Posted on: January 18, 2017

Mushrooms, Fungi, Highlight First Program at LV in 2017

Mushrooms and Fungi are the topics of the first 2017 program at Los Vaqueros Saturday, Jan. 21. Naturalist Michael Marchiano will talk about the edible and even deadly varieties in our area at the John Muir Interpretive Center from 10 a.m until noon

Here's a guide to programs at LV
Posted on: January 11, 2017

LV South Side, Marina, Reopened

The Marina and Los Vaqueros Road on the South Entrance of the Los Vaqueros Watershed  reopened Saturday, Jan. 14 and remains open. The South Entrance near Livermore is the reservoir's main fishing access.  A mud slide blocked th...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

LV Watershed Staff Earns CCWD Outstanding Team Award

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The Los Vaqueros Watershed Team of Cary Richardson, John Howard, Allison Batteate, Clayton Funk, Colton Rogers & Marco Siragusa  earned CCWD's Outstanding Team Award for 2016.

The LV team was noted for its innovation, exemplary work performance a...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

LV 2017 Parking Permits, State Fishing Licenses, Now Available

The 2017 Annual LV Parking Permits are now available at the Marina, North Kiosk, and Watershed Office. Costs remain the same as last year and are: $85 for the general public, $80 for general public seniors (over 62), $75 for CCWD rate payers and $70 for s...

Costs for Parking Permits

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Take a Look at These Beautiful LV Sunrise Photos From Marc Crumpler

Landscape and Wildlife Photographer Marc Crumpler has shared some of the spectacular sunrise photos he took from Morgan Territory on Sept. 1, 2016 of Los Vaqueros. These are stunning photos.

See the photos....
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Fishing Report Every Week on the Website

Know what's biting at Los Vaqueros. We have a weekly fishing report that helps you get ready for your next fishing adventure.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

Read the Press Release
Posted on: May 19, 2016

CCWD Removes Drought Mandates, Temporary Drought Charge

The temporary drought charge and mandatory water-use reductions
for people in Central Contra Costa County have been removed after the Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors voted to reverse most of last year’s water-use restrictions.

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

Read the News Release
Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...

The District has other guidelines
Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Billed By Appointment

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.

Look here.
Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates

Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email atjbrown@ccwater.com

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
Press Release

Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4

Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728

Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041
Thousands of Contra Costa Students
Participate in Educational Delta Voyages

CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...


Posted on: January 3, 2017

Sign Up Now! Free Detailed Water Use Reports At Your Fingertips!

CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available.
Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it.

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Four Free Workshops on Converting Lawns to Gardens Set For This Year

Where:      Contra Costa Water District

                    1331 Concord Avenue, Concord

            

Dates:        Saturday, Februar...

Dates & Other Details

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

New Rebate Program For Mutli-Family & Commercial Washing Machines

The Multi-Family & Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $450 to help CCWD service area customers purchase or lease qualified Energy Star Certified commercial clothes washers.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Finished Your Lawn to Garden Project? Join Our Facebook Group For Advice & Help

Our new "Maintaining Your Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group" is a forum for Contra Costa County residents to get and share advice on maintaining their water-wise landscapes. See what others have done, learn about workshops, rebates and more.

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 3, 2016

Potential Federal Tax on Rebates

CCWD may be required to issue IRS 1099 tax forms to customers receiving rebates totaling $600 or more in a calendar year starting January 1, 2016.

Click here for more information.
Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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In the photo, CCWD's Bob Eagle shakes hands with Mr. Martin Hawco of Concord, owner of the one-millionth square-foot that was converted from lawn to water-wide landscaping.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

New Videos Show You How to 'Lose A Lawn & Get A Garden'

CCWD teamed up with the Ruth Bancroft Garden to produce two new videos that show you how to lose your lawn and gain a garden. They take you through all the steps, show how it's done, and get a rebate! Take a look!

