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Posted on: September 14, 2022

UPCOMING PROJECTS

News Projects

Learn more about Contra Costa Water’s upcoming projects throughout the city.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

CONTRA COSTA ALERTS

News Alerts

Stay up to date on the latest alerts from Contra Costa Water.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

LATEST WATER REPORT

News Water Report

Read the latest Contra Costa water quality report.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

LATEST EXPANSION REPORT

News Water Report

Read the latest Contra Costa water quality report.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

LOS VAQUEROS ALERTS

News Report

Stay up to date on the latest alerts from Contra Costa Water.

2022 - Los Vaqueros - News Flash
Posted on: September 14, 2022

UPCOMING EXPANSION PROJECTS

News Projects

Learn more about Los Vaqueros' upcoming projects throughout the year.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 2, 2022

Rachel Murphy to Become the New General Manager of CCWD

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2022Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – Following an extensive recruitment process, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) Board of Directors (Board) has selected Assistant Gen...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

New Board Member Appointed by Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2022Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Patt Young selected as Director of Division 1

Concord – On Wednesday, June 15, the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD) Board of Di...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Contra Costa Water District Approves Temporary Drought Surcharge

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2022Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Surcharge will apply to water use starting July 1, 2022

Concord – Following a public hearing Wednesday night, Contra Costa Water District’s Bo...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

CCWD General Manager Retiring After Three Decades in Water

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2022Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – After over 30 years working in the professional world of water, Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD) General Man...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2022Contact: Oliver Symonds, (925) 688-8010 office, (925) 588-8319 mobile

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided to fill a vacancy on its Board by appointment, as provid...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2022Contact: Oliver Symonds, (925) 688-8010 office, (925) 588-8319 mobile

Concord – Facing a third consecutive dry year and responding to a new executive order from Gov. Newsom aimed at bolstering statewide water supplies, ...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

CCWD Board President Lisa M. Borba Announces Resignation from Board of Directors effective 4/22/2022

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – During the Board meeting on April 6, Contra Costa Water District’s Board President, Lisa M. Borba, announced that she will resign from the B...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

Contra Costa Water District was one of nine utilities awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at this year's Virtual AMWA Executive Management Conference. This marks the second time...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

Concord, CA – During the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD&...

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CCWD News Releases
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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CCWD 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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CCWD 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.

Read the Complete News Release CCWD News Releases
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.

Read the News Release CCWD News Releases
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 CCWD 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...

CCWD News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Water District Board Vacancy To Be Filled 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 to fil...

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CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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. CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: August 22, 2022

Drought-Proof Your Yard Workshop Series

Contra Costa Water District is co-sponsoring a webinar series with Sustainable Contra Costa designed to help you take your landscape to the next level. Your yard can be drought-tolerant, beautiful, habitat-rich and inviting.

Additional Info... Conservation News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

July is Smart Irrigation Month

The Irrigation Association designates July, which is historically the hottest month of the year, as Smart Irrigation Month. With the current drought, and as we enter the hottest summer months, smart irrigation is the one of the best ways to save water. Fi...

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Conservation News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Steps to Conserve During this Drought

Read our latest conservation and water efficiency newsletter with tips on how to survive the drought. Plus, get details on all the best rebates to help you plan for the summer months.

Additional Info... Conservation News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Fix Leaks Around Your Home

Leaks are often the cause of high water bills. The US EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20, 2022, is a great reminder of how important it is to check for leaks around your home. According to the US EPA, the average household's leak...

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Conservation News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Spring 2022 Water-Wise Landscaping Webinar Series

Now is the perfect time to make your landscape more resilient to drought! We has an upcoming series of landscaping webinars in March and April 2022 to help customers with landscape water efficiency improvements and how to create a water-wise garden.

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

During this Drought, Let’s Conserve in Contra Costa

Read our latest conservation and water efficiency newsletter with tips to survive the drought, whether it's indoors or outdoors. Also, get the scoop on our latest rebate to help you track your water use.

