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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Annual Contra Costa Loop Canal Cleaning

Each winter, the District conducts a full cleaning of 21 miles of the Canal loop from Clyde to the Martinez Reservoir. This year, certain portions of the Canal trail will be closed temporarily during the cleaning. Signs will be posted in advance.

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Board Adopts 2020 Rate Adjustment

The District’s Board of Directors adopted the proposed rate adjustment after a public hearing at the Board Meeting on January 8, 2020. Changes to rates and charges take effect February 1, 2020.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

The Facts About Recent Water Efficiency Laws

Yes, you're allowed to shower and do a load of laundry on the same day. No, there isn't a fine for exceeding 55 gallons per person per day. Some news reports provide inaccurate information regarding recent water efficiency laws.

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Public Rate Hearing set for January 8 at 6:30 p.m.

We're currently undergoing our annual review of rates and charges that pay for the transport and delivery of safe, high-quality, and reliable water. A public rate hearing will be held by the Board of Directors on January 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Employee Coat Drive to Support Local Families

Our employees recently donated coats to children and adults in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awarenes...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Water Education for Teachers at Bollman Water Treatment Plant

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

‘Dark Waters’ Substances Not Detected in CCWD Water Supply

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Steve Welch to Become New General Manager of CCWD

Steve Welch Headshot

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Your Drinking Water Is Safe: Letter To The Editor

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Tap water safety

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

CCWD Board Member elected to serve on ACWA Region 5 Board

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Calendar Contest Winners Presentation at Board Meeting

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Utility Box Art Project

Concord Utility Box Art Project

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

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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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