The Town of Discovery Bay is not a city; rather we are a type of
municipal government known as a Community Services District, or
“CSD.” In unincorporated areas such as Discovery Bay,
basic services like water, sewer, security and fire protection
are usually provided by the County. Because counties often
consist of large and diverse geographical areas, providing a
consistent and adequate service level across all areas can be
difficult. Consequently, the Community Services District Law
(Government Code §61000‑61850) was created to provide an
alternate method of providing services in unincorporated areas.
In most cases, and due to the scope of their requirements,
counties cannot provide tailored services to any one community.
This leaves residents with little if any local control over
services and no easy way to address problems or complaints. A CSD
provides a method of offering local control on essential
The Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District was formed
in 1998 by a vote of the residents. The District provides
domestic water supply, treatment, and delivery as well as
wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal to the
approximately 15,000 residents and businesses that call Discovery
Bay home. We are also responsible for park maintenance and
landscaping on many of our boulevards, streets and roads. I’m
certain you’ve seen our Town vehicles as our staff is constantly
improving the beauty of our community. Our Community
Center is a recreational hub with swimming, tennis, dog parks,
and year-round activities for all ages. Besides a lazy
afternoon fishing off your dock, taking a turn at the end of tow
rope, or hitting the links, there’s a lot happening here in
Discovery Bay! There are numerous community based activities such
as the Big Cat Poker Run held every August, car and boat
shows, concerts on the lawn, Crab Feeds, golf tournaments,
motorcycle rallies, boat parades, and a whole host of other
events. There is always something happening in or around town. I
encourage you to get out and see what floats your boat!
Discovery Bay is a great place to not only “Live where you Play,”
but it’s also a great place to do business. The Discovery Bay
Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly business “mixers” at different
locations around town to show off the local business community.
Check the Chambers web site at http://discoverybaychamber.com/index.html
for additional information on their many community activities.
From the standpoint of your local government, the CSD operates
the water and wastewater utilities on a combined operating and
capital budget of $10.352 million for the Fiscal Year
2017-18. The budget is balanced and presents a spending plan
where revenues meet expenditures. Included in the Capital
Improvement Program are projects that continue to address the
long-term capital needs of the District. A robust capital
replacement fund represents an ongoing structural element of long
term financial sustainability.
While we provide water, sewer, parks, lighting, landscape and
recreational services at this time, we do keep our ear to
the pulse of what is happening around us. We also stay current on
issues close to home, such as the ECCFPD funding problems and
Delta water quality issues.
As Discovery Bay continues to mature, I can assure you that the
Board of Directors and the entire staff are working diligently to
provide a comfortable place where residents can live, work and
play and where we can enjoy the many qualities we all like in a
small town. Please join us at one of our Board of Directors’
meetings that are held the first and third Wednesday of the month
at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Discovery Bay
Community Center located at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd.
If you would like to discuss Discovery Bay and any issue you may
have as a resident, please be sure to contact the District Office
by calling (925) 634-1131.