Drought & Water Efficiency Resource Center

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California is experiencing drought following three critically dry years – locally and statewide. Together, we can help our community get through this drought emergency if we:

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  • Reduce water use by 15% compared to 2020
  • Focus reductions on outdoor water use
  • Report water waste

Temporary Drought Surcharge

A temporary drought surcharge took effect July 1, 2022 to recover the cost of drought. Customers who use less than 200 gallons a day won't see a change in their water bill. Learn about the temporary drought surcharge and the incentive in the 2022 Drought Management Program Ordinance (PDF).

We're Here to Help

See resources below to help you reduce your water use! Plus, check out our water saving tips videos and frequently asked questions.

  1. Drought Tips for Indoor Water Use - WaterSaver Newsletter

    As winter and the holiday season approach, California water providers are bracing for what could be the fourth dry year in a row. Your conservation efforts are helping and the need continues to conserve in Contra Costa. See our drought tips for indoors. Read the latest issue!
  2. Fall into savings this fall! - WaterSaver Newsletter

    Learn how you can maximize your savings this fall season with tips from our WaterSaver Newsletter. Read on...
  3. Contra Costa Water District Approves Temporary Drought Surcharge

    Following a public hearing June 15, CCWD’s Board of Directors adopted a temporary drought surcharge as part of its Drought Management Program. The surcharge will apply to water use starting July 1, 2022. Read on...
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Conserve in Contra Costa | Water Saving Tips

Conserve in Contra Costa | Water Saving Tips