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Cal Water Signs Water Exchange Agreement with Kern County Water Agency, Secures Future for Two Crucial Water Treatment Plants

California Water Service (Cal Water) announced today that it has reached a mutually beneficial agreement with Improvement District No. 4 (ID4) of the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) to exchange up to 10,000 acre-feet of water, which will enable Cal Water to continue operating two key water treatment plants in order to provide a reliable…

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Bear Gulch 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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Cal Water Named a Top Workplace in Bay Area For Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth year in a row, Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. The 2015 honor was given to the company based on input provided by the local company employees. Cal Water is…

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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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California Water Service’s Drought Response Plan to Become Effective June 1

Cal Water’s Schedule 14.1 filing, which establishes household and business water budgets and associated enforcement measures in order to achieve state-mandated water use reductions necessitated by historic drought conditions, will become effective on June 1, 2015, after a 30-day review by the California Public Utilities Commission. Cal Water is the largest subsidiary of California Water…

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Stockton Billing Transition

Stockton customers will soon receive both a Cal Water bill and a City of Stockton bill. The City of Stockton will begin separate billing for: sewer and stormwater services, and if you’re a customer in the city limits, garbage and recycling services. Beginning in July, Cal Water bills will be for water service only. Visit…

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Cal Water Required to Activate Next Stage of Drought Response Plan and Implement Water Budgets

In order to achieve state-mandated water use reductions necessitated by historic drought conditions, Cal Water has filed its Schedule 14.1 with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Cal Water’s Schedule 14.1 provides for household and business water budgets and associated enforcement measures to reduce water use in its districts. The filing, which applies to both…

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Cal Water Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Completion of Marysville Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

Cal Water, along with Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa and city representatives, celebrated Earth Day today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for City Hall’s new conservation demonstration garden. The demonstration garden features an array of low-water-use plants, including trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. A sign posted in the garden indicates the names of plants used. This garden is…

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Cal Water Announces Runners-Up in H20 Challenge

Munsey Elementary fifth-grade students take second place in Cal Water H2O Challenge Bakersfield students master interactive educational experience developed in collaboration with the North American Association for Environmental Education One fifth-grade class and its teacher at Munsey Elementary School in Bakersfield, Calif., one of many areas in the state being affected by a record drought,…

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Cal Water Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Completion of Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

Cal Water hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of its new California-friendly water conservation demonstration garden at its Rancho Dominguez District Customer Center. The dedication took place at 2632 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA 90505 on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 3 p.m. The demonstration garden features an array of low-water-use plants, including…

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State Water Resources Control Board issues draft framework

On April 7, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) issued a draft framework for complying with the Governor’s executive order last week to reduce urban, potable water use statewide by 25%. This draft framework is the first step in the process to establish regulations. The Board is basing mandated water use reductions for…

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Fix-a-Leak Week Winner Receives New High-Efficiency Clothes Washer

At the end of Fix-a-Leak Week in March, Cal Water randomly selected a winner in its Facebook promotion among customers statewide who had responded with wise water use habits. Last week, the winner – Sabrina I. of Selma, Calif. – received a new high-efficiency clothes washer from the local Cal Water staff. “We applaud Sabrina…

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Shasta Elementary Fifth-Grade Students Named Grand Prize Winners in Cal Water H2O Challenge

Chico, Calif. students master interactive educational experience developed in collaboration with North American Association for Environmental Education This morning, fifth-grade students and their teachers at Shasta Elementary School in Chico, Calif., one of many areas in the state being affected by a drought now in its fourth year, learned they were named the grand prize…

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Governor’s executive order on conservation

Governor Brown issued an executive order today requiring a statewide mandatory reduction of 25% in potable, urban water use compared to 2013 (by end of February 2016). Cal Water shares the Governor’s concern about the drought and commitment to water conservation. Much of the Governor’s executive order requires the State Water Resources Control Board, Department…

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Governor issues executive order on drought

Governor Brown issued an executive order today requiring a statewide mandatory reduction of 25% in potable, urban water use compared to 2013 (by end of February 2016). Cal Water shares the Governor’s concern about the drought and commitment to water conservation. Much of the Governor’s executive order requires the State Water Resources Control Board, Department…

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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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Cal Water Makes Donation to the Food Bank of Monterey County to Assist Fire Recovery Efforts

Today, local water provider Cal Water donated $10,000 to the Food Bank for Monterey County after a fire over the weekend damaged the Food Bank’s facilities in Salinas. “When we heard about the fire and that the Food Bank may not be able to make its normal deliveries because of damage to their vehicles and…

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Food Bank for Monterey County donations

The Food Bank for Monterey County suffered more than $1 million in damages when an arsonist set fire to its refrigerated truck fleet. Cal Water has donated $10,000 to help get the food bank back on its feet and is encouraging customers to join in the effort. Cal Water’s Salinas Customer Center has placed bins…

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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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Torrance Main Replacement Project Complete

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 2,688 feet of aging water mains on Gastine Street and Petroleum, Broadwell, and Doble avenues to improve water supply reliability to the east Torrance community. The original 4-inch concrete main, which was installed in 1949, had outlived its useful life and was replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to…

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San Carlos Main Replacement Projects to Improve Local Water System Reliability, Fire Protection

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 1,900 feet of aging water mains on Hillcrest Road in San Carlos, Calif., and the installation of two fire hydrants, to improve water supply reliability and fire protection capabilities to the city of San Carlos. Cal Water crews also recently began a 1,950-foot-long main replacement project on nearby…

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Cal Water to Invest in Project to Provide Recycled Water to New Apple Campus

Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, has signed an agreement to partner with the city of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), and Apple Inc. on a recycled water project that will provide more than 157,000 gallons per day of recycled water to the new Apple 2 Campus in Cupertino.…

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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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Cal Water Completes Three Infrastructure Improvement Projects in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has started off the New Year continuing the company’s commitment to providing a high-quality and reliable water supply by completing three infrastructure improvement projects. Today, the company announced that it has completed the installation of a bladder surge tank, a modernized well-site electrical panel, and 1,320…

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Cal Water Secures Grants for Chromium-6 Research and Treatment in Willows

In July, the State of California set the nation’s first ever limit on the maximum amount of chromium-6 allowed in drinking water at 0.010 parts per million. Since that regulation became effective, Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, has aggressively pursued options to reduce the expected rate impact to customers to…

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Cal Water Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Completion of Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

Cal Water hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of its new California-friendly water conservation demonstration garden at its East Los Angeles District Customer Center. The dedication took place at 2000 South Tubeway, Commerce, CA 90040 on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 3 p.m. The demonstration garden features an array of low-water-use plants, including…

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

Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, 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…

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Los Altos hard water notice

Santa Clara Valley Water District will be shutting down the West Pipeline which will affect our water supply starting January 30, 2015 and ending on February 18, 2015. As a result of this maintenance, you will be receiving groundwater from our wells, which is harder than the water supply you usually receive. Hard water is…

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Cal Water Awards Inaugural College Scholarship Program Awards

Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, announced today the recipients of the company’s inaugural scholarship program cycle. Cal Water launched the scholarship program last fall for students in its service areas as part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Cal Water awarded scholarships…

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California Water Service Group Contributes More Than $550,000 to Local Charitable Organizations in 2014, Looks to Continue Support In 2015

As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) ended 2014 with donations of $552,017 made throughout the year to charitable organizations in its California, Washington, Hawaii, and New Mexico service areas. According to Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO, these contributions were…

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Visalia Beginning Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

Cal Water will be starting an infrastructure improvement project in Visalia on Jan. 5, 2015, with the installation of 2,500 feet of water main and four new fire hydrants. The original four- and six-inch concrete main will be replaced with eight-inch PVC pipe and 12-inch ductile iron water main to increase flow and improve water…

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San Carlos Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

Cal Water announced today that it would be starting an infrastructure improvement project in the city of San Carlos on Jan. 5, 2015, with the installation of 1,900 feet of water main. The original four- and six-inch cast-iron main will be replaced with 6-inch ductile iron water main to increase flow and improve water quality…

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California Water Service Company Makes Donation to Salvation Army to Replace Stolen Toys

