News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2019

National Preparedness Month

Is your household prepared for an emergency? This National Preparedness Month, we’re encouraging our customers to be prepared for any type of disaster. AND we’re sharing how we’ve prepared for PG&E's potential Public Safe...

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District News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

CCWD employee receives local Leadership in Sustainability Award

Chris Dundon

Chris Dundon, our Water Efficiency Supervisor, is one of this year’s Sustainable Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability Award recipients. He is being celebrated for his outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, econom...

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District News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fishing Day for Kids with Special Needs

On Saturday, October 5, we're hosting the annual Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T) event at the Los Vaqueros Marina. It’s a free event that pairs students with special needs and their families with local volunteer fishing experts for a day of fishing!

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Identify potential water savings

Schedule a free Water Wise House Call with one of our Water Conservation Technician's, who can help you identify water savings and learn how to use water efficiently.

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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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District News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Announcing the winners of this year's Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted! We received many worthy entries in this year's contest. More than 700 ballots were cast by members of our community.

See the winning entries... District News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Join us for a public tour of your water facilities

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 about current tours offered. District News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Board welcomes science fair winners

The future is bright for the water industry, as two students from De La Salle High School in Concord, California attended a recent CCWD Board meeting where they received certificates and monetary awards for their winning science projects. The students too...

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District News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

During high fire risk periods, PG&E may turn off electricity in designated areas when extreme fire danger conditions are forecast. CCWD has an action plan should we lose power. Learn more about what this means for your water service and how to prepare.

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Your Drinking Water in 2018

As the water providers to more than 500,000 people, we take great effort and great pride in delivering a product that exceeds all drinking water standards set by the state and federal governments. This report is available in English and Spanish.

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Environmental Science Summer Camp Participation

District staff recently participated in the Contra Costa Economic Partnership's Environmental Science Camp. The weeklong camp promotes STEAM and water industry jobs through the lens of environmental engineering giving local high school students the opport...

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District News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Setting your sprinklers? Avoid the 9-to-5

Regardless of whether we've had a rainy winter season, our common sense water use prohibitions from the drought remain in place. Because no matter the water year, it's always a good idea to use water efficiently.

Prohibited water uses... District News
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.

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News Flash

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 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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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...

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