News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month

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As a reminder about how to prepare for emergencies, see the National Preparedness Month 2019 Flyer (PDF) for employees.

For more information, check out our Emergency Response webpage.

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Employee News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

CCWD employee receives local Leadership in Sustainability Award

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Chris Dundon, our Water Efficiency Supervisor, is one of this year’s Sustainable Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Award recipients. He is being celebrated for his outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, econom...

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Employee News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Open Enrollment

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Starting September 9 through October 4 is your opportunity to enroll, change, or cancel certain benefits for 2020 at the District.

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

Did you know CCWD has a company store online?

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Shop for workwear and promotional products that you can have embroidered with the CCWD logo. What better way to show your CCWD pride!

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Safety and Wellness Fairs!

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Meet with vendors, enjoy a BBQ lunch, win prizes, take part in a skills competition & much more! Save the dates: Tuesday, September 24 at the Antioch Service Center and Thursday, September 26 at the Concord Corp Yard.

Employee News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fishing Day for Kids with Special Needs

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On Saturday, October 5, we're hosting the annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) event at the Los Vaqueros Marina. It’s a free event that pairs students with special needs and their families with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Congratulations, Chuck Gehrke!

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Senior Customer Service Representative, Chuck Gehrke, was awarded Employee of the Quarter! He's a long tenured employee who provides unmatched customer service when interacting face-to-face with treated water customers. Way to go, Chuck!

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News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

ACWA Delivers Recommendations for Water Resilience Portfolio

ACWA recommends four guiding principles that support local and regional water management, an “all of the above” approach, partnership/collaboration and the implementation of recently enacted laws.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

California State Senate Confirms Two Appointees to State Water Resources Control Board

Sean Maguire was appointed late last year by former Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. prior to Gov. Brown’s departure from office. Laurel Firestone was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this year.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Why California needs another water bond in 2020

The California Legislature is currently considering several proposals to put a $4 billion bond measure on a 2020 ballot for safe drinking water, drought preparation, wildfire prevention, and climate resilience.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Newark volunteers go door-to-door in city’s lead crisis to get everyone registered for new water lin

A city-wide volunteer effort began in Newark this weekend to help sign up thousands of residents to have their corroding lead service lines replaced in what is expected to be a massive, multi-year project.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

After a year, safe drinking water is flowing again at Detroit schools

More than 500 water hydration stations have been installed at every district school, providing what officials say is a safer alternative because the stations come with a built-in filter that purifies the water of any lead or copper.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Transparency certificate of excellence awarded to Contra Costa WD

The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

August Delta Conveyance Update

The Department of Water Resources is continuing to work on the environmental planning and permitting to modernize State Water Project infrastructure in the Delta.

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Funds Authorized by State Water Board

With the infusion of the newly authorized funds, the State Water Board will be able to comprehensively address the full array of issues that prevent water systems from providing safe and affordable drinking water.

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

A California Dream: Less Plastic in the Ocean

The latest PPIC environment survey found that three in four Californians (77%) say the condition of the ocean and beaches is very important to the state’s future economy and quality of life. A growing concern is microplastics.

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

EBMUD readies for next major quake by replacing aging pipes

Aware of its aging infrastructure, EBMUD began its pipeline rebuild project in 2015, replacing 10 miles of pipes a year. Last year and this year, the utility will replace 17.5 miles and will ramp up to 20 miles for fiscal year 2021.

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Five Delta Businesses Fined For Allegedly Violating Clean Water Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements Tuesday with five waterfront operations along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta over allegations they violated the Clean Water Act. Two of the facilities are in Contra Costa County.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Water Education Foundation: Aquafornia

Aquafornia is a news aggregator that covers California water news from both traditional and non-traditional news sources, presenting the many sides and views of the water picture, with the goal of fostering an understanding of various positions.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Brown and Caldwell: Water News

BC Water News combs the nation’s newspapers, magazines, research publications, and more to bring you the most timely, informative, and relevant information about the water industry.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Maven's Notebook: California water, verbatim

An independent website on California water that features both original news as well as content curated from a variety of internet resources.

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