News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Safety Survey Results Presentations

National Safety Council

A big thank you to the 262 employees that completed the safety perception survey in April! This was the highest turnout we have ever had. The National Safety Council is currently reviewing, tallying, and analyzing our surveys and will have results for us ...

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Employee News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

MSA Backhoe Bowling Event Winners!

Backhoe Bowling Competition

The 16th annual MSA Backhoe Bowling event was held at Peterson Cat San Leandro on Thursday, May 17. It was a great day full of food, fun, and friendly competition. With over 100 participants and 20 different organizations represented, the event showcased ...

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Employee News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Town Hall Meetings coming soon-ish!

Town Hall Meetings

SAVE THE DATE(S): The Town Halls Meetings that were scheduled for June will now be on July 10 and July 12. Locations TBD in July.

Employee News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Kids Discovery Day at the District

Kids Discovery Day at the District

The District is pleased to bring back “Take Your Child to Work Day” now called, “Kids Discovery Day at the District”.  The event is being planned for Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ch...

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Employee News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Modernizing Your Water System

Contra Costa Canal Modernization Studies

Our Contra Costa Canal was built more than 80 years ago, when the area was mostly farm fields and orchards. We are studying how to modernize this critical conveyance facility to safely and reliably deliver water for the next 100 years. #InfrastructureWeek

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Bike to Work Day!

Bike to Work Day 2018

The District participated in this year’s “24th Annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day,” on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Employees who biked to work were treated you to a healthy lunch and a goody bag!

Thank you to all the Bike to Work Da...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Contra Costa Water District turns 82!

News Article 1936

On May 5, 1936, voters agreed to form Contra Costa County Water District with a vote of 8,932 to 1,068. The District was officially incorporated on May 9, making this the 82nd year the District has been serving its communities and customers.

Read more about the District’s history here. Employee News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Staff Recognition

High Five

Check out the latest Department Managers Meeting Notes to see who was recognized, appreciated, and thanked for going the extra mile!

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

LVE Prop. 1 Application Update

LV Expansion Logo

We received an update to the California Water Commission’s staff evaluation of the Prop. 1 application for expanding Los Vaqueros. The update means LVE is tied as one of the highest ranked storage projects in the state! This is excellent news fo...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

New Employee Tour

New Employee Tour

Welcome new employees! A group of new employees had the opportunity to hear brief presentations from several departments and tour CCWD facilities. Thank you to all the employees who presented and provided tours, and a special thanks to Michelle Hulsey for...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 23, 2018

Senate Committee Approves Water Infrastructure Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on May 22 approved bi-partisan legislation authorizing funding for a variety of water programs. The bill, S 2800, is titled America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, and includes funding...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

House Committee Approves Water Resources Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the Water Resources and Development Act of 2018, HR 8, on May 23. This bipartisan bill authorizes over $2.5 billion for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and passed...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Opponents of Delta tunnels deserve their day in court

It’s one thing to streamline environmental reviews for a major project, which happened for the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. It’s entirely another to dismiss any environmental lawsuits and prevent others from being filed.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

NASA launches next generation of satellites to track world’s water

For 15 years, two NASA satellites revealed an unprecedented picture of movements in water around the Earth, tracking ice sheets melting, glaciers retreating, oceans rising and groundwater declining as humans drain aquifers.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Congress learning to padlock courthouse door

The high-ranking lawmaker who wants to block judicial review of a massive California water tunnels project calls his maneuver something close to standard operating procedure.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminants

Soaring numbers of water systems around the country are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals widely used in items that include non-stick pans and firefighting foam, regulators and scientists said Tuesday.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Water Supply Allocation Increases Slightly for State Water Contractors

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased the State Water Project (SWP) allocation for 2018 to 35 percent – up slightly from the 30 percent allocation announced in April.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Price tag for better tasting water in the South Bay just increased by $50 million

The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s water treatment plant in Los Gatos is nearing the mid-point of a massive modernization project that should result in better tasting water — and more of it.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Five Things to Know About Water Bonds on Upcoming California Ballots

California voters will be confronted with two multibillion-dollar propositions this year dealing with water, one on the June 5 ballot and another on the November 6 ballot. While the bond measures overlap somewhat, they also have important differences.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Delta road signs slated for an upgrade

Navigating through the Delta region on two or four wheels can be daunting to the novice. Unless a well-prepared traveler knows exactly what they are looking for, they can easily miss some of the true gems available in the region.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Proposition 68: Will voters approve $4.1 billion for parks and water projects?

