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File #: 1702-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Geological Survey, United States Department of Interior, for the investigation of water resources in central Ohio, including groundwater and several rivers for the Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to authorize the expenditure of $226,069.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $54,175.00 from the Sewer System Operating Fund, and $61,400.00 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund. ($341,644.00)
Attachments: 1. 1702-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 1702-2019 Funding Agreement
Explanation

The cooperative program of stream investigation and monitoring by the U.S. Geological Survey has been continued for several years. It provides valuable water resource data to the City at a lower cost than providing such data by other means. The program is sponsored by the Federal Government for forty percent (40%) of the cost for most of these projects.

The agreement will provide stream gauging, reservoir gauging, and groundwater monitoring for the Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage. The Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage solicited a quotation from the U.S. Geological Survey in accordance with Section 329 of Columbus City Code. The period for this agreement is from October 1, 2019 to and including September 30, 2020.

ORGANIZATION: Geological Survey, United States Department of Interior (53-0196958)

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds are budgeted in the 2019 Water Operating Fund, Sewer System Operating Fund, and Storm Sewer Operating Fund for this purchase which totals $341,644.00.

The Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage have participated in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey in the amount of $340,894.00 in 2018-2019, $340,894.00 in 2017-2018, and $340,894.00 in 2016-2017.

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To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Geological Survey, United States Department of Interior, for the investigation of water resources in central Ohio, including groundwater and several rivers for the Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to authorize the expenditure of $226,069.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $54,175.00 from the Sewer System Operating Fund, and $61,400.00 from the Storm Sewer Operating Fund. ($341,644.00)

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WHEREAS, it is necessary to continue the cooperative agreement with the Geological Survey, United States Department of Interior, for the investigation of water res...

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