Recycled Water Fill Stations
In June 2015, ISD officially opened a two different Recycled Water Fill Stations—a Residential Recycled Water Fill Station and Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station. Each offers high quality recycled water available for outdoor watering needs.
The Residential Recycled Water Fill Station located near ISD Main Office at its headquarters in Oakley allows Oakley and Bethel Island residents FREE access to available recycled water for irrigation of plants, trees and gardens.
The Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station located near the Water Recycling Facility at Ironhouse's headquarters in Oakley offers a way to conserve potable water, and can be used for construction purposes, including grading and compaction, wetting pads, dust control, landscape irrigation, and more.
Residential Recycled Water Fill Station
With issues of drought facing all Californians, Ironhouse Sanitary District is offering FREE recycled water for pick up at our Residential Recycled Water Fill Station as a way for residents to keep their lawns, trees and plants green.
Recycled water can be used for:
• Watering your trees
• Lawn irrigation
• Washing your car
• Cleaning outdoor furniture
• Washing Hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows, etc.)
Recycled water is NOT suitable for:
• Cooking or use in the kitchen
• Bathing or showering
• Filling swimming pools or spas
• Children's water toys
• Plumbing to the household domestic plumbing system
You must first sign a Resident Recycled Water Fill Station Agreement and be trained in the proper procedures. Once that is completed you will receive an ID card and stickers for your water containers. Save some time and fill out the agreement online and print out a completed copy to bring with you on your first fill-up during the hours noted below. Blank forms also are available at the fill station. The attendant will provide required training and issue your ID card.
Attendants are happy to assist customers, but due to the high volume of traffic, customers must fill their own containers.
Out of service area, but want ISD's water
ISD residential recycled water is available for residents out of our service area for a nominal fee of $1 per trip to the fill station. Prepaid cards are available at Ironhouse for $25, which will allow for 25 loads of up to 300 gallons per trip. There is no limit to how many loads can be filled per day. For more information, please come to Ironhouse Sanitary District's front office at 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley or call (925) 625-2279.
The Residential Recycled Water Fill station is located at ISD's Main Offices at 450 Walnut Meadows Drive in Oakley. (Take Main Street to the cross streets of Rose Avenue and Districts Way, then turn onto Districts Way under the railroad tracks.)
Currently Winter hours are:
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Keep watch as hours may change.)
Recycled water is available ONLY when the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station is open and manned by an ISD staff member. The fill station is locked and cannot be used when an ISD staff member is not present.
Customers are using a variety of containers depending on the weight and size that they and their vehicles can handle.
Water is heavy, so come prepared!
Keep in mind that your containers must have water-tight lids that prevent leaking. The minimum size container is 1 gallon. The maximum size load is 300 gallons, but you can return as often as you like. We are enforcing the 300-gallon limit.
One gallon of water weighs 8.345 pounds; 100 gallons weighs 834.5 pounds. When driving a vehicle with such a heavy weight please make sure to allow enough stopping distance and that containers are secured for safe transport.
Tanks, pumps, hoses, and equipment that contain recycled water must not be connected to a buried irrigation systems, even if they are disconnected from your drinking water system. This is a human health concern. We do not want you or your neighbors to end up drinking recycled water due to an illegal interconnection between the drinking water supply and recycled water supply.
Larger loads for commercial uses are available from the Commercial Recycled Water Fill Station. For more information, call ISD at 925-625-2279.