News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2019

Conservation Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter that covers topics relevant to conservation and water-use efficiency year-round, so we can always be prepared for fluctuations by using water more wisely and eliminating waste.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

How to make the most of the rain

Most years, Contra Costa County gets a decent amount of rainfall. The rain that falls on your home and garden is a free supply of water that can save you money and protect our water supply.

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News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Making the Most of the Rain with Rain Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting

Most years, Contra Costa County gets a decent amount of rainfall. The rain that falls on your home and garden is a free supply of water that can save you money and protect our water supply.

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

Contacts: Sharene Gonzales, Alameda County Water District (510) 668-4208Jennifer Allen, Contra Costa Water District, (925) 297-9739Sue Stephenson, Dublin San Ramon Services District, (925) 875-2295Andrea Pook, East B...

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District News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Water Education for Teachers at Bollman Water Treatment Plant

Each year, local educators join CCWD, the Water Education Foundation and Project WET Foundation for a day of free water education instruction to integrate all things water into the classroom. Check out our video of the recent training!

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

‘Dark Waters’ Substances Not Detected in CCWD Water Supply

A new feature film raises questions about the safety of drinking water supplies. Testing has confirmed that water from CCWD is safe to drink and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are not detected in our supply.

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Steve Welch to Become New General Manager of CCWD

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For Immediate Release: November 21, 2019

Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) Board of Directors unanimously approved Assistant General Manager Steve Welch to become the new G...

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District News
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Your Drinking Water Is Safe: Letter To The Editor

A recent story in Patch about a water-quality report prepared by the Environmental Working Group has prompted residents to contact the East Bay Municipal Utility District and Contra Costa Water District about the test results.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Tap water safety

This week, a report was released that raised questions about the safety of tap water. At Contra Costa Water District, we take our responsibility to deliver safe, high-quality tap water very seriously and take all necessary steps to meet and exceed state a...

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District News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

CCWD Board Member elected to serve on ACWA Region 5 Board

Director Ernesto A. Avila was recently elected to serve on a regional board for the Association of California Water Agencies for the 2020-21 term.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Calendar Contest Winners Presentation at Board Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting artwork for this year's 2020 wall calendar. We received many worthy entries in this year's contest. The winners were recognized at our Board Meeting on October 16, 2019.

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Possible Public Safety Power Shutoff this week

PG&E has announced a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event to begin as soon as Wednesday morning that will impact the Bay Area, including parts of our service area. Over the past few months, Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) has been prep...

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District News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

CCWD General Manager Leaving Post After a Decade of Leadership

GM Jerry Brown

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019

Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – After almost a decade of leading Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), General Manager Jerry Brown has announced that he will be leaving his...

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District News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Utility Box Art Project

Concord Utility Box Art Project

The Concord Art Association partnered with the City of Concord to create an outdoor art gallery by covering eleven utility boxes at Todos Santos Plaza and the surrounding area with artwork created by local artists. Two of the utility boxes were Contra Cos...

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District News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

National Preparedness Month

Is your household prepared for an emergency? This National Preparedness Month, we’re encouraging our customers to be prepared for any type of disaster. AND we’re sharing how we’ve prepared for PG&E's potential Public Safe...

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District News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

CCWD employee receives local Leadership in Sustainability Award

Chris Dundon

Chris Dundon, our Water Efficiency Supervisor, is one of this year’s Sustainable Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Award recipients. He is being celebrated for his outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, econom...

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District News
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, jbrown@ccwater.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...

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District News

News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2019

Los Vaqueros Newsletter

Whether you’re looking to catch a fish, climb some hills, relax on a boat, see wildlife, or visit our interpretive center, this newsletter will keep you informed about the latest happenings at Los Vaqueros.

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

North Side Dam Fishing Access Closed

Several public trail closures are currently in effect during geotechnical field investigations at Los Vaqueros. This is includes access to the fishing steps near the dam.

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News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

Contacts: Sharene Gonzales, Alameda County Water District (510) 668-4208Jennifer Allen, Contra Costa Water District, (925) 297-9739Sue Stephenson, Dublin San Ramon Services District, (925) 875-2295Andrea Pook, East B...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Steve Welch to Become New General Manager of CCWD

Steve Welch Headshot

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2019

Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) Board of Directors unanimously approved Assistant General Manager Steve Welch to become...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

CCWD General Manager Leaving Post After a Decade of Leadership

GM Jerry Brown

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019

Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – After almost a decade of leading Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), General Manager Jerry Brown has announced that he will be l...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, jbrown@ccwater.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...

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News Releases
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: 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...

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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.

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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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