Drought & Water Efficiency Resource Center

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California is experiencing drought following three critically dry years – locally and statewide. Together, we can help our community get through this drought emergency if we:

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  • Reduce water use by 15% compared to 2020
  • Focus reductions on outdoor water use
  • Report water waste

Temporary Drought Surcharge

A temporary drought surcharge took effect July 1, 2022 to recover the cost of drought. Customers who use less than 200 gallons a day won't see a change in their water bill. Learn about the temporary drought surcharge and the incentive in the 2022 Drought Management Program Ordinance (PDF).

We're Here to Help

See resources below to help you reduce your water use! Plus, check out our water saving tips videos and frequently asked questions.

  1. CCWD Receives Initial 2023 Water Supply Allocation

    The US Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2023 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors, which includes Contra Costa Water District. Read on...
  2. Despite Rain and Snow, Let's Continue to Conserve in Contra Costa

    It’s going to take a lot of rain and snow this winter to undo three straight dry years. The atmospheric rivers and severe storms that drenched the Bay Area recently were a big help, but a sustained wet season is needed to refill local & state reservoirs. Read on...
  3. 2023 Drought Outlook and New Year's Water Resolutions - WaterSaver Newsletter

    As you ponder what’s ahead in 2023, consider a simple and sustainable New Year’s resolution to use less water. With any New Year’s resolution, the most challenging part can sometimes be just getting started. We're here to help with a free, online tool. Read the latest issue!
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Conserve in Contra Costa | Water Saving Tips

Conserve in Contra Costa | Water Saving Tips