The last time California voters passed a statewide ballot measure to provide funding for parks, beaches, wildlife and forests, it was 2006. Since then, California’s population has grown from 36 million to 39.5 million...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

A Washington bomb set to go off in California's delta tunnels water war

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) inserted a rider into an Interior Department appropriations bill that would exempt from all judicial review the intensely contested Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta twin tunnels project.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Trump administration names former oil spokesman who led “lock her up” chants against Hillary Clinton

Stoker will lead the U.S. EPA Region 9 office, which is based in San Francisco. The office oversees a wide variety of subjects, from air pollution fines against oil refineries to drinking water issues and wetlands permits for developers in California...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Newsom most likely to stand up for our region in water fight

California’s governor is important not just here, but across the nation and even around the world, so it matters whom we choose to lead our great state. At the risk of sounding irredeemably self-centered, it matters even more here...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

California moves closer to crafting specific water caps for urban districts

California cities and towns may find themselves on a water budget in the next decade under a pair of bills approved Thursday by the legislature. The measures follow Gov. Jerry Brown's call to make water conservation a permanent way of life...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Innovative Water Storage Projects Aid Wildlife, Salmon and Fishing Jobs

Environmental and fisheries groups have often opposed water storage projects. But two proposed projects in California have earned their backing...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Why a bill before Congress is such a big threat to the Delta

If you care about the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta or protecting California water rights, you should be very alarmed by something that just happened 3,000 miles away in the halls of Congress.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Administrative Hearing Office Proposed for State Water Resources Control Board

With the release of California’s budget trailer bill came proposed new legislation on Friday that would add an Administrative Hearing Office within the State Water Resources Control Board. If passed, the newly formed Administrative Hearing Office...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

California WaterFix Implementation Prompts Organizational Adjustments at DWR

California WaterFix marked several key milestones last year and in recent months, including the completion of the State's environmental review process, productive collaboration on cost allocation among the State Water Contractors, and...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

California voters might send $127 million to Lake Tahoe

California voters could approve spending $127 million for projects at Lake Tahoe in a series of ballot measures this year. The Tahoe money would be just a small part of two bond measures that would total $13 billion, including $492 million in spending...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Facing Climate and Water Pressures, Farmers Return to Age-Old Practice

Just 5 percent of California farmers use cover cropping, but that’s likely to increase as researchers work to quantify the amount of water that can be saved by the practice and its benefit for river ecosystems.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

The Yuba Accord: A Model for Water Management

Last week a diverse group of stakeholders celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Lower Yuba River Accord—a historic agreement to improve conditions for the river’s endangered fishes, maintain water supplies for cities and farms, and reduce conflict...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Governor Brown addresses ACWA conference, emphasizes that now is the time to get things done

Governor Jerry Brown addressed attendees of the ACWA Spring Conference in a surprise appearance.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

November Water Bond Promises $8.7 Billion Towards Securing California’s Future

California voters are being presented with two upcoming water bond propositions in the June and November elections. In June, Prop 68 will present voters with a $4 billion Parks and Water Bond, and in November the Water Supply and Water Quality bond...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Can an uneasy truce hold off another water rebellion on California's northern border?

The last time water was this scarce in the Klamath Basin, a rugged agricultural area straddling the California-Oregon border, farmers clashed with U.S. marshals and opened locked canal gates with blowtorches so they could irrigate.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

May is "Water Awareness" Month

As we head into the dry summer months in California, the month of May is a time to show our appreciation for the water that fuels our economy and sustains our ecosystems. Rain or shine, Californians always need to use their water wisely.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

6 charts from new report show how much California’s climate has already changed

Warmer days — and nights. Rising sea levels. Less water available in summer. A report released Wednesday by state officials says climate change is affecting California’s ecosystem already in ways great and small.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown warns that delta tunnels project could be jeopardized if momentum is not maintained

Gov. Jerry Brown warned local water agency officials throughout California on Thursday that unless the delta tunnels project gets needed state and federal permits soon and continues advancing, the major infrastructure project may not happen...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Precipitation whiplash and climate change threaten California’s freshwater

Imagine the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains as a giant reservoir providing water for 23 million people throughout California. During droughts, this snow reserve shrinks, affecting water availability in the state.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: Aquafornia

The news clip service of the Water Education Foundation. It posts all water news pertaining to California and the watersheds it depends on, including the Colorado River basin

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: 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

OTHER WATER NEWS SOURCES: Maven's Notebook

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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