After hearing how much was budgeted for the lab costs for Signing Hills and Cordillera Ranch I thought we might be able to get a better price and cut some costs. Here some proposed costs and savings of changing labs. I don't know how the money works as far as how we pay the GBRA lab so my numbers might be off a bit. The sample costs for GBRA are off the website. Attached are the quotes I got with the costs for the two sets of samples for PCS lab.
Budgeted cost - $12,000 per year
Samples required : BOD, TSS, Ammonia and TSS (Mix ...view middle of the document...
Total Weekly Savings of actual cost = $44.00 or 31%
Yearly Savings of actual sample cost = $2,288.00
Singing Hills ( I assume the same amount would be budgeted for Johnson Ranch also since they will need the same samples permit)
Proposed Budgeted cost - $15,000 per year
Samples required : BOD, TSS, Ammonia, Phosphorus and TSS (Mix Liquor)
Existing using GBRA Lab
Cost of samples off of GBRA Website = $139.00 per week
Shipping cost - average of $35.00 per week
Total cost weekly = $174.00 X 52 weeks = $9,048.00
Proposed using PCS Lab
Actual cost of samples - $97.00 per week X 52 weeks = $5,044.00 Yearly Cost
Shipping cost - $30 per week*
Total cost weekly = $127.00 X 52 weeks = $6,604.00
Total Weekly Savings of actual sample cost = $47.00 or 27%
Yearly Savings of actual sample cost = $2,444.00
I just wanted to give us an option on the lab costs and I have a pretty good relationship with Chuck and his employees at PCS. In the end the choice is not mine and I just saw an area that we might be overpaying for the services that we get.
*Since PCS is in Universal City I or David Spivey could drop the sample off on our way home. The cost is just one hour of overtime. It would have to be worked out if we go this way if we just would take off an hour early or just be able to charge an hour of overtime.