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Posted on: November 16, 2017

CCWD Introduces Water Rate Proposal for 2018

The Contra Costa Water District is undertaking its annual review of rates and charges that support the delivery of safe and reliable water to your home or business. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 3.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

CCWD Offices Will Be Closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in Observance of Thansgiving

CCWD offices will be closed both days of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Marina will be open regular hours - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. - on both days. If you have a water-related emergency, please call (925) 688-8374.

Posted on: October 20, 2017

If Smaller WaterFix is Built, CCWD's Investments Remain Protected

The Contra Costa Water District's investment in water storage and other facilities is protected, even if the state builds a possible "smaller scale" Delta tunnel facility. The settlement agreement signed with the state in 2016 ensures that protection.

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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.

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Watersaver Newsletter Showcases Successful Lawn-to-Garden Conversion

The latest edition of the WaterSaver E-Newsletter showcases a Martinez homeowner who successfully converted his lawn into a beautiful garden that attracts bees and hummingbirds to the couple's home.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Expansion Seeks State Funding For Ecosystem Improvement & Emergency Response

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, Contra Costa Water District 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: September 12, 2017

Take A Look At These Impressive Photos of Los Vaqueros Wildlife


Outdoor Photographer Steve Goodall was frustrated when he couldn't shoot photos of many animals from the trails at Los Vaqueros. So he changed tactics, rented a boat and then saw plenty of wildlife that he's shared with us.

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Star-Gazing Nights, Tarantula Run, Fishing Clinics & More Detailed in New Fall LV Activity Guide

Two star gazing nights, adventures for scouts, fishing clinics and the Tarantula Run are some of the activities detailed in the new Fall Los Vaqueros Activity guide. Our presentations include "Grossology!", "Arachnophobia" and several hikes are planned.

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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 up Los Vaqueros to the sunlight and caught these haunting photos of the watershed.

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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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