News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

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...

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CCWD News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

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&...

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CCWD News Releases
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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CCWD 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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CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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. CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD 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...

CCWD News Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2021

Project WET Workshop for Educators

Join us for a free, online Project WET Workshop in January focused on activities and curriculum that promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources. Learn to create educational online content for your students!

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Get your 2021 Contra Costa Water District Wall Calendar

This wall calendar features artwork from 14 talented local youths highlighting the value of water in our everyday lives. See a list of locations where you can safely pick up your free copy today.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Employees Give Back

CCWD employees have always been passionate about supporting the community through charitable donations and volunteerism, and this year is no exception. See how employees gave back through various organizations in 2020.

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Water Wednesdays

Join us for engaging and entertaining online water education programs on select Wednesdays that will include virtual tours, classroom presentations, and live interviews with our team so you can learn how we deliver safe, clean drinking water!

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Lobby Reopening

Our lobby is now open, with modified hours, for customers to make payments and seek in-person customer service. Learn more in our video about how we've reconfigured the lobby to protect your health and our employees’ health on your next visit.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Annual Loop Canal Cleaning Starting in December

Each winter, we conduct 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.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Keep Yourself Safe from Scammers

Over the phone or in person, CCWD employees are happy to provide identification. Here are some helpful tips if you suspect someone is impersonating one of our employees.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

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...

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District News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

California Water Professionals Appreciation Week

This California Water Professionals Appreciation Week (October 3-11, 2020), we're grateful for our dedicated team of essential workers who keep the water flowing 24/7. Thank you!

CCWD drinking water is safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and availabl...

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District News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Announcing Contra Costa Water District’s 2021 Wall Calendars

Congratulations to the 14 talented local youths whose art is featured each month in our 2021 wall calendar! Watch a video announcement from our Board of Directors and see where to pick up your copy of the calendar.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

How to Drought-Proof Your Home

As many customers spend more time at home, this is a great opportunity to assess your water use and habits. Check out our recent WaterSaver e-newsletters on How to Drought-Proof Your Home and get pro tips on how to make the most of your water.

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Water Education Reimagined in a Virtual Environment

We are reimagining our programs for the upcoming school year and working with school districts and educators to accommodate virtual learning. Registration is open for our virtual classroom programs and field trips.

Check out Virtual Water Education Programs. District News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

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&...

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District News
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

This wildfire season, we’re ready for PG&E’s potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs. If the power goes out, CCWD has an action plan to keep your water flowing 24/7. Learn what we’re doing to prepare and how you can prepare.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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District News
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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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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District News

News Flash

Posted on: January 1, 2021

Annual Parking Passes

For 2020 Annual Parking PassholdersWe appreciate everyone who purchased annual parking passes in 2020 and we understand the frustration by those who were not able to use them during the various closures due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic and ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News

News Flash

Posted on: December 31, 2020

Trump Administration advances western water storage projects

December 30, 2020 Reclamation is partnering with CCWD to pursue the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion project. This legislation invests an additional $11.95 million on top of the previously approved $2.16 million in federal funds.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

CSU Civil Engineers Build Model to Test Design for $900M California Dam Project

October 28, 2020 Colorado State University’s Hydraulics Lab recently demonstrated their newly constructed model of the Los Vaqueros Dam spillway and emergency outlet for stakeholders...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 6, 2020

RFQ for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project

Contra Costa Water District is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from firms interested in providing professional services for the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Transfer-Bethany Pipeline Project. SOQs are due by 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020. M...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Board certifies the Final Supplement to the Final Environmental Document for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution certifying the Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR and approved the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. This is a significant milestone for this project. The p...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Final Environmental Document published for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

The Final Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR is now available to the public, and noticed in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Federal WIIN Act funding approved for Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

President Trump signed two spending bills to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020 (FY20). $2.155 million for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project was included in the spending bills. Following completion of the Final Federal...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Request for Proposals for Special Counsel Services for Phase 2 LVE Project

Contra Costa Water District and the Project Partners are issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a qualified firm/s to provide legal services primarily to assist the Project Partners in the creation of the proposed Joint Powers Authority ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Environmental Organization Support for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project

A coalition of environmental organizations and the Grassland Water District submitted a joint letter to the California Natural Resources Agency last week to recommend inclusion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project in the Governor’s Wa...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2019

California Water Commission WSIP Informational Meeting on the Administration of Public Benefits

Staff from the state agencies responsible for administering the public benefits — the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources — will discuss each public bene...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2019

California Water Commission Meeting to Discuss the Administration of Public Benefits

As part of the next steps in executing final funding agreements, the California Water Commission has initiated a series of meetings with project proponents and representatives to begin developing contracts for the administration of public benefits. For th...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: July 24, 2018

CWC Awards Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request

The California Water Commission has awarded eight water storage projects, including the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, the Maximum Conditional Eligibility Amount and Early Funding Request.

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates