News Flash

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Leaks can run, but they can't hide

The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.

Read our newsletter for leak detection tips... Conservation News

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

New rates are in effect

The District’s Board of Directors approved the proposed rate structure changes and the rate adjustment at a public hearing on January 2, 2019. Changes are effective February 1, 2019.

See what's changed... District News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Announcing spring dates for full day facilities tour

Did you know that 99 percent of the water we serve flows through the Contra Costa Canal? Go behind the scenes on our tour to learn how this vital infrastructure works!

See details and register... District News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Los Vaqueros Trail Closure Notice for Nesting Golden Eagles

It's that time of year again, when the Golden Eagles begin their nesting at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed. In order to give them their space during this sensitive time, we'll be temporarily closing some trails.

See details and a map... District News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Take control of your water use today

The new year is a great time for new habits. Small changes to your daily water use habits can make a big difference. Take control of your water use today with the help of CCWD and WaterSmart.

Track your water use and get personalized tips. District News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Water Education on the Delta

Every year in January and February, we sponsor Delta Discovery Voyages for 4,000 local fifth grade students. What better way to learn about water than to go directly to the source?

Learn more... District News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Press Release: Congressman DeSaulnier and Senator Feinstein Introduce Legislation

“This is commonsense legislation to facilitate much-needed safety improvements to the Contra Costa Canal,” said Senator Feinstein. “Transferring the title will help save lives and modernize the Contra Costa Canal system.”

Read the press release. District News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Canal Replacement Project Segments 3 and 4 completed

Canal Replacement Project

Last month, we replaced about one mile of unlined Contra Costa Canal in the Oakley area with a buried 10-foot diameter reinforced concrete pipeline. The main goal of this project is to enhance public safety and security. This project is also an investment...

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District News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report now available

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2018 includes an overview of the District and thorough financial information related to our operations, control, maintenance, and debt administration. The District strives to be fiscally conservati...

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District News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Protect your water pipes from freezing

Recent overnight temperatures have been dropping to near or below freezing in some areas of Contra Costa County. Now is the time to take action to protect your water pipes.

Learn how... District News
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Employees raise funds for local and international non-profits

Food Drive 2018

Over the past few weeks, water district employees have spent their own time and money giving back to the community in various ways. Employees donated more than 300 pounds of non-perishable food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. Several employ...

See their impact...

District News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Annual Contra Costa Loop Canal Cleaning

District crews began draining the loop portion of the Contra Costa Canal mid-December 2018 in anticipation of regular annual cleaning. Each winter, the District conducts a full cleaning of 21 miles of the Canal loop from Clyde to the Martinez Reservoir.

Additional Info and Map... District News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Board President and Vice President win unanimous vote

On December 19, the CCWD Board of Directors unanimously chose Division 1 Director Lisa M. Borba as President, and Division 5 Director Connstance Holdaway as Vice President, effective immediately. Both will serve in those positions for the next two-year te...

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Additional info about the Board... District News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Watch for CCWD Impostors

Stay alert and watch out for impostors presenting themselves as water district employees. To confirm the identity of a person at your front door, call 925-688-8095.

More info available... District News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Highway 4 and Balfour Road Interchange Project Complete

We are proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with several local agencies on this important project to reach a creative solution and save Contra Costa County tax payers millions of dollars.

Read the press release. District News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Track the rain this winter with a user-friendly rain gauge

The rain gauge is one of the easiest tools for everyone to use to measure precipitation. With the local forecast showing a slight chance of rain soon, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up your free rain gauge and start tracking!

Free Water Conservation Devices. District News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

Additional Info... Lawn to Garden Rebate Program News

News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Trail Closure Notice for Nesting Golden Eagles

It's that time of year again, when the Golden Eagles begin their nesting at the watershed. In order to give them their space during this sensitive time, we'll be temporarily closing some trails.

See details and a map... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Roaming Hills Around Los Vaqueros Reservoir

If you are looking for plenty of hiking options from moderate to somewhat strenuous and what to take in plenty of stunning vistas, wildlife, with minimal crowds, then head to the hills on the western edge of the Delta.

Read the article. Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Delta Destinations: 10 East County Escapes for 2019

We're number 8 on this list of Delta Destinations for 2019!

Read the full list here. Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: January 1, 2019

Top 5 activities at Los Vaqueros

Start your new year with recreation. Check out the top 5 activities at Los Vaqueros and start enjoying your watershed today!

Additional Info... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant Contra Costa Water District Ownership of Canal System

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.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

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.

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Water Level at Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises to a New High

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.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

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.

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

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.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: 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...

The District has other guidelines News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: 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...

News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Billed By Appointment

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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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...

News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: 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...

News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

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.

Look here. News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

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...

News Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Adopts 25% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions
Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally a...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email atjbrown@ccwater.com

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
Press 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...

News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041
Thousands of Contra Costa Students
Participate in Educational Delta Voyages

CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...

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