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Enjoying the Delta this weekend? Watch for harmful algae blooms

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Contra Costa Environmental Health (CCEH) encourages anyone planning to boat or enjoy the water in or around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta this weekend to stay safe and avoid harmful algae blooms (HAB). A bloom is a buildup of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) that creates a green, blue-green, white or brown coloring on the surface of […]

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Council approves water rate increase after few customers file protests

Council approves water rate increase after few customers file protests

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – With just 26 water customers objecting, when at least 5,000 protests would have been needed to block the move, the Martinez City Council voted Wednesday to increase water rates. The increases are based on a recent study of operation costs, the first such analysis since 2007. Consultant Tommy Pavletic, of Municipal Financial […]

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Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

Council takes next step in Measure X monitoring

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – wMartinez City Council expects to take the next step today in monitoring how Measure X half-cent sales tax revenues will be spent once they start accumulating in amounts that can be used. City staff will ask the Council to vote on a resolution to establish a citizens’ oversight committee and to adopt […]

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Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

Martinez City Council announces intent to change water rates

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council agreed Wednesday to start the process of revising it water rates to make its fee system “defensible.” Many residential customers would see increases as a result, although a few customers with large meters will see their rates decline, according to a report presented by City Engineer Tim Tucker and […]

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Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

Council may vote today on proposed water rate hikes

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council could adopt a resolution today that would increase water rates annually through 2024. City Engineer Tim Tucker will be giving the Council a water utility financial plan and rates study compiled by Municipal Financial Services. He will ask the Council to adopt a resolution announcing the intent to increase […]

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Federal government heeds Delta solons’ opposition, won’t lend money for water tunnels

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some California authorities may want to build twin tunnels to move Sacramento River water to Southern California. But they won’t be getting a federal start-up loan for the project, State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), has announced. In a statement released through his office, Dodd said strong opposition from a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta officials, […]

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