BOLINAS COMMUNITY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Resolution No. 542
Approving the Conversion of Filters and Retrofit of Control Panels at the
BCPUD’s Woodrat Water Treatment Plant.
WHEREAS, the Bolinas Community Public Utility Distict
(“BCPUD”)’s water treatment facility is known as the “Woodrat Water Treatment
Plant” (“Woodrat WTP”) and is located at 400 Mesa Road, Bolinas.
WHEREAS, the present Woodrat WTP was constructed in 1995
and was designed to utilize four 6M10 high-pressure filter units designed
and manufactured by a company then-known as Memcor for the microfiltration
treatment of the district’s drinking water.
WHEREAS, Memcor subsequently was purchased by U.S. Filter
corporation, which in turn was purchased by Siemans Water Technologies (“Siemans”);
Memcor is now a subsidiary of Siemans.
WHEREAS, BCPUD has been advised by Memcor/Siemans that
the company has improved its proprietary microfiltration process and that
to avail itself of the improved microfiltration process the BCPUD must convert
its existing 6M10 filters from a high-pressure to a low-pressure microfiltration
system. Memcor/Siemans no longer manufactures the high-pressure filter
WHEREAS, BCPUD has been further advised by Memcor/Siemans
that the current control panels for each of the existing 6M10 units are not
compatible with the new low-pressure microfiltration process and the BCPUD’s
control panels therefore should be retrofit and new microprocessors installed
coincident with the conversion of the filter units. Memcor/Siemans
no longer manufacturers nor services the existing control panels or microprocessors.
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the BCPUD finds that
a conversion of the existing 6M10 filters and a retrofit of the existing
control panels is anticipated to result in lower energy
consumption, reduced maintenance costs, reduced chemical costs and better
diagnositic ability, among other benefits, for the district.
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has been advised that Memco/Siemans is the
sole provider of the products and technology needed to perform the above-described
conversion and retrofit at the Woodrat WTP.
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the BCPUD further finds
that it is in the best interests of the district to convert the existing
6M10 filter units and retrofit the existing control panels with new Memcor/Siemans
products rather than replace the existing water treatment microfiltration
filters and associated technology with a new and/or different process and/or
WHEREAS, the BCPUD has received a proposal from Memcor/Siemans
to convert all four existing 6M10 filter untils and retrofit the associated
control panels for a cost of $113,000.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the General Manager
of the BCPUD is authorized to enter into an appropriate agreement with Memcor/Siemans
to provide for the conversion of the four existing 6M10 filter units and
retrofit of the associated control panels at a cost not to exceed $113,000,
plus any necessary contingencies.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that this resolution was duly introduced
and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Bolinas Community Public
Utility District this 28th day of February, 2007, by the following
AYES: Amoroso, Kimball, Siedman, Smith
President, Board of Directors