MARYSVILLE, Calif. — Local water provider California Water Service Company (Cal Water) donated $1,000 in Toys “R” Us gift cards today after clothes and toys for 100 needy families were stolen from the Yuba-Sutter Salvation Army’s distribution center in Marysville. “When we heard that some of our local children would be robbed of their Christmas,…

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Being Safe in Severe Weather

California is anticipating severe weather, including very heavy rain, over the next few days. Residents in northern California are expected to be particularly affected. During the storm, Cal Water’s district offices will remain open during regular business hours; however, our primary concern is for the well-being of our customers. With that in mind, we offer…

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Cal Water Now Accepts MasterCard and Discover

We are pleased to announce Cal Water is now accepting two new payment options, MasterCard and Discover. You now have the added convenience of paying your Cal Water bill with either Visa, MasterCard, or Discover when using our online payment system or automated pay-by-phone line, or visiting your local Cal Water Customer Center. You will…

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Salinas Customers Invited to Team Up with District for Holiday Giving to Those in Need

In the spirit of the season, the Salinas District office has made two charitable giving opportunities available in its lobby. A bin for the Monterey Food Bank is ready to accept your donations of non-perishable food. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, one of the Salvation Army’s famous red kettles is also available.…

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Cal Water Service Group Issues 2013-2014 Corporate Citizenship Report

California Water Service Group today announced that it has released its 2013-2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, which highlights the company’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for its customers, communities, employees, and stockholders, while operating in a way that respects the environment. Titled “Committed to Doing the Right Thing,” the report takes a service that…

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Cal Water Main Replacement Projects to Improve Local Water System Reliability

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 3,174 feet of aging water mains on Fiat, Jay, and 222nd streets to improve water supply reliability to the east Torrance community. Cal Water crews also recently began a 2,688 foot-long main replacement project nearby on Petroleum, Broadwell, and Doble avenues. The original main was undersized and was…

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California Water Service Company Donates $136,750 to Local Organizations to Brighten Holidays for Disadvantaged

As part of its commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves, Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, is partnering with charitable organizations in each of its local service areas to help provide meals and services this holiday season to thousands of families in need through its…

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Los Altos Hard Water Notice

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be shutting down the West Pipeline which will affect our water supply starting December 1, 2014, and ending on December 16, 2014. As a result of this maintenance, you will be receiving groundwater from our wells, which is harder than the water supply you usually receive. Hard water…

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Cal Water Taps Marc Bloom as New Manager Of King City District

Cal Water announced today that Marc Bloom has been named as the new Local Manager of the utility’s King City District. Bloom has been with Cal Water for nine years and has extensive hands-on experience in water distribution, operations, and treatment systems. Bloom was the Acting Local Manager in King City in 2013 and is…

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Cal Water Installs New Zone Interconnection and Pressure Reducing Station on Westlake District

Cal Water announced today that it has completed the installation of a pressure reducing station and connected two zones of the water system together to improve water pressure and reliability for 300 homes in the Hidden Canyon community. The new station improves water pressure by taking higher pressure water from another part of the water…

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Outdoor Watering Restrictions Changing in City of Visalia

Please note that the City of Visalia outdoor watering schedule is changing to accommodate fall and winter weather. In October, residents and businesses may water twice per week, with even addresses on Wednesday and Sunday, and odd addresses on Tuesday and Saturday. In November and December, residents and businesses may water once per week, with…

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Montebello Main Installation to Improve System Reliability, Increase Groundwater Supply

COMMERCE, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has started an infrastructure improvement project with the installation of 5,200 feet of 18” ductile iron water main in the City of Montebello. The new main is being installed on portions of Carob Way, Jacmar Street, Spruce Street, and Beach Street to improve water supply reliability…

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Marysville Employees Work to Make Local Community an Even Better Place to Live

Although the Marysville District staff may be small in numbers (there are only seven employees!), they are big in heart. Whenever there is a need for service in their community, these individuals step up to the plate. Whether participating in Marysville service clubs – like Kiwanis or Rotary – or making donations to important causes,…

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Cal Water Launches Customer Hardship Grant Program

Eligible Customers Can Receive Grants of Up to $200 per Year to Offset Water Bills California Water Service Group’s largest subsidiary, Cal Water, has launched a new grant program to assist customers facing unique hardships. Through the Cal Water Cares Grant Program, eligible customers can receive a grant of up to $200 to assist in…

