January 23, 2018
View this email in your browser

In this Issue: 

Zone 7 Board Election June 5, 2018

Voting for four seats on the Zone 7 Water Agency’s Board of Directors will take place on June 5, 2018 as part of the Statewide Direct Primary Election. Zone 7 is overseen by a seven-member Board of Directors that are elected by the community for four-year terms. The term for four current directors (President John Greci, Vice President Jim McGrail, Director Sarah Palmer and Director Bill Stevens) conclude at the end of June 2018.

The period for obtaining and filing nomination papers will be February 15, 2018 through March 9, 2018. Should any incumbent decide not to file a declaration of candidacy, the filing period for non-incumbents will be extended by five days to March 14, 2018. Nomination papers may be picked up at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland.

Although there is no filing fee, candidates wishing to have statements of qualifications printed on the ballot will be charged the actual costs associated with printing, translating (Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, English and Vietnamese) and typesetting the statements. All cost figures are provided by the County Registrar of Voters and are based on actual costs and the number of registered voters in Zone 7’s service area. This year, the estimated cost for a candidate statement will be $3,839.00, with a 200-word limit, payable to Zone 7 at the time of filing. Should the actual cost differ from the estimate, candidates will either be billed or receive a reimbursement.

Update: Debt Financing for Ozone Projects

As discussed in the December 22, 2017 eNewsletter, Zone 7 has established the Livermore Valley Water Financing Authority to assist with the preparations and issuance of bonds to finance the addition of ozone treatment at Zone 7’s two primary water treatment facilities. The additional ozone treatment will effectively address taste and odor issues caused by algal blooms in source water supplies.

The JPA had envisioned pursuing debt financing through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). However, after a more detailed cash flow analysis, staff found that it is extremely unlikely that the SRF agreement will be in place and approved in time for the award of the construction contract which is expected in March of 2018 and, even if it were, that Zone 7 would have the reserves to be able to support a reimbursement-style loan. Therefore, an SRF loan for this project is not financially feasible.

In order to secure financing by March 2018, the Zone 7 board decided to focus on pursuing JPA revenue bonds to finance construction of the ozone treatment projects. Pursuing revenue bond financing will ensure that the ozone project can move forward on schedule without risking costly delays and improve cash flow funding of the project since bond revenues are received in advance of starting construction.

Upcoming Meetings:

Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

Liaison Committee Meeting

Date: Thurs., Mar. 1, 2018, 4 p.m.
Where: Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
What: Update on Potable Reuse

Livermore Valley Water Financing Authority

Date: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7 p.m
Where: Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore

Water Quality Matters

Zone 7 provides high-quality treated drinking water to four major retailers, along with a small number of direct customers, serving approximately 239,000 residents in the Livermore-Amador Valley.


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

Keeping Destructive Invasive Mussels Out of Lake Del Valle

Zebra and Quagga mussels are invasive species of mollusks that live in freshwater. These mussels can rapidly colonize and clog pipes, intakes, and water treatment facilities, reducing capacity. These mussels also alter the ecosystem for native species and harm recreational facilities such as docks, buoys, and beaches. They can also colonize on boats and other vessels causing exterior damage or even clogging engines. It is extremely costly to treat an outbreak once the mussels have been introduced to a water system and can cost millions of dollars in damage and put service at risk.

Zone 7 will continue to participate in a proactive program of boat inspections to delay or prevent the mussels from reaching Lake Del Valle. The program has been conducted in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), Alameda County Water District and Santa Clara Valley Water District since 2008. The program consists of the inspection of all watercrafts entering Lake Del Valle by trained staff prior to launching in the lake. The inspections are based on the statewide best management practices for the “Clean and Dry” test. Since the program began in 2008, no Zebra or Quagga mussels have been found in Lake Del Valle.

More information more about the statewide efforts to prevent the spread of these mussels is available from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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.
Copyright © 2013 Zone 7 Water Agency, All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
Zone 7 Water Agency, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551
 unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences | view email in browser

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Zone 7 Water Agency · 100 North Canyons Parkway · Livermore, CA 94551 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp