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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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1331 Concord Avenue, Concord
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.
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 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.
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.
The CCWD reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) to scam area residents.