Ironhouse Today 08.17.18
District of Distinction Award
Ironhouse Sanitary District is awarded the Special District Leadership Foundation's (SDLF) Platinum District of Distinction Accreditation at the Aug. 7 Board of Directors meeting. 

Pictured L-R: Ironhouse General Manager Chad Davisson, Ironhouse Board members Susan Morgan, Chris Lauritzen, Dawn Morrow, Peter Zirkle and SDLF's Colleen Haley.

ISD receives Platinum District of Distinction accreditation

Ironhouse Sanitary District is proud to be re-accredited for the Special District LeadershipFoundation’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.

"A lot of effort was provided on the part of the Board members to get this platinum level Distinction nomination," said Chad Davisson. "That speaks highly on the commitment they have to this District." (read more...)
Ironhouse Recycled Water Fill Station
Oakley's Sammie G. using Ironhouse's recycled water to irrigate his backyard garden oasis. 

Real life uses for Ironhouse's recycled water from users

When Ironhouse's Recycled Water Fill Station opened for the summer season, Oakley's Sammie G. was one of the first customers in line to fill his 300-gallon tank with free recycled water to bring home to his backyard garden. Sammie and his wife have been using Ironhouse's recycled water since the Fill Station opened in 2015.

"This water is really good for my garden," Sammie said. "I use it on my trees and plants in the backyard."

The couple comes to the Fill Station two or three times a day, twice a week. While they are filling up their tank they spend time catching up with other users, trading garden stories or talking about the weather. Sammie's wife enjoys walking around the District's grounds for a little exercise and watching the birds and seeing the occasional jack rabbit or coyote while she's waiting for their tank to fill

The Ironhouse Recycled Water Fill Station is located at 450 Walnut Meadows Drive in Oakley and is open Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fill Station will be open until the end of September. New users are welcome. The recycled water is free to Oakley and Bethel Island residents and available for outside residents for a nominal fee. 

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CASA Awards
Ironhouse received two top awards from the California Association of Sanitation Agencies' (CASA) Annual Conference in Monterey last week. 

Pictured L-R: Board members Peter Zirkle, Dawn Morrow, Chris Lauritzen, Susan Morgan and ISD's General Manager Chad Davisson and Assistant General Manager Tyson Zimmerman.

Ironhouse wins two statewide industry Awards of Excellence

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.” (read more...)

Video Contest

Video scholarship contest announced

What is a special district?  You tell us! Better yet, show us, and perhaps win a scholarship.
The Contra Costa County Special Districts Association (CCSDA) is hosting a local student video contest in conjunction with the Districts Make the Difference statewide competition. The video contest for high school and college students challenges would-be filmmakers to produce a 60-second video that tells the story of a special district or districts in Contra Costa County. The goal of each video is to increase public awareness and understanding of California’s special districts and the services they provide to residents.  (read more...)

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