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Moving to Stage 2 Contingency Plan in Eight Systems


As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water officially enters Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in its Bayshore (which includes the Mid-Peninsula and South San Francisco systems), Bear Gulch, East Los Angeles, Rancho Dominguez (which includes the Dominguez, Hermosa-Redondo, and Palos Verdes systems), and Westlake Districts. Stage 2…

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California Water Service Group Publishes 2021 ESG Report

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Following the expansion of its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program last year, California Water Service Group today released its annual ESG Report detailing the company’s commitments and performance in 2021 across its subsidiaries. The report, titled “Enhancing the Quality of Life: Today & Tomorrow,” highlights both ongoing efforts and significant achievements made during the…

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Water Main Replacement Project Begins in Dillon Beach

Dillon Beach construction

Cal Water’s Redwood Valley District started construction on an important water infrastructure upgrade in Dillon Beach today that will strengthen reliability and resiliency for local customers and improve fire protection capabilities for first responders. The project, which is expected to be completed by June, includes the installation of 1,500 feet of new 6-inch PVC water…

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Carson Infrastructure Improvement Project Commences


Work is underway by our Rancho Dominguez District in Carson, Calif. to upgrade the local water system. Cal Water is replacing 6,000 feet of aging 6-inch pipes with 6- and 8-inch PVC pipes. Construction, which began last week, is taking place from: 1500 to 1800 blocks of E. Gladwick Street 1500 to 1800 blocks of…

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Conservation Programs Save Water, Lower Customer Bills


Cal Water, the largest water utility regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, released a new study today demonstrating that its water conservation efforts from 2008 to 2019 significantly lowered water use, which decreased operating costs and in turn reduced customer bills by as much as 20 percent from what they would have been without…

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Redondo Beach Infrastructure Improvement Project

Construction in Redondo Beach

Last week, crews started an infrastructure improvement project in Redondo Beach that will improve water system reliability and fire protection for years to come. Cal Water is installing more than 2,800 feet of new 6- and 8-inch water main to replace aging pipes. Crews will also install three new fire hydrants to enhance fire flow…

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Groundwater Supplies Meet New Chromium-6 Draft Standard

Chromium-6 treatment facility

Following the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Board) release of a draft maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium-6 this week, Cal Water today announced that water sources in its affected service areas are already being treated to comply with the new draft standard. Cal Water installed treatment at…

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Main Installation Beginning in Downtown Bakersfield

Bakersfield main installation

Cal Water started a water infrastructure upgrade on March 7, 2022, in downtown Bakersfield as part of the utility’s commitment to ensuring critical infrastructure remains safe and reliable. The upgrade will ensure local customers and firefighters continue to have water for their everyday needs and in an emergency. Cal Water plans to replace 4,900 feet…

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How we provide Californians with safe, clean water


By Martin A. Kropelnicki President and CEO Every day, about two million Cal Water customers turn on their faucets and know they can rely on us to deliver safe, clean water. Across our service areas, we’re working hard to continually invest in our water system infrastructure and make sure residents and businesses don’t have to…

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New SCADA System in Salinas

SCADA displays

Our Salinas District recently completed installation of a new SCADA system to help enhance security and reliability for the water system we operate in Foothill Estates. The upgrade improves our ability to monitor two well pumps, a booster pump, and five storage tanks remotely, and it enables district personnel to react quicker to any issues…

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