The District was formed in 1946 under the laws of the State as a county water district for the purpose of providing water and sewer service to the residents of the Calaveras County. The District is also engaged in the development of hydroelectric power for financial support and development of water supplies. We have operated continuously since 1947.
The District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is not part of, or under the control of, Calaveras County. The District includes all of Calaveras County in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in the northeastern portion of the State. CCWD boundaries encompass approximately 1,037 square miles of land, (US Census Bureau) ranging from the San Joaquin Valley at its western edge to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east.
San Andreas, the County seat, is approximately 100 miles east of San Francisco and 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. The city of Angels Camp is the only incorporated community in the County. The population of Calaveras County, as of 2000, is estimated by the California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, to be approximately 40,870, with most of the residents living within the various unincorporated communities.
The District currently provides water service to approximately 12,500 municipal and residential/commercial customers in four areas located throughout the County. We also currently provide sewer service to approximately 4,500 customers in improvement districts located throughout the County. .