This year, Contra Costa Water District began an exciting new partnership with Civicorps to support vegetation management programs along the Contra Costa Canal and Los Vaqueros watershed areas. In addition to reducing overall fuel loads for fire prevention...
Part of providing sustainable water service is conducting an annual review of water rates and charges. Water rates are increased only in an amount necessary for the purchase, treatment, transport, and delivery of safe, high-quality, and reliable water.
If you’re noticing a different “earthy” taste to your water lately, be assured it’s perfectly safe to use. The recent dry and sunny weather has caused a change in organic materials and algae in the Delta. We&rsq...
Water, a seemingly unending resource, plays a significant role in our lives, yet the infrastructure needed to maintain access to our homes and businesses is often out of sight, and therefore, out of mind. You wake up, shower, make your coffee, clean your ...
Congratulations again to all the winners of our Water Awareness Youth Art Contest and thank you to everyone who participated. Pick up your 2023 wall calendar – featuring our tagline "Reliable Water for Today and Tomorrow" in multiple languages!
California Water Professionals Appreciation Week was created in 2017 to highlight the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies in ensuring safe and reliable tap water for California. Now more than ever, amids...
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
Invest in a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor to help you manage, monitor, and conserve our most precious resource. Flume can help you:
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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)
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Concord – Facing a third consecutive dry year and responding to a new executive order from Gov. Newsom aimed at bolstering statewide water supplies, ...
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
Pick up your 2022 wall calendar – featuring winning artwork from local students sharing the value of water!
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'...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get free customized advice from our water efficiency experts on how to check for leaks, manage your water use, and save water.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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&...
The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project.
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...
For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.orgTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District
Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...
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.
For Immediate Release: October 7, 2021
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Brentwood – The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) passed a significant milestone today in officially filing agreements needed to form a Joint Powers ...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.