If you missed the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in May, or you want to relive it, you can check out all the gardens featured, with photos and stats about the plants and yard size. Also, we're looking for gardens for the 2020 tour!
Let us help! Installing a pool cover can save up to 8,000 gallons of water per year, reduce up to 95% of pool water loss caused by evaporation, and reduce chemical use by up to 60%.
Did you know? Mulch reduces the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, which means you'll be able to water less. Also, if you're planning to remove your lawn, you can sheet mulch it as an alternative to digging it up.
The 2019 Student Video Contest is part of the Districts Make the Difference public outreach campaign established by the California Special Districts Association to increase public awareness and understanding of special districts. Create a fun and informat...
Did you know we have an Interpretive Center out at Los Vaqueros Reservoir? There are exhibits on the cultural history of the area, animals, and the unique role Los Vaqueros plays in providing you clean and healthy water. Open on weekends.
The temperature is getting warmer and school is almost out! Whether you're taking a stroll or going for a bike ride on the trails near the Contra Costa Canal, please remember to be safe.
We recently participated in a STEAM Day event with over 300 sixth graders at Foothill Middle School in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
Sean Hartman, our Crew Lead Mechanic, shared the intricate repair process of broken pipes, highlighting...
We recently had a joint Board Meeting with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) where we shared an update on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Phase 2 and toured Valley Water’s Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purificatio...
We’re celebrating Infrastructure Week (May 13-20, 2019) by highlighting the importance of having a reliable system to convey, treat, and deliver water to our customers. We rely on infrastructure every day to get water to our taps. Most Americans...
This is a reminder to our customers to always be alert and watch out for impostors presenting themselves as CCWD employees. You can call us 24-hours a day at 925-688-8095 to confirm the identity of the person at your door if you're ever concerned.
Every April at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, we host a month-long competition to see which anglers can catch the three largest trout by weight!
On May 9, 1936, Contra Costa Water District was officially incorporated by the state after a landslide vote by the public. We’re so proud to be part of an organization that continues to provide safe, reliable drinking water.
Drinking Water Week is observed annually in May to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. We encourage our customers to learn more about the source of their drinking water and why its protection is critical to our health.
The original Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Dam dedication was celebrated on May 2, 1998. We expanded it in 2012 and are now working with local agency partners toward another potential expansion.
“Passage of the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act allows the Contra Costa Water District to implement long-overdue improvements to the canal,” Rep. DeSaulnier said.
Illustrate the importance of the Contra Costa Canal and be featured in our 2020 calendar!
In the news recently, there’s been discussion about earthquakes in California. We make sure to account for potential weak spots in our system and strengthen them by making necessary upgrades to infrastructure to prepare for the next earthquake.
District crews completed the annual cleaning of the Contra Costa Loop Canal. You may notice it begin to refill in the coming days, and it will be fully operational by April 15.
We interviewed a Martinez resident who participated in the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program about his experiences through the process. Check it out to learn about his transformation from lawn to garden.
Create the garden of your dreams at the Contra Costa Home and Garden Show this weekend! Visit our booth for info and ideas about sustainable, water efficient landscaping.
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.
Some trails have opened up, while a few trails are still closed to allow for a safe space for Golden Eagle nesting.
Every April, we host a month-long competition to see which anglers can catch the three largest trout by weight!
As temperatures are continuing to get warmer, snakes will start to become more active. Please remember to watch where you are walking out at LV and choose footwear that is practical for the areas you are in (i.e. boots as opposed to sandals).
Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris and Rep. DeSaulnier introduced legislation to transfer federal ownership of the Contra Costa Canal System to Contra Costa Water District, taking an important step toward modernizing the aging water supply aqueduct.
With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD is working with partners to secure over $400 million to pay for public benefits of expanding the Los Vaqueros Reservoir.
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.
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...