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Cal Water Converts Last Flat-Rate Customer to Metered Water Service Ahead of Schedule to Encourage Customers to Conserve

Cal Water has installed the last of 10,930 meters, converting all flat-rate water accounts in Chico and Hamilton City to metered accounts well ahead of schedule. 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 Commission, Cal Water completed the…

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California Water Service Company Awarded Top Conservation Honor from Kern Green

Cal Water received the 2014 Water Efficiency and Conservation Award from Kern Green at the 2014 Green Awards Banquet yesterday. The Water Efficiency and Conservation Award recognizes the achievements of businesses and organizations in reducing water consumption. Cal Water was selected for helping families and businesses reduce their water use by 49,227,000 gallons in Kern County in 2013.…

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Main Replacement Project to Improve Water System Reliability for Ninety Bakersfield Families

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 7,725 feet of aging water mains on Western Drive, Wetherley Drive, and Oakdale Drive in order to improve water supply reliability to the local community. The original 4 and 6-inch steel main, installed sixty years ago, was replaced with 6-inch PVC pipe to increase flow capacity and enhance…

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Cal Water Partners With City Of Marysville to Rejuvenate City’s Parks

Marysville parks, as California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has joined forces with the City of Marysville to replace deteriorating playground bark and reopen four local parks. Marysville Councilman Chris Pedigo and Mayor Ricky Samayoa first alerted Cal Water to the need, and with a donation of up to $12,000 from Cal Water’s shareholders, the…

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The State of the American Water System

Having a safe and reliable water supply is something that California Water Service Company customers can rely on. We work to stay ahead of the curve by maintaining and upgrading our infrastructure before problems arise, and as cost-effectively as possible to keep our customers’ rates in mind. As infrastructure ages and there are increasing reports…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 3,927 feet of aging water mains on Anza Avenue, Cadison Street, Flavian Avenue, and Beckworth Avenue to improve water supply reliability to the western Torrance community. The original 4-inch AC main, installed in 1954, was replaced with 6-inch PVC pipe to increase flow capacity and enhance reliability. PVC…

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Cal Water Main Replacement Project to Improve Local Water System Reliability

Cal Water has started an infrastructure improvement project in Redondo Beach with the installation of 3,416 feet of 8” PVC water main on July 14. New main will be installed on Inglewood Avenue, between Robinson Street and Artesia Boulevard, and on Voorhees Avenue, between Perkins an Inglewood Avenue, to improve water supply reliability. Crews will…

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Cal Water Co-sponsors First Greater Bakersfield Conservation Day

Cal Water co-sponsored the first “Greater Bakersfield Conservation Day” in partnership with the Water Association of Kern County, Kern Turf Supply, Inc., Kern Green, Urner’s, Oildale Mutual Water Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, EWING, Gardener’s Supply Inc, Kern County Water Agency, and the City of Bakersfield, to increase awareness about using water and energy…

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Cal Water Installs Surge Tank to Improve Water Supply Efficiency in Westlake District

Cal Water announced today that it has completed the installation of a $200,000 bladder surge tank in its North Ranch service area to improve water pressure and reliability for local residents. The new bladder surge tank replaces a hydropneumatic surge tank that was built more than 40 years ago and had developed structural issues, which…

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Cal Water Receives Top Honor from Carson Chamber of Commerce

Cal Water received the 2013-2014 Corporate Leadership Award from the Carson Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Annual Installation & Awards Luncheon. The Corporate Leadership Award honors the achievements of businesses that help promote prosperity and make the local community a better place to live and work. Cal Water was selected due to its commitment to its customers…

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A Long Walk for a Good Cause

Cal Water employee Michelle M. knows what it means to go the extra mile for a good cause. The Assistant Corporate Secretary recently participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, where she walked 39.3 miles over the course of two days. As a busy mother of two, Michelle wasn’t sure if she was up…

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State Water Resources Control Board approves emergency regulations

In response to the on-going drought, the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) approved emergency regulations on July 15, 2014, to increase water conservation by water utilities and their customers. A list of the Board’s prohibited water uses, plus additional unauthorized water uses, are included in our Rule 14.1, “Water Conservation and Rationing Plan.” Rule…

