News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2021

Los Vaqueros Reservoir Joint Powers Authority Formed

News Release

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2021

Contacts: see statements below

Brentwood – The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) passed a significant milestone today in officially filing agreements needed to form a Joint Powers ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Updates
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Celebrating California Water Professionals

California Water Professionals Appreciation Week is Oct. 2-10, 2021. It is intended to highlight the important role of water industry professionals and local public water agencies, like CCWD, in ensuring safe and reliable water in California. We'...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Attention Educators!

We are hosting a free, online workshop to help educators teach engaging lessons related to water in the virtual and physical classroom. Experience a variety of digital learning tools and techniques that connect to current education standards.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month - are you ready for a potential emergency or natural disaster? We've got tips on storing an emergency supply of water in case of emergency.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Water Saving Tips Video Series

We've got a new video series with a variety of easy water saving tips to help you Conserve in Contra Costa! Check it out now.

Learn more... District News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Sign ups for Virtual Water Education Field Trips and School Programs now open!

Our Water Education Program is going virtual for the 2021/2022 school year. Sign ups are now available for local teachers in our service area to request free classroom programs, field trips, and assemblies for students - all focused on water education!

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Biodiversity at Los Vaqueros

September 7 is California Biodiversity Day. The Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed is home to a wealth of species of plants and animals that we protect. After the Deer Zone fire last August, we partnered with other agencies to monitor habitat recovery. ...

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Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Watershed News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Fall Watering and Landscaping Tips

After warm, dry summer months, be sure to adjust your watering schedule into the fall so you don’t overwater. Also, check out our step-by-step guide on planning a landscape project to help customers from start to finish.

See our latest newsletter... Conservation News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Tracking Your Water Use

Water meters are the primary tool we use to keep track of how much water customers use. For customers, this can also be a tool to help you monitor your own use and check for water leaks.

Learn how to read your water meter. District News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Your Drinking Water

We’re addressing seasonal changes that can affect the taste or odor of your drinking water. Please know your tap water remains safe to drink. Learn what causes these tastes and odors and how you can minimize their impact.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Optional Water Line Repair Plan

We partnered with HomeServe to offer customers optional home protection plans for your water and sewer lines. HomeServe is an independent company, separate from CCWD, that can help customers with the inconvenience of a potential home emergency.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Los Vaqueros Interpretive Center Reopens August 7

The Interpretive Center is open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting August 7. Visit the Interpretive Center to learn about the cultural history of the area, animals, and the unique role Los Vaqueros plays in providing our communities clean water.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Contra Costa Canal Safety Reminder

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. It's a 48-mile aqueduct that runs from Knightsen to Martinez. It winds through neighborhoods where we live, work, and play, so remember to stay alert and stay safe around the canal.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

New Construction in My Neighborhood Map for Customers

We regularly maintain and improve the water system to provide excellent service to our customers. And now there's an interactive map to help you stay informed about what water projects are going on in your neighborhood and the communities we serve.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Water Wise House Calls Available Indoors Again

Get free customized advice from our water efficiency experts on how to check for leaks, manage your water use, and save water. 

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District News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Contra Costa Water District Asks Customers for 10% Voluntary Conservation

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2021Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Concord – The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) Board of Directors endorsed a Stage 1 water shortage level at its July 7, 2021 meeting and is now aski...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

New Rebate for Flume Smart Home Water Monitor

Get a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a Flume Smart Home Water Monitor that can measure real-time water use, provide leak alerts, and help you manage your indoor and landscape water use.

See details... District News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

You can count on us to provide a reliable product that exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards keeping our community healthy and thriving. See the report on your high-quality tap water. The report will be available in Spanish this week.

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Announcing Winners of the Water Awareness Youth Art Contest

Congratulations to the 13 winners of this year’s Water Awareness Youth Art Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest and to the more than 1,000 ballots from community members that were cast during the voting process.

See the winning artwork... District News
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Los Vaqueros Watershed Update

Trail closures related to Golden Eagle nesting activity have been lifted as of June 5, and all trails are now open to the public. Now is a great time to get outside and enjoy the tranquil and scenic Los Vaqueros Watershed. Happy trails!

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Getting Ready for Summer?

Our goal is to make smart, sustainable choices easier for our customers. That's why we provide incentives for water use efficiency. Check out rebates for pool covers, sprinkler timers, more to help reduce water loss and save you money.

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Staying Safe Around the Contra Costa Canal

The Contra Costa Canal is a 48-mile aqueduct that runs through neighborhoods where we live and go to school. We take canal safety seriously, which is why there are fences around the canal to remind the community to stay out and stay safe.

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

Special Districts Week

May 16-22, 2021 is Special Districts Week! We are a special district dedicated to ensuring a safe, reliable and affordable water supply so that our customers have access to clean water for years to come.

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Posted on: May 9, 2021

Celebrating 85 Years of Service

From our rural beginnings on May 9, 1936 to serving diverse communities in central and eastern Contra Costa County today, we’re celebrating 85 of service. We are proud to continue keeping your water flowing 24/7!

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District News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Urban Water Management Plan

The District recently updated our Urban Water Management Plan and will hold a public meeting to hear comments at an upcoming Board of Directors Meeting. See the draft 2020 document and information about the public hearing.

