COVID-19: We’re Here to Help
Cal Water recognizes the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on all of its customers, but it is encouraging those who have been especially hard hit—by a job loss, illness, or other hardship—to call their local Cal Water Customer Centers for assistance. See a complete list of local Customer Centers and phone numbers.
“We want to help our customers through this unprecedented, challenging time, whether that means offering a due date extension or helping someone enroll in our Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance program. Now more than ever, we want customers to know we are here for them,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO.
To minimize personal contact, we have closed our Customer Center lobbies until further notice, but we are still here to serve you. If you need to make a payment, you may do so online, or see other ways to pay your bill. We are also available to assist you personally. If you need assistance during business hours, please contact us by phone, email, or through our Contact Us page.
If you are having difficulty paying your water bill, please contact us. We offer payment arrangements and extensions to help. Additionally, we have temporarily suspended collections activities and shutoffs on residential service connections for non-payment; restored service to accounts previously disconnected for nonpayment; and frozen recertification requirements for our Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance program.
California Water Service Group Statement Regarding Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Business from Water Shutoffs
Updated April 2, 2020
Cal Water supports Governor Newsom’s decision, as we agree that water is essential, especially as we navigate through this unprecedented, challenging time. That’s why on March 12, 2020, we announced that we had begun voluntarily suspending water service disconnections and restoring service to those who were previously disconnected. We will continue to support the communities we serve to help ensure everyone has the safe, reliable water service they need during this critical time.
-Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO of California Water Service Group
Information on Possible Scams
Some scammers are using the COVID-19 emergency to their advantage. If you receive a call about your water bill and are unsure whether it is legitimate, please hang up, do not provide any credit card or personal information, and call your local Customer Center for verification.
For general information about scams targeting utility customers, see our Protecting Yourself Against Utility Scams page.