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Water Main Replacement Project Begins in Chico District

Cal Water began an infrastructure improvement project today that will enhance system reliability and fire protection for Hamilton City-area residents, businesses, and first responders. The project is expected to be completed in six to eight weeks. “This water system upgrade is an important investment in our drinking water infrastructure that will protect against leaks, ensure…

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Generator Installation Project in Livermore Completed to Improve System Reliability

Cal Water has completed installation of a new emergency generator in southern Livermore, enhancing water system reliability and fire protection to area customers. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the local station on Geneva Street to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water service…

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Water Infrastructure Upgrade Begins in Southeast Salinas

Cal Water began a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water service reliability and fire protection for Salinas District residents and businesses today. The upgrade includes the installation of 2,285 feet of new eight-inch water main, three fire hydrants, and 55 one-inch service connections. Installation will take place along Magnolia Drive, Meadow Drive, Garden Way,…

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Water System Upgrade in Los Altos Complete

Cal Water has completed a water main replacement project in its Los Altos District that will strengthen water system reliability, infrastructure resiliency, and fire protection in the area. Crews installed about 2,200 feet of new 8-inch water main on Covington Road, from Miramonte Avenue to Spencer Way, in the city of Los Altos and installed…

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Generator Installation Completed in Salinas to Enhance Water System Reliability

Cal Water has completed installation of a new emergency generator on San Jacinto Drive in Salinas, bringing increased water system reliability and fire protection to area customers. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the well station to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water…

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Willows District Installs New SCADA System to Enhance Service Reliability

Cal Water has completed installation of a new SCADA system to help enhance water system reliability for customers in its Willows District. The upgrade improves Cal Water’s ability to monitor different parts of the water system remotely and enables the district to react quicker to any issues in the distribution system. The new SCADA system,…

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Lincoln Avenue Water Main Replacement Project Begins

Cal Water is beginning an infrastructure improvement project in its East Los Angeles District that will enhance system reliability and fire protection for Montebello residents and businesses. Crews will install approximately 1,590 feet of new 12-inch, ductile-iron water pipelines and 1,620 feet of 24-inch, cement-coated and lined steel water pipes. The pipeline replacement will begin…

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Cal Water Selected to Provide Water and Wastewater Services in Madera County Master-Planned Community

Cal Water announced today that it has entered into an Operations & Maintenance agreement with Tesoro Viejo Development, Inc. to operate the water, wastewater, recycled water, storm water, and agricultural water systems serving the Tesoro Viejo development in Madera County, Calif., a mixed-use master-planned community that is approved for up to 5,190 residential units and…

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Pump Station Upgrade in Los Trancos Area Complete

Cal Water has completed an infrastructure improvement project in its Bear Gulch District that will improve system reliability for Los Trancos customers, both for everyday use and during an emergency or natural disaster. The project included replacing the generator and booster pumps and retrofitting the tank with earthquake-resistant fittings. Crews also installed shelters on the…

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Main Replacement Project in Bear Gulch District

Main Replacement Project in Bear Gulch District Begins

Cal Water has begun an infrastructure improvement project in its Bear Gulch District that will enhance system reliability and emergency fire protection for Redwood City residents and businesses. Crews will install approximately 1,950 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main on Warrington Avenue, from Fair Oaks Avenue to Northside Avenue in Redwood City. PVC generally…

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Construction of Well Station in Bakersfield District Begins

Cal Water has begun a new infrastructure improvement project to support the community’s everyday and emergency water needs, and decrease the potential impact of weather and power disturbances. The utility is constructing a new water well station that will supply between 1.5 million to 2 million gallons of water per day to Bakersfield customers. The…

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New Water Storage Tank Completed in Salinas to Enhance Local Water System Reliability

Cal Water has completed construction of a new water storage tank in its Salinas District that will improve water system reliability and increase water reserves for firefighters and other emergencies. The new 150,000-gallon tank is made of bolted steel, a material chosen for longevity and its ability to withstand seismic activity. The tank is on…

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Water System and Fire Safety Improvements Completed in Eastern Los Altos

Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 6,500 feet of aging water mains on Arboleda Drive, between Springer Road and Campbell Avenue, in Los Altos, Calif., to improve water system reliability and fire protection for the local community. The original four-inch steel main, which was more than 60 years old, was replaced with…

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Visalia District Celebrates TCP Treatment Plant Completion During Water Awareness Month

In honor of Water Awareness Month, Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of treatment plants that eliminate TCP in the drinking water delivered to its Visalia District customers. Visalia Mayor Warren Gubler, Councilmembers Phil Cox and Bob Link, Planning Commission Chairperson Brett Taylor, and Assistant City Manager Leslie Caviglia were among…

