Press Releases

Create a Video for Districts Make the Difference 2018 Student Video Contest 
Oakley and Bethel Island high school and college students, gather your friends and family and create a fun and informative 60-second video highlighting Ironhouse Sanitary District and the difference the District makes in our community for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship.

The annual “Districts Make the Difference video” scholarship contest provides a chance for students to be creative, learn about special districts and a chance to help pay for college. Ironhouse Sanitary District will give tours and provide interviews to be used for gathering information and footage to go into the video. 

The video should feature information not only about Ironhouse Sanitary District, but also the purpose of special districts and their benefits to local communities. (more...)


ISD receives Platinum District of Distinction accreditation 
Last week Ironhouse Sanitary District was presented with two top awards at the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) annual conference in Monterey. The first of the two awards received was for Organizational Excellence Award acknowledging the District’s efforts in fiscal management and the second for Outstanding Capital Project. 


“At our core is our commitment to public transparency and fiscal management,” said Chad Davisson, Ironhouse’s general manager. “To that end we work really hard to make sure we are using ratepayer’s money in the most responsible manner possible. It is an honor to be recognized for these efforts by one of the top agencies in our industry.” (more...)

ISD receives Platinum District of Distinction accreditation 
Ironhouse Sanitary District is proud to be re-accredited for the Special District Leadership Foundation’s (SDLF) District of Distinction. For Ironhouse, one of the most important measures of success is remaining diligent in being open and transparent to our community. It is one of the reasons the District takes the time and effort to apply for the SDLF’s District of Distinction accreditation and Transparency certificate every two years. 

This year the District decided to go one step further in the program by completing the steps needed to become a “Platinum” District of Distinction. To receive this level of Distinction the District’s general manager and board of directors must attend a special three-day seminar and an additional 10 hours of programming. (more...)

Oakley Science Week at Ironhouse Sanitary District 
Take a hayride tour and learn how Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) turns dirty water into sustainable, clean recycled water ready for reuse. Get up close and personal with those amazing raptors that fly high up in the sky in your backyard. Learn the importance of conserving water, learn how water gets from your house to ISD’s Water Recycling Facility through a complex system of pipes and pumps. It’s all happening at this year’s Oakley Science Week at ISD. 

This year Oakley Science Week takes place April 7 to the 14. As usual, ISD is hosting the last Saturday, April 14, of the program along with the Diablo Water District and the City of Oakley. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. [more...]

Join us at ISD's Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Grand Opening Celebration 
Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) will be celebrating the re-grand opening of its Residential Recycled Water Fill Station on Saturday, June 10 with a hot dog barbecue from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fill Station hosted a soft opening this week to get ready for the summer. The Fill Station will still be open Monday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. [more...]

ISD’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station will reopen on Saturday, June 3 
Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) will reopen its Residential Recycled Water Fill Station beginning June 3. The Fill Station, open to all Oakley and Bethel Island residents as a free service, provides clean recycled water for outdoor irrigation use for backyard gardens, lawns and trees. [more...]

Five ways you can fight holiday FOG build up 
Delicious meals bring families and friends together during the holidays but don’t let a clogged drain spoil your plans this holiday season. FOG down the drain (intentional or unintentional) can cause major sewage backups, clogs and overflows. FOG can cause serious sewage issues and costly repairs for homeowners. Clogged pipes can also overflow into homes, yards, streets and the Delta. [more...]

Residential Recycled Water Fill Station remains open during winter months 
As there is still a continued interested in using recycled water for residential irrigation throughout Oakley and Bethel Island, Ironhouse Sanitary District will continue to offer free recycled water through the District’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station. Winter hours at the Fill Station will be Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These hours should remain until late March. [more...]