JANUARY 2021
NO RATE INCREASE IN FEBRUARY 2021

The Board of Directors voted at its December meeting to forgo a planned rate increase that was scheduled to take effect on February 1. Board members cited the historic, worldwide pandemic that has caused financial hardships for many of our customers and businesses. In support of our community, staff is working on budget modifications and the authorization for the use of rate stabilization reserves, which will allow the District to continue operating in a prudent manner.

The District is expecting operating costs to increase by more than $750,000 in 2021, mostly due to rate increases that Contra Costa Water District and PG&E are passing on to the District. Our goal is to monitor our budget and seek a rate increase only when necessary. Timing of any future rate increase is dependent on rising costs, weather, economic conditions, and water consumption.

HAVE A QUESTION?
Contact us at customers@diablowater.org or (925) 625-3798.

WHERE DOES OUR WATER COME FROM?

Diablo Water District has two water supply sources: 20% comes from locally sourced groundwater pumped by District wells and 80% of our water is from the Delta.
The Delta water originates in the mountains of Northern California and is transported from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to our facilities by our water wholesaler, Contra Costa Water District (CCWD). Your bill includes the costs and fees associated with moving and delivering the water to your tap, including labor, infrastructure investments and treatment.
DIABLO WATER DISTRICT OPPOSES DELTA TUNNEL PROJECT

A proposed Delta Conveyance Project that would build a tunnel beneath the estuary is supported by Governor Gavin Newsom and the Department of Water Resources. The District’s Board of Directors opposes the project because of potential environmental damage to the Delta, increased exports of Delta water, and the State’s failure to prioritize additional water conservation for areas south of the Delta.

The District has sent letters of opposition to the Governor and the Department of Water Resources, as well as Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, a major funder of the tunnel project. The district is requesting that they do not authorize any additional funding for the project until Southern California has adopted additional water conserving actions, fully investigated a “no project” alternative, and that greenhouse gas emissions are considered in their environmental review. 

To stay up to date on this project and for ways to provide input please visit: https://water.ca.gov/deltaconveyance
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Board Meetings
  • January 12th – Special Board Meeting (Strategic Planning)
  • January 14th – Special Board Meeting (Strategic Planning)
  • January 27th – 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