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Nov. 9, 2022

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Regular Meeting of the Water and Wastewater Commission November 9, 2022 — 6:00 pm Austin Energy Headquarters 4815 Mueller Boulevard Austin, Texas Some members may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live For more information go to: http://www.austintexas.gov/wwc Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, call or email the board liaison at 512-972-0115 or Blanca.Madriz@austintexas.gov . To register to speak in person, people must sign up at least ten minutes before the meeting is called to order. Commissioners: William Moriarty (Mayor) Jesse Penn (District 1) Alex Navarro (District 2) Travis Michel (District 3) Chien Lee, Chair (District 4) Christianne Castleberry, Vice Chair (District 5) Vacant (District 6) Judy Musgrove (District 7) Vacant (District 8) Grant Fisher (District 9) Susan Turrieta (District 10) CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approval of minutes from the October 12, 2022, regular meeting of the Water and Wastewater Commission. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL 2. Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with Matous Construction Ltd., for Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Gas Scrubber Systems Renewal project in the amount of $6,375,000 plus a $637,500 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,012,500. (District 1) 3. Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with Matous Construction, Ltd., for the Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion project in the amount of $69,530,500 plus a $6,953,050 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $76,483,550. (District 1) The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Blanca Madriz at Austin Water, 512-972-0115 for additional information; TTY users’ route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Water and Wastewater Commission, please contact Blanca Madriz at Blanca.Madriz@austintexas.gov. 4. Recommend approval to execute and negotiate an agreement with Texas Gas Service (Texas …

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Item 10 # 22-3482 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with JKB Construction Company, LLC, for the Barton Hills Water & Wastewater Pipeline Renewal project in the amount of $4,824,374 plus a $482,438 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,306,812. (District 5) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 8.19% MBE and 1.24% WBE participation. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Lowest responsive bid of four bids received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Barton Hills Water & Wastewater Pipeline Renewal: Horseshoe Bend Area is part of the Renewing Austin Program. The Renewing Austin Program is an ongoing effort to replace and upgrade deteriorated and aging water mains with a documented history of multiple breaks, that are in poor condition, and that impact service delivery. In addition, the program coordinates and includes wastewater lines in poor condition and in need of replacement within the project area. This project consists of the replacement of existing water and wastewater mains located within the Barton Hills Horseshoe Bend area, on Barton Skyway, Barton Parkway, Arpdale Street, De Verne Street, Wilke Drive, and Airole Way. The water system renewal includes approximately 9,451 linear feet of 8-inch and 12-inch water mains along with service lines to individual properties and associated appurtenances. The wastewater system renewal includes approximately 515 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer lines, manholes, and service lines to individual properties. Item 10 # 22-3482 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Due to the potential for unknown subsurface conditions, a 10% contingency in funding has been included to allow for the expeditious processing of any change orders. A contingency is an additional amount of money added to the …

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Item 11 # 22-3407 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval for additional contingency for the construction contract with Cedar Hills Construction, LLC for the Southwest Allandale Neighborhood Water and Wastewater System Renewal in the amount of $635,456 for a total amount not to exceed $5,845,461. (District 10) MBE/WBE This request is for additional contingency only. MBE/WBE goals will be established if a change order is requested. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water. Purchasing Language: Original contract was awarded through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation process. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information: The Southwest Allandale Neighborhood Water and Wastewater System Renewal project is part of the Austin Water Renewing Austin Program. The Renewing Austin Program is an ongoing effort to replace, or upgrade deteriorated and aging water mains with a documented history of multiple breaks. These water mains are in poor condition and impact service delivery. In addition, the program coordinates and includes wastewater lines in poor condition and in need of replacement within the project area. Construction of this project began in May 2022. Due to unforeseen conditions beyond the contractor’s control, change orders to date have exhausted most of the original contingency. The wastewater portion of work is approximately 75% complete, but additional eight and 12-inch water mains, service lines to individual properties, manholes, and associated appurtenances are needed to complete the work. As a result of this, additional contingency is requested to fund the remaining work. This project is located within zip code 78731 (District 10). Cedar Hills Construction, LLC is located in Leander, Texas. Strategic Outcome(s): Health and Environment Item 11 # 22-3407 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 AUTHORIZATION HISTORY AMOUNT DATE DESCRIPTION $4,676,368.50 3/24/2022 $467,636.85 3/24/2022 $66,000.00 3/24/2022 (Council) – Construction contract with Cedar Hills Construction, LLC (Council) – 10% Contingency (Administrative Authority) $635,455.28 12/1/2022 Proposed (Council) – Construction Contingency $5,845,460.63 Total Contract Authorization CONTRACT HISTORY AMOUNT $4,676,368.50 $351,820.00 $111,627.00 DATE DESCRIPTION …

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Item 12 # 22-3409 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to negotiate and execute an amendment to the professional services agreement with Halff Associates, Inc., for engineering services for the Fallwell Lane Capital Renewal project in the amount of $5,000,000, for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,000,000. MBE/WBE This amendment will be awarded in compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program) and City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 29.57% DBE. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $500,000 is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water for local match against a total grant of $5,000,000. Purchasing Language: Original contract was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process. Prior Council Action: August 3, 2017 – Council approved a professional services agreement with Halff Associates, Inc. for the Fallwell Lane Capital Renewal Project for a total contract amount of $3,000,000. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information: On October 31, 2013, and again on October 30, 2015, flood waters severely damaged Fallwell Lane and threatened the raw water intake structure at Austin Energy’s substation, Sand Hill Electrical Center. Austin Water’s South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in the area east of SH130 also suffered serious damage. Onion Creek flood waters inundated low areas as they flowed into the Colorado River. Bank erosion was severe, and extensive restoration and stabilization are required. Temporary measures have been put in place to allow local traffic to utilize Fallwell Lane. A permanent solution to reconstruct or realign key access roads, retrofit water intake structures, and stabilize berms and channels to guard against flood overflows from Onion Creek are needed to protect critical City infrastructure from future flood events. Based on the Preliminary Engineering Report, a decision was made to separate the project into two phases. Phase A will realign Fallwell Lane, relocate and extend water lines, and protect the Colorado Riverbank from damaging the adjacent Fallwell Lane caused by Onion Creek overflows. Phase B will Item 12 # 22-3409 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 provide berms, levees, and floodwalls to protect critical …

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Item 13 # 22-3389 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval of an ordinance amending the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Public Works Department Operating Budget Special Revenue Fund (Ordinance No. 20220817-004) to accept and appropriate grant funds in an amount of up to $5,000,000.00 from the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Texas COVID-19 Pandemic (DR4485) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program administered through the Texas Department of Emergency Management; and amending the Public Works Department Capital Budget (Ordinance No. 20220817-004) to transfer in and appropriate up to $5,000,000.00 for the Fallwell Lane, Sand Hill Energy Center, and the South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Access and Flood Potential Mitigation project. Lead Department Public Works Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding in the amount of $500,000 is available in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital Budget of Austin Water for the local match against a total grant of $5,000,000. A fiscal note is attached. Prior Council Action: May 19, 2022 – Council authorized the grant application via Resolution No. 20220519-030. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information: On October 31, 2013, and again on October 30, 2015, flood waters severely damaged Fallwell Lane and threatened the raw water intake structure at Austin Energy’s substation, Sand Hill Electrical Center. Austin Water’s South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in the area east of SH130 also suffered serious damage. Onion Creek flood waters inundated low areas as they flowed into the Colorado River. Bank erosion was severe and extensive restoration and stabilization are required. Temporary measures have been put in place to allow local traffic to utilize Fallwell Lane. A permanent solution to reconstruct or realign key access roads, retrofit water intake structures, and stabilize berms and channels to guard against flood overflows from Onion Creek is needed to protect critical City infrastructure from future flood events. The City was selected to receive federal grant funding for a flood control project that will protect critical infrastructure through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program. This action also amends the Public Works Department capital budget by appropriating the one-time FEMA grant funds in the amount of up to $5,000,000.00. These funds will be used for the Fallwell Lane, Sand Hill Energy Center, …

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Item 14 # 22-3385 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance by Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2022A, in a principal amount not to exceed $5,900,000. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Environmental, Planning & Development Services, Kevin Critendon Fiscal Note This item has no anticipated fiscal impact. Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information: Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 2 (the “District”), a political subdivision of the State of Texas, was created under the laws of the State of Texas by House Bill No. 1756, Acts of the 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2011), codified as Chapter 8376, Texas Special District Local Laws Code (the “Enabling Legislation”), and operates under Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The Enabling Legislation became effective May 23, 2011, and created the District, subject to the consent of the City of Austin (the “City”) to the creation. The City consented to the creation of the District by Council action taken March 22, 2012 (the “Consent Ordinance”) and under the terms of the Consent Agreement among the City, the District, and Carma Easton LLC, a Texas limited liability company (the “Developer”) dated effective as of April 13, 2012 (the “Consent Agreement”). The City and the District entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement dated as of June 5, 2012 (as amended, the “SPA”), as authorized by Section 43.0751, Texas Local Government Code, which sets forth the terms and conditions of the City’s annexation of the land within the District and on which the District will continue to exist as a limited district, Pilot Knob Limited District No. 2 (the “Limited District”), in accordance with Section 43.0751, Texas Local Government Code, and the Enabling Legislation following the City’s full-purpose annexation of the land within the District as provided in Consent Agreement and the SPA. The District, which currently contains 557.187 acres of land, is located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City in southeast Travis County, Texas. The District is located approximately eight miles southeast of the City’s downtown, about 1 mile east of McKinney Falls Parkway, about a half mile west of U.S. Highway 183, and just west of FM 1625. …

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Item 15 # 22-3387 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance by Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3 of Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2022A, in the amount of $13,000,000. Lead Department Financial Services Department Fiscal Note This item has no fiscal impact. Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Environmental, Planning & Development Services, Kevin Critendon Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action: November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information: Pilot Knob Municipal Utility District No. 3 (“District”), a political subdivision of the State of Texas, was created under the laws of the State of Texas by House Bill No. 1758, Acts of the 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session (2011), codified as Chapter 8377, Texas Special District Local Laws Code (“Enabling Legislation”), and operates under Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code. The Enabling Legislation became effective May 25, 2011, and created the District, subject to the consent of the City of Austin (“City”). The City consented to the creation of the District by Council action taken March 22, 2012 (“Consent Ordinance”) and under the terms of the April 13, 2012 Consent Agreement among the City, the District, and Carma Easton LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Developer”). The City and the District entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement dated as of June 4, 2012 (“SPA”), as authorized by Section 43.0751, Texas Local Government Code. The SPA sets forth the terms and conditions of the City’s annexation of the land within the District and frames the terms by which the District will continue to exist as a limited district, Pilot Knob Limited District No. 3, following the City’s full-purpose annexation of the land within the District as provided in Consent Agreement and the SPA. The District, which currently contains 677.567 acres of land, is within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City in southeast Travis County, Texas. The District is approximately eight miles southeast of the City’s downtown, adjacent to the east side of McKinney Falls Parkway and approximately one mile west of U.S. Highway 183. An extension of William Cannon Drive, the initial phases of which are under construction, bisects the District in an east-west direction. Cottonmouth Creek traverses the District in a north-south direction. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is approximately four miles to the northeast …

