News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2018

Food Drive Donations & Volunteer Nights

Food Bank

Support those in need this holiday season by donating to or volunteering at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Donation bins are located at all District work sites. All donations due Thursday, December 13! Call ext. 8002 for more information. Prefe...

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Employee News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Toy Drive

holiday toy drive

Support those in need this holiday season by donating new, wrapped toys to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department for their toy drive. Donation bins are located at all District work sites. All donations due Thursday, December 13! Call ext. 8002 for ...

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Employee News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Coat Drive Results

One Warm Coat

CCWD employees donated a total of 39 coats to One Warm Coat this year. Thank you to everyone who donated. What a great way to give the gift of warmth this holiday season!

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill from 11:30am-1pm.

Employee News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating

Did you know that Americans gain about one to two pounds during the holidays? While this doesn’t sound so dramatic, research shows it adds up over the years. Luckily, there are ways to avoid holiday weight gain.

Learn tips! Employee News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

New Wellness Program

CCWD-Wellness-Program

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 22, 2018

New Employee Tour

New Employee Tour - Oct. 2018

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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Employee News
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?

Submit your photos here. Employee News
Posted on: October 23, 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: October 8, 2018

Safety and Wellness Fair Photos

2018 Safety Wellness Fair (38)

The annual Safety & Wellness Fairs were held on September 24 in Antioch and September 27 in Concord. The tacos were tasty, the churros yummy, but most importantly, the celebration of safety was oh so sweet!

Check out photos from the events... Employee News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Happy California Water Professionals Week!

Watershed Office with Steve Welch

This week, we highlighted the work you do through social media and a public tour of Bollman. Also, to say thank you and acknowledge the hard work you do, management delivered cookies to every job site. Keep up the great work and go team water!

Employee News
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Employee of the Quarter!

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Congratulations to our Employee of the Quarter, Christina Cullins! As the O&M Admin Analyst, she has processes in place to streamline annual budgeting, helps facilitate business cases for purchases, and is responsive in a timely manner.

Employee News

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Cal Water Fix workshop at the Delta Stewardship Council (Full Coverage)

Cal Water Fix workshop at the Delta Stewardship Council ends with Chair Fiorini suggesting the Department of Water Resources withdraw consistency determination.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

As He Steps Aside, Tim Quinn Talks About 'Adversarialists,' Collaboration and Hope

The eternally optimistic Quinn preaches collaboration, compromise and understanding as the keys toward achieving practical and durable solutions to the tough, complex water issues California faces.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

The Opportunity at Hand on Putting a Bay-Delta Solution in Place

The dialogue underway on voluntary settlement agreements over Bay-Delta water flow requirements offers the greatest potential yet on achieving the coequal goals of a reliable water supply and enhanced ecosystem health.

Additional Info... In the News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

CPUC Announces Protections For Utility Customers Affected By Wildfires

People affected by the devastating wildfires around the state are entitled to an array of consumer protections concerning their electricity, water and telephone bills, according to the California Public Utilities Commission.

Additional Info... In the News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

DWR and State Water Board Release Primer on 2018 Water Conservation and Drought Planning Legislation

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have released a final version of their summary document on the water conservation bills made into law in 2018.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

CDC Releases Latest U.S. Legionnaires’ Disease Data

Legionnaires’ disease, a pneumonia-like illness, is the deadliest waterborne disease in the United States, killing about one in eleven people it sickens. Most reported cases came from the Great Lakes states and the mid-Atlantic region.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Water in California

The federal government and the state of California seem to love suing each other, and have done so dozens of times in the past two years without causing anyone much damage. But the President is now threatening to sue the state over control of water.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Camp Fire: Oroville Dam officials keep close watch on approaching blaze

DWR employees, with the help of firefighting crews, were cutting brush and watering down landscapes around Lake Oroville to prevent the 117,000-acre blaze from damaging the reservoir’s infrastructure, including the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

PPIC Report: California’s Water

Managing water remains one of the great challenges for California. Population growth, a shifting climate, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressure on the state’s water supply. New policies are needed to address these challenges.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Voters rejected Proposition 3. Where now on water?

California voters have rejected Proposition 3, the $8.9 billion water bond, sending a message to politicians. But what is that message? Maybe the message is that it’s time to look for a different approach.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Marin Municipal Water District taps new manager

The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Bennett Horenstein, a longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official, to become its new general manager.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Organizations and Legislators respond to State Water Board decision to delay vote

Last week was certainly an active week for California water. On Wednesday, the State Water Board decided to delay their vote on San Joaquin River flow objectives after receiving a letter from Governor Brown and Governor-elect Newsom.

Additional Info... In the News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Prop. 3: California water projects bond measure goes down to defeat

Prop. 3 — backed by state water agencies, farming organizations, social justice advocates and environmentalists, but not the Sierra Club — lost by 52 to 48 percent, a difference of 320,000 votes out of nearly 7 million ballots cast.

Additional Info... In the News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Brown, Newsom wade in to delay plan to withhold water from cities, farms

A river restoration plan that would restrict the water supplies of California cities and farms, including San Francisco, was put on hold Wednesday after Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom joined Gov. Jerry Brown in requesting more time for negotiations...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Achieving Conservation through Pricing

Although the District is not specifically mentioned in this AWWA CA NV article, we participated in the study. The results from this study helped inform the Board's direction to keep uniform rates. Read the article here...

Learn about the District's involvement.

In the News
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.

Additional Info... In the News
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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