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Bakersfield Adds Two Wells, Increasing Water Supply Reliability for Customers

Cal Water completed two important water infrastructure projects in Bakersfield this spring that improves water supply reliability for existing and future customers plus fire protection for first responders. The first upgrade included rehabilitating and bringing an existing well back into service, while crews also installed a new well to help meet the growing needs of…

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Main Replacement Project to Begin in Marysville

Cal Water will begin a main replacement project this month in coordination with the City of Marysville as part of an extensive water system upgrade that will improve water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency. To reduce the financial impact of this infrastructure improvement project, Cal Water has timed construction to coincide with the City’s work…

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Water Infrastructure Upgrade to Begin in Redondo Beach

Cal Water will begin a water infrastructure improvement project this month in Redondo Beach, part of the utility’s Rancho Dominguez District, that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in the area. Beginning April 23, crews will install about 3,240 feet of new 6-inch water main along Fisk Lane, Alvord Lane, and Amour Lane,…

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California Water Service's Selma District Commemorates 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) Treatment Plant Completion

California Water Service’s Selma District Commemorates 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) Treatment Plant Completion

Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to commemorate the completion of a treatment plant that eliminates TCP in the drinking water delivered to its Selma District customers. Selma Councilmembers Scott Robertson, Louis Franco, Michael Derr, and Yvette Montijo, representatives from the offices of State Senator Andy Vidak, Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, and Congressman David…

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Bear Gulch District Reaffirms Commitment to Environment with Completion of Fish Passage

Bear Gulch District Reaffirms Commitment to Environment with Completion of Fish Passage

District Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Community Partners Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commemorate the completion of an important, long-planned fish ladder passage through its watershed. Woodside Mayor Chris Shaw, Planning Commissioner Marilyn Voelke, Planning Director Jackie Young, Woodside Fire Marshall Denise Enea, and a representative from Assemblymember Marc Berman’s office were among…

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Tank Construction Project in Bayshore District Complete

Cal Water has completed construction of a new water storage tank in the Bayshore District on 28th Avenue, between 31st Avenue and Sunset Terrace in San Mateo. Construction on the tank began in December 2015. The new tank will immediately improve the reliability of the water system and provide increased water flow during emergency events.…

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Main Replacement Project Begins in Rancho Dominguez District

Cal Water is beginning a water system improvement project on the Palos Verdes Peninsula to improve water supply reliability and fire protection locally. Crews will install 2,430 feet of new 6-inch water main from 26974 to 27295 Eastvale Road during the next two months. The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.…

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Extensive Main Replacement Project Begins in Marysville

Utility Urges Residents and Motorist to Utilize Alternative Routes, Will Work to Reduce Temporary Traffic Impacts Cal Water is beginning a water main replacement project this week along the 5th Street and J Street corridors in Marysville that will improve water system reliability to the community. During construction, Cal Water expects construction activities to cause…

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Water Main Upgrade Completed in Bayshore District

Cal Water has completed installation of a new water main along Hillside Boulevard, Hemlock Avenue, and Larch Avenue in South San Francisco. The new main will improve water system reliability in the area and increase fire protection. Crews installed approximately two miles of new 6-inch water main beginning in July 2017 and ending this month.…

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Cal Water Increasing Water System Reliability in North Salinas

Cal Water has completed a water main replacement project along Harding Street and Harding Circle in Salinas, Calif. This important water infrastructure improvement project will increase system reliability and fire protection in the area. Crews installed approximately 1,830 feet of new 6- and 8-inch PVC pipe to support the growing water demand in the area.…

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Infrastructure Upgrade in Redwood Valley to Enhance Reliability and Fire Protection

Cal Water’s Redwood Valley District has completed a water infrastructure improvement project in Duncans Mills, Calif., that will increase fire protection and improve the overall reliability of the water system for local customers. The project was completed two months ahead of schedule. The utility installed 5,800 feet of new 6-inch water main and 11 new…

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Main Installation Project Begins in Livermore

Cal Water has begun a water system improvement project in Livermore, which involves the installation of new water main, mostly on 7th Street from South K to South J Streets. Once completed, the new main will improve water service reliability throughout the area. Cal Water will install close to 4,900 feet of new PVC pipe,…

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Cal Water Completes Pump Station Upgrade and Hosts Open House For Community

Cal Water’s Bayshore District has completed a major infrastructure improvement project in San Carlos that improves water supply reliability and water pressure for local customers. The pump station renovation included installation of three new pumps and replacement of 500 feet of aging water main, which enables the station to produce 2,800 gallons of water per…

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Main Installation Project Started in Marysville District

