Request for Proposal

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Urban Water Management Plan Updated


The San Simeon Community Service District (the “District”) is making a Request for Proposal (RFPs) from qualified engineering consulting firms to prepare an addendum to the District Master Plan based on the requirements of the Urban Water Management Plan. The District’s objective in preparing the addendum is to obtain a determination of “Water Supply Availability” for new development. In 1986, the District adopted an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of new water will-serve letters (moratorium).

Since the District established the water moratorium, the nature and extent of water conservation, water use efficiencies, implementation of water quality facilities, and an updated water license issued by the State Water Resources Control Board provide significant and substantial evidence indicating that repealing, or more likely, modifying the moratorium should be considered because objective evidence compels a conclusion that water is now available for new development.

The Board of Director’s direction to obtain proposals for preparing the update to the District’s Master Plan was approved on February 9, 2021. The agenda item is attached as Exhibit A.

Water production in 1986 and 1987 were 149.5 acre feet and 148.8 acre feet, respectively, exceeding the District’s water rights permit. Subsequent District and community efforts led to successful conservation and water use efficiencies that have reduced annual production to approximately 80 AFY. The District is seeking an update to its Master Plan, utilizing standards established pursuant to the California Water Code for Urban Water Management Plans, to determine the amount of water that is now available for new development.

Instream Flow Management Plan


The San Simeon Community Service District (the “District”) is making a Request for Proposal (RFPs) from qualified engineering consulting firms to prepare an Instream Flow Management Plan as part of the District’s existing efforts to prepare an Addendum to the existing District Master Plan, based on the requirements of Urban Water Management Plans. The SSCSD is requesting that the preparation of the Addendum to the District Master Plan include an Instream Flow Management Study and execute the study within Pico Creek. The main goal of this study shall be to provide a collaborative work plan to guide the collection and analysis of high-quality science that is robust, credible, transparent, and relevant. In addition, the SSCSD intends the study to satisfy the recommendations stated within the North Coast Area Plan as provided in the County of San Luis Obispo General Plan.

This task includes development of an Instream Flow Management Study for Pico Creek that meets the standards of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”) to identify instream flow criteria. This includes preparation of a technical report summarizing the results of the Instream Flow Management Study that will include a monitoring plan for long-term sustainable environmental stewardship. The study shall be developed in full compliance with the CDFW Instream Flow Program and consistent with the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology. In preparing the study, the
Consultant shall review and consider historical documents and data, including but not limited to, previous special species and habitat studies for the study area and other documents and data relevant to the project.

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RFP: Proposal from qualified engineering consulting firms


The San Simeon Community Service District (the “District”) is making a Request for Proposal (RFPs) from qualified engineering consulting firms to prepare an Addendum to the existing District Master Plan, based on the requirements of Urban Water Management Plans. The District’s current MasterPlan does not include information required in Urban Water Management Plans identified in the Urban Water Management Plan Guidebook 2020 prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on water supply reliability, drought risk assessment, water shortage contingency plans, and demand management measures. Instead, the District has adopted a water conservation ordinance that includes water shortage levels and demand management measures. In addition to the Master Plan and water conservation ordinance, a 2014 study on the Pico Creek groundwater basin provides information on the District’s source of supply and changes in water availability and water quality based on differing conditions including droughts, tides and other influences on Pico creek and its small coastal basin.

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