 MGD or 2,083 LUEs. GBRA will pay a Capital Participation Fee prior to service being provided in order to reserve capacity. This fee will only be applicable if capacity exists at the time of reservation.

For any future expansion of the McKenzie Plant, NBU will establish a new Capital Participation Fee per LUE and apply it to any additional LUE connections into the expanded facility. Capacity may grow up to the lesser of 2.5 MGD or 8,333 LUE connections at full plant expa...

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