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• Menlo Park Lawn Be Gone Program Good For Another $80,000 in Rebates - "Contra Costa Times" 9/3/2015
• Las Vegas' Unveils New Sexy Water Saving Campaign - "Contra Costa Times" 9/2/2015
• Reporters Win Award For Drought Reporting - "Contra Costa Times" 9/2/2015
• Palo Alto Rolls Out Water Rate Increase, Drought Surcharge - "Contra Costa Times" 9/2/2015
• Neighbors Fill Buckets, Pray For Rain - "San Francisco Chronicle" 9/1/2015
• Some Verdi (near Reno) Water Contaminated By E.Coli - "San Francisco Chronicle" 9/1/2015
• Meeting Set on Plan to Provide Reliable Water Supplies to Danville, San Ramon - "Contra Costa Times" 9/1/2015
• Some Services Back, But More San Quentin Prisoners Have Disease - "San Francisco Chronicle" 9/1/2015
• California's Doing Great on Water Conservation -- But Only Above Ground - "San Francisco Chronicle" 8/31/2015
• Time for a New Water Bond? Draft Legislation Being Floated - "Sacramento Bee" 8/31/2015
• California Drought State And Bay Area Readies For El Nino - "Contra Costa Times" 8/31/2015
• Martinez Water Treatment Plant To Get Seismic Upgrade - "Contra Costa Times" 8/31/2015
• Six San Quentin Inmates Ill From Legionaire's Disease - "Contra Costa Times" 8/31/2015
• Automated Sprinkler System Knows When It's Raining - "Contra Costa Times" 8/31/2015
• A Future of Dams: Floodgates Open to Add Barriers to Drought - "San Francisco Chronicle" 8/31/2015
• OTHER WATER NEWS CLIP SOURCES - Maven's Notebook - "-" 12/22/2014
• OTHER WATER NEWS CLIP SOURCES - Brown and Caldwell Water News - "-" 12/22/2014
• OTHER WATER NEWS CLIP SOURCES - AquaFornia (Water Education Foundation) - "-" 12/22/2014
Both Safety Clocks Turned Back To Zero After Sprain From Valve Turning


An employee strained his shoulder yesterday while turning a stuck meter valve.

This injury turned back both safety clocks after a pretty remarkable run of injury-free work at CCWD.

The District had gone without a lost tine injury for 128 days, dating back to April. In addition, the recordable injury time clock was up to 47 days.

It was only the second lost-time injury of the year.

The record without a "lost time" injury is 149 days, set in August, 2014

The record without a "recordable" injury is 110 days, set in June 2011.

Earl Levingston Helps Victim, Earns Safety Spot


While on his water tending route, Earl Levingston called 911 to help a woman who was beaten by a male on the Delta De Anza trail near Ambrose Park. Earl's actions earned him a Safety Star.

The officers took the male suspect into custody. Earl gave the authorities his statement before completing his route.

Read more about Spot Award Recipients.


We're 'Fishin' for Volunteers & Special Needs Kids For CAST Day


We're looking for volunteer anglers and special needs kids to participate in our Seventh Annual C.A.S.T. for KIDS Day at Los Vaqueros.

CCWD has again teamed up with C.A.S.T. For Kids, a non-profit organization that provides one-day fishing and boating events for children with special needs accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The day is open to families served by CCWD and is free of charge with lunch and beginners’ fishing equipment included. The event is Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Los Vaqueros Marina.

Space is limited and participants must pre-register. For more information and registration materials, contact Gina Oltman at goltman@ccwater.com or Ext. 8307.

Here's more info.

Three New Cats In The Yard


O&M employees at District Center were introduced Friday to three new Cat C4.4 ACERT backhoes.

A representative from Cat showed employees the ins and outs of the new machines, such as regular maintenance procedures and operation.

The District has 13 backhoes, and some of them are more than 13-years-old and need to be replaced.

The diesel engines in the new Cats provide quieter operation while delivering superior performance, efficiency and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission standards.

The excavator-style boom is built for optimum performance and durability. Its curved design provides added clearance when digging over obstacles or loading trucks. The narrow boom enhances the viewing area to the bucket and the trench throughout the operating range.

The ergonomic, automotive style operator station helps to work comfortably and productively all day long. Features include:
• Adjustable air suspension seat
• Excellent visibility over the hood
• Easy-to-read gauge cluster
• Ample legroom
• Automatic Engine Speed Control to conserve fuel
• Storage compartments for tools and belongings.

New Employee Website To Debut Next Week


A revamped employee website will debut next week that will give employees improved access on pads and even smart phones.

