Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1054    Version: 1 Name: PW/PRM - Rainbow Lagoon Pump Replacement Project D1
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc., of Charlotte, NC, for the purchase of submersible fill pumps for the Rainbow Lagoon Facility, in an amount of $145,242, with a 10 percent contingency in the amount of $14,524, for a total contract amount not to exceed $159,766, for a period of one year. (District 1)
Sponsors: Public Works, Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 090622-C-12sr&att, 2. RES-22-0154.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and any necessary documents including any necessary subsequent amendments, with Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc., of Charlotte, NC, for the purchase of submersible fill pumps for the Rainbow Lagoon Facility, in an amount of $145,242, with a 10 percent contingency in the amount of $14,524, for a total contract amount not to exceed $159,766, for a period of one year. (District 1)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc. (Xylem), for furnishing and delivering submersible fill pumps for the Rainbow Lagoon Pumps Replacement Project (Project).

The Rainbow Lagoon (Lagoon) is a 5.5 acre manmade saltwater lagoon that is located in what is now filled tide lands, where subtidal and intertidal habitat historically were present. The Lagoon was constructed between the late 1960’s early and 1970’s when Shoreline Drive and the Convention Center complex was originally built. The Lagoon is a unique recreational amenity and serves as functioning marine habitat for fish and wildlife and is regulated by the California Coastal Commission under CDP #5-91-193. The City of Long Beach (City) is obligated to maintain, protect, and preserve the lagoon as a functioning marine habitat under its Coastal Development Permit.

The Lagoon sits at a higher elevation than the adjacent Rainbow Harbor. Water replenishment and tidal exchange is manually conducted through the raising and lowering of weirs and the activation of fill pumps that allow the replenishment and exchange of seawater between the lagoon and Rainbow harbor (i.e. water is pulled in via pumps). It is environmentally and regulatorily recognized that fresh seawater and tidal exchange is critical for an ecologically balanced and healthy waterbody, regardless of whether this is done manually through mechanical pumps or naturally through streams, inlets, or sloughs....

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