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Annual Water Quality Reports Published

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Cal Water recommends its customers visit the Water Quality Reports page and view their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available now, to learn about their local water supply. Online customers can review their 2020 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, and obtain prior years’ reports as well. According to Director of Water Quality Sophie James,…

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Water Infrastructure Upgrade Begins in East Los Angeles

Cal Water has begun a critical water infrastructure improvement project in East Los Angeles, near the border of South Montebello, that will ensure local customers and firefighters continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs. The project, expected to be completed by August, includes the installation of 5,500 feet of…

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Livermore Water Awareness Poster Winners Announced

Poster contest entry

Nine local elementary school students were honored at a virtual event yesterday for placing in the Livermore Water Awareness Poster Contest. This year’s contest, themed “Without Water, Life Would Be Pretty Dry,” was open to all third- to fifth-grade students who are enrolled in Livermore schools or are Livermore residents. The contest was sponsored by…

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Munsey Elementary Students Win 2021 H2O Challenge

2021 Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Students Proved Greywater can be Used to Solve Water Conservation Problems for Winning Barbara Elrod’s fifth- and sixth-grade class from Munsey Elementary in Bakersfield, Calif., learned today that their project titled “Greywater: It’s Not Grey, It’s Blue” took home the grand prize in the 2021 Cal Water H2O Challenge. The grand prize includes a $3,500…

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Cal Water Prepared for Drought in its Service Areas


Twelve Districts Now Within Counties with State Drought Declarations Following Governor Newsom’s addition of 39 counties to the emergency drought declaration yesterday, Cal Water encouraged its customers to conserve water as much as possible, particularly as the state enters the warmer spring and summer months. The declaration brings the following 12 Cal Water districts under…

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Parkview 5th-Graders Take 2nd Place in H2O Challenge

Student watering plants

Students Design Water-Conserving Lawns for Their Winning Entry Fifth-grade students at Parkview Elementary in Chico, Calif., along with teacher Tammy Janos, took second place in the 2021 Cal Water H2O Challenge for researching and designing water-conserving lawns and sharing their findings with their community. They took home a $2,500 grant for the classroom and a…

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Meetings to Discuss Outlook of Local Water Supply

These documents support long-term resource planning to ensure that adequate supplies are available to meet existing and future demands. At the meetings, representatives from Cal Water will answer questions from residential, commercial, governmental, and industrial customers regarding sources of supply, demand forecasts, and conservation. Draft copies of the 2020 Urban Water Management Plans, incorporated Water…

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Lucerne Customers Asked To Conserve Water


As Lake County experiences another dry year and water levels in Clear Lake continue to decline, Cal Water encouraged customers in its Lucerne water system to conserve water as much as possible. Cal Water’s Lucerne system obtains water for its customers from Clear Lake. “Our Lucerne customers have done a tremendous job with their conservation…

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Downtown Students Take 3rd Place in H2O Challenge

Challenge third-place winners

Students Raise Community Awareness About Water Conservation for Their Winning Entry Rachel Lenix’s fourth-to sixth-grade club at Downtown Elementary in Bakersfield, Calif., took third place in the 2021 Cal Water H2O Challenge for raising awareness in their community about the drought while sharing tips and information on water conservation. They took home a $2,000 grant…

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Del Amo 4th-Graders Take 4th Place in H2O Challenge

Cal Water H2O Challenge 2020 Episode 7 video

Students Designed a School Garden for Their Winning Entry Fourth-grade students at Del Amo Elementary in Carson, Calif., along with teacher Fa’auliulitō H. Meni, took fourth place in the 2021 Cal Water H2O Challenge for their efforts to design, gain Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) approval for, and obtain funds to build a drought-resistant…

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