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Update to Temporary COVID-19 Lobby Hours

Our District Center lobby in Concord is open for customers at reduced capacity to pay their bill in person. Temporary COVID-19 hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00am–11:30am and 1:00pm–5:00pm, and now also Friday from 8:00am–11:30am and 1:00pm–4:00pm.

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Posted on: May 2, 2021

Celebrating Drinking Water Week

We are celebrating Drinking Water Week, from May 2 – 8, to recognize the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important and often unnoticed work of wa...

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District News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Save Time and Money with EasyPay

Sign up for automatic payments with EasyPay and be confident that your bill is paid on time, every time. Payments are automatically and securely deducted from your bank account. No more checks to write…no more stamps to buy…and no lost or late payments.

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Celebrating Earth Day

As drinking water providers we treat nearly 40 million gallons of water per day for more than 500,000 people. Learn more about this essential resource that's there for you 24/7.

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District News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Virtual Water Treatment Plant Tours

Our upcoming Water Wednesday series is taking us on virtual tours of where your drinking water is cleaned and treated. We've got engaging and interactive education for students as well as a live Q&A for the public with industry experts.

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

It’s a Dry Year in California: What You Need to Know

The typically cool and wet months are making way for warmer weather without much rain or snow to show for it. By early April, precipitation in the Northern Sierra was just over 50% of average for that time of year. The dry year meant Contra Costa Water Di...

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District News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Water Awareness Youth Art Contest - Happening Now

Is your child or student a blossoming artist? Encourage them to enter our contest for a chance to be featured in our 2022 wall calendar and earn a $50 prize! Submit artwork focused on the importance of water in your life.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reliable Water Operations Depend on Dam Safety

Did you know Contra Costa Water District is responsible for operating six dams and levees? Unless you live near one of these facilities, you might not have given them much thought. However, these facilities are paramount to the delivery of a reliable supp...

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District News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

CA COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief

Have you or someone you know who rents had issues paying rent or bills due to COVID? You may qualify for assistance from the state. Learn more at housing.ca.gov/covid_rr or by calling 833-430-2122.

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District News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Water Rates at Work

The Contra Costa Canal is the backbone of our water system. Keeping this 80+ year-old facility in good condition is critical to the reliability of your water service. We recently repaired three sections of the canal in Oakley, Antioch, and Pacheco, so it ...

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District News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Track Down Leaks during Fix a Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week is March 15 to 21, and we’re here to help you track down leaks in your home to save water and money. Sign up for a FREE Water Wise House Call with one of our water efficiency pros – available in-person or over the phone...

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District News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

CCWD Judges for Local Science and Engineering Fair

We’re proud to support the Contra Costa County Science & Engineering Fair by participating as judges in the Excellence in Water & Wastewater Research division. This year, the fair is taking place via Zoom, as we’re able to review and rate all stud...

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District News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Water Main Cleaning Program

From time to time, you may notice our crews opening valves or fire hydrants and running water down your street and into a storm drain. This important maintenance activity—called “flushing”—allows us to deliver the highest quality water to our customers.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Water Service during Power Loss

The recent winter storm in Texas that has led many water agencies to issue boil-water notices to residents is troubling and continues to be an ongoing struggle as they try to resolve issues with their power grid. This emergency is a reminder to be prepare...

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District News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Announcing this year’s Water Youth Awareness Art Contest

Illustrate the importance of water in your life and be featured in our 2022 calendar! Submit artwork focused on why you drink tap water, how your community uses tap water, how you use tap water efficiently, where tap water comes from, or how it's treated.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Quagga Inspection Survey for Contra Loma Reservoir

East Bay Regional Park District manages recreation at Contra Costa Water District’s Contra Loma Reservoir. As part of an invasive mussel prevention grant program from the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, the East Bay Reg...

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District News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

2021 Water Rates Effective February 1

Water rates pay for the purchase, treatment, transport, and delivery of safe, high-quality, and reliable water to your home or business. Learn more about how your rates sustain a complex water system and the 2021 rate adjustment.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Rethink How You Use Your Water in 2021

Learn about free services for customers to help you manage your water use in our latest Conservation Newsletter. You can also sign up to receive more communications in the future about Conservation and water efficiency.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

CCWD Achieves Sustainable Utility Management Award

Contra Costa Water District was one of nine utilities awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Sustainable Water Utility Management Award at this year's Virtual AMWA Executive Management Conference. This marks the second time the Dist...

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District News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2020Contact: Jennifer Allen, (925) 688-8041 office, (925) 297-9739 mobile

Bette Boatmun to Close Out 46 Years on CCWD Board of Directors

Concord, CA – During the Contra Costa Water District’s (CCWD&...

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District News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Final Feasibility Report for the Phase 2 Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project now available

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project. 

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District News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

How Water Agencies Delivered Reliable Water Service During Power Shutoffs

For immediate release: December 6, 2019

Contacts: Sharene Gonzales, Alameda County Water District (510) 668-4208Jennifer Allen, Contra Costa Water District, (925) 297-9739Sue Stephenson, Dublin San Ramon Services District, (925) 875-2295Andrea Pook, East B...

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District News
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to CCWD

For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, jbrown@ccwater.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District

Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...

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