Additional Info... Conservation News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Fall Watering and Landscaping Tips

After warm, dry summer months, be sure to adjust your watering schedule into the fall so you don’t overwater. Also, check out our step-by-step guide on planning a landscape project to help customers from start to finish.

See our latest newsletter... Conservation News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

New Rebate for Flume Smart Home Water Monitor

Get a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor that can measure real-time water use, provide leak alerts, and help you manage your indoor and landscape water use.

See details... Conservation News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Dry Year Update

Check out the latest conservation newsletter with a dry year update, ways to help you prepare for summer, and upcoming virtual events you don't want to miss!

Additional Info... Conservation News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

It’s a Dry Year in California: What You Need to Know

The typically cool and wet months are making way for warmer weather without much rain or snow to show for it. By early April, precipitation in the Northern Sierra was just over 50% of average for that time of year. The dry year meant Contra Costa Water Di...

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Conservation News

News Flash

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week

The last week of September has been designated as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week. The Delta is Contra Costa Water District's primary source of water, demonstrating its critical role in the communities we serve. Learn more about the source of your water

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Automated Smart Leak Detection

Invest in a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor to help you manage, monitor, and conserve our most precious resource. Flume can help you:

  • Catch water leaks, protect your home, and set leak alerts
  • Monitor water use down to the minute and by fixture
  • Set personalize...
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District News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Have You Received a Phone Call from CCWD?

We've received reports from customers about suspicious phone calls from callers claiming to be from Contra Costa Water District. Be aware of the potential for utility scams and learn how you can identify CCWD employees.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month - are you ready for a potential emergency or natural disaster? We've got tips on storing an emergency supply of water in case of emergency.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Provides High Quality Water Through Drought

Thank you to our customers for conserving in Contra Costa! The Los Vaqueros Reservoir is operating just as planned to offset dry years. This year, Los Vaqueros provided some 6 billion gallons of high quality water that we otherwise would not have access t...

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District News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Contra Costa Water District Offers Free Water Education Training

We are hosting a free, online workshop to help educators teach engaging lessons related to water in the virtual and physical classroom. Experience a variety of digital learning tools and techniques that connect to current education standards.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

CAST for Kids Fishing Day

Contra Costa Water District is partnering with C.A.S.T. for Kids to host our annual fishing day at Los Vaqueros. It’s a free event that pairs kids and teens with special needs and their caretakers with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Learn about your water system on a tour of Contra Costa Water District

Ever wondered where the water comes from when you turn on your faucet? Would you like to see how we produce the safe, high-quality drinking water that is delivered to your home? You’ll go behind the scenes to learn how this vital infrastructure works!

More details here... District News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Caring for Trees in a Drought

We need trees and trees need water. Mulching and low flow watering keep trees thriving. Learn more about helping your trees thrive in a drought from Save Our Water.

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District News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Contra Costa Water District Consistently Provides High Quality Drinking Water

Did you know Contra Costa Water District consistently tests and monitors the quality of your drinking water? Sometimes, changes in our source water can affect the taste or odor of water at your tap. Even when this occurs, you can be confident water delive...

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District News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Water Education Program sign ups now open!

CCWD’s Water Education Programs are back in person for the 2022/2023 school year. We offer water-focused programs for 3rd, 4th, or 5th graders in the classroom and through field trips. Learn more and sign up for a program.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System Rebate

Outdoor landscape can represent 50% of your water usage, which is why maximizing your outdoor water use is so important. Learn how you can get a rebate of up to $50 as an incentive when you install a Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System.

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate

There are many benefits to irrigating wisely, and CCWD is helping customers make smart upgrades with a rebate on smart irrigation controllers. Take the guesswork out of watering and apply for a Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate this summer.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Contra Costa Canal Safety Reminder

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. It's a 48-mile aqueduct that runs from Knightsen to Martinez. It winds through neighborhoods where we live, work, and play, so remember to stay alert and stay safe around the canal.

