Groundwater Public Meeting July 9th
The East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group is preparing a Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan) and seeks input on the first two sections of the document. The East Contra Costa Groundwater Subbasin is a medium priority subbasin, as determined by the State, and requires preparation of a Plan under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Sections 1 and 2 of the Draft Plan discuss the purpose of the Plan, the sustainability goal, the planning area, current and historical water and land uses, and information on groundwater wells in the East Contra Costa Groundwater Subbasin. You may comment on the document without attending the meeting. Sections 1 and 2 are found at the link below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the document. Comments are due on July 20, 2020.
Link to document and other information: http://tinyurl.com/ECCGSP-1
To hear more about the Plan, an online public meeting will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. You may register to attend here: http://tinyurl.com/ECCGSP-mtg1
District Office to Remain Closed -
Due to the extremely important nature of providing drinking water to our customers, we must keep all of our employees as protected as possible. This means our office is closed to the public at least through June 30, 2020. We encourage all of our customers to use our online bill payment solutions. You may also reach us via phone or email. Behind the scenes it is business as usual for us.
Fiscal Year 2020/21 Budget Approved -
At the District's May 27th Board of Director's meeting, the Board unanimously approved the staff recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2020/21. The budget represents a conservative and flexible approach that continues to implement the District's Vision: To be a valued community resource that continues to evolve and enriches the lives of those that we serve.
Initial Chapters of Groundwater Sustainability Plan -
The East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group is seeking input on Chapters 1 and 2 of a Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan). Comments are due June 1, 2020. The Plan is required under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Additional chapters will be released on a quarterly basis throughout 2020.
In announcing the release of the draft chapters, Diablo Water District is happy to be one of the agencies participating in this process. Developing a sustainability plan is an important step in meeting the requirements of SGMA to halt overdraft and support a healthy groundwater basin. We are confident we will be able to achieve the state’s goals well before the 2042 deadline.
Chapter 1 of the plan provides background information including the purpose of the plan and the sustainability goal. Chapter 1 also includes more about the East Contra Costa agencies that will manage the plan implementation. Chapter 2 outlines the planning area and the data that is being used to prepare the plan. It also considers water and land use related topics including current and historic uses and the General Plans guiding land use. Another element is a description of economically disadvantaged areas with in the subbasin. The last section of the chapter describes county wells, permitting and well protection.
For additional SGMA inquiries, to provide more detailed comments, or to be included on the email list, please contact email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Local Health Officer Shelter in Place order the District office will be closed at least through May 3rd.
We encourage our customers to mail payments, use the drop box outside the office (left of front door), sign up for online payment, or call us to process a payment via credit card.
Pay by phone: 925-625-3798
Diablo Water District office is closed to public until further notice. However, the March 25th Board meeting will be conducted via conference call and the public is welcome to join. Conference call information is on the Agenda (http://diablowater.org/aboutus/meetings/).
Due to the recent health order by the Contra Costa Health Officer all non-essential businesses are closing.
There will be no impact to the operations of the Water District or the safety of the water; however, we will be closing our office to limit public interactions. We encourage all customers to correspond with us via our website (www.diablowater.org), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (925) 625-3798.