Drought & Water Efficiency Resource Center

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California is experiencing drought following three critically dry years - locally and statewide. Wise investments in local storage at Los Vaqueros Reservoir and our customers' strong conservation ethic are helping us through this drought. Together, we can help our community get through this drought emergency.

What We're Asking

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

CCWD has also adopted a temporary drought surcharge to cover the costs from the drought impact – learn more about the temporary drought surcharge.

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

  1. 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...
  2. Contra Costa Water District Asks for 15% Conservation to Address Drought

    Facing a third consecutive dry year and responding to a new executive order from Gov. Newsom aimed at bolstering statewide water supplies, Contra Costa Water District’s Board of Directors adopted a new Drought Management Program at its April 20 meeting. Read on...
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