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Item 16 # 22-3369 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval for Service Extension Request No. 5575 for wastewater service to a 0.62-acre tract located at 10802 D K Ranch Road within the Drinking Water Protection Zone, the City’s Limited Purpose Jurisdiction and Austin Water’s service area. Lead Department Austin Water Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Environmental, Planning & Development Services, Kevin Critendon Fiscal Note There is no anticipated fiscal impact. Prior Council Action October 14, 2021 - Karanam Subdivision (SER-5067) was approved by Council on a 10-0 vote Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action October 19, 2022 - Recommended by the Environmental Commission on a 9-0 vote. November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water and Wastewater Commission. Additional Backup Information The Karanam Subdivision project consists of approximately 0.62 acres of land located at 10802 D K Ranch Road (the “Property”). The Property is located entirely within the City of Austin’s (the “City”) Limited Purpose Jurisdiction, Impact Fee Boundary, Austin Water’s service area for wastewater, the Drinking Water Protection Zone, and the Bull Creek Watershed. A map of the property location is attached. Applicant: Guru Prasad Karanam (the “Owner”) is proposing to develop approximately two single-family homes. The Owner requested that the City provide wastewater utility service to the Property as proposed in Service Extension Request (SER) No. 5575. The Property is currently developed with an existing single-family home served by an on-site sewage facility (OSSF) and receives City of Austin retail water service. The Owner is proposing to subdivide the Property into two lots and will abandon the existing OSSF. Austin Water will provide retail water service to each proposed single-family home. City Code § 25-9-35 requires City Council approval for this SER because the Property is located within the Drinking Water Protection Zone and outside the City’s full-purpose corporate limits. The City will not cost participate on this project. City Council on October 14, 2021, approved SER-5067 for wastewater service to the Property; however, the previously approved SER expired since the Owner did not submit a development application within the 180-day expiration window (LDC 25-9-39). The proposed development under this current request is identical to the previous request. Item 16 # 22-3369 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Infrastructure Improvements: To serve the Property, the Owner will be required to construct approximately …

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Item 17 # 22-3442 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to negotiate and execute a cost participation agreement with Kor Real Estate Partners, LLC for the City to reimburse the developer for an amount not to exceed $4,680,000.00 for costs associated with the design and construction of an oversized water main and appurtenances related to Service Extension Request No. 5206 that will provide water service to a proposed mixed- use development located at 4400 E. SH 71. Lead Department Austin Water Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Environment, Planning and Development Services, Kevin Critendon Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital Budget of the Austin Water Utility Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Barkley Meadows project consists of approximately 43.91 acres of land located at 4400 E. SH 71 (the “Property”). The Property is located entirely within the City of Austin’s (the “City”) 2-Mile Extra- Territorial Jurisdiction, Impact Fee Boundary, Austin Water’s service area for water, the Desired Development Zone, and the Dry South and Onion Creek Watersheds. A map of the property location is attached. Kor Real Estate Partners, LLC (the “Applicant”) is proposing to develop approximately 450 multi- family units and approximately 165 single family residences. The Applicant requested that the City provide water utility service to the Property as proposed in Service Extension Request (SER) No. 5206. Austin Water will also provide retail wastewater service to the Property. In accordance with Chapter 25-9 of the City Code, the City has asked the Applicant to oversize the water main in order to serve additional properties within the Central water pressure zone consistent with the City’s long range planning goals for this area. If approved by City Council, the City will cost participate in this construction project only to the extent of the City’s proportionate share of the oversized main. The proposed oversized improvements include construction of approximately 11,755 feet of 24-inch water transmission main from the existing 24-inch water transmission main located in Ross Road, west along E. SH 71 to the subject tract, southwest through the subject tract, northwest towards SH 130, and then south-southwest along SH 130 to the existing 24-inch water transmission main located in Pearce Lane. The City will reimburse the Applicant for an …

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Item 2 # 22-3403 Water & Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with Matous Construction Ltd., for Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Gas Scrubber Systems Renewal project in the amount of $6,375,000 plus a $637,500 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $7,012,500. (District 1) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 6.09% MBE and 1.34% WBE participation. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Lowest responsive bid of two bids received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was originally built in 1977 and receives wastewater flow from Austin Water's wastewater collection system. Over the years, the treatment plant has undergone numerous improvements and upgrades to modernize treatment methods as well as expand treatment capacity to 75 million gallons per day (MGD). Treated plant effluent is discharged into the Colorado River. A portion of the treated effluent is used for non-potable water (NPW) on the plant site and supplies much of the City’s Reclaimed Water program including irrigation and cooling towers. This project is needed to improve safety in the chlorination and dechlorination buildings. Walnut Creek WWTP uses chlorine gas for disinfection and sulfur dioxide gas for dechlorination. The project consists of improvements to scrubbing and general ventilation at both the chlorination and dechlorination buildings. Improvements to the chlorine building include the replacement of the Item 2 # 22-3403 Water & Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 emergency chlorine gas scrubber, extending scrubbing to the chlorination room, and various other ventilation improvements. Improvements to the sulfur dioxide (dechlorination) building include adding a second blower to the existing sulfur dioxide scrubber and other ventilation improvements. The project also includes improvements to electrical …