Take a look
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Grow Plants That Belong Where You Live

The California Native Plant Database is one of the best sources we've ever seen for finding all kinds of native plants that will thrive in your yard. More than 2,000 plants are cataloged. Take a look, and grow the plants that belong where you live.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.

Look here.
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Free Water Conservation Devices From CCWD

Stop by our office, and you can pick up some free water-saving devices like a shower head, hose nozzle, aerators or dye tablets for your toilets.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Mushrooms, Fungi, Highlight First Program at LV in 2017

Mushrooms and Fungi are the topics of the first 2017 program at Los Vaqueros Saturday, Jan. 21. Naturalist Michael Marchiano will talk about the edible and even deadly varieties in our area at the John Muir Interpretive Center from 10 a.m until noon

Here's a guide to programs at LV
Posted on: January 12, 2017

CCWD is Looking For Three Summer Interns

If you’re an upper-division or graduate student in Engineering, the CCWD has a paid hands-on summer internship program that provides valuable experience while you learn about the opportunities available to you in the water industry.

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Sign Up Now! Free Detailed Water Use Reports At Your Fingertips!

CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available.
Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it.

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Four Free Workshops on Converting Lawns to Gardens Set For This Year

Where:      Contra Costa Water District

                    1331 Concord Avenue, Concord

            

Dates:        Saturday, Februar...

Dates & Other Details

Sign Up Here:
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Be Sure to Protect Your Water Pipes When It Gets Cold

Freezing temperatures can cause expensive and wasteful problems for your water pipes. The best thing to do is to make sure they are protected from the cold. We have some tips to keep your pipes from getting frozen, and ways to defrost them if they do.

We've got plenty of helpful tips
Posted on: November 30, 2016

LV 2017 Parking Permits, State Fishing Licenses, Now Available

The 2017 Annual LV Parking Permits are now available at the Marina, North Kiosk, and Watershed Office. Costs remain the same as last year and are: $85 for the general public, $80 for general public seniors (over 62), $75 for CCWD rate payers and $70 for s...

Costs for Parking Permits

Posted on: January 3, 2017

New Rebate Program For Mutli-Family & Commercial Washing Machines

The Multi-Family & Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $450 to help CCWD service area customers purchase or lease qualified Energy Star Certified commercial clothes washers.

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Borba and Holdaway Elected CCWD Officers

The Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors elected Lisa Borba as their president and Connstance Holdaway as their vice president for a two year term at thier meetingt on Wednesday.  

Borba has been on the Board since 2010, and was elected Pres...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Our New Video Shows How to Keep Bunch Grass Healthy & Beautiful

Many people who converted their lawns to gardens planted bunch grass. To keep it beautiful and healthy, you should trim it once a year. In our new short video, CCWD's Chris Dundon shows you how easy it is.

See the video......
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Giant Sled Cleans Part of the Contra Costa Canal

See how we use a huge radio-controlled sled to clean a portion of the Contra Costa Canal. It acts like a giant squeegee to scrub mud and grime out of the canal twice a year.

Look here for more on cleaning the canal....
Posted on: October 25, 2016

Finished Your Lawn to Garden Project? Join Our Facebook Group For Advice & Help

Our new "Maintaining Your Water-Wise Landscape Facebook Group" is a forum for Contra Costa County residents to get and share advice on maintaining their water-wise landscapes. See what others have done, learn about workshops, rebates and more.

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 10, 2016

We've Added Photos of Three More Local Lawn to Garden Projects

We've added three homes to our page of Lawn to Garden projects completed within the Contra Costa Water District. We now have "before and after" photos of 24 homes throughout the District. Not only do they look great, but these gardens save water.

Look at These Beautiful Gardens
Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

Read the Press Release
Posted on: March 29, 2016

CCWD Signs Agreement with DWR Preserving Water Quality For District

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities,and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

Read more about the agreement
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Watch for Imposters Posing As Utility Workers

The CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

Additional Info...