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California Water Service Company Partners with Local Companies to Host First “Conservation Day”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —California Water Service Company (Cal Water) will sponsor the first “Greater Bakersfield Conservation Day” on July 12, 2014, in partnership with the Water Association of Kern County, Kern Turf Supply, Inc., Kern Green, Urner’s, Oildale Mutual Water Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, EWING, Kern County Water Agency, and the City of Bakersfield.…

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California State Audit Confirms California Water Service Company Rates Justified, Reasonable

The California State Auditor today released its final report on Cal Water’s rates and operations in its Antelope Valley District. The audit, titled “Antelope Valley Water Rates: Various Factors Contribute to Differences Among Water Utilities” and approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in August 2013, compared Cal Water’s rates and operations with three local…

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Livermore: Water supply source to change temporarily; residents may notice harder water

Cal Water’s purchased water supplier, Zone 7, will be changing its source of supply over the summer from surface water to groundwater, as surface water allocations have been reduced due to the drought. During this time, Zone 7, which provides 75% of Cal Water’s supply to our Livermore customers, will draw from groundwater stored during…

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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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California Water Service Company Receives 2014 Best of Willows Award

Cal Water has been named a recipient of the 2014 Best of Willows Award by the Willows Award Program. The annual program honors the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Willows area. Cal Water was selected due to its commitment to its customers and the Willows community. Cal Water’s Willows District employees support…

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Livermore District Delivers Excellent Service to Customers and Community

In California Water Service Company’s Livermore District, it’s commitment to its customers and community goes beyond providing high-quality water and excellent customer service; the local team’s dedication to Livermore also means a strong commitment to community service. In the past few weeks the district held a Red Cross blood drive in honor of Kristina Chesterman,…

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Salinas Customer Center Temporary Relocation

Cal Water’s Salinas customer center is temporarily relocating to 238-A Commission Street, next door to our current location, from mid-July through mid-August as we remodel our office to operate more efficiently and reduce wait times for walk-in customers. Office hours will remain the same during this time, and as always, you can also reach us…

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Cal Water District Manager Wins Living Water Award

Congratulations to Visalia District Manager Scott B. for winning the National Association of Water Companies’ (NAWC) Living Water Award for his commitment to quality, service, and community. For the past 27 years, Scott has worked to provide a clean and reliable water supply to Cal Water customers in the Visalia and Selma districts.  Scott has…

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Cal Water Main Replacement Projects to Improve Local Water System Reliability 

Cal Water is completing the replacement of 680 feet of aging water mains on 15th Street, between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Drive, to improve water supply reliability to the Hermosa Beach community. Cal Water crews also began a 3,416-foot-long main replacement project in Torrance on Monday. The original four-inch cast-iron main in Hermosa Beach,…

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Kern River Valley office closing early on June 13

The Kern River Valley office will be closing early on Friday, June 13th due to construction. Our Friday hours will be 8 a.m. to noon. We will return to our regular office hours on Monday and apologize for any inconvenience.  

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California Water Service Group Named a Top Workplace in Bay Area For Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. The 2014 honor, which was announced today, was given based on survey responses from Bay Area employees of Cal Water’s largest subsidiary, California Water Service Company.…

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Boil water advisory cancelled for Visalia District’s Mullen System customers

To: Cal Water Mullen System customers On June 4, 2014, you were advised to use boiled or bottled water for drinking and cooking due to a water outage for a well pump replacement that could have affected water quality. Water quality test results confirm that it is no longer necessary to boil your water. We…

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Cal Water Uses New Tank-Coating Technique in Bakersfield to Improve Longevity, Environmental Impact

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has completed the coating of a 5-million-gallon water tank in Bakersfield, using a new interior tank coating system designed to increase sustainability and reduce environmental impacts. The Bakersfield tank needed to be recoated because the existing interior coating had started to deteriorate, causing corrosion of the…

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Water Quality Standard for Chromium-6 Finalized; Water Supplies Must Be Tested by December 2014, With Local Treatment Beginning in 2015

