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Water Awareness Month Festival Returns to Selma

Join us for a free afternoon of fun, food, and facts about your water system!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4 – 7 p.m.

Lincoln Park Plaza (Corner of Mill Street & McCall in Selma)

Enjoy:

Information on financial assistance, water quality, construction projects, conservation, and environmental affairs

Face painting  •  Raffle prizes  •  Music  • Entertainment

Tacos  •  root beer floats  •  Fun for the whole family

Interact with City of Selma First Responders

Kern River Valley District conservation request canceled

The equipment repair is now complete, and you may resume normal water use. Cal Water appreciates your continued conservation efforts during the state’s ongoing drought and thanks you for your patience while we addressed this situation.

 

Water system maintenance in North Garden

Our crews are currently conducting routine maintenance on the water system in the North Garden area of Bakersfield. While the work is underway, Cal Water customers in this area may notice lower than normal water pressure during periods of peak demand, such as 5-7 a.m. and 7-10 p.m. We expect to finish the work by May 20.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while we complete this important maintenance on your water system.

Cal Water to Move into Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Oroville District

Utility Hosting Online Public Meeting to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water Friday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in the Oroville District with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 11 to educate Oroville customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use. The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details about the new irrigation restrictions as part of Stage 2 and discuss current prohibited uses of water. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Outdoor landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses that end in even numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, considered to be a quarter-inch.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Customers will be receiving detailed information in the mail about Stage 2 and the meeting. The presentation will be available on the drought presentation page after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would become effective May 22, 2022.

"We are taking a customer-first approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan—which we have been preparing for since the last drought," said George Barber, Oroville District Manager. "We also want our Oroville customers to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to providing customers quality, service, and value, we offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details about Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water, including:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates recently doubled
  • A free Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks at no cost
  • A free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found in the conservation section.

Cal Water to Move into Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Willows District

Utility Hosting Online Public Meeting to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water Friday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in the Willows District with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 11 to educate Willows customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use. The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details about the new irrigation restrictions as part of Stage 2 and discuss current prohibited uses of water. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Outdoor landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses that end in even numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, considered to be a quarter-inch.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Customers will be receiving detailed information in the mail about Stage 2 and the meeting. The presentation will be available on the drought presentation page after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would become effective May 22, 2022.

"We are taking a customer-first approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan—which we have been preparing for since the last drought," said Tavis Beynon, Willows District Manager. "We also want our Willows customers to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to providing customers quality, service, and value, we offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details about Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water, including:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates recently doubled
  • A free Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks at no cost
  • A free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found in this web site’s drought section.

Cal Water to Move into Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Chico District

Utility Hosting Online Public Meeting to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water Friday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in the Chico District with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 11 to educate Chico customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use. The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details about the new irrigation restrictions as part of Stage 2 and discuss current prohibited uses of water. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Outdoor landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses that end in even numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, considered to be a quarter-inch.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Customers will be receiving detailed information in the mail about Stage 2 and the meeting. The presentation will be available on the drought presentation page after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would become effective May 22, 2022.

"We are taking a customer-first approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan—which we have been preparing for since the last drought," said Evan Markey, Chico District Manager. "We also want our Chico customers to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to providing customers quality, service, and value, we offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details about Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water, including:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates recently doubled
  • A free Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks at no cost
  • A free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found in the conservation section.

Cal Water to Move into Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Stockton District

Utility Hosting Online Public Meeting to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water Friday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in the Stockton District with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 12 to educate Stockton customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use. The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details about the new irrigation restrictions as part of Stage 2 and discuss current prohibited uses of water. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Outdoor landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses that end in even numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, considered to be a quarter-inch.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Customers will be receiving detailed information in the mail about Stage 2 and the meeting. The presentation will be available on the drought presentation page after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would become effective May 22, 2022.

"We are taking a customer-first approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan—which we have been preparing for since the last drought," said Jeremiah Mecham, Stockton District Manager. "We also want our Stockton customers to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to providing customers quality, service, and value, we offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details about Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water, including:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates recently doubled
  • A free Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks at no cost
  • A free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found in the conservation section.

Cal Water to Move into Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Marysville District

Utility Hosting Online Public Meeting to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water Friday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in the Marysville District with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 10 to educate Marysville customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use. The workshop will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2.