The new www.ccwd-staff.com is totally redesigned, and will have all the information and resources of the old site, will be laid out in a more compelling format.

The aim of the site is to improve navigation for employees, and make it easier to manage.

Initially, the site will be viewable to the public, as is the current site, but will eventually be password-protected for employees only.

The new site will also have a classified section, that will give employees an opportunity to buy and sell items to fellow employees, and an employee directory with phone numbers that will enhance the experience of using the site on smart phones.

The site is still under development, but you can take a sneak peak here.

If you have any questions, please call Jim Freschi at Ext. 8175

Your Chance to Give Blood During Concord Safety & Wellness Fair


On September 24, from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (at the Concord Safety & Wellness Fair in the Maintenance Lunch Room), the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive.

If you are interested in donating blood, please schedule an appointment. (You should avoid heavy lifting for a few hours after donating. Please get approval from your supervisor before donating).

We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Sooner or later, nearly all of us will face a time in which we will need blood.

To schedule your appointment, please log on to http://www.redcrossblood.org, enter the Sponsor Code: WATER
or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Donors are needed every day.
Don't wait to help save a life.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.

Had a Flat Tire at District Center? Take a Moment To Fill Out This Form


There have been a number of flat tire incidents in and around the parking lot at 1331 Concord Avenue in the month of August.

Due to the number of such reports, the District will be investigating the root cause(s) of these issues, and assisting with appropriate next steps.

If you have experienced a flat tire on either your own, or a District-owned, vehicle, please click on the following link to complete a brief online report:

Flat Tire Report

All reports will be followed up on individually.

Contact Jerry Johnson at Ext. 8126 for more information.

Biometric Screening Kicks Off
CCWD Wellness Points Program


The2015 Biometric Screening on Sept. 3 and 10 will kick off the District's Annual Wellness Points Program.

The Wellness Points program rewards employees who attend various District wellness-sponsored programs throughout the year.

By earning points throughout the year, employees will be able to earn prizes.

But the only way you can participate in the points program is to take part in Biometric screening.

Antioch Service Center
Thursday, Sept. 3
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Maintenance Shop
Thursday, Sept. 10
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Donna Cortes at Ext. 8037


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Health & Safety Manual

Family Preparedness Resource Guide

CCWD Company Store

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More info on RANS

BDCP Resource

CCWD Board of Directors

CCWD Publications Online

Mission Statement

CCWD Code of Regulations

Administrative Procedures


Authority Matrix

Department Managers' Meeting Archive

2015 Holiday Schedule

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CCWD Calendar
September 3
Biometric Screening at Antioch Service Center
Screenings include: Cholesterol HDL (good cholesterol Glucose Blood Pressure Weight and Body Mass Index Antioch Service Center 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

September 5
Dragons, Damsels & Giants of Los Vaqueros
Learn all about insects at Los Vaqueros, and hunt for them in a lagoon at LV. Starts at 10 at the Interpretive Center.

September 7
Labor Day Holiday
CCWD Offices Closed

September 10
Biometric Screening at Concord Maintenance Shop
Screenings include: Cholesterol HDL (good cholesterol Glucose Blood Pressure Weight and Body Mass Index Concord Maintenance Shop 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

September 12
Girl Scout Program - Naturalist Badge
If you know a Girl Scout, tell her about this great way to earn a naturalist badge at LV. Starts at 10 a.m. at the John Muir Interpretive Center.

September 15
Town Hall Meeting At District Center
Town Hall meetings will again be held at the Maintenance Shop at 2:30 p.m. in the Concord Maintenance Shop Safety first: Please do not walk through the Corp Yard. Bring your key card (or find a friend who has one) and use the O&M Building front entrance.

September 16
Town Hall Meeting at Antioch Service Center
Starts at 2:30 p.m. in the lunch room.

September 22
Safety and Wellness Fair At Antioch Service Center
Buffet Lunch At Noon

September 24
Safety and Wellness Fair at District Center
Buffet Lunch at Noon.

September 25
CCWD Public Outreach Tour
The public can see how we get their water to them.

September 26
Just Batty!
Bring the family for this evening of discovery with Naturalist Cat Taylor. Starts at 6 p.m. at the John Muir Interpretive Center.

September 27
Stargazing at Los Vaqueros
Stargazing Sunday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Kellogg Creek Picnic Area. In September, there will be a total lunar eclipse in progress as the moon rises and the sun goes down, and the moon will gradually reveal itself as the evening wears on. Call Ext 8010 for more information.

October 2
CCWD Public Outreach Tour
The public can see how their water gets to them.

October 17
Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run
This will be the eighth running of this fun event. 5ki, 10K, Half-Marathon and a "Spider Scramble."



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