Alameda County Water District

Since 1914, the Alameda County Water District has served the communities we now know as Fremont, Newark and Union City. The history of the District has been closely intertwined with the area it serves throughout this time. In fact, the District was originally formed to protect and responsibly manage the Niles Cone groundwater basin, which underlies the local area. Since then, the District has seen significant change, but continues a tradition of stewardship in meeting our mission to provide a reliable supply of high quality water at a reasonable price.

We invite you to explore the history of the Alameda County Water District by downloading ACWD history books: A Water District of Our Own - A Celebration of Alameda County Water District's First 100 Years (PDF)

Our First 100 Years - A Comprehensive History of the Alameda County Water District (PDF)

You can also view a chronology of significant events.