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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Extreme Fire Danger today at Los Vaqueros

Fire danger today at Los Vaqueros Watershed is listed as Extreme. Smoking is not permitted outside enclosed vehicles and all fire sources, including use of barbecues is strictly prohibited. Please exercise caution.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Day!

Join us for Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) Day on Saturday, October 20! The free event pairs local fishing experts with students with special needs and their families for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Stargazing Night

Join NASA Education Ambassador Jeff Adkins on Monday, November 5 as we search the night sky for the Taurids, an annual meteor shower. Dress for cold weather. Telescopes are available, and participants may bring their own.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
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Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4

Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Thousands of Contra Costa Students Participate in Delta Discovery Voyage

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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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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Saving Water this Fall is as easy as 3-2-1

Lawns and landscapes need less and less water throughout the fall. This is because during the fall, there are less and less hours of daylight. So, use the following schedule and keep your lawn and landscape looking great and your water bill low. ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

California Native Plant Database

The California Native Plant Society has a new database where you can search a specific location to determine which plants are native to the area you live in. Other features include gardening tips, local nurseries, and personalized plant list.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Extreme Fire Danger today at Los Vaqueros

Fire danger today at Los Vaqueros Watershed is listed as Extreme. Smoking is not permitted outside enclosed vehicles and all fire sources, including use of barbecues is strictly prohibited. Please exercise caution.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

CCWD Celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week

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California’s Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 as a new annual designation intended to highlight the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies. Whether it’s working with customers out in the...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest Winners Recognized at Board Meeting

Congratulations to the winners of our Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! They were recognized at a recent Board Meeting and presented with their prizes and a printed calendar with their artwork. Pick up your free 2019 calendar today at our Concord office.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Saving water this fall is as easy as 3-2-1!

Lawns and landscapes need less and less water throughout the fall. This is because during the fall, there are less and less hours of daylight. So, use the following schedule and keep your lawn and landscape looking great and your water bill low. ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Recreation at Los Vaqueros

There are several events taking place at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed this fall. Don't miss out on night fishing, stargazing, fishing clinics, the Tarantula Run, and CAST Day!

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Keeping Your Canal Clean

We're in the process of cleaning the Contra Costa Canal from Antioch to Clyde with a giant radio-controlled sled.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Congressman DeSaulnier Successfully Passes Legislation to Make Safety Improvements to Canal

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that his bill to improve the Contra Costa Canal unanimously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (H.R. 6040) would tra...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

The District recognizes National Preparedness Month each September as an opportunity to prepare now and throughout the year for the unexpected. Communication is an important aspect of emergency preparedness. One step you can take today is to update contac...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Looking to Reduce Your Water Use? Schedule a Free Home Water Use Survey!

This is the time of year when water use goes up. We’re watering our yards more often and topping off our pools to combat evaporation. If you’re interested in getting the most value out of every drop, schedule a free home water use survey.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Partnership for Safe Water Directors Award

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Our Randall-Bold and Bollman Water Treatment Plants were recently recognized at the American Water Works Association Conference by the Partnership for Safe Water for maintaining the Directors Award status for 15 consecutive years. Also, the CCWD/City of B...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Once gone, eagles flourish in Bay Area skies

At golden eagle nests in the Los Vaqueros Watershed, six eagle chicks were hatched, raised and fledged this year, wildlife biologists at the Contra Costa Water District have confirmed.

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Animal Safety Along the Canal

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Recently, there have been some otter sightings in the canal. While cute and fun to watch, please do not feed or interact with wild animals. For the most part, the wildlife in or near our canal are able to navigate this facility on their own. Interacting w...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Sharing Innovations in Water Resources Management

Recently, a professor and graduate student from Tsinghua University, a prestigious Chinese research university, visited the District to learn about water resources management in California. Their aim was to acquire new knowledge to support their planning ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018

Prop 3 is a citizen’s initiative water bond that will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot. The Contra Costa Water District has endorsed this bond.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant CCWD Ownership of Canal System

Legislation was introduced this week 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: 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.

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