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!
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get free customized advice from our water efficiency experts on how to check for leaks, manage your water use, and save water.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Every year beginning in late winter, Golden Eagle nesting activity in the Los Vaqueros Watershed is monitored and trails and public areas around the nests are closed. See details and a map of current trails that are closed starting February 1.
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.
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...
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...
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&...
The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Feasibility Report, which documents potential costs and benefits of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project.
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...
For Immediate Release: August 2019Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, email@example.comTransparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District
Concord, CA — The Contra Costa Water District received the District Transpar...
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
Watch for Phone Scammers Demanding Immediate Water Payments
CONCORD – The Contra Costa Water District has received reports from several cus...Read on...
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2016Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Recognizes One-Millionth Square Foot Conversion to Water-Wise Front Yard
CONCORD – Since 2012, more than a million square-feet of ...Read on...
Water District Board Vacancy to be filled by Appointment
CONCORD The Contra Costa Water District (District) Board of Directors has decided...Read on...
CONCORD - At the board meeting on January 6, Contra Costa Water District’s (District) Board President, Joseph L. Campbell, announced that he will be retiring after 24 years of representing the community on important water issues. Campbell will be taking u...Read on...
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager 925-688-8034
Management Changes Announced at Contra Costa Water District
CONCORD – A change in management at the Contra Costa Water District (District) will take effec...Read on...
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.
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015Contact: Jerry Brown, General Manager, 925-688-8034 (Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Contra Costa Water District
CONCORD - The Contra Costa Water Distr...Read on...
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015Contact: Jennifer Allen, 925-688-8041 (office) / 925-297-9739 (cell)
CCWD Approves 2015 Drought Management ProgramConservation goals are consistent with state mandates
Concord – On Wednesday, June 3, the Co...Read on...
March 26, 2015Press Release
Utility Relocation Begins on Balfour Road Interchange at State Route 4
Contact:Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA): (925) 256-4728
Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa...Read on...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Allen, CCWD: (925) 688-8041 Thousands of Contra Costa StudentsParticipate in Educational Delta Voyages
CONCORD – Nearly 4,500 Central and Eastern Contra...Read on...