California Water Service Company (Cal Water) will need to treat water supplies in its Dixon and Willows districts and the Las Lomas and Oak Hills systems in the Salinas District to meet the nation’s first water quality standard for chromium-6. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) adopted the new standard of 10 parts per…

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California Water Service District Manager Selected as a National Association of Water Companies’ Living Water Awards Finalist

Congratulations to Scott B., who has been selected as a finalist in this round of the National Association of Water Companies’ Living Water Awards. Scott, who is the Visalia District Manager, was nominated for his commitment to service in his community. The Living Water Awards are awarded to individuals in the water industry whose commitment…

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California Water Service Company Makes Pledge to SJSU’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

SAN JOSE, Calif.  – California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has made a five-year pledge to the Tower Foundation of San Jose State University in support of student and faculty activities and programs of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, according to an announcement issued today. The gift will create the California Water Service…

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California Water Service Company Completes Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

STOCKTON, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has completed the replacement of 1,950 feet of aging water mains on Alpine Avenue, between Grange Avenue and Margaret Avenue, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The original cast-iron main, installed in the 1950s, was replaced with ductile iron to increase flow capacity…

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Completion of East Los Angeles Pumping Station

Cal Water hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of a newly renovated pump station that will serve customers in the East Los Angeles District. The dedication took place at 718 North Rowan Avenue, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. The pump station, which can move 3 million gallons of…

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Westlake District: Conservation Needed

Attention Westlake District customers. From Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11, water provided to our customers from our purchased water supplier will be reduced as repairs are made to one of its filtration plants. During this time, we ask that you reduce your water use as much as possible, especially outdoors, where water use…

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First Phase of Project to Permanently Supply Water To West Goshen Complete

West Goshen residents now have a permanent supply of safe tap water to use and drink, as Cal Water has completed the first phase of a water mainline extension project that connects the West Goshen community with its Visalia water system. This phase included installing 8,645 feet of 12-inch ductile iron water main from Cal…

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City of Livermore Enacts Water Use Restrictions

Updated 5/15/2014 In response to continuing drought conditions, on May 12 the Livermore City Council enacted a new water conservation ordinance which applies to every resident, including Cal Water customers. The ordinance includes the following water use restrictions: Lawn watering and landscape irrigation is limited to two days per week on an odd-even schedule; properties…

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City of Visalia Watering Ordinance in Effect

In light of the drought and water supply challenges in our region, the City of Visalia has enacted its outdoor watering ordinance. We remind our Visalia customers to continue your conservation efforts, and be sure to observe the following watering schedule in effect below:

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Los Altos Boil Water Notice Cancelled

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, you were advised to use boiled or bottled water for drinking and cooking due to main break that could have affected water quality. Water quality test results confirm that it is no longer necessary to boil your water. We advised you to take this precautionary measure because protecting your health…

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Bayshore Employee Helps Transform Cancer Survivors into Superheroes

When Customer Service Representative Laura D. became the Committee Survivor Chair of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in her hometown of San Bruno, she knew she wanted to give some of the youngest survivors a day that they would never forget. Instead of planning the typical breakfast, she organized a day of action…

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Main Replacement Project To Improve Local Water System Reliability

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 4,200 feet of aging water mains on Almendral Street, between Selby Lane and El Camino Real, to improve water supply reliability to the Atherton community. Cal Water crews are now beginning a main replacement project on Tuscaloosa Avenue, parallel to the Almendral main installation. The original 6-inch cast-iron…

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Cal Water Furthers Wildlife Conservation Efforts, Looks to Future Solutions

Cal Water has completed construction of the first phase of a fish passage initiative at its Bear Gulch water diversion facility, as part of its wildlife conservation effort. Bear Gulch creek supports runs of steelhead trout, which were previously unable to migrate and spawn due to the industry-standard water pumping system. Cal Water worked in…

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Main Replacement Project to Improve Local Water System Reliability

Cal Water has started an infrastructure upgrade project that will replace 3,800 feet of aging water mains on Beech Street, between 24th and Spruce streets, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The construction is expected to last for approximately 10 weeks. The construction is not expected to cause any significant traffic issues,…

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Kern River Valley Customer Center Construction to Start April 9

