News Flash

Posted on: January 7, 2019

Packing your lunch saves you time, money, and calories!

Pack Your Lunch

The Wellness Program invites you to participate in a challenge to pack your lunch from home (and eat it) every day for two weeks!

Here are some benefits of packing your lunch:

  • It’s healthier! You eat about 200 calories less when you pack your lunch than eat...
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Employee News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

New EAP Provider in 2019

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This is a friendly reminder that our Employee Assistance Program provider changed as of Jan. 1, 2019.

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Luncheon

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The Holiday Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the year and show appreciation for each employee's dedication and hard work over the past year. Thank you everyone for a great year!

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Employee of the Quarter

2018 Holiday Luncheon (26)

Congratulations to Deion Gonsalves for being awarded Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2018!

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Employee of the Year

2018 Holiday Luncheon (27)

Congratulations to Maria Baritell for being awarded Employee of the Year for 2018!

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Team of the Year

2018 Holiday Luncheon (25)

Congratulations to the LVE Prop 1 Funding Team for winning Team of the Year for 2018! The team includes fourteen employees from various departments.

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

The Highway 4 and Balfour Road Interchange Project is now complete!

Balfour Road After

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday to mark the completion of the project. Thanks to all the employees involved in the early efforts to reduce the overall project cost by $18 million, by suggesting an alternative solution to relocating our LV pipeli...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

District Participates in STEM Mentoring Event

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On November 29, Director of Engineering Rachel Murphy participated in the Girls Lead the Way STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summit, which was presented by Chevron in partnership with the Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Contra Costa Tr...

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Employee News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

New Wellness Program

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We are excited to announce a new Wellness Program dedicated to encourage employees’ personal and professional productivity, and physical and mental well being. This new program is intended to promote a work site culture that inspires employees’ goals...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Employee Sightings

Bald Eagle at Mallard

Check out this Bald Eagle spotted by Jill Suitos-Novak at Mallard Reservoir. Thanks for sharing, Jill! Do you have on the job photos you'd like to share with everyone on the Employee Website?

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News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

What happens if PG&E goes bankrupt?

The utility is potentially facing billions of dollars in damages as state authorities investigate PG&E equipment as a possible cause of the Camp Fire. Bankruptcy could affect wildfire victims seeking damages...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Shared interest in universal safe drinking water

Public health is every society’s and every drinking water system’s most fundamental objective. The prosperity and existence of civilizations rest on drinking water being safe, available and affordable.

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Governor Newsom Appoints Natural Resources and Labor Secretaries, Senior Advisors, and Communication

Governor Gavin Newsom today [Friday] announced the appointment of his California Natural Resources Agency Secretary and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary, and senior advisors and members of the communications team...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

DeSaulnier And Feinstein Introduce Legislation To Upgrade Contra Costa’s Water Infrastructure

“This is commonsense legislation to facilitate much-needed safety improvements to the Contra Costa Canal,” said Senator Feinstein. “Transferring the title will help save lives and modernize the Contra Costa Canal system.”

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Congressman reintroduces bill to establish ‘Delta Heritage Area’

A National Heritage Area designation would authorize $10 million in federal funding over 15 years to provide matching grants to local governments, historical societies, and community nonprofit organizations throughout the Delta.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

ACWA Comments on Gov. Gavin Newsom's Proposed Tax on Drinking Water

“ACWA wants to work with Gov. Newsom, his administration, the Legislature and other stakeholders on a funding solution that does not impose a statewide water tax.”

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Gavin Newsom budget calls for drinking water tax to help poor communities

Tackling what promises to be a controversial issue, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a tax on drinking water Thursday to help disadvantaged communities clean up contaminated water systems.

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

San Francisco sues state over potentially drastic water reductions

City officials contend the State Water Resources Control Board is overreaching with a new, sweeping plan to restore California’s depleted river system by limiting draws on such water supplies as San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite.

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

California’s Future: Water

Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional differences in water availability and demand. California’s “water grid...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Newsom inherits a ‘whole bunch of headaches’ despite last-minute water deals by Brown

As his term as governor drew to a close last month, Jerry Brown brokered a historic agreement among farms and cities to surrender billions of gallons of water to help ailing fish species. He also made two big water deals with the Trump administration...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Five Years in the Making: California is One Step Closer to a Comprehensive Update to the CEQA Guidel

While a number of the amendments to the Guidelines simply codify the implementation of CEQA as currently required by case law, many of the changes will significantly alter the application of CEQA to future projects.

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

California Water Board Outlines $606M Bill Assistance Program

California’s proposal, prompted by legislation passed in 2015 but also informed by its landmark human-right-to-water law from 2012, aims to bridge the gap between utility resources and customer needs.

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Opinion: State should use science to determine Delta water flows

Fully developed and analyzed voluntary agreements that protect public health and the environment should be encouraged. Faced with proposals that were anything but, the board did the right thing in not delaying further.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Climate change effects on the State Water Project and Central Valley Project

From the California Water Commission: The latest climate change assessments show reduced Delta exports and carryover storage due to climate change likely by mid-century.

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Early Winter Storms Produce Sierra Snow, But Water Content Remains Below Average

“The last few years have shown how variable California’s climate truly is and what a profound impact climate change has on our water resources,” said DWR Director Karla Nemeth.

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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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