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