January 2022
District Moving Forward with Seismic Retrofits

This past year, the District completed a Risk and Resiliency Assessment of our assets. One of the projects identified was to evaluate and perform engineering, design, and retrofit work to reinforce our water reservoirs in case of an earthquake. These seismic retrofits begin with a planning and feasibility study (summer/fall 2021) by District engineers.  

Earlier this month, concrete core samples were taken from the foundation of the District's 5 million gallon - R2 Reservoir, located off Neroly Road. These samples will allow engineers to best evaluate the foundation structure of the reservoir in order to replicate and reinforce the original design. This sampling concludes the first phase of this project and assists the engineers in moving into the final design and construction phase for this project that will start this summer.

Continuing to look at the needs of your water District now and beyond remains a top priority and an integral part of maintaining the high-quality and reliable water supply that our community counts on.
Drought and Water Supply Conditions

The December rain was a welcomed sight, but it will take more than a few storms to reverse the current drought. The State Water Resources Control Board responded to the water supply situation and continued disruptions from the inconsistent weather conditions with the release of an Emergency Water Use Regulation in hopes of boosting drought resilience across the State.
Most of the standards released in this regulation are already addressed in the District’s current regulations. Some additional items added to the water-waste prohibitions were in regards to alternative water supplies for construction sites and prohibiting potable water use in watering publicly owned turf medians and parkway strips.
Your conservation efforts have proven that they count and make a difference. District customers are averaging 11% reduction in water use. We ask that you remain diligent in your efforts by monitoring your usage through our customer portal and reaching out if you need conservation tips or devices.
Stop Water Leaks from Becoming a
Bigger Problem

At Diablo Water District, our staff works hard to immediately repair water distribution system leaks as fast as possible. Our goal is to quickly address leaks to not only save water, but to make sure our customers avoid prolonged interruption to their water service.

Often, we find that customers reporting leaks mention that they have seen these leaks for many days prior to reporting them. You can help stop leaks from becoming a bigger problem by immediately reporting water in the street or curb and gutter that is out of the ordinary. If you don’t already see our crew onsite – please call our office at (925) 625-3798.

There are many ways water leaks can arise – below is a list of leaks to be on the lookout for.

We love hearing from you.
Contact us at customers@diablowater.org or (925) 625-3798

  • January 26th – Regular Board Meeting (Prop 218 Hearing)

  • February 23rd – Regular Board Meeting

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.)
Emergencies: 24 hours / 7 days per week
Phone: (925) 625-3798 • Email: customers@diablowater.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 127, Oakley, CA 94561