News Digest: Zone 7 open house, State of the District & A pirate haunting


Zone 7 open house

Tri-Valley residents can learn about the journey that water takes to reach their tap at the Zone 7 Water Agency's first open house next Saturday (Oct. 12) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public will get a rare glimpse inside the agency's Mocho Demineralization Plant at the Oct. 12 event where, staff said in a statement, they will "walk participants through all Zone 7 does to supply, treat and protect our precious water supply and teach residents what they can do to help protect their watershed and conserve water."

Special tours with the production manager will be offered and participants can get an insider's look at the award-winning water treatment plant that processes 6.6 million gallons of water every day. Visitors will learn how reverse osmosis works, explore the Mocho Demineralization Plant, and browse geographically themed stations explaining how water travels from "the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, into Lake Oroville, down through the Delta and into the Tri-Valley."

The family-friendly open house also features activities for children of all ages including workshops, games and prizes. Early arrivals can enjoy donuts in the morning and hot dogs will be served at lunch.

Tours depart from the Zone 7 office at 5997 Parkside Drive in Pleasanton and will be given at the start of every hour, starting 9 a.m.; the last tour begins 2 p.m. Kids must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Tours are limited to 15 people and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register for a tour, visit

State of the District

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is scheduled to deliver his State of the District address at a luncheon event next Thursday (Oct. 10) hosted by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Haggerty, whose district includes Livermore, Dublin and Sunol, will highlight recent accomplishments and goals ahead for what will be his final year in office before retiring without seeking re-election.

For tickets to the luncheon at the Shannon Community Center, visit

A pirate haunting

Pirates of Emerson, the haunted theme park with a buccaneer twist, is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for the ninth straight year this Halloween season.

Open this Friday through Sunday and then continuing on weekends and select weekdays through Nov. 2, the special event will feature haunted attractions such as a mystery house, mazes, "Dorm of Doom" and the namesake "Pirates of Emerson" experience, plus music, nightly entertainment and more.

The event is geared toward teens and adults, so families are advised that attractions may not be suitable for young children. For tickets or more information, go to

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Posted by Zone7Watchdog
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm

Zone 7 needs to take the public on the journey that their money takes into the Zone 7’s cronies pockets

Rates are ridiculous for crappy undrinkable water that is not drought resistant

Cancel this ridiculous waste of money tour and give every rate payer a break on their water bill next month

Dennis, Olivia, we elected you to get control of this rouge agency and you have done nothing but fall in line with the deep state

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