The Lomita City Council approved the Professional Services Agreement with Dudek to update the City’s Water Master Plan and Hydraulic Model during the Council Meeting on July 6, 2021. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for engineering consulting services was posted to the City’s website for three weeks and directly sent to consulting firms with extensive experience.
The six-month project officially kicked off on July 20. Dudek will perform a system-wide evaluation to forecast future system supply and demand requirements, develop a capital improvement plan, prepare the hydraulic model, and prepare the Water Master Plan Report.
To ensure water rates reflect accurate cost estimates, the City Council unanimously decided on June 1, 2021 to accept the recommendation of the Water Subcommittee to postpone consideration of any water rate adjustments until the Water Master Plan update is completed.
“Our water system is our City’s biggest investment, and this update to our Water Master Plan will give us a roadmap for future improvements, and will also ensure our residents have a clear picture of the improvements we are continuing to make,” said Mayor Mark Waronek.
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