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Sealed Bids will be received only at the office of the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Owner), 1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido, California 92026-1399, telephone (760) 745-5522, until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 for the construction of an 8” reduced pressure principle assembly and recycled water retrofit of existing landscape irrigation system referred to as the Work, entitled: COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES PROJECT

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Provide all labor, materials, and equipment to install new 8” reduced pressure principle assembly, connect to existing water main, retrofit existing landscape irrigation system including new mainline piping and control wires, tagging, color coding, signage of existing irrigation system to recycled water standards, new home isolation valves, mow curbs, connecting to new recycled water meters, and abandon existing irrigation services at main as indicated in the Contract Documents and as follows:

Construct new 8” reduced pressure principle assembly and service, construct approximately 250 linear feet (LF) of new 2” diameter irrigation mainline, approximately 70 LF of new 2-1/2” diameter irrigation mainline, approximately 770 LF of new control wires, and abandon 4 existing potable water irrigation services.

Work includes surveying and construction staking; excavation; installation of below grade ductile iron (DI) pipe and fittings; gate valves; thrust blocks, anchor blocks, and/or thrust restraint fittings; abandon water services; connections to existing pipelines; backfill and compaction; trench paving repair and street overlay; site restoration; coordination with jurisdictional agencies; and all incidental work. Work shall conform to the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District General Standard Specifications for Construction of Water Transmission Facilities (latest edition), the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction (Greenbook), latest edition, and applicable jurisdictional agency standards and specifications.

The Contract Documents may be examined in the office of the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District, 1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido, California 92026.  Electronic copies of the Specifications and the Drawings can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

mandatory pre-bid meeting for representatives, bidders and potential bidders will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  Assemble at the District’s office, 1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido California, 92026, (760) 745-5522.

Questions must be submitted in writing addressed to Nick Lyuber,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than close of business May 8, 2017.

In accordance with the laws of the California Department of Industrial Relations and jurisdiction where the Work is located, the Owner has adopted the general prevailing wage rates for each craft or type of workman needed in the execution of the Work.  Electronic copies of the wage determination are available at www.dir.ca.gov. All bidders must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations prior to submitting bids. Also, no proposal will be accepted from a Contractor who has not been licensed in accordance with the laws of California to perform the work herein described.

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San Diego County Water Authority Pass-Through Rate Increase

Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers

 

Escondido, CA – The water rate increase adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2017. As a result, the pass-through rate increase to Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) customers represents an increase of 34¢ per unit of potable water use. Based on the SDCWA’s increase and Drought Level 1 conditions, Rincon Water’s residential customers will now pay $6.09 for Tier 1 (1-5 units), $7.03 for Tier 2 (6-24 units), and $7.44 for Tier 3 (25 or more units) water use during each billing period (1 unit equals 1,000 gallons). Non-Residential customers will pay $6.60 for each unit of water used. These increases will begin appearing on customer bills starting with the statements to be delivered in early February.

According to the SDCWA, the approved rate increase is driven by higher costs from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as well as operational costs associated with the drought-proof water supplies afforded by the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The rates are also impacted by state-mandated reductions in water use that are expected to lower the SDCWA sales compared to previous projections.

One of the best way to minimize the impact of the rate increase is to become as efficient as possible with water use. Rincon customers are encouraged to register for WaterSmart, a free tool which allows access to hourly water use data, customized water conservation opportunities, rebate availability, and leak notification. Please visit www.rinconwater.org for details. The new rate sheet, effective January 1, 2017 is also available by clicking here.

June 2016

Rincon Water's Board of Directors rescinded the Level 2 - Drought Alert and returned to Level 1 - Drought Watch on 06/28/16, after meeting the State Water Resources Control Board's (State Board) stress test requirements for drought conditions. As part of our commitment to transparency, the documents submitted to the State Board can be viewed by clicking here.

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San Diego County Water Authority Pass-Through Rate Increase

Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers

Escondido, CA – The water rate increase adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2016. As a result, the pass-through rate increase to Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) customers represents an overall 5.3% increase for potable water use. Based on the SDCWA’s increase, Rincon Water’s residential customers will now pay $5.34 for Tier 1 (1-5 units), $6.21 for Tier 2 (6-24 units), and $6.59 for Tier 3 (25 or more units) water use during each billing period (1 unit equals 1,000 gallons). Non-Residential customers will pay $5.81 for each unit of water used. These increases will begin appearing on customer bills starting with the statements to be delivered in early February.

The SDCWA-approved rate increase represents a revised rate structure necessary to insure adequate revenue to maintain infrastructure during mandatory drought reductions and associated reduced sales, to address other wholesaler costs relative to fixed and variable charges, as well as to factor in costs associated with the construction and operation of the new Carlsbad desalination plant.

“Most of the potable water used by Rincon Water customers comes to us through a complex system of aqueducts and pipelines that connect us to the Colorado River and northern California water supplies. The economy and our very existence depend on this precious imported water which travels hundreds of miles to our faucets. The costs associated with maintaining and improving this vast infrastructure have doubled since 2008, and are expected to continue increasing for years to come,” said David Drake, Rincon Water’s Board President.

Although Rincon Water has worked hard to absorb rate increases in the past, its 2015 Comprehensive Water Cost of Service and Rate Study revealed it can’t continue that practice. “Rincon Water and its staff have taken steps to cut operational costs and become as efficient as possible. Unfortunately, we can no longer absorb increased costs for water outside of the District’s control. The Board of Directors is proactively working to minimize impacts on customers while maintaining the lowest rates possible,” reported Greg Thomas, Rincon Water’s General Manager.

The best way to minimize the impact of the rate increase is to become as efficient as possible with water use. Rincon customers are encouraged to register for WaterSmart, a free tool which allows access to hourly water use data, customized water conservation opportunities, rebate availability, and leak notification. Please visit www.rinconwater.org for details. The new rate sheet, effective January 1, 2016 is also available on Rincon Water’s website at rinconwater.org/images/Rincon/Rates-2016Jan01.pdf.

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