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Resolution No. 93- 4 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE Crr' COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />URGING THE METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA <br />TO EXPEDITE ACTION TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY <br />KI' THE SAN JOAQUIN RESERVOIR <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach depends on a viable, high quality <br />. water supply for its citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach is dependent upon the Metropolitan <br />Water District of Southern California (MWD) for 100 percent of the City's water <br />supply; and <br />• <br />WHEREAS, MWD operates the San Joaquin Reservoir for regulatory and <br />emergency storage needs in order to continuously provide a water supply to the <br />City; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach is especially dependent upon the San <br />Joaquin Reservoir for emergency water supply, such as in the event of a major <br />earthquake or other natural disaster; and <br />WHEREAS, San Joaquin Reservoir must now be frequently closed due to <br />water quality problems related to new standards and regulations; and <br />WHEREAS, these closures have a significant impact on the overall reliability <br />of the City's water supply; and <br />WHEREAS, San Joaquin Reservoir's current open surface configuration will <br />likely make it impossible for its operators to meet future state and federal quality <br />standards which are expected to be even more stringent: and <br />WHEREAS, many of the alternatives to correct and improve the water <br />quality problems and deficiencies are very expensive; and <br />WHEREAS, the residents and businesses of Newport Beach demand a <br />reliable water supply and fiscal responsibility from their water purveyors: <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of <br />Newport Beach urges the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of <br />Southern California to resolve this situation by: <br />Moving expeditiously to correct and improve the water quality <br />problems at the San Joaquin Reservoir, <br />2. To do so in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible, <br />3. To consider the needs of the 400,000 water consumers who rely <br />directly on this water storage and supply facility, <br />4. To select the alternative which will benefit the most water customers <br />at the least cost. <br />