Storms this winter have presented serious challenges at some reservoirs around the state. In response, Governor Brown has called for increased funding and action to ensure dam safety at all reservoirs. The Contra Costa Water District is up-to-date on its ...
3/20 A slide has closed a fishing trail near the dam. The dam-area fishing steps remain open to anglers, but the slide has closed a nearby trail that included access to the shore. We'll announce when the fishing trail is reopened.
4/6 Two trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been reopened after a golden eagle nest failed. There are now five closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.
Los Vaqueros expansion is the topic in CCWD's Spring 2017 "On Tap" newsletter. Studies underway now could result in the reservoir's expansion by up to 72% to 275,000 acre-feet, while bringing benefits to District customers and neighboring agencies.
Photographer Jim Travis joined us on one of our bird watching boat trips in early February 2017, and sent some of the great photos he shot. On the trip, they saw three bald eagles at the watershed.
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.
Know what's biting at Los Vaqueros. We have a weekly fishing report that helps you get ready for your next fishing adventure.
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.
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 temporary drought charge and mandatory water-use reductionsfor 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.
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.
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016Contact: 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...
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016Contact: 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...
Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment
CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...
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...
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015Contact: 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...
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.
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...
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/ProhibitionsContinued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District
CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...
March 26, 2015Press 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...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041 Thousands of Contra Costa StudentsParticipate in Educational Delta Voyages
CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...
CCWD is now offering a $50 rebate for pool covers. The covers reduce evaporation in swimming pools, which saves water. These rebates will only be available for a limited time, and apply only to new covers made for pools, not spas.
One of the best ways to save water in your garden is by using mulch. What's better, mulch will cut down on your weed growth. Print our new -- renewed through 2018 -- coupons, buy mulch, and you can save some money while saving water.
Where: Contra Costa Water District
1331 Concord Avenue, Concord
Dates: Saturday, Apri...
Our new Flushometer Toilet and Urinal Rebate Program provides a financial incentive of up to $400 per toilet for CCWD commercial customers who replace their older inefficient flushometer toilets and urinals with WaterSense labeled high-efficiency models.
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.
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!
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.
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.
4/25 Water service will be temporarily interrupted to Morgan Territory Road customers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The temporary water line is being relocated.
Some trails on the Delta DeAnza Trail in Antioch will be closed as the District works to clean the Contra Costa Canal. Watch for heavy equipment along the trail. The work will continue until about Mid-May.
CCWD has a program that allows customers to tour its facilities. These free bus tours will be held May 5 and 12. Both tours are fully booked, but please call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for our spring or upcoming fall tours.
2/17 Two additional trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been temporarily closed to protect golden eagles nests. There are now seven closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.
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.
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 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 CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.