Posted on: March 24, 2017

CCWD Up-To-Date On Emergency Action Plan For Los Vaqueros Dam

Storms this winter have presented serious challenges at some reservoirs around the state. In response, Governor Brown has called for increased funding and action to ensure dam safety at all reservoirs. The Contra Costa Water District is up-to-date on its ...

Read more about LV Safety

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Slide Closes Fishing Trail Near Dam

Slide Area

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.

See a map of the closed trail
Posted on: March 17, 2017

It's A Great Time to Go Hiking at Green LV, See Our Wildflower Photos

It's a great time to go hiking at Los Vaqueros, the entire nearly 20,000-acre watershed is incredibly green. We haven't seen many wildflowers yet, but with all the rain this year there are high expectations. Please take a look at our photo page.

See photos of the watershed....
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Two Additional Trails Closed at Los Vaqueros To Protect Golden Eagles

2/17 Two additional trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been temporarily closed to protect golden eagles nests. There are now seven closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.

See a map and a list of the closed trails.....
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Both Pontoon Boats Damaged In Storm, Out For Repairs

2/23 Both pontoon boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir were damaged by extremely high winds and are temporarily out of service. They are being repaired, so no pontoon boats are available for rental. The 16-foot boats were undamaged and available.

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Newsletter Discusses LV Expansion Plans

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Los Vaqueros expansion is the topic in CCWD's Spring 2017 "On Tap" newsletter. Studies underway now could result in the reservoir's expansion by up to 72% to 275,000 acre-feet, while bringing benefits to District customers and neighboring agencies.

See what our plans are...
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 is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

Read the News Release
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Stargazing, Fishing Derby & Hikes Set For LV 2017 Activities

We have all kinds of activities at Los Vaqueros outlined in our new Activity Guide. There are two stargazing nights planned, a fishing derby in April, and activities for Scouts that will help them earn badges.

See the complete guide...
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Nice Animal Photos -- Three Bald Eagles! -- from LV Bird Watching Trip

Photographer Jim Travis joined us on one of our bird watching boat trips in early February 2017, and sent some of the great photos he shot. On the trip, they saw three bald eagles at the watershed.

Additional Info...
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....
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...

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.

Read the News Release
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.

Read the Press Release
Posted on: May 19, 2016

CCWD Removes Drought Mandates, Temporary Drought Charge

The temporary drought charge and mandatory water-use reductions
for people in Central Contra Costa County have been removed after the Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors voted to reverse most of last year’s water-use restrictions.

Additional Info...
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.

Read the News Release
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...

The District has other guidelines
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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


Posted on: March 22, 2017

Meet Us At The Home & Garden Show, Print These Free E-Tickets

Our water conservation experts will be at the Contra Costa Home & Garden Show April 7-9 at the Concord Pavilion. This is your chance to ask questions and find out more about CCWD Conservation programs and rebates. Print these e-tickets, and get in free!

Print These E-Tickets For Free Admission...
Posted on: January 23, 2017

New Toilet & Urinal Rebates of Up to $400 For Commercial Customers

Our new Flushometer Toilet and Urinal Rebate Program provides a financial incentive of up to $400 per toilet for CCWD commercial customers who replace their older inefficient flushometer toilets and urinals with WaterSense labeled high-efficiency models.

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Three Free Workshops on Converting Lawns to Gardens Set For This Year

Where:      Contra Costa Water District

                    1331 Concord Avenue, Concord

            

Dates:      Saturday, March 25, 2017...

Dates & Other Details

Sign Up Here:
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Sign Up Now! Free Detailed Water Use Reports At Your Fingertips!

CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available.
Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 10, 2016

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

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In the photo, CCWD's Bob Eagle shakes hands with Mr. Martin Hawco of Concord, owner of the one-millionth square-foot that was converted from lawn to water-wide landscaping.

Read The News Release
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!

Take a look
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...
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.
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...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

CCWD Up-To-Date On Emergency Action Plan For Los Vaqueros Dam

Storms this winter have presented serious challenges at some reservoirs around the state. In response, Governor Brown has called for increased funding and action to ensure dam safety at all reservoirs. The Contra Costa Water District is up-to-date on its ...

Read more about LV Safety

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Portion of Contra Costa Canal Trail Closed for Canal Repair

A contractor for the Contra Costa Water District is repairing several sections of the Contra Costa Canal between Tioga Road and Cowell Road in Concord. While this work is underway, temporary closures will be in place for the Canal Trail.

Additional Info and Map
Posted on: March 17, 2017

It's A Great Time to Go Hiking at Green LV, See Our Wildflower Photos

It's a great time to go hiking at Los Vaqueros, the entire nearly 20,000-acre watershed is incredibly green. We haven't seen many wildflowers yet, but with all the rain this year there are high expectations. Please take a look.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 8, 2017

CCWD Spring Tours Are Fully Booked, We Have A Waiting List

CCWD has a program that allows customers to tour its facilities. These free bus tours will be held May 5 and 12. Both tours are fully booked, but please call if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for our spring or upcoming fall tours.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Two Additional Trails Closed at Los Vaqueros To Protect Golden Eagles

2/17 Two additional trails at the Los Vaqueros Watershed have been temporarily closed to protect golden eagles nests. There are now seven closed trails. CCWD normally closes trails near known golden eagle nests.

See a map and a list of the closed trails.....
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Newsletter Discusses LV Expansion Plans

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Los Vaqueros expansion is the topic in CCWD's Spring 2017 "On Tap" newsletter. Studies underway now could result in the reservoir's expansion by up to 72% to 275,000 acre-feet, while bringing benefits to District customers and neighboring agencies.

See what our plans are...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Both Pontoon Boats Damaged In Storm, Out For Repairs

2/23 Both pontoon boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir were damaged by extremely high winds and are temporarily out of service. They are being repaired, so no pontoon boats are available for rental. The 16-foot boats were undamaged and remain available.

Posted on: February 8, 2017

District's 2016 Interactive Annual Report Now Available

CCWD's 2016 Annual Report is now online. This is the first time it's only been available on the web with videos and dynamic charts that make it easy to find information. The report tells how the District adapted to the changing needs of our customers.

Read the 2016 Annual Report
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 is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

Read the News Release
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Sign Up Now! Free Detailed Water Use Reports At Your Fingertips!

CCWD is excited to offer a new online portal called My Water Report where you can view detailed information about your water use. This new free tool is now available.
Why sign up? Understanding your water use is an important step to better managing it.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 2, 2017

Stargazing, Fishing Derby & Hikes Set For LV 2017 Activities

We have all kinds of activities at Los Vaqueros outlined in our new Activity Guide. There are two stargazing nights planned, a fishing derby in April, and activities for Scouts that will help them earn badges.

See the complete guide...
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....
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Three Free Workshops on Converting Lawns to Gardens Set For This Year

Where:      Contra Costa Water District

                    1331 Concord Avenue, Concord

            

Dates:      Saturday, March ...

Dates & Other Details

Sign Up Here:
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Be Sure to Protect Your Water Pipes When It Gets Cold

Freezing temperatures can cause expensive and wasteful problems for your water pipes. The best thing to do is to make sure they are protected from the cold. We have some tips to keep your pipes from getting frozen, and ways to defrost them if they do.

We've got plenty of helpful tips
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Our New Video Shows How to Keep Bunch Grass Healthy & Beautiful

Many people who converted their lawns to gardens planted bunch grass. To keep it beautiful and healthy, you should trim it once a year. In our new short video, CCWD's Chris Dundon shows you how easy it is.

See the video......
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.

Look here for more on cleaning the canal....
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.

Read the Press Release
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.

Additional Info...

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.

Additional Info...