Posted on: September 20, 2017

CAST Day Coming Up at LV, We're Looking for Volunteers & Participants

We're looking for volunteers & participants for our annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) Day which pairs anglers with special needs kids for a fun day of fishing and a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Los Vaqueros Marina.

Look here for more information... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

StarGazing Friday Night at Los Vaqueros: Autumnal Equinox

There will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world Friday. Join a NASA Education Ambassador to identify constellations, planets and other celestial wonders on this first day of fall. We have telescopes available, or bring your own

Additional Info... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Take A Look At These Impressive Photos of Los Vaqueros Wildlife

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Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us.

See Some of His Photos... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Star-Gazing Nights, Tarantula Run, Fishing Clinics & More Detailed in New Fall LV Activity Guide

Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned.

Read More About Activities at Los Vaqueros... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Be Aware! We're Seeing a Lot of Rattlesnakes This Year

We're seeing a lot of rattlesnakes this year. Whether you're hiking, fishing or even out on the reservoir in one of our electric boats (rattlers are very good swimmers!), be aware of your surroundings. Avoid confrontations with rattlesnakes.

Read more about avoiding rattlesnakes... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
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.

Additional Info... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog at Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

Take a look at these photos.... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Water Level at Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises to a New High

After leaning on Los Vaqueros Reservoir for supply during the drought, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

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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.

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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.

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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 CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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. CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases
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...

CCWD News Releases

Posted on: September 8, 2017

We've Added - AGAIN! - Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

9/21 We now have 45 local lawn-to garden homes on display on our website. Today, we added three more homes, this time from Clayton where large rocks are key to the landscape. As always, we have 'Before & After' photos and so much more.

See the beautiful water-saving gardens... Conservation News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Our Car Wash Coupons Help You Save Water and Money

Take a look at our car wash coupons. Print these coupons for discounts at eight local car washes that help you save money and save water. All the car washes listed recycle their water.

Additional Info... Conservation News
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.

Additional Info... Conservation News
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 Conservation News
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. Conservation News
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.

Additional Info... Conservation News

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

CAST Day Coming Up at LV, We're Looking for Volunteers & Participants

We're looking for volunteers & participants for our annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) Day which pairs anglers with special needs kids for a fun day of fishing and a barbecue lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Los Vaqueros Marina.

Look here for more information... Home
Posted on: September 19, 2017

StarGazing Friday Night at Los Vaqueros: Autumnal Equinox

There will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world Friday. Join a NASA Education Ambassador to identify constellations, planets and other celestial wonders on this first day of fall. We have telescopes available, or bring your own

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: May 16, 2017

CCWD Initiates Water Rate Structure Study

The Contra Costa Water District is evaluating its rate structure. This study is designed to recommend changes to the existing rate structure. The District's Board of Directors will be discussing this study throughout the year.

Read more about the Water Rate Structure Study.... Home
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Take A Look At These Impressive Photos of Los Vaqueros Wildlife

BaldEagle

Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us.

See Some of His Photos... Home
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Expansion Seeks State Funding For Ecosystem Improvement & Emergency Response

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, Contra Costa Water District is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

Read the Complete News Release (PDF)... Home
Posted on: September 8, 2017

We've Added - AGAIN! - Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

We now have 42 local complete lawn-to garden homes on display on our public website. Today, we added three more homes from Concord; including one that has the most complete transformation we've seen. We have 'Before & After' photos and so much more.

See the beautiful water-saving gardens... Home
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Star-Gazing Nights, Tarantula Run, Fishing Clinics & More Detailed in New Fall LV Activity Guide

Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned.

Read More About Activities at Los Vaqueros... Home
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog up Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

Take a look at these photos.... Home
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.... Home
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 Home
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... Lawn to Garden Rebate Program News