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Item 3 # 22-3405 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with Matous Construction, Ltd., for the Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion project in the amount of $69,530,500 plus a $6,953,050 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $76,483,550. (District 1) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9A (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 9.16% MBE and 1.65% WBE participation. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Lowest responsive bid of two bids received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation process. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was constructed in 2004 and is rated at a 0.75 million gallons per day (MGD) capacity to serve Northeast Austin, including the Harris Branch, Gilleland Creek, and portions of Wilbarger Creek basins. Due to increased growth in the service area and more stringent regulatory requirements, the plant must be expanded and upgraded. This project will expand the plant from 0.75 MGD to 2.25 MGD and convert from a conventional treatment process to a biological nutrient removal treatment process to meet more stringent effluent requirements. The project includes a new headworks, additional aeration basins, new clarifiers, new pump stations, new filters, new ultraviolet disinfection, new sludge handling facilities, new odor control, a new administration building, and a new electrical building. Also included are major improvements to the existing treatment plant including improvements to the influent lift station, aeration basins, blowers, and pump stations. Item 3 # 22-3405 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 This item includes six allowances. The allowance of $555,500 will be used for the equipment for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) top end and control room. The allowance of $120,000 will be used for the security equipment. The …

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Item 4 # 22-3406 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to execute and negotiate an agreement with Texas Gas Service (Texas Gas), for the installation of a natural gas pipeline and service connection to the Rock Harbour Lift Station, in coordination with the Rock Harbour Lift Station Improvements project, in the amount of $100,991. (District 10) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded as a sole source as provided in Chapter 252 of the Texas Local Government Code and is exempt from City Code Chapter 2-9A Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language This is a sole source contract. Prior Council Action N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The requested action is for Council to authorize a contract with Texas Gas Service, which has been procured under authority of Section 252.022(a) (7) (C) of the Texas Local Government Code as a sole source procurement. As part of the Rock Harbour Lift Station Improvements project, a new permanent natural gas generator will be installed to mitigate risk from power outages and provide a back-up power source. To provide natural gas to this on-site generator, a new natural gas distribution pipeline and service connection is necessary. Texas Gas is the sole provider of natural gas in the area. The associated construction at the lift station, including installation of a new permanent natural gas generator, is underway as part of the Rock Harbour Lift Station Improvements project. The requested Agreement with Texas Gas will facilitate the construction of the natural gas lines to the Rock Harbour Lift Station. Approval of this Agreement will enable Austin Water to improve wastewater system resilience, mitigate risk associated with future emergency weather conditions, and provide electrical resiliency. Item 4 # 22-3406 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 This project is located within zip code 78726 (District 10). Strategic Outcome(s) Health and Environment

