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File #: 53031    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of Wisconsin for drinking water research
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2018 In control: Water Utility
On agenda: 10/30/2018 Final action: 10/30/2018
Enactment date: 11/5/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00782
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin for the purpose of continuing to promote drinking water research that will help improve system water quality, improve energy efficiency, protect the public health, and improve system operations and efficiency.
Sponsors: Arvina Martin
Attachments: 1. Summary of MWU-UW Projects.pdf, 2. Presentations from 2018-08-28 Water Utility Board Meeting.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a three-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of Wisconsin to promote drinking water research and improve water quality. Budget appropriation is anticipated to be authorized within the Water Utlity's annual operating budget to accomodate the annual cost of the research designated in the agreement as follows:

2019 - $44,030
2020 - $45,272
2021 - $46,563

Title
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin for the purpose of continuing to promote drinking water research that will help improve system water quality, improve energy efficiency, protect the public health, and improve system operations and efficiency.
Body
WHEREAS, Madison Water Utility is tasked with the responsibility of efficiently and reliably providing safe drinking water to the citizens of the City of Madison; and

WHEREAS, Madison Water Utility has conducted research on water quality, distribution system operation, pumping efficiency, and system modeling with the UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2002 and wishes to continue that relationship; and

WHEREAS, Madison Water Utility is constantly looking for and evaluating ways to optimize system operations, improve system efficiency, maintain and improve the existing high quality of water, and protect the public health; and

WHEREAS, the financial benefit to Madison Water Utility operations resulting from recommendations of this Drinking Water Research agreement with the University of Wisconsin during its 16 year history is estimated to exceed $600,000 or an average of $37,500 per year and the savings continues to increase annually. Estimated salary and benefit savings of this program over the past 16 years exceeds $570,000 or an average annual savings of $35,600; and

WHEREAS, the graduate program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the ...

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