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Replace aging water infrastructure: Many of the facilities in operation have been providing water service for more than 80 years. The system is vast and sophisticated, and includes three water treatment plants, 40 storage reservoirs, 886 miles of pipeline. Reliable water service requires continued and increasing investment in the maintenance and replacement of this aging infrastructure.
The District is evaluating modernizing the 80-year-old Contra Costa Canal conveyance system to meet the long-term needs for safe, reliable water distribution. This increase helps us prepare for these inevitable costs.
Responsible financial planning: To offset the financial impacts of the multi-year drought, CCWD has also used its financial reserves to reduce the effect of rate adjustments to our customers. The proposed revenue increase will assist in rebuilding these safety nets and ensure long-term financial sustainability.