With reservoirs rising from December storms, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) boosted its early-season estimate of next year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply from 20 to 45 percent of most requests.

Dublin San Ramon Services District decided to close its residential recycled water fill station during a major construction project at its water recycling plant to avoid public safety hazards and traffic congestion.

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) will close its recycled water fill station in downtown Dublin at the end of September. A larger fill station, located at the district’s water recycling facility in Pleasanton, will remain open with expanded hours.

Staff from water wholesaler Zone 7 Water Agency and the Tri-Valley’s four water retailers have agreed to maintain a voluntary 10 percent conservation target to continue to promote wise water use.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors voted unanimously at its meeting last week to lift mandatory limits on water use and end the local drought emergency that has been in effect since February 2014. The board declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage and adopted a 10 per…

Zone 7 Water Agency has officially terminated its drought state of emergency, but has gone on record as urging water customers to voluntarily save water at a rate 10 percent lower than the baseline year of 2013-14.

The Pleasanton City Council last week voted to authorize installation of a new automated water metering infrastructure throughout Pleasanton for all residential and commercial users. The vote was unanimous.

The California State Water Resources Control Board has scrapped its policy of setting percentage goals for all water agencies in the state to conserve water. It has been replaced with a standard by which urban water suppliers must ensure they can provide at least a three-year water supply.

Starting June 1 through September 30, 2016, Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) will operate a second residential recycled water fill station, located at the City of Dublin’s Public Safety Complex at 6363 Clark Avenue in Dublin. DSRSD offers the free recycled water to homeowners in or…

The Dublin San Ramon Services District’s (DSRSD) Residential Recycled Water Fill Station is now open three days a week, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The fill station is located at 7399 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton.

Valley officials have agreed to take the next step toward utilizing reverse osmosis (RO) treated wastewater to enhance the Valley's drinking water supply.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients from 10 percent of requests for the calendar year, as announced in December, to 15 percent.

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Zone 7 Water Agency is polishing up its Water Supply Evaluation report in preparation for a roll-out to the public in February.

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Zone 7 Water Agency directors have raised water rates with a package that will include 13 percent boosts every year for three years on the water rates charged to the Valley's four water retailers.

The possibility of televising Zone 7 Water Agency regular board meetings has been examined by the administrative committee. The committee did not provide any clear recommendation for the full board, which is slated to discuss the issue at its regular meeting Oct. 21.

The progress of Pleasanton's purple pipes project is right on schedule after having completed a major milestone with the installation the backbone of the piping system to deliver recycled water to the Ken Mercer Sports Park.

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Livermore is offering a forum on how you personally can reduce water usage. It will cover these topics:

A new Zone 7 water rate structure study announced last month now has specific numbers. They could mean a potential water rate increase of 33 percent for calendar year 2016, instead of the previous 3 percent.

The City of Pleasanton will act as the lead agency in determining the public's acceptance of the use of recycled water for indirect potable water reuse (IDPR).

The East Bay Leadership Council in collaboration with the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is holding a free Water Summit on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 8:15 to 10:00 am at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.

Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) is circulating a draft “Water Supply, Storage, Conveyance, Quality, and Conservation Policy” (Water Supply and Conservation Policy) for public comment. Based on a 156-page “Long-term Alternative Water Supply Study,” the policy establishes a blueprin…

Pleasanton residents continued to express exceptionally high levels of satisfaction with the local quality of life, city services, and sense of public safety. However, drought and water issues, and quick growth were found to be top concerns.

The California Department of Water Resources is offering rebates to homeowners who conserve water by switching to low-flow toilets or installing lawns that are low in water consumption.

Studying a possible Reverse Osmosis (RO) water project to treat recycled wastewater has been endorsed enthusiastically by the Valley Water Policy Roundtable. In addition, the group supports mounting a public relations campaign to promote its acceptance by Valley residents.

With a Valleywide water conservation effort of 46 percent in June, compared to the same month in 2013, the Valley may lead or be near leading the state in water conservation efforts.

With the drought and its dramatic water conservation figures reducing revenue for Zone 7 Water Agency, the Valley's water wholesaler has hired a consultant to examine long-range economic planning, which may affect future water rates.

In a gesture meant to show that it means business, the State of California threatened to fine Byron Bethany Irrigation District $1.5 million for allegedly diverting water in violation of new conservation regulations put in place last month.

California Water Service (Cal Water) will begin sending information to customers this week regarding its recent application to the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to increase rates in 2017 through 2019. This proposal is required every three years by the Commission, the in…

The state and federal water projects have released a joint "partially recirculated" draft environmental impact report (EIR) for public comment on revisions to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for a Delta fix project that still includes twin tunnels to move water past polluted, salty Delta water.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing to use a Sunol gravel quarry as a water recapture pit as part of environmental mitigation for its Calaveras Dam expansion project.

The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) opened a second residential recycled water fill station, located at the City of Dublin’s Public Safety Complex, at 6363 Clark Avenue in Dublin. DSRSD offers the free recycled water to homeowners to help keep their landscaping alive during the drought.

Zone 7 Water Agency directors have approved a plan designed to keep nitrates from reaching harmful concentrations in the underground water basin.

New California yards and commercial landscaping would use far less water under the rules of a model landscape ordinance updated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) at the direction of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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California Water Service (Cal Water) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, to educate its Livermore customers on state-mandated water use regulations and a range of conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use and meet the State’s reduct…

California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced that he will scale back plans for the amount of wetlands and wildlife habitat restoration that has been part of the state's proposed major plan to fix the Delta.

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California Water Service (Cal Water) will host a family-friendly festival at its Customer Center, located at 195 South N Street in Livermore, on Wednesday, May 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. to celebrate National Water Awareness Month.

The City of Dublin will host a Bay-Friendly Gardening and Water Conservation Workshop on Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at Dublin City Hall. This free workshop, being held as part of the City’s “Dublin Pride Week” celebration, will include a demonstration of lawn conversion, and …