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File #: 0258-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a cooperative agreement, or MOU, with Columbus Public Health for participation in the Healthy Homes Program, for the Division of Water; and to authorize the expenditure of $300,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund. ($300,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0258-2020 Financial Coding
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an annual cooperative agreement with Columbus Public Health for the Division of Water. This ordinance is to provide funding for the Healthy Homes Program.
In 1991, the EPA enacted the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The LCR requires tap water testing. For the past eighteen years, the Columbus Division of Water and Columbus Public Health were partners in a national pilot program dealing with lead in homes. That program expired in 2015. The Columbus Division of Water desires to continue to partner with Columbus Public Health to protect public health. Details of the services to be provided by Columbus Public Health to the Columbus Division of Water are contained in an agreement (memorandum of understanding) dated November 24, 2015. These services will provide information to the Division of Water as to the effectiveness of its corrosion control program while continuing to assist Columbus Public Health with its Healthy Homes initiative. The Columbus Division of Water, with City Council and City Auditor approval has contributed $300,000.00 per year since 2001. Revisions to the agreement will be evaluated in 2020.
FISCAL IMPACT: This is an annual expenditure and the Division of Water has allocated $300,000.00 for this project in the 2020 operating budget. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2020 operating budget, Ordinance 2926-2019.
$ 300,000.00 was spent for this project in 2019.
$ 300,000.00 was spent for this project in 2018.

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To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a cooperative agreement, or MOU, with Columbus Public Health for participation in the Healthy Homes Program, for the Division of Water; and to authorize the expenditure of $300,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund. ($300,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the Division of Water has partnered with Columbus Public Health in the Health...

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