Cal Water will begin a main installation project this week in its Marysville District, which will improve water service and infrastructure reliability near the River Front Park area. Almost 1,300 feet of new water mains will be installed on Pine Street from 4th to 5th Streets and on J Street from 5th to 6th Streets…

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Bakersfield well construction begins

Construction of New Well Begins in Bakersfield District

Cal Water’s Bakersfield District has begun construction of a new water well in the southern portion of our service area, which will provide customers with an additional two million gallons of water per day and strengthen firefighting capabilities. “The water that the new well produces will ensure Cal Water is able to meet the increasing…

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Water Treatment Plant Constructed in South San Francisco

Cal Water’s Bayshore District has completed construction of a groundwater treatment plant in South San Francisco, which will ensure the local water supply continues to meet all federal and state water quality standards. Before this treatment plant was brought online, water for the region needed to be blended with finished water from other sources, whereas…

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Los Altos District Invests Almost $10.5 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Los Altos District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $16,300 to local charitable organizations and investing $10,474,438 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including new water mains, a tank, booster pumps, and a well upgrade. This year, the Los Altos District helped non-profits provide vital services to…

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Bakersfield District Donates More Than $36 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Bakersfield District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $66,500 to local charitable organizations and investing $36,160,000 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Bakersfield District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the American Cancer Society, Bakersfield Homeless Center,…

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Chico District Invests in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Chico District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating nearly $25,000 to local charitable organizations and investing more than $10.5 million dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Chico District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Salvation Army,…

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Kern River Valley District Invests Nearly $675,000 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Kern River Valley District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $3,600 to local charitable organizations and investing $671,065 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Kern River Valley District helped non-profits provide services to community members by donating to the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation, Chamber…

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Livermore District Invests $5,134,253 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Livermore District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $25,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $5,109,253 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including replacing an aging booster pump station and tank, retrofitting another tank, and installing a generator. This year, the Livermore District helped non-profits provide vital…

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Marysville District Invests Almost $1 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Marysville District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $20,650 to local charitable organizations and investing $968,581 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Marysville District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Salvation Army, Hands of Hope, Habitat…

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Westlake District Invests $2,071,600 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Westlake District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $13,700 to local charitable organizations and investing $2,057,900 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Westlake District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, Food Share…

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Oroville District Invests $170,000 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Oroville District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $27,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $2,351,556 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Oroville District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Hope Center, Salvation Army, Oroville Rescue…

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Rancho Dominguez District Donates $47,000 to Local Charities and Community Groups

Cal Water’s Rancho Dominguez District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $47,000 to local charitable organizations and community groups. This year, the Rancho Dominguez District helped non-profits provide services to community members in need by donating to the El Camino College Foundation, 101 Enterprises Foundation, Rotary Club of…

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Redwood Valley District Invests $170,000 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Redwood Valley District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $11,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $158,000 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Redwood Valley District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, Redwood…

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Selma District Invests $1,535,000 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Selma District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $ $35,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $1,500,000 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including building water treatment plants and installing new meters. This year, the Selma District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need…

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Salinas District Invests More than $11.9 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Salinas District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $59,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $11,860,850 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including new water mains and storage tanks. This year, the Salinas District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to…

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Bayshore District Invests More than $11.3 Million in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Bayshore District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $13,700 to local charitable organizations and investing $11,295,748 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including new water mains, generators, storage tanks, and a Customer Center. This year, the Bayshore District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in…

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Visalia District Invests $8,851,065 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Visalia District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $45,140 to local charitable organizations and investing $8,805,925 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including new water mains, generators, services, treatment plants, and fire hydrants. Four wells were also rehabilitated. This year, the Visalia District helped non-profits provide vital…

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Willows District Invests $1,078,888 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Willows District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $6,000 to local charitable organizations and investing more than one million dollars in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Willows District helped non-profits provide services to community members by donating to the Willows Food Bank, Glenn County Senior…

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Antelope Valley District Invests $381,354 in Infrastructure Improvement Projects and Local Charities

Cal Water’s Antelope Valley District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $1,500 to local charitable organizations and investing $379,854 in infrastructure improvement projects. This year, the Antelope Valley District helped non-profits provide services to community members by donating to the Lake Hughes Community Center, West Antelope Valley Historical…

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Cal Water Begins Main Installation Project in Stockton

Cal Water has begun a major main installation project that will improve water supply reliability and ensure that water is pumped evenly throughout the system to customers in south Stockton. This month, Cal Water began installing approximately 5,360 feet of new 6-inch water main along the following streets: Howard Street, from the 300 block through…

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California Water Service Finishes First Phase of Treatment Plant Construction in Rancho Dominguez District