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Item 5 # 22-3424 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to execute and negotiate a professional services agreement with CDM Smith Inc., (staff recommendation) or one of the other qualified respondents for Request for Qualifications Solicitation No. CLMP340 to provide engineering services for the Upper Tannehill Stormwater Improvements & Wastewater Interceptor Phase 1 project in an amount not to exceed $3,500,000. (District 1, District 4) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded in compliance with City Code Chapter 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program) by meeting the goals with 15.80% MBE and 15.80% WBE participation. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water and the Watershed Protection Department Purchasing Language Staff recommendation is the most qualified firm out of three firms evaluated through the City’s qualification-based selection process. A complete solicitation package is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Watershed Protection Department has identified the Tannehill Branch Creek Watershed as a priority for water quality improvements. Projects implemented in this watershed will emphasize removal of nutrients and suspended solids and improved stream hydrology and riparian habitat. Existing impoundments at the Bartholomew District Park and Morris Williams Golf Course can be retrofitted to serve as regional stormwater control measures. Benefits provided by these proposed improvements include enhanced water quality treatment, baseflow restoration, erosion mitigation, and flood risk reduction. In addition, Austin Water has reviewed its existing infrastructure in the project area and determined that its existing Upper Tannehill interceptor merits replacement based on capacity and condition Item 5 # 22-3424 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 considerations. This existing interceptor, installed in 1959, consists of a 24-inch reinforced concrete pipe primarily located along the Tannehill Branch creek channel and overbanks. The existing interceptor needs to be upsized to meet the current and anticipated long-range capacity needs for this portion of the wastewater collection system. This contract will provide engineering services to design and implement regional stormwater control measures and replace aging wastewater infrastructure. The stormwater …

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Item 6 # 22-3475 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to negotiate and execute an amendment to the professional services agreement with CDM Smith, Inc., for additional construction phase engineering services for the North Austin Reservoir and Pump Station Improvements project in the amount of $797,079 for a total contract amount not to exceed $8,171,176. (District 7) MBE/WBE This amendment will be awarded in compliance with City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 18.38% MBE and 30.41% WBE. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water. Purchasing Language Original contract was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action May 23, 2013 - Council approved a professional services agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. June 23, 2016 - Council approved an amendment to the professional services agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. March 12, 2020 - Consent Agenda approved unanimously, 10-0 with CM Harper-Madison off the dais April 23, 2020 - Council approved an amendment to the professional services agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. for construction phase services Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission May 8, 2013 - Unanimously approved by the Water and Wastewater Commission on a 7-0 vote June 8, 2016 - Recommended by the Water and Wastewater Commission on a vote of 8-0 with Commissioner’s Kellough, Ho, and Fishbeck Maia absent Item 6 # 22-3475 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Additional Backup Information Originally constructed in 1913, the North Austin Reservoir located at 5802 North Lamar Blvd. is one of the oldest water facilities in Austin’s water distribution system. Over the years, the existing 10 million-gallon (MG) reservoir, the on-site pump station, and the booster pump station located across Koenig Ln. have undergone several renovations, including construction and overhaul of the pumping facilities. However, the reservoir, pump station, and booster pump station have exceeded their useful lives and require replacement. The construction contract to replace the North Austin Reservoir and …

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Item 7 # 22-3476 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to award and execute a construction contract with Posillico Civil, Inc., for the William Cannon Drive, Running Water Drive to McKinney Falls Parkway project in the amount of $21,366,910 plus a $3,205,036 contingency, for a total contract amount not to exceed $24,571,946. (District 2) MBE/WBE This contract will be awarded in compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program) by meeting the goals. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budgets of the Austin Transportation Department, Austin Water, and Public Works Department Purchasing Language Lowest responsive bid of four bids received through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation. Prior Council Action: N/A Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information As part of the Council approved 2016 Bond Corridor Construction Program (Resolution No. 20180426-028) being managed by the Corridor Program Office, this request is to award a construction contract for a corridor project on William Cannon Drive from Running Water Drive to McKinney Falls Parkway. This project is funded with 2016, 2018, and 2020 mobility bond funds, Austin Water Capital Budget funds, Watershed Protection Department Capital Budget funds, and a Capital Area Metropolitan Organization (CAMPO) grant. The project’s improvements include widening from a two-lane undivided urban roadway to a four- lane divided roadway, with the construction of sidewalks, shared use paths, a new bridge over Marble Creek, median reconstruction, traffic signal improvements, streetscape improvements, landscaping including trees and planting zones, safety and access management improvements, lane configuration changes, signage, pavement markings, curb and gutter, driveway reconstruction, street drainage improvements, water quality ponds, and water line relocations. Item 7 # 22-3476 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 The Austin Water portion of this project consists of the replacement of 272 linear feet of six-inch polyvinyl chloride pipe, 233 linear feet of 12-inch polyvinyl chloride pipe, 52 linear feet of 16-inch ductile iron pipe, 893 linear feet of 24-inch ductile iron pipe, and 1,219 linear feet of ductile iron pipe. The Watershed Protection Department’s portion of this project consists of improvements to an existing water quality pond. Due to the potential for unforeseen …

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Item 8 # 22-3477 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to negotiate and execute an amendment to the professional services agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for professional engineering services for the Northeast (Wild Horse Ranch) Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project in the amount of $6,523,883 for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,662,793. (District 1) MBE/WBE This amendment will be awarded in compliance with City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 6.29% MBE and 15.55% WBE. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Original contract was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process. Prior Council Action April 25, 2019 - Council approved an amendment to the professional services agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for the Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project August 17, 2017 - Council approved a professional services agreement with Carollo Engineers, Inc. for the Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Wild Horse Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was constructed in 2004 and has a rated capacity of 0.75 million gallons per day (MGD). The plant serves Northeast Austin, including the Harris Branch, Gilleland Creek, and portions of Wilbarger Creek basins. Due to increased growth in the service area and more stringent regulatory requirements, the plant must be expanded and upgraded. This project will expand the plant from 0.75 MGD to 2.25 MGD and convert from a conventional treatment process to a biological nutrient removal treatment process to meet more stringent effluent requirements. The project includes a new headworks, additional aeration basins, new clarifiers, new pump stations, new filters, new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, new sludge handling facilities, new odor control, a new administration building, and a new electrical building. Also included are major Item 8 # 22-3477 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 improvements to the existing treatment plant including improvements to the influent lift station, aeration basins, blowers, and pump stations. An amendment to the professional services agreement is required to move the project forward into construction phase. This amendment will authorize construction phase …

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Item 9 # 22-3478 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval to negotiate and execute an amendment to the professional services agreement with K. Friese & Associates, Inc. for engineering services for Design and Bid phases for the South and Northwest Area Lift Station Improvements in the amount of $550,395, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,197,395. (District 10) MBE/WBE This amendment will be awarded in compliance with City Code 2-9B (Minority Owned and Women Owned Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 7.02% MBE and 81.10% WBE. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Original contract was awarded through a qualifications-based selection process. A complete solicitation package, including a tabulation of the bids received, is available for viewing, is available for viewing on the City’s Financial Services, website, Austin Finance Online. Link: Solicitation Document. Prior Council Action July 29, 2021 - Council approved a professional services agreement amendment with K. Friese & Associates, Inc. for the South Area and Northwest Area Lift Station Improvements November 1, 2018 - Council approved a professional services agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. and K. Friese & Associates, Inc. for the South Area and Northwest Area Lift Station Improvements, respectively Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Four Points Center Lift Station is part of the Austin Water wastewater collection system consisting of more than 130 lift stations, 78 miles of force mains, and 2,900 miles of gravity lines. Lift stations convey wastewater from lower to higher elevation when the use of gravity conveyance will result in excessive excavation depths and high gravity line construction costs. The Four Points Center Lift Station is one of several Northwest Area Lift Stations that require engineering services for improvements. The lift station requires several upgrades to accommodate an increase in wastewater flows to the station due to population growth in the area. The upgrades will also increase the lift station’s capability to receive and pump solids from the Handcox Water Item 9 # 22-3478 Water &Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 8, 2022 Treatment Plant when needed, which improves system operational resiliency. Additional improvements include …

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Item 18 # 22-3562 Water & Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 Posting Language Recommend approval for an additional contingency for the construction contract with Pepper Lawson Waterworks, LLC for the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Filter Rehabilitation project in the amount of $252,180 for a total amount not to exceed $28,047,021. (District 1). MBE/WBE This contract was awarded in compliance with Chapter 2-9A of the City Code (Minority Owned and Women Business Enterprise Procurement Program). Current participation to date is 23.73% MBE and 1.37% WBE. Lead Department Financial Services Department Client Department Austin Water Assistant Director of Engineering Services, Shay Ralls Roalson Fiscal Note Funding is available in the Capital Budget of Austin Water Purchasing Language Original contract was awarded through a competitive Invitation for Bid solicitation process. Prior Council Action June 14, 2018 - Council awarded additional contingency for the construction contract with Pepper- Lawson Waterworks, LLC for the Walnut Creek WWTP Tertiary Filter Rehabilitation project January 26, 2017 - Council awarded a construction contract with Pepper Lawson Waterworks, LLC for the Walnut Creek WWTP Tertiary Filter Rehabilitation project Council Committee, Boards and Commission Action November 9, 2022 - To be reviewed by the Water & Wastewater Commission Additional Backup Information The Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) receives wastewater flow from Austin Water's wastewater collection system. The plant was originally built in 1977. Over the years, the treatment plant has undergone numerous improvements and upgrades to modernize treatment methods as well as to expand treatment capacity to 75 million gallons per day (MGD) with a two2- hour peak flow of 165 MGD. Treated plant effluent is discharged into the Colorado River. A portion of the treated effluent is used for non-potable water (NPW) on the plant site and supplies much of the City’s Reclaimed Water program. The tertiary filters at the Walnut Creek WWTP serve as the final step in the wastewater treatment process. Construction of this project began in March 2017 and is substantially complete. Due to unforeseen conditions associated with rehabilitating an existing facility, change orders to date have Item 18 # 22-3562 Water & Wastewater Commission: November 9, 2022 Council: December 1, 2022 exhausted all available contingency. Additional contingency of approximately 1% of the contract amount is requested due to the unanticipated need to replace certain valves and controls in the filter piping gallery to improve the reliability of the …

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Construction Contracting Update Shay Ralls Roalson, PE | November 9, 2022  Recent Bidding Results  Wild Horse WWTP Expansion Bid Analysis Agenda  Upcoming Bids  Large Facilities IDIQ  Alternative Delivery 1 Construction Contracts City of Austin Bidding Process  Outreach events to communicate upcoming projects  Four- to six-week advertisement  Adjust bid dates to avoid “competing with ourselves” • Coordination with SAWS and Houston  Non-mandatory pre-bids, where possible  For single bid contracts, move forward if • Contractor meets qualifications • Project cannot be rescoped 3 • For projects with low pre-bid attendance, contact bidders and consider extending solicitation Construction Contracts Engineers’ Opinions of Probable Construction Cost  Developed on the basis of vendor quotes, installation factors, and recent bids  Prepared at preliminary engineering and design milestones (30%, 60%, 90%)  Updated at 100% and at advertisement  Contingencies represent “work not included elsewhere” • Reduce as design detail increases  Difficult to adjust to rapidly changing bid climates  Review high bids and single bids • Make recommendation whether to proceed 4 AW Project Bids May 2021 – Sept 2022  34 bid openings, including 3 re-bids  25 projects with multiple bids  5 projects with one bid • 3 rejected  4 projects with no bids 5 Multiple Bids Single Bid No Bid 10 8 6 4 2 0 y c n e u q e r F 0 1 3 Number of Bids Received per Contract 4 5 2 6 Low Bids vs Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Construction Cost (OPCC)  30 project bids received • 12 below OPCC • 18 above OPCC  5 single bids • 2 accepted • 3 rejected  All accepted bids combined • OPCC = $319M • Accepted bids = $319M 1 Single bids accepted Single bids rejected Single Bids Rejected Path Forward  Davis WTP Raw Water Hydraulic and Energy Efficiency Improvements • Single bid, 2.4x OPCC • Repackage and bid with other upcoming work at the WTP  SAR WWTP Elevated Tank Rehabilitation and Improvements • Single bid, 2.2x OPCC • Split into two projects, one for site work and one for tank recoating  East Parke Subdivision Phase 1 Lift Station (Development Project SER) • Single bid, 2.0x OPCC • Non-compliant bid, preparing to re-bid 7 No-Bid Projects Re-Bid Results Project OPCC Low Bid Re-bid Outcome Zilker Water and Wastewater Pipeline …

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