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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Lottery Underway For LV Water Education Tours

The lottery has begun for third and fourth grade teachers to enroll their classes in Los Vaqueros Watershed Field Trips. The popular program is free to schools and always sells out. Teachers have until Sept. 8 to enroll in the lottery.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

CCWD Earns Transparency Certificate of Excellence

7/10 CCWD has earned the Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation. In 2013, CCWD was the first to earn the biennial award; given to agencies that prove their activities are accessible to the public.

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

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


We've added three more homes to our photo page of successful water-saving 'Lawn to Garden' projects within the District, including a spectacular yard in Clayton and our first from Pittsburg. We have 36 different homes on the page, with many more to come.

Posted on: June 5, 2017

2016 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

CCWD's 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is now available. The report provides CCWD, Diablo Water District, Antioch, Pittsburg and Martinez customers detailed information about the quality and source of their tap water.

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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.

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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.

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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: 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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