News Flash

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Recap

If you missed the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in May, or you want to relive it, you can check out all the gardens featured, with photos and stats about the plants and yard size. Also, we're looking for gardens for the 2020 tour!

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Getting ready for pool weather?

Let us help! Installing a pool cover can save up to 8,000 gallons of water per year, reduce up to 95% of pool water loss caused by evaporation, and reduce chemical use by up to 60%.

Save up to $50! Conservation News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Mulch coupons available!

Did you know? Mulch reduces the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, which means you'll be able to water less. Also, if you're planning to remove your lawn, you can sheet mulch it as an alternative to digging it up.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 11, 2019

Districts Make the Difference Video Contest

The 2019 Student Video Contest is part of the Districts Make the Difference public outreach campaign established by the California Special Districts Association to increase public awareness and understanding of special districts. Create a fun and informat...

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District News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Visit our Interpretive Center at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Did you know we have an Interpretive Center out at Los Vaqueros Reservoir? There are exhibits on the cultural history of the area, animals, and the unique role Los Vaqueros plays in providing you clean and healthy water. Open on weekends.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Be safe around the Contra Costa Canal

The temperature is getting warmer and school is almost out! Whether you're taking a stroll or going for a bike ride on the trails near the Contra Costa Canal, please remember to be safe.

Learn how... District News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

District participates in STEAM Day at local middle school

We recently participated in a STEAM Day event with over 300 sixth graders at Foothill Middle School in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. 

Sean Hartman, our Crew Lead Mechanic, shared the intricate repair process of broken pipes, highlighting...

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District News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Joint Board Meeting with Valley Water

We recently had a joint Board Meeting with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) where we shared an update on the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Phase 2 and toured Valley Water’s Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purificatio...

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District News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Infrastructure Week

We’re celebrating Infrastructure Week (May 13-20, 2019) by highlighting the importance of having a reliable system to convey, treat, and deliver water to our customers. We rely on infrastructure every day to get water to our taps. Most Americans...

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District News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Watch for CCWD Impostors

This is a reminder to our customers to always be alert and watch out for impostors presenting themselves as CCWD employees. You can call us 24-hours a day at 925-688-8095 to confirm the identity of the person at your door if you're ever concerned.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Winners of the Los Vaqueros Trout Derby announced!

Every April at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, we host a month-long competition to see which anglers can catch the three largest trout by weight!

See this year's winners... District News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

CCWD Celebrates 83 Years

On May 9, 1936, Contra Costa Water District was officially incorporated by the state after a landslide vote by the public. We’re so proud to be part of an organization that continues to provide safe, reliable drinking water.

Learn more about our history... District News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week is observed annually in May to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. We encourage our customers to learn more about the source of their drinking water and why its protection is critical to our health.

Additional Info... District News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Dam Dedication Anniversary

The original Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Dam dedication was celebrated on May 2, 1998. We expanded it in 2012 and are now working with local agency partners toward another potential expansion.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Major changes in store for Contra Costa Canal as ownership transfers to CCWD

“Passage of the Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act allows the Contra Costa Water District to implement long-overdue improvements to the canal,” Rep. DeSaulnier said.

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Announcing this year's Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Illustrate the importance of the Contra Costa Canal and be featured in our 2020 calendar!

More details... District News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Earthquake Preparedness

In the news recently, there’s been discussion about earthquakes in California. We make sure to account for potential weak spots in our system and strengthen them by making necessary upgrades to infrastructure to prepare for the next earthquake.

Want to know how you can prepare? District News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Loop Canal Cleaning Complete

District crews completed the annual cleaning of the Contra Costa Loop Canal. You may notice it begin to refill in the coming days, and it will be fully operational by April 15.

Additional Info and Map... District News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Lawn to Garden Participant Profile

We interviewed a Martinez resident who participated in the Lawn to Garden Rebate Program about his experiences through the process. Check it out to learn about his transformation from lawn to garden.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Contra Costa Spring Home and Garden Show

Create the garden of your dreams at the Contra Costa Home and Garden Show this weekend! Visit our booth for info and ideas about sustainable, water efficient landscaping.

Event Info and FREE tickets... 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: May 31, 2019

UPDATE to Trail Closures Notice for Nesting Golden Eagles

Some trails have opened up, while a few trails are still closed to allow for a safe space for Golden Eagle nesting.

See details and an updated map... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Trout Fishing Derby winners announced!

Every April, we host a month-long competition to see which anglers can catch the three largest trout by weight!

See this year's winners... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Snakes and Summer

As temperatures are continuing to get warmer, snakes will start to become more active. Please remember to watch where you are walking out at LV and choose footwear that is practical for the areas you are in (i.e. boots as opposed to sandals).

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...

News Releases