Posted on: September 20, 2017

CCWD Looking For Volunteers, Participants for CAST Day at LV Oct 21

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9/20 We're looking for volunteers & participants for our annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) Day which pairs anglers with special needs kids for a fun day of fishing and a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Los Vaqueros Marina.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Backhoe Skills Competition Returns For Health & Safety Fairs

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9/19 The backhoe skills competition returns to both Health and Safety Fairs coming up Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Antioch and Thursday, Sept. 28 in Concord in the Maintenance Shop. In addition, there will be a taco bar and fresh hot churros!

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Pat McConnell Earns Safety STAR For Helping Driver Who Crashed into Canal

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9/19 Pat McConnell earned the District's top safety award, the STAR, for assisting a driver whose car crashed into the Contra Costa Canal in Antioch. It's only the ninth STAR Award the District has presented this year

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

District Safety Committee Discusses Silica & Using Light to Turn Weeds Into Dust

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9/19 The District's Safety Committee discussed increased silica training, and a new process that would use light to turn weeds into dust in the Contra Costa Canal. The committee also looked at ways to improve access for the canal sled.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

'Stepped Up In A Way That's Admirable': John Parsons Named Employee of Quarter

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Interim Manager of Health and Safety John Parsons was named Employee of the Quarter today for doing an excellent job up while Sarah Bogner has been away on leave.GM Jerry Brown said at the District's Town Hall that Parsons "stepped up in a way that's...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Thinking of a Change in Your Health Plan? Open Enrollment is Underway, Ends Oct. 6

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9/11 Open enrollment, where you can make changes in your medical plans, add or drop dependents, even enroll or make changes in Commuter Checks continues through Oct. 6.

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

WaterXchange Offers Social-Media Like Platform for Water Industry

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Over the past year, Brown and Caldwell Consulting Engineers, along with staff from CCWD and 30 other public agencies (founding member subscribers), have developed a social media type web-based platform named WaterXchange. WaterXchange was specifically cre...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Chest Injury at The Traveling Screen Resets Recordable Clock Back After 44 Days

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9/12 An employee injured his chest at the traveling screen near Clyde Friday after slipping on a stainless steel trough while carrying tools. The employee did not need to miss work. This reset the recordable injury clock after 44 days.

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Take A Look At These Impressive Photos of Los Vaqueros Wildlife

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9/11 Photographer Steve Goodall had hiked on Los Vaqueros' trails, without a lot of success. He decided to try his luck on a boat, and the results are simply amazing. "Every time I turned around, there was something to shoot," he said.

Take a look at some of his shots... Employee News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Get Access To Office 365 Through This Link

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9/1 Many employees have already switched to Office 365. To access your account remotely, click on the link below and follow the directions.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Blood Drive Will Be Part of District Center Health & Safety Fair

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8/16 The Sept. 28 Health and Safety Fair at District Center will include a blood drive. Signup at the link below. Click "Locate A Blood Drive" and enter sponsor code: ccwaterdistrict. Have questions? Call John Parsons or Maria Baritell.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

John Parsons Temporarily Replaces Sarah Bogner As Manager of Health & Safety

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5/22 John Parsons has temporarily replaced Manager of Health and Safety Sarah Bogner while she is out on maternity leave. He can be reached at Sarah's phone numbers. Cell: (925) 525-2632 or office: (925) 688-8185.

More info on contacting John...... Employee News

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Stop This Huge Carbon Emissions Polluter: Delta Island Farming

9/22 EB Times Sometimes the solution to a problem is staring us in the face. But we develop perspectives that blind us from seeing it.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Fetal Deaths Rose 58% After Flint Switched to Lead Poisoned Water

9/22 SF Chron Fetal deaths rose and fertility rates dropped after Flint, Michigan switched to lead-poisoned water.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Delta Tunnels Project Gets Backing From Tri-Valley Water Agency

9/22 EB Times One day after the largest water district in America pulled out of a $17 billion state project to build twin tunnels under the Delta, a water supplier for 220,000 Alameda County residents supported the plan.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

California Hits Gatorade In Court For 'Anti-Water' Videogame

9/22 SF Chron Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

River Otter Feasting on Fish in Contra Costa Canal

9/21 Claycord A river otter was spotted in the Contra Costa Canal on Tuesday.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Sierra Passes Closed Due To Snowfall

9/21 SF Chron Caltrans reports that several mountain passes in the Central Sierra south of Tahoe are closed Thursday morning due to snow. Highway 80 westbound is also closed due to a deadly car crash.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Now Gov. Jerry Brown Threatens To Force Us To Pay For Delta Tunnels?

9/21 EB Times Westlands Water District’s 7-1 vote against helping to pay for Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels project Tuesday should be the death knell for an awful idea that will squander billions.

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

New Fight In California Water Wars: How to Update An Old System

9/21 SF Gate In California's water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the state needs a serious upgrade.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Big Setback for Gov. Brown's Twin Tunnels Project

9/20 SF Chron California’s biggest agricultural water supplier said Tuesday that it’s not ready to spend money on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed delta tunnels plan, a decision that could threaten the future of the $17 billion project.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

$17 Billlion Delta Tunnels Plan In Trouble After Key Water Agency Backs Out

9/20 EB Times In a major and potentially fatal setback to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two huge tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, America’s largest irrigation district voted Tuesday to pull out of the project.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

State Deems Lafayette Dam Seismically Unstable

9/20 Lamorinda Weekly California released new assessments of its statewide dams, including the 22 owned by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. All of the EBMUD dams were given a "satisfactory", except for one: the Lafayette Reservoir.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Alameda United During Alameda Point Water Alert

9/20 EB Times At the end of last week, the city of Alameda was able to report some good news after days of concern for the 268 homes and more than 60 businesses that were affected by the temporary contamination of drinkable water at Alameda Point.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

California Lawmakers Approved $4 Billion Ballot Measure For Park and Water Projects

9/19 EB Times State lawmakers working with Gov. Jerry Brown approved a sweeping measure to provide $4.1 billion in new funding for parks and water projects — everything from building trails to expanding beaches to constructing new city parks.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Man Accused of Swinging Golf Club At Water Meter Readers

9/19 SF Chron A Louisiana man is charged with aggravated assault after deputies say he wielded a golf club while chasing two people who were reading water meters.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Gov. Brown's Grand Water-Tunnel Plan Runs Into Money Uncertainty

9/19 SF Chron Just months after Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shore up California’s water system with two giant tunnels won key approval from regulators, the $17 billion project is running into potential financial problems.

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Man Rescued From Car In East Bay Canal

9/18 EB Times Firefighters rescued a man from a partially submerged car that had crashed into the Contra Costa Canal Friday morning.

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Alameda Point Water Deemed Safe To Drink

9/18 SF Gate Residents and visitors to Alameda Point can again safely drink and use the tap water, officials announced Friday night.

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Millions of Californians On Hook For Water Plan

<9/18> SF Gate Millions of Californians could be compelled to pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build two tunnels to ferry water to central and Southern California, under newly disclosed plans to shore up funding for the project.

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Oroville Dam: What Exactly Will Be Done By Nov. 1

9/18 EB Times Repairs to the Oroville Dam spillway are on track for the Nov. 1 deadline, state Department of Water Resources representatives say, but work will be far from over then.

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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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