Learn more about canal safety. District News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2021 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

You can count on us to provide a reliable product that exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards keeping our community healthy and thriving. See the report on your high-quality tap water. The report is available in English and Spanish.

View the report. District News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Announcing Winners of the Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest and to all the community members who voted for the finalists.

See the winning artwork... District News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

CCWD General Manager Recruitment is Open to the Public

CCWD is seeking a dynamic, strategic, results-oriented General Manager to guide the organization. The recruitment is open to the public. Find out information about the position, benefits, and how to apply.

CCWD General Manager Recruitment Profile (PDF)

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District News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Cast Your Votes for the Top Water Awareness Youth Art Contest Entries

Entries were submitted by the youths who live in our service area. Winners will be featured in our 2023 wall calendar. Voting is open through 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

Vote now! District News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Special Districts Make a Difference

May 15–21, 2022, is Special Districts Week! We are a special district dedicated to ensuring a safe, reliable and affordable water supply so that our customers have access to clean water for years to come. Learn more about what a special district is and ho...

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District News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Celebrating 86 Years of Reliable Service

CCWD was formed on May 9, 1936, marking 86 years of reliable water service. From our humble beginnings in the 1930s serving agriculture in the area to now serving 500,000 customers across central and eastern Contra Costa County, we look forward to continu...

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District News
Posted on: May 1, 2022

Celebrate Drinking Water Week

We are celebrating Drinking Water Week, from May 1 – 7, to recognize the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important and often unnoticed work of wa...

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District News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Announcing CCWD's All-Day Facilities Tours

Reserve your spot on a free tour of Contra Costa Water District. You’ll go behind the scenes to learn how this vital infrastructure works!

See details... District News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

New Election Division Boundaries Approved

New election division boundaries were approved by CCWD's Board of Directors on March 16, 2022. Learn about the redistricting process and view the approved final division map.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Announcing this year’s Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

We are excited to launch our annual Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! This is a fun activity that helps local youth learn about this precious resource and express their artistic talents! Learn about this year's theme and how to submit your artwork.

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Environmental Review of Shortcut Pipeline Improvement Project Phase 3

Environmental documents are available to the public for review and comment on the Shortcut Pipeline Improvement Project Phase 3. The last day to submit a public comment is April 11, 2022.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Tell Us What You Think About Your Water

Thirst quenching, life-giving, refreshing - water is part of every single minute of your life. As your provider, we work daily to ensure you receive quality water and respectful customer service.

Tell us how we are doing by taking our short 3-minute survey...

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District News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Optional Water Line Coverage

We partnered with HomeServe to offer customers optional home protection plans for your water and sewer lines. HomeServe is an independent company, separate from CCWD, that can help customers with the inconvenience of a potential home emergency.

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Virtual Water Education Programs available this spring!

Our Water Education Program still has space available for our virtual programs for the rest of the 2021/2022 school year. Elementary school programs are available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in our service area - local teachers can sign up now!

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

CCWD 2021 Annual Report

We're keeping an eye on the future for those we serve today, and those who come after us. Our 2021 Annual Report highlights CCWD's continuing hard work of providing reliable, high-quality water service to our 500,000 customers.

View the report. District News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Redrawing Division Boundaries

Following the US Census Bureau's data from the 2020 Census, CCWD must adjust its division boundaries to reflect new information from the census for the next general District election in November 2022. Learn more about redistricting and how to participate.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

This New Year, Let's Resolve to Conserve in Contra Costa

With the ongoing drought across California, water conservation should be on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions. And of all the resolutions on your list, you might find conserving water is the easiest one to keep! Learn how with My Water Report.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

2022 Water Rate Proposal Adopted by Board

CCWD conducts annual reviews of water rates and charges to continue providing sustainable water service. CCWD's Board of Directors adopted the water rate proposal for 2022 at a public hearing on January 5. Changes will become effective February 1.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Protect Your Water Pipes From Freezing

Recent overnight temperatures have been dropping to near or below freezing in some areas of Contra Costa County. If you haven't already, now is the time to take action to protect your water pipes.

Learn how... District News
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Visit Los Vaqueros Over the Holidays

Did you know Los Vaqueros Reservoir is open every day of the year, including holidays? You can visit the watershed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. It's a great time to see lush vegetation and green hills!

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Employees Donate Coats to Community

This holiday season, we partnered One Warm Coat, a non-profit organization providing free coats to children and adults in our community. CCWD employees donated 128 coats to help those in need stay warm this winter.

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District News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Save Water During Rainstorms

With forecasted rain throughout December, remember to turn off your irrigation system and let nature water your yard. Learn more about how to prevent water waste and save!

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Delta Discovery Voyage

Students learn about the source of their drinking water through interactive activities. This year, the program is in person at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. Learn how we've updated the program for the new location, while prioritizing safety.

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Annual Cleaning of the Contra Costa Loop Canal

Each winter, the District conducts a full cleaning of 21 miles of the Contra Costa Loop Canal from Clyde to the Martinez Reservoir. The annual cleaning is performed during the winter months when water usage is low and customer impacts can be minimized.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Division Boundaries May Be Redrawn

Following the release of 2020 Census data, Contra Costa Water District may need to adjust the boundaries for its five electoral divisions. This process, often called redistricting, aims to ensure fair and equitable representation on the Contra Costa Water...

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District News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

‘Tis the Season to Conserve

The holidays are here and as community health restrictions ease, you probably have a lot on your mind as you consider playing host to friends and family. Here’s another thing you’ll want to consider: increased water use. During this time of year, the aver...

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District News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Diversity & Inclusion Master Plan

As part of the District’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives to pursue organizational excellence through diversity, inclusivity, leadership and professionalism, there is now a strategic five-year D&I Master Plan to implement those initiatives.

Read the D&I Master Plan... District News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Honoring CCWD Veterans

The District is honoring its employees who serv­ed in the military this Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. Thank you for your service.

The following veterans are being recognized: Vince Billingham (Air Force), Jim Carey (Coast Guard), Tom Cranmer (Na...

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District News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Remains Eligible for Prop 1 Funding

The California Water Commission unanimously voted that the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project met all Water Storage Investment Program requirements and remains eligible for Proposition 1 funding.

See the California Water Commission's report ...

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District News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

2022 Wall Calendars Now Available!

Pick up your 2022 wall calendar – featuring winning artwork from local students sharing the value of water!

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Celebrating California Water Professionals

California Water Professionals Appreciation Week is Oct. 2-10, 2021. It is intended to highlight the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies, like CCWD, in ensuring safe and reliable water in California. We'...

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District News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Attention Educators!

We are hosting a free, online workshop to help educators teach engaging lessons related to water in the virtual and physical classroom. Experience a variety of digital learning tools and techniques that connect to current education standards.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month - are you ready for a potential emergency or natural disaster? We've got tips on storing an emergency supply of water in case of emergency.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Water Saving Tips Video Series

We've got a new video series with a variety of easy water saving tips to help you Conserve in Contra Costa! Check it out now.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Sign ups for Virtual Water Education Field Trips and School Programs now open!

Our Water Education Program is going virtual for the 2021/2022 school year. Sign ups are now available for local teachers in our service area to request free classroom programs, field trips, and assemblies for students - all focused on water education!

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Tracking Your Water Use

Water meters are the primary tool we use to keep track of how much water customers use. For customers, this can also be a tool to help you monitor your own use and check for water leaks.

Learn how to read your water meter. District News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Your Drinking Water

We’re addressing seasonal changes that can affect the taste or odor of your drinking water. Please know your tap water remains safe to drink. Learn what causes these tastes and odors and how you can minimize their impact.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center Reopens August 7

The Interpretive Center is open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting August 7. Visit the Interpretive Center to learn about the cultural history of the area, animals, and the unique role Los Vaqueros plays in providing our communities clean water.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Contra Costa Canal Safety Reminder

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. It's a 48-mile aqueduct that runs from Knightsen to Martinez. It winds through neighborhoods where we live, work, and play, so remember to stay alert and stay safe around the canal.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

New Construction in My Neighborhood Map for Customers

We regularly maintain and improve the water system to provide excellent service to our customers. And now there's an interactive map to help you stay informed about what water projects are going on in your neighborhood and the communities we serve.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Water Wise House Calls Available Indoors Again

Get free customized advice from our water efficiency experts on how to check for leaks, manage your water use, and save water. 

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District News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

New Rebate for Flume Smart Home Water Monitor

Get a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor that can measure real-time water use, provide leak alerts, and help you manage your indoor and landscape water use.

See details... District News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

You can count on us to provide a reliable product that exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards keeping our community healthy and thriving. See the report on your high-quality tap water. The report will be available in Spanish this week.

Additional details... District News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Announcing Winners of the Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Congratulations to the 13 winners of this year’s Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest and to the more than 1,000 ballots from community members that were cast during the voting process.

See the winning artwork... District News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Los Vaqueros Watershed Update

Trail closures related to Golden Eagle nesting activity have been lifted as of June 5, and all trails are now open to the public. Now is a great time to get outside and enjoy the tranquil and scenic Los Vaqueros Watershed. Happy trails!

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Getting Ready for Summer?

Our goal is to make smart, sustainable choices easier for our customers. That's why we provide incentives for water use efficiency. Check out rebates for pool covers, sprinkler timers, more to help reduce water loss and save you money.

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Staying Safe Around the Contra Costa Canal

The Contra Costa Canal is a 48-mile aqueduct that runs through neighborhoods where we live and go to school. We take canal safety seriously, which is why there are fences around the canal to remind the community to stay out and stay safe.

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

Special Districts Week

May 16-22, 2021 is Special Districts Week! We are a special district dedicated to ensuring a safe, reliable and affordable water supply so that our customers have access to clean water for years to come.

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Posted on: May 9, 2021

Celebrating 85 Years of Service

From our rural beginnings on May 9, 1936 to serving diverse communities in central and eastern Contra Costa County today, we’re celebrating 85 of service. We are proud to continue keeping your water flowing 24/7!

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District News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Urban Water Management Plan

The District recently updated our Urban Water Management Plan and will hold a public meeting to hear comments at an upcoming Board of Directors Meeting. See the draft 2020 document and information about the public hearing.

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Update to Temporary COVID-19 Lobby Hours

Our District Center lobby in Concord is open for customers at reduced capacity to pay their bill in person. Temporary COVID-19 hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00am–11:30am and 1:00pm–5:00pm, and now also Friday from 8:00am–11:30am and 1:00pm–4:00pm.

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Posted on: May 2, 2021

Celebrating Drinking Water Week

We are celebrating Drinking Water Week, from May 2 – 8, to recognize the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important and often unnoticed work of wa...

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District News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Save Time and Money with EasyPay

Sign up for automatic payments with EasyPay and be confident that your bill is paid on time, every time. Payments are automatically and securely deducted from your bank account. No more checks to write…no more stamps to buy…and no lost or late payments.

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day

As drinking water providers we treat nearly 40 million gallons of water per day for more than 500,000 people. Learn more about this essential resource that's there for you 24/7.

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District News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Virtual Water Treatment Plant Tours

Our upcoming Water Wednesday series is taking us on virtual tours of where your drinking water is cleaned and treated. We've got engaging and interactive education for students as well as a live Q&A for the public with industry experts.

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

It’s a Dry Year in California: What You Need to Know

The typically cool and wet months are making way for warmer weather without much rain or snow to show for it. By early April, precipitation in the Northern Sierra was just over 50% of average for that time of year. The dry year meant Contra Costa Water Di...

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District News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reliable Water Operations Depend on Dam Safety

Did you know Contra Costa Water District is responsible for operating six dams and levees? Unless you live near one of these facilities, you might not have given them much thought. However, these facilities are paramount to the delivery of a reliable supp...

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District News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest - Happening Now

Is your child or student a blossoming artist? Encourage them to enter our contest for a chance to be featured in our 2022 wall calendar and earn a $50 prize! Submit artwork focused on the importance of water in your life.

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

CA COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief

Have you or someone you know who rents had issues paying rent or bills due to COVID? You may qualify for assistance from the state. Learn more at housing.ca.gov/covid_rr or by calling 833-430-2122.

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District News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Water Rates at Work

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. Keeping this 80+ year-old facility in good condition is critical to the reliability of your water service. We recently repaired three sections of the canal in Oakley, Antioch, and Pacheco, so it ...

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District News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Track Down Leaks during Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week is March 15 to 21, and we’re here to help you track down leaks in your home to save water and money. Sign up for a FREE Water Wise House Call with one of our water efficiency pros – available in-person or over the phone...

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District News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

CCWD Judges for Local Science and Engineering Fair

We’re proud to support the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair by participating as judges in the Excellence in Water & Wastewater Research division. This year, the fair is taking place via Zoom, as we’re able to review and rate all stud...

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District News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Water Main Cleaning Program

From time to time, you may notice our crews opening valves or fire hydrants and running water down your street and into a storm drain. This important maintenance activity—called “flushing”—allows us to deliver the highest quality water to our customers.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Water Service during Power Loss

The recent winter storm in Texas that has led many water agencies to issue boil-water notices to residents is troubling and continues to be an ongoing struggle as they try to resolve issues with their power grid. This emergency is a reminder to be prepare...

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District News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Announcing this year’s Water Youth Awareness Art Contest

Illustrate the importance of water in your life and be featured in our 2022 calendar! Submit artwork focused on why you drink tap water, how your community uses tap water, how you use tap water efficiently, where tap water comes from, or how it's treated.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Quagga Inspection Survey for Contra Loma Reservoir

East Bay Regional Park District manages recreation at Contra Costa Water District’s Contra Loma Reservoir. As part of an invasive mussel prevention grant program from the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, the East Bay Reg...

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District News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

Contra Costa Water District was one of nine utilities awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at this year's Virtual AMWA Executive Management Conference. This marks the second time the Dist...

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District News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

Concord, CA – During the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD&...

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District News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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District News
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: 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: September 8, 2022

Fall into savings this fall! - WaterSaver Newsletter

Learn how you can maximize your savings this fall season with tips from our WaterSaver Newsletter.

This issue includes helpful information about irrigation controllers, protecting trees, pool covers, and more!

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

As Western Drought Worsens, Governor Newsom Moves to Bolster Regional Conservation Efforts

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order on March 28, 2022, calling on local water suppliers, like Contra Costa Water District, to activate drought contingency plans. See the full details of the Executive Order and CCWD's plan.

View Gov. Newsom's Executive Order.

View CCWD's Water Shortage Contingency Plan in our Urban Water Management Plan (PDF).

View CCWD's Drought & Water Efficiency Portal.

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Drought News and Updates
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Drought Program Proposed

CCWD Board of Directors to consider initiating a Stage 1 water shortage level based on updates to the 2021 water supply and water conservation program at the July 7, 2021 Board Meeting.

See meeting agenda for details. Drought News and Updates

News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2022

Late summer recreation updates at Los Vaqueros

We’re in the warmest months of the year – which means we’re feeling the heat out at the watershed, as well as the wind. See the latest updates about heat safety and recent fish plants.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Slithering Snakes in Spring

Rattlesnakes are very common in the Los Vaqueros Watershed. Especially as the weather warms up and the sun is out. Please be aware of your surroundings and maintain a safe distance if you encounter a rattlesnake.

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Cattle Grazing at Los Vaqueros

We graze cattle seasonally at the Los Vaqueros Watershed to manage habitat, which helps minimize wildfire risk and promotes biodiversity. Seeing cattle at LV might give you pause, so here are some tips to safely share open space with cows on the trail.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2022

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority Selects Taryn Ravazzini as First Executive Director

News Release

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2022

Contact: Marguerite Patil, (925) 297-9738

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority Selects Taryn Ravazzini as First Executive Director

Concord – Following an extensive recruitment process, the Board ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2022

CWC Increases Potential Funding for WSIP Projects

On March 16, 2022, the California Water Commission (CWC) has increased the potential funding amounts for the seven projects in the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). The inflation adjustment of approximately 1.5 percent for the Los Vaqueros Reservoi...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Request for Qualifications - Los Vaqueros Expansion Capital Project Management Services

March 29, 2022 CCWD is seeking qualified consultants to provide project management and technical support during planning, design and construction of the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project facilities.

View details and the RFQ. Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Los Vaqueros Reservoir JPA Inaugural Meeting

News Release

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2021

Contact: Marguerite Patil, (925) 297-9738

Los Vaqueros Reservoir JPA Inaugural Meeting

Chair and Vice-Chair selected

Concord – The eight agencies making up the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 20, 2021

California Water Commission Determines Continued Eligibility of the Project

The California Water Commission unanimously voted that the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project met all Water Storage Investment Program requirements and remains eligible for Proposition 1 funding.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2021

New Website for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority

October 7, 2021 With the formation of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority, there is now also a website, losvaquerosjpa.com, with information specific to JPA members, meetings, and future procurement opportunities.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority Formed

News Release

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2021

Contacts: see statements below

Brentwood – The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) passed a significant milestone today in officially filing agreements needed to form a Joint Powers ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Members of Congress Sign Support Letter for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion

Congressman Mike Thompson, along with several members of Congress, signed a letter of support urging the Department of the Interior to provide FY 2022 funding for Phase 2 of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. The letter recommends full funding ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: January 21, 2021

CWC Authorizes Changes in Funding Projects

On January 20, 2021 the California Water Commission (CWC) authorized changes to maximum conditional awards for projects funded through the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) based on inflation and additional available funds. The inflation adjustment ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Trump Administration advances western water storage projects

In the Bay Area, Reclamation is partnering with Contra Costa Water District to pursue the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion project, which would increase water storage capacity in an existing footprint from 160,000 acre-feet to 275,000 acre-feet and add ne...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 28, 2020

CSU Civil Engineers Build Model to Test Design for $900M California Dam Project

October 28, 2020 Colorado State University’s Hydraulics Lab recently demonstrated their newly constructed model of the Los Vaqueros Dam spillway and emergency outlet for stakeholders...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

RFQ for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project

Contra Costa Water District is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms interested in providing professional services for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project. SOQs are due by 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020. M...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Board certifies the Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Document for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution certifying the Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR and approved the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. This is a significant milestone for this project. The p...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Final Environmental Document published for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

The Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR is now available to the public, and noticed in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Federal WIIN Act funding approved for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

President Trump signed two spending bills to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020 (FY20). $2.155 million for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project was included in the spending bills. Following completion of the Final Federal...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Request for Proposals for Special Counsel Services for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District and the Project Partners are issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a qualified firm/s to provide legal services primarily to assist the Project Partners in the creation of the proposed Joint Powers Authority ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Environmental Organization Support for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

A coalition of environmental organizations and the Grassland Water District submitted a joint letter to the California Natural Resources Agency last week to recommend inclusion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project in the Governor’s Wa...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2019

California Water Commission WSIP Informational Meeting on the Administration of Public Benefits

Staff from the state agencies responsible for administering the public benefits — the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources — will discuss each public bene...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2019

California Water Commission Meeting to Discuss the Administration of Public Benefits

As part of the next steps in executing final funding agreements, the California Water Commission has initiated a series of meetings with project proponents and representatives to begin developing contracts for the administration of public benefits. For th...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2018

CWC Awards Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request

The California Water Commission has awarded eight water storage projects, including the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, the Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates