Monday, November 6, 2017

October Water Demands

October water demands continued to drop with the cooling weather, but were significantly higher than in any years since the drought began.

Now is a good time to turn off your automatic lawn sprinklers for the winter.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day- Saturday, October 28

Bring unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal this Saturday, October 28 from 10am-2pm at the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

Last October, Americans turned in 365 tons (over 731,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,178 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its thirteen previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8 million pounds—more than 4,000 tons—of pills.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Proper medication disposal will keep medications out of California waters. 

No questions asked at drop-off. Acceptable items include capsules, pills, and any solid forms of prescription medication. It is recommended that you remove personal information and put pills in a sealed ziploc bag. 
Drop-off locations on Saturday, October 28 from 10am-2pm:
-Alameda County District Attorney, East County Hall of Justice, 5151 Gleason, Dublin
-Dublin Police Services, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin
-San Ramon Police Department, 2401 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon

You may also drop off anytime to the Pleasanton Police Department, 4833 Bernal Avenue. They have a collection box in their lobby.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Water Quality

Consumer Confidence Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report, also known as an annual drinking water quality report, to their customers. These reports provide Americans information about their local drinking water quality summarizing information regarding source water, detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information.

The stated purpose is to improve public heath protection by providing educational material to allow consumers to make educated decisions regarding any potential health risks pertaining to the quality, treatment, and management of their drinking water supply.

In Zone 7's annual water-quality report, you will find specific data about regulated and unregulated contaminants. You will also learn more about where your water comes from, what Zone 7 does to monitor its quality, and how it manages the water supply and protects its quality. "All water supplied during 2016 met the regulatory standards set by the State and federal governments and, in almost all cases, the quality was significantly better than required."

2016 Consumer Confidence Report

Your retailer also provides an annual report on water quality:

DSRSD 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Livermore Annual Water Quality Report 2016

Cal Water-Livermore 2016 Water Quality Report

Pleasanton 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Water Inventory and Demand Update

This report summarizes Zone 7's water supply, usage and storage conditions as of the end of July 2017.
In the third quarter of 2017 (July through September 2017), Zone 7 supplied a total of 5,300 AF to its customers, and placed another 7,100 AF into storage. In July, Zone 7's offsite groundwater bank storage increased to 92,900 AF. By the end of the month, there were 242,000 AF in the local groundwater basin, of which 116,000 AF are considered operational storage (i.e. above historical low), and 6,000 AF of local runoff in Lake Del Valle.
Conservation in July 2017 was about 15% relative to July 2013 demands.

For complete report, please see link below...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Zone 7's 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from Zone 7 was recently published.
It can be found at the link below:

Zone 7 2015 Annual Report

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Urban Water Management Plan

Urban Water Management Plan

As an urban water provider, Zone 7 prepares an Urban Water Management Plan aimed at analyzing and planning for a reliable water supply over a 20-year planning horizon considering normal, dry and multiple dry years.

As required under Section 10642 et seq. of the California Water Code, this is to notify the public that at its meeting to begin at 7 p.m. on March 16, 2016, the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors plans to conduct a public hearing on, and consider adoption of, the Agency’s draft Urban Water Management Plan. The hearing will be held at Zone 7 Administrative Offices, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore.

A copy of the Draft Urban Water Management Plan will be available for public review by 5 pm on February 4, 2016 at the Zone 7 Water Agency office at 100 North Canyons Parkway in Livermore, on the website,, and at the following local libraries:

Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave., Livermore

Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton

Alameda County Public Library in Dublin, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

comment will be welcome at the hearing and you are encouraged to comment before then, if possible, by contacting Amparo Flores at If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact Boni Brewer, Communications Specialist, at (925) 454-5015.

The Draft can be found at Zone 7's website here.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments but I would encourage you to submit formal written comments.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rebates and Freebies!

Zone 7 offers rebates for water-efficient lawn conversion, weather based irrigation controllers, high-efficiency toilets, and high-efficiency washing machines.

For more information, please visit...

Your retailer also has rebates and freebies! Find out more at the links below.



Cal Water Livermore: