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*****Media Advisory*****
Press Release
Water Treatment Facility and Conservation Update
5/21/08

BRENTWOOD, CA – The new water treatment facility that is a joint venture between the City of Brentwood and the Contra Costa Water District is nearing completion.  This new facility, located adjacent to the Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant, is expected to be operational this summer with an initial capacity of 12 million gallons per day.  The completion of this project is a key component of the City’s water treatment and distribution system and, thus, the City does not anticipate the need for any water rationing or shortages of treated water this summer. 

Although no water shortage is anticipated, the City recommends and encourages its customers to practice water conservation at all times.  One way the City promotes the importance of water conservation is through its own irrigation water usage.  The City has converted a majority of its landscape areas to non-potable water and works cooperatively with the golf courses in the City to utilize non-potable water for irrigation as well.  The City also promotes, supports and conducts various public outreach, education, information and rebate programs, a few of which are mentioned below.

Public Outreach, Education and Information
• Residential Water Use Surveys
• High Usage Notification Program
• Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
• Participation in Local Elementary School Science Fairs
• Water Wise Gardening CD
Rebate and Pilot Programs
• High-efficiency Washing Machine Rebates
• High-efficiency Toilet Rebates
• Weather-based Irrigation Controller Pilot Study Program
For additional information about any of the City’s programs, customers can call the Water Conservation Specialist at 925-516-6000, or visit the City’s website at www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/department/pw/operations/water.

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