Tour the Contra Costa Water District

Have you ever wondered where the water comes from when you turn on your faucet? Would you like to see how we produce the safe, high-quality drinking water that is delivered to your home?

Reserve your spot on a free tour of Contra Costa Water District. You’ll go behind the scenes to learn how this vital infrastructure works! See below for details on tours currently offered.  

Note: If you have attended a Contra Costa Water District tour in the past two years, please do not register. Allow an opportunity for another customer to attend the tour. Thank you!

Interested in tours for schools?

We offer programs and field trips for local schools. Find out more about our Water Education Program.

Full Day Facilities Tour

Join us for a day of learning about your water system. Tour major facilities that make your tap water some of the best in the country.

Details

  • Tours begin in Concord at 8 a.m. sharp. We aim to return by 3:30 p.m.
  • All participants must ride on bus. Attendees may not follow along in their own vehicle.
  • Lunch and light refreshments are provided.
  • Group bookings are not accepted.

Requirements

  • Attendees must live or work in the Contra Costa Water District service area.
  • Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attendees must be able to climb stairs and walk a fair amount throughout the day.

How to Dress

  • Attendees must wear comfortable closed-toe shoes.
  • Attendees are advised to wear layers, including long pants, long-sleeve shirts and jackets.

Itinerary

  • Old River Intake and Fish Screen
  • Los Vaqueros Dam and Interpretive Center
  • Contra Costa Canal and Pumping Plant 4
  • Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant
  • Kirker Pass Reservoir and Pump Station

Tour Dates

  • Friday, April 17 SOLD OUT
  • Friday, April 24 SOLD OUT
  • Friday, May 8 SOLD OUT
  • Friday, May 15 SOLD OUT

Old River Intake and Pump Station

Old River Pump Station - Public Tour

Los Vaqueros Dam

Completed Dam

Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant

Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant - Public Tour

1.5 Hour Water Treatment Plant Tour

Join us for a 1.5 hour tour to learn about a state-of-the-art water treatment facility that provides safe, high-quality drinking water.

Details

  • Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp. 
  • Meet at the Ralph D. Bollman Water Treatment Plant in Concord.
  • Group bookings are not accepted.

Requirements

  • Attendees must live or work in the Contra Costa Water District treated water service area.
  • Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attendees must be able to climb stairs.

How to Dress

  • Attendees must wear comfortable closed-toe shoes.
  • Attendees are advised to wear layers, including long pants, long-sleeve shirts and jackets.

Itinerary

  • Ralph D. Bollman Water Treatment Plant

Additional tour dates will be set for 2020.

Ralph D. Bollman Water Treatment Plant

Kids Touring Bollman