TORRANCE, Calif.—California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed construction on a new well in Carson, which is the first phase in building a new water treatment plant in its Rancho Dominguez District. The new well, which is expected to produce 2,000 gallons of water per minute, will reduce dependency on costlier purchased water for residents…

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Generator Installation Completed in Bayshore District

Cal Water customers in San Carlos now benefit from increased water system reliability and fire protection, with the installation of a new emergency generator at the utility’s station on Highland Avenue. The infrastructure improvement project will ensure that the station continues to run in the event of a power outage, and customers do not experience…

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California Water Service to Begin Infrastructure Upgrade in Bear Gulch District

MENLO PARK, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) is beginning a water infrastructure upgrade at its storage tank and pump station on Vista Verde Way in Portola Valley, which will improve water supply reliability to customers in the area. Construction crews will begin retrofitting the existing water tank and replacing the existing booster pumps,…

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California Water Service Completes Water Storage Tank Upgrade in Redondo Beach

TORRANCE, Calif.— California Water Service (Cal Water) today completed a water infrastructure improvement project in Redondo Beach that will ensure local customers continue to have a reliable supply of water for decades to come. The project included removal of the existing, aging overlay on and recoating of a 1.5-million-gallon water storage tank on Prospect Ave.,…

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California Water Service Completes Pump Station Renovations in Bayshore District

SAN MATEO, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a water infrastructure project to upgrade the utility’s pump station on Hilltop Drive in San Carlos. With this major infrastructure upgrade complete, residents will see immediate service improvements, including more consistent water pressure. The upgrade will also improve water flow for fire-related emergencies and…

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California Water Service Begins Main Installation Project in East Los Angeles District

COMMERCE, Calif.— California Water Service (Cal Water) has begun a water infrastructure improvement project in its East Los Angeles District to replace and install new water mains. These new mains will enable the utility to meet the increasing demand for water in the area and support system reliability. Crews will install approximately 6,300 feet of…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Projects in King City District

KING CITY, Calif. — Cal Water has completed two main replacement projects in the utility’s King City District, which will increase system reliability and fire protection. The improvements were made on North Russ Street between Lynn Street and Collins Street, and on Lynn Street between North 2nd Street and North 1st Street. The upgrades are…

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Cal Water to Improve Water System Reliability in Redwood Valley District, Invites Customers To Attend Informational Community Meeting

Cal Water will begin installing 5,800 feet of new 6-inch water main and new fire hydrants in October 2017 to improve water system reliability and fire protection for customers on Freezeout Road in Duncans Mills, Calif. Residents along Freezeout Road are invited to a community meeting to learn more about the utility’s upcoming infrastructure improvement…

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Main Replacement Initiative In Bear Gulch District Continues

As part of its proactive, systematic main replacement program to replace aging pipes and provide reliable water service to its Bear Gulch District customers, Cal Water recently completed a main installation project in Woodside and began a new project in San Mateo County. In Woodside, crews installed 2,240 feet of 6-inch ductile iron pipes in…

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Construction Begins on New Reservoir to Increase Water Supply in Bayshore District

Cal Water will soon begin a water infrastructure improvement project in its Bayshore District that will dramatically increase the amount of water storage available for residents in San Mateo. Cal Water will construct a new reservoir that can hold 3 million gallons of water, an important step in providing downtown San Mateo with much-needed domestic…

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Cal Water King City District Customers Not Impacted By Nitrate Levels In Groundwater

KING CITY, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) does not have elevated levels of nitrate in water supplied to its customers, the utility confirmed after a community meeting held earlier in the week informed attendees that some Salinas Valley residents should not drink their water due to the nitrate levels. This week, the Salinas…

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Infrastructure Project Improves Water Service Reliability in Redwood City

Cal Water has completed an infrastructure improvement project in the West Selby Lane area of Redwood City that improves overall reliability of the water system for customers. The project, which included the replacement of 2,500 feet of water mains, augments water flow, enhances fire protection, and minimizes future leaks. Crews replaced the older 6-inch, cast-iron…

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Water Main Upgrade In Bayshore District Complete

Cal Water’s Bayshore District has replaced 3,550 feet of aging water main in San Mateo. The newly installed main will increase the flow of water, reduce leaks, enhance fire protection, and improve the overall reliability of the system for customers living on Sunset Terrace and portions of 31st Avenue, Monterey Street, and 28th Avenue. The…

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Water Infrastructure Upgrade in Rancho Dominguez District Begins

Cal Water has begun a water infrastructure upgrade in Rancho Palos Verdes that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection to local residents and businesses. The project includes the installation of 4,718 feet of new 8-inch water main in the Littlebow Road area. Work will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and…