Please pardon our dust as we make improvements to our Customer Center. These improvements will enable us to serve our customers better as we install automatic doors and make our lobby more accessible to all customers. For our customers’ safety, our walk-in hours will temporarily change to 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.…

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Visalia District begins water main extension project to West Goshen

West Goshen residents will no longer struggle to have safe water to use and drink, as contractor Vulcan Construction broke ground Wednesday on a water mainline extension project that will connect the West Goshen community with Cal Water’s Visalia water system. Cal Water and its partners, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Self-Help…

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Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability

Cal Water today completed the replacement of 2,890 feet of aging water mains on Capitol Street, between Central Avenue and Clay Street, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The original cast-iron main, installed in the 1940s, was replaced with PVC pipe to increase flow and improve water quality and reliability through the…

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New Testing Equipment Will Reduce Laboratory Fees by $100,000 Per Year

This was a big week at Cal Water’s state-certified laboratory, where chemists began conducting water quality tests on a new gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer/mass spectrophotometer system capable of detecting constituents at levels as low as two parts per trillion. The new equipment, which was recently certified by the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, is expected to reduce…

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Willows Main Replacement Project Complete

Cal Water today completed the replacement of 900 feet of aging water mains on Shasta Street, between Ash and Oak streets, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The original cast-iron main, installed in 1927, was replaced with PVC pipe to increase flow and improve water quality and reliability through the water distribution…

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Well Replacement to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

Cal Water announced today that it has completed construction of a $1.88 million well in its Oak Hills service area that can produce a half-million gallons of water per day. The new well replaces a well that was built in 1967 and had developed structural issues, which led to lower water production. The new well…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project

Cal Water completed the replacement of 2,890 feet of aging water mains to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The main was replaced at the Aragon track in San Mateo between El Camino Real and Alameda de Las Pulgas. The replacement was completed today, when the 82 customer services served by this main…

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Cal Water Resuscitates Local Well

California Water Service Company’s Las Lomas Station 305-01 is pumping water again today in the Salinas District after twelve years of inactivity. The company took the well offline after increases in the iron and manganese levels were detected. Typically, iron and manganese are filtered out of the water supply and then discharged through a public…

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Visalia Manager spends wee-hours caring for homeless dogs

At Cal Water, we believe in service in every sense of the word. We not only take providing a high-quality, reliable water service seriously, we are also committed to serving others in our community. Whether through donations, sponsorships, community enrichment activities or through our employees who are encouraged to give back, we are here to…

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Districts are prepared to meet customer demand despite drought emergency

In the wake of Governor Jerry Brown’s proclamation of a drought emergency this morning, Cal Water provided a water supply update today for its 21 service areas throughout the state, indicating that its water systems are prepared to meet customer demand despite continuing dry conditions. According to Cal Water, 2013 was the driest year on…

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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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Redwood Valley District, Armstrong Valley System: Boil water notice cancelled

On Friday, October 18, 2013, you were advised to use boiled or bottled water for drinking and cooking due to two tanks being compromised, which could have affected water quality. Water quality test results confirm that it is no longer necessary to boil your water. We advised you to take this precautionary measure because protecting…

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Salinas: Cal Water asks customers to conserve water

Cal Water is experiencing a water supply emergency. Please help us to avoid interruptions in water service by eliminating all unnecessary water use until further notice. We assure you that we will resolve this water system issue as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this urgent conservation request. For additional…

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Chromium-6 MCL Information for Dixon and Willows Customers

On August 22, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a draft standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium-6. If this draft standard is adopted, Cal Water will need to install treatment in our Dixon and Willows water systems in order to meet the new standard. Water providers will be required to…

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Rancho Dominguez: Telephone scam targeting utility customers

Please be aware that scammers are targeting utility customers by phone and urging them to provide credit card information immediately in order to avoid disconnection for non-payment of their utility bills. Cal Water does not call our customers and ask for credit card information. If you receive such a call about your water bill and…

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California Department of Public Health Issues Draft Standard for Chromium-6

On August 22, the California Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a draft standard of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium-6. Cal Water already meets the new standard in 61 of its 67 water systems. Cal Water will implement a blending process in its South San Francisco water system and install treatment in its…

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