Infrastructure Updates

Infrastructure improvement project coming in Torrance

On Monday, our Rancho Dominguez District will start an infrastructure upgrade to improve water supply reliability and fire protection in northeast Torrance. Crews will install 1,700 feet of new 8-inch and 6-inch water main to replace smaller, aging pipes. Work will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.: From the 21300…

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Acquisition of King’s Mountain Water System Approved

Cal Water received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to acquire the water system assets of King’s Mountain Park Mutual Water Company (King’s Mountain). The King’s Mountain system, which is adjacent to Cal Water’s Bear Gulch District, currently serves 23 residential connections near Skyline Boulevard in the Bay Area. Because residents must voluntarily…

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Selma Customers Converted to Metered Service

As the state experiences a worsening drought, Cal Water has installed the last of 217 water meters, converting all flat-rate customer accounts in Selma to metered accounts to aid conservation efforts. State law requires all water providers to convert flat-rate water customers to metered services by 2025, but with support of the California Public Utilities…

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Central Bakersfield infrastructure project

Our Bakersfield District will start an infrastructure improvement project to strengthen water system reliability and fire protection in central Bakersfield on September 5. Our crews will replace nearly a mile of water pipes, nine hydrants, and 75 customer service connections. The original water main was installed in the 1940s and is becoming unreliable. Installation will…

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Tank Coating Project to Start in Redondo Beach

Our Rancho Dominguez District will start a water infrastructure improvement project in Redondo Beach on Monday, which will improve water supply reliability. The work includes tank improvements to enhance employee safety, followed by an interior and exterior coating project, on the 1-million-gallon water storage tank at our station located at Pearl Street and South Lucia…

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Cal Water starts infrastructure upgrade in Carson

Yesterday, our Rancho Dominguez District started an infrastructure upgrade to improve water supply reliability and fire protection in north Carson. Crews will install 1,900 feet of new 8-inch and 6-inch water main to replace smaller, aging pipes. Work will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. along the: 21300 to 21400…

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$4 Million in Funding for ELA PFOS, PFOA Removal

Grant Reduces Costs of Treatment for Customers Cal Water has secured a $4.23 million grant from the Water Replenishment District (WRD) to fund expenditures for treatment equipment that removes perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA) from groundwater in Cal Water’s East Los Angeles District. The treatment plant went online in January 2022 and enabled…

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Water for Cal Water customers is safe

With the State Auditor’s report about drinking water safety in failing water systems, some Cal Water customers may be confused about the safety of our water. Please be assured that the water Cal Water customers receive is safe and clean to use and drink. We have a rigorous water treatment, testing, and monitoring program to…

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2022 Firefighter Grant Program Opens

Fire Departments in Utility’s Service Areas Encouraged to Apply for Life-Saving Project, Equipment Funding Further demonstrating its ongoing commitment to local fire departments and first responders, Cal Water today opened its fourth annual Firefighter Grant Program. Professional or volunteer uniformed fire departments serving any portion of Cal Water’s service areas are invited to apply for…

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Protecting the Kernville Water Supply

In order to protect the quality of the water supply in Kernville, Cal Water recently finished replacing its granular-activated carbon media as part of its treatment plant maintenance program. The treatment plant removes naturally occurring total organic carbon from surface water obtained from the Kern River. This important infrastructure improvement project will help ensure that…

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