Office Temporarily Relocated
(Updated 6/28/22) The North Marin Water District (District) has temporarily relocated offices while an upgraded Administration and Laboratory building is being constructed. The temporary office is located at 100 Wood Hollow, Suite 300 and will be open to the public initially by appointment only. We can be reached during normal business hours , Monday through Friday (8am to 5pm), at 415-897-4133.
The District’s Administration and Laboratory Upgrade project consists of a new water quality laboratory building addition and the renovation of the existing Administration building. The existing building is over 56 years old and many recognized industry standards, including the American National Standards Institute, establish the useful life of a public building at 50 years. The current water quality laboratory hasn’t been substantially updated since the mid-1970’s. The project scope includes necessary ADA accessibility improvements to the building entrances and interior spaces as well as exterior path of travel for employees and visitors from the parking areas to the building entrances. The new building will have energy efficient heating and cooling systems and a fire alarm and fire sprinkler system, a critical safety feature that the current building lacks. The project will provide a new central location and technological improvements to the District “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)” systems that will allow Operations staff to monitor the status water distribution system, including pump stations and tank levels.
As a cost control strategy, three alternate bid items are included in the project Construction Documents: 1) Landscaping and Irrigation; 2) Pavement improvements at the entrance and service driveways; and 3) an emergency back-up generator. The construction was awarded to D.L. Falk Construction of Hayward in the amount of $11,614,000 which was under the construction cost estimate of $12,866,000. The landscaping and irrigation alternate was also awarded in the amount of $96,000. District staff are separately working on the extension of the existing recycled water distribution system in Redwood Boulevard into Rush Creek Place, which would better facilitate new landscape irrigation. District staff are also coordinating with the City of Novato on a future paving project for Rush Creek Place; and the District has been approved to submit a grant application for the back-up generator.