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Main Replacement Project Begins in Marysville District

Cal Water has started a water infrastructure upgrade to improve water system reliability for local residents and businesses. Crews are replacing almost 70-year-old water mains in downtown Marysville, while the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) repairs and replaces a stretch of street and sidewalk in the area. In addition to increasing reliability in the area,…

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Water Quality Standard for TCP Adopted by State Water Resources Control Board; California Water Service Preparing to Meet Deadline

Proposed Regulation in Final Review by State Office of Administrative Law California Water Service (Cal Water) has already begun construction of treatment facilities to meet the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TCP, which was adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) and is being submitted to the Office of Administrative…

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Main Replacement Project in Chico to Improve Water Supply Reliability

Cal Water has completed a water main replacement project in the City of Chico that will increase the flow of water, prevent leaks, enhance firefighting capabilities, and improve the overall water supply reliability of the system for customers on Salem Street, between West 12th and West 16th Streets. Crews replaced 2,805 feet of aging 4-inch…

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Cal Water Main Replacement Project in Chico to Improve Water Supply Reliability

Cal Water has completed a water main replacement project in the city of Chico that will increase the flow of water, prevent leaks, enhance firefighting capabilities, and improve the overall water supply reliability of the system for customers on Salem Street , between 12th and 16th Streets. Crews replaced 2,805 feet of aging 4- and…

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Cal Water Continues Extensive Environmental Initiative with Fish Ladder in Bear Gulch District

Cal Water has started an extensive environmental project to protect the trout population in Bear Gulch Creek. Cal Water draws its water for Bear Gulch District customers from the creek, which also supports runs of steelhead trout, considered to be threatened under the Federal Endangered Species Act. In 2013, Cal Water joined forces with the…

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Cal Water Main Replacement Project Improves Water Supply Reliability In Bakersfield

Cal Water completed an infrastructure improvement project in central Bakersfield that included the replacement of 1,980 feet of water main. The new main improves the flow of water, protects against leaks, enhances fire protection, and increases the overall water supply reliability for residents living on Ming Avenue, Castro Lane, and Baldwin Road. Additionally, crews installed…

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Redwood Valley to Improve Water Supply Reliability With New Emergency Generator

Cal Water’s Redwood Valley District is putting the finishing touches on the installation of a new emergency generator at its water pump station in Santa Rosa. The new generator will improve water supply reliability and enhance firefighting capabilities during emergencies by providing backup power in the event of a power outage. Next week crews will…

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Two Water Infrastructure Projects in Los Altos District Complete

Cal Water recently completed two infrastructure improvement projects in Los Altos Hills that improve water supply reliability and fire protection for local customers. The first was the replacement of an aging water storage tank, and the second was the installation of more than 4,500 feet of new water main. The new, 125,500-gallon, steel storage tank…

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Cal Water Completes Water Main Replacement Project in Oroville to Enhance Supply and Reliability

Residents in Oroville are now benefiting from increased water flow, enhanced firefighting capabilities, and improved water supply reliability of the water system, as Cal Water has completed a water infrastructure improvement project in the city. With this project, Cal Water replaced 1,810 feet of aging water main along Baggett Marysville Road, Parks Street, Rose Street,…

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Cal Water to Begin Infrastructure Upgrade in the Town of Woodside

Cal Water will begin an infrastructure improvement project on May 15 to replace aging water storage and booster pump facilities at its station located at 503 Old La Honda Road. The upgrade will improve water supply reliability, increase storage in the event of an emergency, and better support peak demand in the town of Woodside.…

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Water Main Replacement Project in Visalia Completed Ahead of Schedule

Cal Water has completed four infrastructure improvement projects that replaced a total of 13,285 feet of aging water main in the Fairview area. The projects were part of Cal Water’s Visalia District main replacement program, which was dedicated to increasing water flow and pressure, enhancing fire-fighting capabilities, and improving the overall water supply reliability of…

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Main Replacement Project in Redwood City to Improve Water Service Reliability

A Cal Water main installation project in Redwood City is underway to replace nearly 6,000 feet of water mains along Rutherford and Alexander Avenues. The new water mains will prevent leaks, augment water flow, and enhance fire protection, while improving the overall water reliability of the system in the utility’s Bear Gulch District. Crews will…

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Cal Water Breaks Ground On New Tank and Booster Pump Station

Cal Water held a groundbreaking ceremony this week to commence construction of a new tank and booster pump station in its Stockton District. Stockton Councilmember Christina Fugazi, Stockton Fire Chief Erik Newman, and San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villapudua were among those in attendance, as the utility begins this…

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Cal Water Increases Water Service Reliability with New Storage Tank in the Bayshore District

Cal Water improvement project to replace two aging water storage tanks in San Carlos began this week. A single 20,000-gallon, steel-bolted tank will replace the previously demolished 15,000-gallon tanks, both more than 60 years old, to improve water supply reliability and augment water flow for customers in the area. Crews will first relocate the existing…

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Cal Water Installs New Main to Improve Water Supply Reliability in Kern River Valley District

Cal Water has started an infrastructure improvement project in the city of Kernville that includes the installation of 700 feet of new water main along Durwood Street. This water system upgrade will enhance reliability, water quality, and fire protection for local customers. The current 4-inch cement pipes will be replaced with 6-inch PVC main, which…

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Infrastructure Projects to Improve Supply Reliability in Rancho Dominguez District

Two Cal Water infrastructure improvement projects are underway in the Rancho Dominguez District that include the combined installation of more than 3,300 feet of new water main in Redondo Beach. Crews will install 1,052 feet of new main along Paseo De Las Delicias and Via Buena Ventura, while 2,320 feet of new main will be…

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California Water Service Increases Water Supply Reliability with Two New Storage Tanks in San Carlos

Cal Water will break ground on an infrastructure improvement project in the city of San Carlos that will add two new seismically designed, steel water storage tanks to the water system. The new tanks will improve water supply reliability during both normal conditions and during an emergency, as earthquakes and settlement are both concerns in…

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Cal Water Begins Water Main Replacement Project in Oroville to Enhance Supply And Reliability

Cal Water has started a water infrastructure improvement project in the city of Oroville that includes replacing 1,810 feet of aging water main. The new pipes will not only increase water flow to customers along Baggett Marysville Road, Parks Street, Rose Street, Summers Street, and Helman Street, but they will also enhance fire-fighting capabilities and…

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California Water Service Begins Storage Tank Improvement Project in Rancho Palos Verdes

Cal Water is making significant improvements to a 9.5-million-gallon water storage tank that serves Ranchos Palos Verdes residents and businesses. The project will extend the lifespan of the tank and improve the water supply reliability of the system. The concrete storage tank, built in the 1970s, is the largest owned by Cal Water. It is…

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Main Replacement Project Will Improve Water Supply Reliability in Chico

Cal Water is completing a water main replacement project in the city of Chico that includes the addition of nearly 1,500 feet of new water main. The new main will increase the flow of water, eliminate leaks, enhance fire protection, and improve the overall water supply reliability in the downtown Chico area. The older 6-inch,…

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California Water Service Begins Water Main Installation Project in King City

Project Will Improve Water Quality and Reliability for Customers A Cal Water project in King City is underway to install almost 2,500 feet of large-diameter water main and connect the southwest portion of the water system to the northeast portion. The water system improvement project will improve water quality and reliability of the system. This…

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California Water Service Increases Water Service Reliability with New Steel Tank in Los Altos

A Cal Water project is underway to replace an aging water storage tank in the residential area of Los Altos Hills. Once the project is completed in mid-March, the new, 100,000-gallon steel tank will increase water supply reliability for customers in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The storage tank replacement project also includes a…

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California Water Service Begins Extensive Renovations at Pump Station in San Carlos to Enhance Reliability

Cal Water has started a major renovation of a critical pump station in the city of San Carlos to improve water service reliability for local customers. Once the water system improvement project is complete, which is expected by late August, the station on Hilltop Drive will have two new booster pumps, a surge tank, and…

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Cal Water Improves Water System Reliability with New Booster Pump Station, Water Mains

Customers living in Portola Valley and Los Trancos are now experiencing better water pressure, stronger water system reliability, increased fire protection, and less road and trail closures, thanks to an extensive water system improvement project in the company’s Bear Gulch District. The project consisted of demolishing two outdated pump stations, consolidating locations, and replacing the…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Stockton

Water system reliability improvements are underway for Cal Water customers in the Stockton District as new water mains and services are installed. Cal Water will also replace 10 fire hydrants and install 15 additional fire hydrants to increase firefighting capabilities. In total, more than 16,000 feet of six and eight-inch PVC pipe will be put…

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Salinas Area Benefiting From New Water System Improvements

Cal Water recently completed a lengthy and logistically complex water main replacement project for the area around Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. During the infrastructure improvement project, Cal Water crews installed nearly 2,800 feet of new main in 10 weeks to serve the hospital, other health care facilities, and residents and businesses nearby. Before the project…

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Cal Water Completes Water System Improvements in Oroville

New Water Well Pump and Motor Will Add Reliability, While Reducing Electricity Maintenance Costs Customers of Cal Water’s Oroville service area now benefit from increased water supply reliability and lower electricity and maintenance costs, thanks to the replacement of the water well pump and motor at one of Cal Water’s stations in Oroville. The previously…

