Posted on: July 24, 2017

LV Fire Danger Listed as 'Very High', No Barbecues Allowed in Watershed, Trails Are Open

Extreme Fire Danger

7/24 Los Vaqueros' Fire Danger is listed as 'Very High' today as temperatures are expected to climb to the mid 90s. The Watershed remains open, but there are no barbecues allowed and no smoking outside of vehicles.

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

LV Expansion Environmental Documents Released, Two More Public Hearings Coming Up

Environmental documents for the proposed expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir are available for review, and two public hearing dates on the proposal remain in July. The expansion would increase the capacity of LV from 160,000 acre-feet to 275,000.

Additional Info... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Be Aware! We're Seeing a Lot of Rattlesnakes This Year

We're seeing a lot of rattlesnakes this year. Whether you're hiking, fishing or even out on the reservoir in one of our electric boats (rattlers are very good swimmers!), be aware of your surroundings. Avoid confrontations with rattlesnakes.

Read more about avoiding rattlesnakes... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Slide Closes Fishing Trail Near Dam

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3/20 A slide has closed a fishing trail near the dam. The dam-area fishing steps remain open to anglers, but the slide has closed a nearby trail that included access to the shore. We'll announce when the fishing trail is reopened.

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog at Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

Take a look at these photos.... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News
Posted on: July 14, 2015

Fishing Report Every Week on the Website

Know what's biting at Los Vaqueros. We have a weekly fishing report that helps you get ready for your next fishing adventure.

Additional Info... All Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed News

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir: Draft Documents Released and Public Meetings in July

Expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir: Draft Documents Released and Public Meetings in July

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) have taken the next step necessary in evaluating the Phase 2 expan...

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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: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

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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 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: 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: March 26, 2015

Utility Relocation Begins on Balflour Road Interchange at State Route 4

March 26, 2015
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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...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

We've Added Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

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We've added three more homes to our photo page of successful water-saving 'Lawn to Garden' projects within the District, including a spectacular yard in Clayton and our first from Pittsburg. We have 36 different homes on the page, with many more to come.

Conservation News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Free Landscape Workshop Will Help You Replace Your Lawn With A Garden

Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop presented by CCWD staff is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.

Sign Up For This Free Class... Conservation News
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Our Car Wash Coupons Help You Save Water and Money

Take a look at our car wash coupons. Print these coupons for discounts at eight local car washes that help you save money and save water. All the car washes listed recycle their water.

Additional Info... Conservation News
Posted on: January 6, 2016

New Videos Show You How to 'Lose A Lawn & Get A Garden'

CCWD teamed up with the Ruth Bancroft Garden to produce two new videos that show you how to lose your lawn and gain a garden. They take you through all the steps, show how it's done, and get a rebate! Take a look!

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Grow Plants That Belong Where You Live

The California Native Plant Database is one of the best sources we've ever seen for finding all kinds of native plants that will thrive in your yard. More than 2,000 plants are cataloged. Take a look, and grow the plants that belong where you live.

Additional Info... Conservation News
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. Conservation News
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Free Water Conservation Devices From CCWD

Stop by our office, and you can pick up some free water-saving devices like a shower head, hose nozzle, aerators or dye tablets for your toilets.

Additional Info... Conservation News

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

LV Fire Danger Listed as 'Very High', No Barbecues Allowed in Watershed, Trails Are Open

Extreme Fire Danger

7/24 Los Vaqueros' Fire Danger is listed as 'Very High' today as temperatures are expected to climb to the mid 90s. The Watershed remains open, but there are no barbecues allowed and no smoking outside of vehicles.

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Pipeline Repairs May Cause Brief Traffic Delays on Marsh Creek Road

CCWD will be repairing a leaking pipe on Marsh Creek Road, causing brief 15 to 20 minute traffic delays starting Monday, July 24 and continuing through Aug. 4. The delays will be between Russelmann Park Road and Morgan Territory Road.

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

We've Added Three More Examples of Beautiful Local 'Lawn To Garden' Conversions

AFter-SMALL

We've added three more homes to our photo page of successful water-saving 'Lawn to Garden' projects within the District, including a spectacular yard in Clayton and our first from Pittsburg. We have 36 different homes on the page, with many more to come.

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

CCWD Earns Transparency Certificate of Excellence

7/10 CCWD has earned the Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation. In 2013, CCWD was the first to earn the biennial award; given to agencies that prove their activities are accessible to the public.

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

LV Expansion Environmental Documents Released, Two More Public Hearings Coming Up

Environmental documents for the proposed expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir are available for review, and two public hearing dates on the proposal remain in July. The expansion would increase the capacity of LV from 160,000 acre-feet to 275,000.

Additional Info... Home
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Free Landscape Workshop Will Help You Replace Your Lawn With A Garden

Drought proof your home! This inspiring and informative workshop presented by CCWD staff is designed for homeowners interested in replacing their water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.

Sign Up For This Free Class... Home
Posted on: June 5, 2017

2016 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

CCWD's 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is now available. The report provides CCWD, Diablo Water District, Antioch, Pittsburg and Martinez customers detailed information about the quality and source of their tap water.

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

CCWD Initiates Water Rate Structure Study

The Contra Costa Water District is evaluating its rate structure. This study is designed to recommend changes to the existing rate structure. The District's Board of Directors will be discussing this study throughout the year.

Read more about the Water Rate Structure Study.... Home
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Foggy Morning at LV Provides Opportunity For Photographer Marc Crumpler

A foggy morning in late January provided a great opportunity for local Landscape Photographer Marc Crumpler. He hiked up through the heavy fog up Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

Take a look at these photos.... Home
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Giant Sled Cleans Part of the Contra Costa Canal

See how we use a huge radio-controlled sled to clean a portion of the Contra Costa Canal. It acts like a giant squeegee to scrub mud and grime out of the canal twice a year.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Lead and Copper Testing Results for CCWD: All Results Well Below Federal Regulations

The Contra Costa Water District recently completed its every three-year testing for lead and copper as required by federal regulations. Consistent with previous years, all results came back well below regulations.

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Watch for Imposters Posing As Utility Workers

The CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

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