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.  

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We offer many programs and field trips for local schools. Find out more...

Ralph D. Bollman Water Treatment Plant

Kids Touring Bollman

Full Day Facilities Tour

Offered free for our treated and untreated water customers over the age of 18.

Details

  • Tours begin in Concord at 8 a.m. sharp. We aim to return by 3:30 p.m.
  • Attendees must be able to climb stairs and walk a fair amount throughout the day.
  • Attendees must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attendees must live or work in the service area.
  • Lunch and light refreshments are provided.
  • Group bookings are not accepted.

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 & Pump Station
  • Los Vaqueros Marina
  • Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center & Dam
  • Contra Costa Canal
  • Randall-Bold Water Treatment Plant

Upcoming Dates: 

  • Friday, September 21, 2018

Register here!

1.5 Hour Water Treatment Plant Tour

Offered free for our treated water customers over the age of 16.

Details

  • Tours begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Meet at the Ralph D. Bollman Water Treatment Plant in Concord.
  • Attendees must be able to climb stairs.
  • Attendees must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Attendees must be treated water customers within the service area.
  • Group bookings are not accepted.

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

Fall 2018 tours are currently full. Please check for spring tour dates in March 2019.

Old River Intake & 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