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New Cal Water Projects Improve Neighborhood Water Services

Cal Water customers now have enhanced water supply reliability and fire protection, as the utility completed water system improvement projects in two Visalia neighborhoods this month. The projects included the installation of new, larger water mains and relocation of water services and fire hydrants. Cal Water installed 4,329 feet of new 8-inch water main, nine…

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Willows Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Completion of Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water welcomed residents and other special guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the final chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant in its Willows District on Sept. 16, 2016. State Water Resources Control Board Member Steven Moore; Department of Water Resources’ Chief of Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Linda Ng; representatives from the…

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Community Park Benefits From Recycled Water Project

Cal Water began the installation of a new recycled water line for Triunfo Park this week in its Westlake District. The main, which will stretch from Westlake Boulevard West to Tamarack Street on Triunfo Canyon Road, will provide a cost-effective and drought-proof solution to meet State water-use reduction targets, while conserving potable water for the…

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Cal Water Service Completes New Well and Tanks Serving Kern River Valley’s Lakeland, South Lake Customers

Customers of Cal Water’s Kern River Valley District now benefit from increased water supply and improved system reliability, all thanks to a new well and new storage tanks constructed in the utility’s Lakeland and South Lake water systems. The new well currently produces 30 gallons of water per minute and has a maximum capacity of…

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Cal Water Enhances Water System Reliability to Southern Bakersfield

Customers in the southern portion of Cal Water’s Bakersfield District now have improved water pressure and water supply reliability, following the utility’s installation of nearly a half-mile of a large transmission water main. The new main is critical to ensure that the local water system can meet increasing demand from new housing developments. The new…

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Cal Water Improvement Projects to Benefit Wildlife, Environment

Projects Coordinated with State as Part of Main Leak Settlement Cal Water announced today that it is embarking on two major projects to improve water system reliability and enhance the environment. The projects are part of a settlement with the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board (the Board) and California Department of…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Woodside and Portola Valley

Water system reliability and water quality improvements are underway for Cal Water customers in Woodside and portions of Portola Valley as new water mains are placed into service. Cal Water will also install four fire hydrants to increase firefighting capabilities. More than 3,000 feet of 12-inch ductile iron and 8-in PVC pipe will be installed…

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Cal Water Completes Major Infrastructure Improvement Projects in Chico District, Announces More To Come

Chico residents can rest easier knowing their water supply is more reliable than ever, thanks to critical infrastructure improvement projects that will provide an emergency supply for fire protection and increase water resources, just in time to meet higher summer usage demands. Cal Water has completed the installation of a new 1.5-million-gallon storage tank, hydro-pneumatic…

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California Water Service to Begin Main Replacement Project for Salinas Customers

Cal Water has started a water system improvement project in Salinas, with the installation of approximately 2,700 feet of water main to improve water supply reliability and water quality for local customers and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. A new hydrant and four replacement fire hydrants will also be installed. The new eight-inch main is being…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in East Torrance

Cal Water will start a water system improvement project in Torrance on Monday, April 25, with the installation of more than 1,500 feet of water main to improve fire flow, water supply reliability, and water quality for local customers. The original six -inch transite main, installed more than 50 years ago, will be replaced with…

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Portola Pipeline San Andreas Fault Crossing

While installing 2 miles of transmission main for the consolidation of Pump Stations 8 and 13 in Bear Gulch, another major milestone was achieved with the crossing of the San Andreas Fault in two locations. The combination of articulating ball joints and expanding or contracting teleflex couplings will sustain up to 15 feet of ground…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project in King City

Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 486 feet of aging water mains, addition of 13 new water services, and installation of one new fire hydrant in central King City to improve water supply reliability and strengthen fire-fighting capabilities for the local community. The original four-inch cast-iron main, which was installed more than…

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Water System and Fire Safety Improvements Completed for Marysville Residents

Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 1,400 feet of aging water mains and installation of four fire hydrants on Divver Street and portions of 14th Street, 11th Street, and Sampson Street in Marysville to improve water supply reliability and strengthen fire-fighting capabilities for the local community. The original mains, which varied between…

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Cal Water gives customers tour of its Bakersfield water system

Cal Water opened up the doors to its Northeast Treatment Plant for a water system tour on Feb. 13 to educate attendees on the process the utility takes to provide high-quality water to customers every time they turn on the tap. Cal Water extended the invitation to all customers in its Bakersfield District, and more…

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Cal Water gives customers tour of its Visalia water system

