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New Treatment Plant Underway in Marysville

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Although there are not currently state or federal Maximum Contaminant Levels limiting the amount of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water, we have been proactive in testing our active water sources for the contaminants. We took any wells offline years ago that would have exceeded the existing Response Level for these compounds. While the impacted…

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Eighth Classroom Conservation Competition Launched

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Students in Grades 4-6, Teachers Encouraged to Engage in Water Conservation Projects Cal Water, in partnership with the California Association of Science Educators (CASE) and DoGoodery, has launched the eighth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge. The free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions…

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Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Some Areas


Public Meetings Will Be Held to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs in Bakerfield, Kern River Valley, Livermore, Los Altos, Redwood Valley, and Visalia Districts In light of worsening drought conditions, Cal Water today filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage…

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Group Receives Sixth Great Place to Work® Distinction

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California Water Service Group (Group) has been named a Great Place to Work for the sixth year in a row by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the utility announced today. The award comes on the heels of the company being named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group…

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Expanding Resources Available to Local Firefighters

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Cal Water announced today it has opened its Firefighter Grant Program’s 2021 cycle, increasing the amount it will provide local fire departments to $175,000, up 18% from last year. Fire departments (professional or volunteer) that serve at least a portion of one of Cal Water’s service areas are invited to apply for grants to offset…

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Infrastructure Upgrade Complete in Bodfish


As part of its commitment to ensuring critical infrastructure remains safe and reliable, Cal Water has completed an important water main replacement project in Bodfish. The water infrastructure upgrade will ensure customers and firefighters continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs. The project included the installation of 2,700 feet…

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Employee Charitable Donation Matching Program Launched

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Program Expands Impact of Employees’ Support for Local Communities and Non-Profits California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries announced today the launch of its new employee charitable donation matching program. The program was created to encourage employees to support non-profit organizations by doubling the impact of their charitable donations with matching contributions from the…

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Recycled Water Being Delivered to Tesoro Viejo


As part of their mutual commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment and Earth’s most precious natural resource, Cal Water has begun providing recycled water for Tesoro Viejo Master Mutual Water Company’s (Tesoro Viejo) customer and community needs. Cal Water operates and maintains Tesoro Viejo’s water, wastewater, recycled water, and agricultural water systems, and…

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Cal Water Supports Kern County Firefighters


Cal Water is committed to supporting the firefighters who protect the communities we serve. We truly appreciate the kind words Kern County Fire Department Deputy Chief of Operations Dionisio Mitchell sent us after the recent French Fire in the Kern River Valley area. Date: August 31, 2021 To: California Water [Service] Attention: Jon Yasin Lots…

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New Water-Saving Landscaping Programs Now Available

Water conservation is increasingly important as the drought continues, and Cal Water is expanding its efforts to help customers save water every day. The utility announced today the launch of its lawn-to-garden and spray-to-drip rebates, two new programs that offer incentives for Cal Water customers to make their landscaping and irrigation systems as efficient as…

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