January 11, 2019
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Public Comment Period for Medeiros Parkway Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration Open Through January 22

Zone 7 reminds the community that the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Arroyo Mocho Medeiros Reach Floodplain Reconnection Project is currently available for public review. A Mitigated Negative Declaration means that Zone 7 has studied the effects the project may have on the environment, and identified measures that will reduce potential impacts to less than significant. The scope of this project has been reduced from the prior project for which a similar California Environmental Quality Act document was released for public review in April 2018. Major changes include no excavation in the area known as Oak Grove Nature Reserve and no earthwork in the channel of the Arroyo. The Proposed Project is located along the Arroyo Mocho in Livermore between Arroyo Road and Holmes Street. Proposed activities include lowering a section of the Arroyo Mocho Trail to allow high flows to spill into Oak Grove Nature Reserve. Invasive species removal throughout the property and trail improvements in Oak Grove Nature Reserve are also proposed and are contingent on grant funding. 
The public may review the IS/MND and all documents referenced in the IS/MND at the following places:

Comments must be received by January 22, 2019. Comments may be sent in hard copy or via email to:
Elke Rank
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7
100 North Canyons Parkway
Livermore, CA 94551

Upcoming Meetings:

Board of Directors Meeting 

Date: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore  

Livermore Valley Water Financing Authority (if needed)

Date: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

Weather-Based Irrigation Controller 

The season has changed and fall is here bringing cooler temperatures and rain. Time to set your clocks back, and your sprinklers, too! Reduce your watering to match the weather, or shut off your sprinklers for the season if there is enough rain. It saves precious water. Make Water Conservation a Way of Life!


The Tri-Valley Water-Wise Gardening website provides water-efficiency tips for landscaping and gardening based on climate and other factors specific to our region. To learn more, visit

Check the websites of your local retailer:
- City of Pleasanton
- City of Livermore
- California Water Service Co. - Livermore
- Dublin San Ramon Services District

For rebate information, click here.

Report a Spill or Dumping

Zone 7 owns many flood control channels and creeks in the Cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin, and in unincorporated areas of Eastern Alameda County. If you see a spill or dumping in any waterway, follow the directions below to report it:

1. If a spill is currently happening, call 911.

2. If the situation is not urgent, call: 

  • Zone 7 Administrative offices at (925) 454-5000 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator at (925) 447-6704, ext. 1, during non-business hours

Zone 7 Awarded Prestigious "Excellence in Budgeting Award"

Zone 7 has been awarded the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Operating Budget Excellence Award for its Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Operating Budget. The CSMFO Budget Awards Program is designed to recognize those agencies that have prepared a budget document that meets the highest criteria and standards applied to municipal budgeting. This is the fourth consecutive CSMFO operating budget award presented to Zone 7. 

"We are honored to receive this award, a recognition of the Agency’s efforts to put forth a clear and detailed budget document to the public," said Zone 7 Board President Angela Ramirez Holmes. "The award validates the Board's continuing commitment to fiscal accountability and transparency."

In order to receive this award, a governmental body must publish a budget document that meets programmatic criteria as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan and a communication device. CSMFO has two different budget awards that are presented to public agencies. The initial level is a “Meritorious Budget Award” and the advanced level is an “Excellence in Budgeting Award”. Zone 7 received the highest level rating.

General Manger Valerie Pryor said that she was “pleased that the Zone 7 Finance Team was recognized for its commitment to best practices in financial reporting and financial transparency. The award is a testament to the hard work and professionalism of Zone 7 staff”.

Zone 7 Open Positions

Zone 7 currently has the following open positions:

Instrument Technician II, Zone 7

  • Filing Deadline: January 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
 Water Facilities Supervisor, Zone 7 (Promotional)
  • Filing Deadline: January 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
 Financial Analyst, Zone 7 (Promotional)
  • Filing Deadline: January 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m. 
 Water Plant Operator II, Zone 7
  • Filing Deadline: Continuous
Mission Statement:
Zone 7 Water Agency is committed to providing a reliable supply of high quality water
and an effective flood control system to the Livermore-Amador Valley. In fulfilling our present and future commitments to the community, we will develop and manage the water resources in a fiscally responsible, innovative, proactive, and environmentally sensitive way.

Vision Statement:
To be recognized as the platinum standard water and flood control district in which to live, work and do business by enhancing the quality of life, economic vitality and environmental health of the communities we serve.

OPEN AND TRANSPARENT -- The Board's meetings and communications shall be open and public, except when the Brown Act authorizes otherwise.
CUSTOMER SERVICE -- Our commitment to the community requires prompt, respectful and courteous relations with our customers, both internal and external, as well as pursuing community partnerships and collaboration with     other area public agencies when beneficial to the public.
INTEGRITY -- We practice the highest ethical standards and maintain open, honest communications at all levels of the organization at all times.
FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE -- We will operate in a productive, cost effective, transparent and efficient manner to ensure sound financial stability.
ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE -- In carrying out our mission, we are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the environment while complying with regulations.
INNOVATIVE/PROACTIVE -- We encourage innovation, creativity and ingenuity, seeking constant improvement and keeping up with the latest economical technologies and management practices.
SAFETY -- We are committed to public and employee safety to maintain a healthy work environment.  We work safely and provide safe products and services.
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT -- We foster a respect for diversity, equality, a spirit of performance-based accountability and productivity along with personal and professional growth for all team members so as to achieve excellence through the collective energy that comes from a work environment where each employee can flourish and succeed to their highest potential.
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Contact Information:
Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551
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