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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Thinking About Transitioning Your Lawn to a Water-Wise Garden?

Learn how to replace your old lawn with a beautiful landscape. Our Lawn to Garden Workshops offer a straightforward step-by-step process to keep your project on track. Get landscape design tips from experts, and apply for a rebate of up to $1,000 today.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Spring Dates Announced for Full Day Tours of CCWD Facilities

Have you ever wondered where the water comes from when you turn on your faucet? Join us for a day of learning about your water system. Tour major facilities that make your tap water some of the best in the country.

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing

We're anticipating overnight temperatures near or below freezing in some areas of Contra Costa County. Before a cold snap is the time to take action to protect your water pipes.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

2019 Annual Report

Learn about changes and accomplishments over the past year - from delivering on promises during power shutoffs to streamlining design and construction of more than 11,000 linear feet of pipeline to keep your water flowing.

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Local Students Discover the Delta

Every year in January and February, we sponsor Delta Discovery Voyages for 4,000 local students through our Water Education Program. What better way to learn about water than to go directly to the source?

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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 21, 2019

Steve Welch to Become New General Manager of CCWD

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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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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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News Flash

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 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...

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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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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: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Watch For Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments

CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard

CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...

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...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

CCWD Board President Joseph L. Campbell Announces Retirement

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CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015
Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034

Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District

CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...

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.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management Plan

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)

CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates

Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...

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...

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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...

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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...

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