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Presented and Adopted: April 2, 2004
Subject: Proposal to Adopt Policy on the Replacement of Lead Service Lines
The Board of Directors, (the "Board") of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, (the "Authority") at its meeting on April 2, 2004, upon consideration of a non joint use matter decided by a vote of _____ () in favor and ______ () opposed, to take the following action with respect to a proposed policy on the replacement of lead service lines.
WHEREAS, the Customer and Community, Services Committee on March 22, 2004, recommended that the Board establish a policy on replacement of lead service lines; and
WHEREAS, these recommendations were considered on March 24, 2004, by the Environmental Quality and Operations Committee and on March 25, 2004, by the Finance and Budget Committee and by the Retail Rates Committee; and
WHEREAS, the Retail Rates Committee has recommended that the Board adopt a policy promptly, with the benefit of public participation through oral and written comments, and that the policy address City-owned service lines within the public space, for which the Authority has responsibility under current law, while recognizing also the importance of the service line on the homeowner's side of the property line.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1) The Board of Directors proposes to adopt the following policy:
2) The Board of Directors directs the General Manager and the Secretary of the Board to:
3) The Board of Directors plans to reach a decision on a lead line removal policy that is consistent with the Board's financial policies during June, 2004.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:
The Board of Directors hereby authorizes the General Manager to seek public comment on the text of the proposed policy and authorizes the General Manager to take all steps necessary to carry out the intentions expressed in this resolution.
This resolution is effective immediately.
Secretary to the Board of Directors
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