Cal Water representatives will provide details about the new irrigation restrictions as part of Stage 2 and discuss current prohibited uses of water. Some of the restrictions include:

  • Outdoor landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Tuesday and Saturday, while addresses that end in even numbers may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall, considered to be a quarter-inch.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

Customers will be receiving detailed information in the mail about Stage 2 and the meeting. The presentation will be available on the drought presentation page after the meeting. If approved by the CPUC, Cal Water’s application would become effective May 22, 2022.

"We are taking a customer-first approach to help residents and businesses understand the requirements of Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan—which we have been preparing for since the last drought," said Tavis Beynon, Marysville District Manager. "We also want our Marysville customers to know that we are here to help them reduce their water use as we face even drier conditions. As part of our promise to providing customers quality, service, and value, we offer a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

At the meeting, representatives will also provide details about Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs to help save water, including:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates recently doubled
  • A free Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks at no cost
  • A free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found in the conservation section.

Cal Water Moves to Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Bayshore District, Irrigation Restrictions Now in Effect

As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water officially enters Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in its Bayshore District, which includes its Mid-Peninsula and South San Francisco systems. Stage 2 restrictions include additional outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties.

Cal Water filed its application to move into Stage 2 with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on March 15 and held a public meeting in early April to help educate residents and businesses about new irrigation restrictions, water waste penalties, and programs to help reduce water use. This move put Cal Water ahead of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 28 request for all water suppliers to move into Stage 2 of their drought plans.

Outdoor landscape irrigation is now limited to two days per week as follows, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise:

  • Addresses ending with an odd number: Tuesday and Saturday
  • Addresses ending with an even number or with no street number: Wednesday and Sunday

Additionally, penalties for violating the prohibited uses of water have doubled. Some of the common restrictions include:

  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

"We have been preparing for these increasingly serious drought conditions, and Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan helps us conserve while continuing to support our customers and provide quality, service, and value to them," said Moilan, Bayshore District Manager. "We offer Bayshore customers a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs include:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water-use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates now doubled
  • A free smart landscape tune-up program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks
  • A free residential conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

More conservation programs, drought resources, and a full list of the prohibited uses of water can be found in this web site’s drought section.

Cal Water Moves to Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Bear Gulch District, Irrigation Restrictions Now in Effect

As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water officially enters Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in its Bear Gulch District. Stage 2 restrictions include additional outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties.

Cal Water filed its application to move into Stage 2 with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on March 15 and held a public meeting in early April to help educate residents and businesses about new irrigation restrictions, water waste penalties, and programs to help reduce water use. This move put Cal Water ahead of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 28 request for all water suppliers to move into Stage 2 of their drought plans.

Outdoor landscape irrigation is now limited to two days per week as follows, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., unless local ordinances state otherwise:

  • Addresses ending with an odd number: Tuesday and Saturday
  • Addresses ending with an even number or with no street number: Wednesday and Sunday

Additionally, penalties for violating the prohibited uses of water have doubled. Some of the common restrictions include:

  • All leaks, breaks, or other malfunctions in a customer’s plumbing fixtures and/or irrigation system must be repaired within five business days of written notification by Cal Water.
  • Vehicles may only be washed with a hose that has a shutoff nozzle or similar device.
  • Water may not be used on driveways or sidewalks, unless for health and safety purposes.
  • No watering of outdoor landscapes may occur during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • Restaurants may only serve water upon request, and hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily.

"We have been preparing for these increasingly serious drought conditions, and Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan helps us conserve while continuing to support our customers and provide quality, service, and value to them," said Dawn Smithson, Bear Gulch District Manager. "We offer Bear Gulch customers a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day."

Cal Water’s industry-leading conservation programs include:

  • Lawn-to-garden rebate of $3 per square foot of lawn removed and replaced with low-water-use landscaping
  • Spray-to-drip rebate of $0.50 per square foot of landscaping converted from standard spray irrigation to a drip system
  • Rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices, with certain rebates now doubled
  • A free smart landscape tune-up program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of most irrigation leaks
  • A free residential conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more for residential customers

More conservation programs, drought resources, and a full list of the prohibited uses of water can be found in this web site’s drought section.