Cal Water took almost 50 customers on a tour of its Visalia water system on Feb. 13 to educate them on the process the utility takes to provide high-quality water to customers every time they turn on the tap. Cal Water extended the invitation to all customers in its Visalia District, and almost 50 people…

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Cal Water Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate Completion Of Las Lomas Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the final chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant for the Las Lomas system in its Salinas District yesterday. The event served as an opportunity for customers to learn how this plant provides them with water that meets the new water quality standard for the constituent. Attendees…

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Dixon Well Replacement Project: Updated 1/13/2016

Update In October 2015, Cal Water began a water well replacement project at our station located at 785 South Porter Road in Dixon to increase the water supply available to the city of Dixon. The first phase of the project, which included demolishing the existing, small well building and sealing the existing well with concrete,…

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Cal Water Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Completion of Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of a chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant in its Dixon District yesterday. Mayor Jack Batchelor and representatives from Senator Lois Wolk, Assemblymembers Bill Dodd and John Garamendi’s offices; Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez, among other local officials, were in attendance. The treatment plant, one of three…

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Bear Gulch Construction Update: Jack and Bore Complete

In just under three weeks, Preston Pipelines was able to complete the Jack and Bore in Portola Road to install 30″ casing and 22″ CL&C pipe beneath the Sausal Creek culverts. The project included excavating and shoring of boring and receiving pit, each 18 feet deep. Land discharge application was used due to the groundwater…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project In Dixon

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 900 feet of aging water mains on East Walnut Street from South Second Street to South Fifth Street to improve water supply reliability to the east Dixon community. The original two- and four-inch cast-iron mains, which were installed in 1929 and 1947 respectively, were replaced with six-inch PVC…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Redondo Beach

Cal Water will start a water system improvement project in North Redondo Beach on Monday, Nov. 9, with the installation of 2,263 feet of water main to improve fire flow, water supply reliability, and water quality for local customers. The original four -inch cast-iron main, installed 70 years ago, will be replaced with eight-inch PVC…

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Cal Water to Begin Main Installation Project in San Mateo County

Cal Water announced today that it will begin the first phase of an infrastructure improvement project in the towns of Portola Valley and Woodside with the installation of approximately two miles of water main. The project, which starts Monday, will increase water system reliability for customers in the company’s Bear Gulch District. New 16-inch and…

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Bear Gulch Proposed Infrastructure Improvements

Cal Water is proposing to construct infrastructure improvements in the Town of Portola Valley, Town of Woodside, and San Mateo County. The project will consist of the following: Reconstruction of the booster pumping station and associated facilities at our Station 13 property, located at the intersection of Portola Road and Westridge Drive in the Town…

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Largest Main Project in Salinas District History Completed to Improve Water System Reliability for Customers

Cal Water has completed the installation of more than a mile of water main in Salinas, the largest main project in the district’s 53-year history. The new 24-inch main will distribute newly developed groundwater with better quality than the former source to Salinas customers. The main, which extends 5,700 feet on Dayton Street, Harkins Road,…

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Cal Water Improves Water System Reliability for East Los Angeles District

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 1,635 feet of aging water main in the company’s East Los Angeles District. The new main will improve water supply reliability and distribute newly developed local groundwater supplies to Cal Water’s Montebello, Commerce, and East Los Angeles customers. The original 12-inch cast-iron main, installed in the 1920s, was…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Carson

Cal Water announced today that it has started an infrastructure improvement project in Carson with the installation of 683 feet of water main to replace aging main serving the area since 1955. The original four-inch concrete main will be replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow and improve water quality and reliability through the…

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Bayshore Water Main Construction Project – Sunset Drive

Cal Water would like to make you aware of a construction project tentatively scheduled beginning the week of February 09, 2015. The project will replace the existing 4-inch and 6-inch cast iron mains that have been subject to leaks. The work will be done between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The project…

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$136,000 Grant to Help Maintain Water Supply in Lucerne

Cal Water announced today that the company has secured a $136,000 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water to perform a two-phase improvement project on its intake pump in Clear Lake, the sole water source for Cal Water’s Lucerne area customers. The grant, which will allow Cal Water to draw…

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Cal Water Begins Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

Cal Water has started an infrastructure upgrade project that will replace 1,200 feet of aging water mains on Del Monte Avenue, between El Campo and Del Paso Drives in South San Francisco, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The original four-inch concrete main, which was installed more than 50 years ago, will…

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Bear Gulch District Constructs New Storage Tank

Cal Water has completed the construction of a 1-million-gallon water storage tank in its Bear Gulch service area to increase water supply reliability for its customers. The $2.2 million steel tank replaced a 100-year-old concrete tank and was designed and constructed of materials that better withstand earthquakes. Due to its age, the former tank’s concrete…

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