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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Recap

If you missed the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour in May, or you want to relive it, you can check out all the gardens featured, with photos and stats about the plants and yard size. Also, we're looking for gardens for the 2020 tour!

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Getting ready for pool weather?

Let us help! Installing a pool cover can save up to 8,000 gallons of water per year, reduce up to 95% of pool water loss caused by evaporation, and reduce chemical use by up to 60%.

Save up to $50! Conservation News

News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2019

Preparing for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

During high fire risk periods, PG&E may turn off electricity in designated areas when extreme fire danger conditions are forecast. CCWD has an action plan should we lose power. Learn more about what this means for your water service and how to prepare.

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Posted on: June 30, 2019

Your Drinking Water in 2018

As the water providers to more than 500,000 people, we take great effort and great pride in delivering a product that exceeds all drinking water standards set by the state and federal governments. This report is available in English and Spanish.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Setting your sprinklers? Avoid the 9-to-5

Regardless of whether we've had a rainy winter season, our common sense water use prohibitions from the drought remain in place. Because no matter the water year, it's always a good idea to use water efficiently.

Prohibited water uses... District News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Visit our Interpretive Center at the Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Did you know we have an Interpretive Center out at Los Vaqueros Reservoir? There are exhibits on the cultural history of the area, animals, and the unique role Los Vaqueros plays in providing you clean and healthy water. Open on weekends.

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Be safe around the Contra Costa Canal

The temperature is getting warmer and school is almost out! Whether you're taking a stroll or going for a bike ride on the trails near the Contra Costa Canal, please remember to be safe.

Learn how... District News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Watch for CCWD Impostors

This is a reminder to our customers to always be alert and watch out for impostors presenting themselves as CCWD employees. You can call us 24-hours a day at 925-688-8095 to confirm the identity of the person at your door if you're ever concerned.

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

CCWD Celebrates 83 Years

On May 9, 1936, Contra Costa Water District was officially incorporated by the state after a landslide vote by the public. We’re so proud to be part of an organization that continues to provide safe, reliable drinking water.

Learn more about our history... District News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Dam Dedication Anniversary

The original Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Dam dedication was celebrated on May 2, 1998. We expanded it in 2012 and are now working with local agency partners toward another potential expansion.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Announcing this year's Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Illustrate the importance of the Contra Costa Canal and be featured in our 2020 calendar!

More details... District News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Earthquake Preparedness

In the news recently, there’s been discussion about earthquakes in California. We make sure to account for potential weak spots in our system and strengthen them by making necessary upgrades to infrastructure to prepare for the next earthquake.

Want to know how you can prepare? District News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2015

CCWD Adopts 28% Drought Program Consistent with State Mandate/Prohibitions

Continued drought conditions prompt unprecedented action locally and statewide. Start saving water now.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2019

ALL Trails now open!

The trail closures for Golden Eagle nesting have been lifted. Now is the time to go for a hike or do some bird watching!

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Snakes and Summer

As temperatures are continuing to get warmer, snakes will start to become more active. Please remember to watch where you are walking out at LV and choose footwear that is practical for the areas you are in (i.e. boots as opposed to sandals).

Additional Info... Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: June 8, 2018

Legislation to Grant Contra Costa Water District Ownership of Canal System

Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Harris and Rep. DeSaulnier introduced legislation to transfer federal ownership of the Contra Costa Canal System to Contra Costa Water District, taking an important step toward modernizing the aging water supply aqueduct.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Seeking State Funding for Ecosystem Improvement

With $2.7 billion available in state funding available for water storage projects, CCWD 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: February 3, 2017

Water Level at Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises to a New High

After leaning on Los Vaqueros Reservoir for supply during the drought, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is pleased to announce that the reservoir is now holding more water than it ever has for its customers.

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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: March 29, 2016

Contra Costa Water District Signs Agreement With Department of Water Resources

CCWD announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the California Department of Water Resources that will protect District customers,facilities, and operations if the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix, aka the “twin tunnels”, is built.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Helpful Guide To Saving Your Trees & Water During the Drought

Here are some useful tips on ways to ensure the trees in your yard survive the drought. Various state agencies and associations have put this guide together.

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