Latest News

Westlake District Moving to One-Day-Per-Week Irrigation Schedule

As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water has updated the irrigation schedule for its Westlake District customers to help combat worsening drought conditions and align with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s one-day-per-week watering restrictions. The new schedule will begin June 1, 2022. Outdoor landscape irrigation will be limited to one…

Read more

Grant Funding for Water Supply Reliability Projects

News

Three Grants Will Support Affordability for Affected Customers As part of the utility’s efforts to support customers in its smaller, water-stressed, and disadvantaged or higher-cost service areas during the drought, California Water Service (Cal Water) has secured nearly $2.4 million in grants from the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to complete three important water…

Read more about grant funding

Stage 2 of Water Shortage Plan in Northern-Most Districts

News

As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water officially entered Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan yesterday in our Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton, and Willows Districts. Stage 2 includes additional outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties. Cal Water filed the application to move into Stage 2 with the…

Read more about additional Stage 2 districts

Annual Water Quality Reports Now Available

Washing strawberries

To help residents and businesses learn about their local water supply Cal Water encourages its customers to visit and view their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Customers can now find their 2021 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, online at calwater.com/water-quality-reports plus obtain prior years’ reports. According to Chief Water Quality Officer Sophie James, the…

Read more

Climate Change and Water Resource Sustainability Report

News

Analysis underscores need for ongoing infrastructure investments and stakeholder collaboration Cal Water released an Executive Summary of findings of its Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Framework (Climate Report) today. The report, prepared in conjunction with independent consultant ICF, identifies and prioritizes climate-driven risks to Cal Water’s facilities, operations, and water supply portfolio, and underscores…

Read more about the climate change report

Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Five Districts

News

Utility Hosting Online Public Meetings 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 yesterday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in its Antelope Valley, Dixon, King City, Salinas, and Selma Districts with the…

Read more about stage 2 conservation

Oroville Completes Treatment Facility to Remove PFOS

Cal Water employees by Feather River

Cal Water has completed construction of a treatment plant to eliminate perfluoroctanesulfonic acid, commonly known as PFOS, at a well in its station on Feather River Boulevard in Oroville, Calif. The new treatment facility enables the utility to return the well—which has been offline—to service, increasing water supplies and reliability while ensuring Oroville District customers…

Read more about the Oroville treatment plant

Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Five Districts

News

Utility Hosting Online Public Meetings to Educate Customers on New Drought Measures, Conservation Programs In light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order, Cal Water requested on Friday, April 22, 2022, to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in its Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton, and Willows Districts…

Read more about moving into Stage 2

Bonita Street Elementary 4th-Graders Win 2022 Challenge

Congratulations to the 2022 H2O Challenge grand prize winner

Tiffany Rachal’s fourth-grade students at Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif., were announced as the 2022 Cal Water H2O Challenge grand-prize winners today at a school-wide surprise assembly. Their project, “Mission: Make Our Oceans Blue Again,” earned them first place in the eighth annual competition. The grand prize includes a $3,500 classroom grant,…

Read more about 2022 Challenge winners

California Water Service Announces H2O Challenge Runners-Up

SAN JOSE, Calif.— Cal Water) has announced that classes from Sierra View Elementary (Chico), Little Chico Creek Elementary (Chico), Oak Knoll Elementary (Menlo Park), and Parkview Elementary (Chico) took the runner-up spots in the eighth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge classroom competition. The Cal Water H2O Challenge (challenge.calwater.com) is a collaboration between California Water Service…

Read more