KPMG Audit of Watershed - April 2009
KPMG Watershed Operations Audit
Released April 2009
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We contracted with KPMG to conduct this performance review of the Department of Watershed Management. The City Council passed resolution 08-R-1014 May 19, 2008, requesting the audit in conjunction with considering the department’s proposed water and sewer rate increases.
Findings and recommendations include the following:
- Analysis of assumptions underlying Watershed’s rate model suggests that the four-year plan the department proposed in April 2008 would likely generate revenue beyond what the department needs to fund operations, meet bond requirements, and meet its consent decree obligations.
- Several aspects of the department’s $4.1 billion capital program, notably construction management, generally appear to be effective.
- With its $7.2 million enQuesta implementation and $35 million meter replacement project nearing completion, Watershed continues to rely on estimated water use for billing.
- The department’s water loss, last estimated in 2007, is high.
- The department’s accounts receivable (A/R) balance increased from $71.8 million as of July 30,
2008, to $81.0 million as of November 30, 2008.
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