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Over $1.5 Million to Local Organizations in 2023

California Water Service Group (Group) contributed $1.56 million in 2023 to charitable organizations and first responders in its communities, just one of the many ways it demonstrates its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for those it serves. Last year, Group allocated 22% of its community giving efforts to support at-risk, underserved, and disadvantaged…

Group Opens 11th Annual College Scholarship Program

Scholarship

California Water Service Group (Group) is now accepting applications for its 11th annual College Scholarship Program cycle, one of the ways that the utility demonstrates its commitment to improving the lives of those it serves. Residents living in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries are encouraged to apply for part…

Water Systems in City of Willows Consolidated

Cal Water, which has provided water utility service to the majority of Willows, Calif. since 1927, recently acquired the municipal water system assets of the City of Willows (Willows or City), which served the remainder of the city. The purchase, completed in late December 2023, was aided by California Assembly Bills 2339 and 850. In…

10th Annual Classroom Conservation Program Launched

Child watering plants in a garden

K-12 Teachers and Students Encouraged to Engage in Water Conservation Learning Cal Water, in partnership with DoGoodery, has launched its 10th annual youth water conservation education program. This year, the program returns under a new name, Tap Into Learning, with multiple opportunities for students, classrooms, and school-based clubs in Cal Water service areas to engage…

Group Shares Key Updates on Climate Strategy

Employee walking up stairs on water tank

California Water Service Group (Group) today announced key updates for ongoing work to enhance its climate strategy. The company’s Mid-Year Climate Update is published online at www.calwatergroup.com/esg23-update (PDF). Additionally, following the announcement of Group’s commitment to set absolute, science-based Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions reduction targets before the end of the third quarter…

Presents and Meals for Monterey County Children

Santa Claus in a jeep during Operation Santa

Santa Claus returned to the Salinas Valley skies this year as he flew into the fairgrounds, bringing toys to 1,096 children and meals to 440 local families on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, in King City. Participating families, many of whom serve as farmworkers and laborers feeding the nation, were pre-selected by local school districts based…

One of “America’s Most Responsible Companies”

America's Most Responsible Companies 2024, from Newsweek and statista

For the third year in a row, California Water Service Group (Group) has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine’s list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies.” Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world’s leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, recognized Group for the utility’s sustainability and corporate citizenship efforts. Group ranked No. 1 among investor-owned water…

Over $186,000 Awarded in Grants to Fire Departments

Firefighters with hose

To support local fire departments and their efforts to provide rescue and emergency services, Cal Water today announced it will award $186,077 in grants to eight California fire departments as part of the utility’s fifth annual Firefighter Grant Program. “As a water provider, day in and day out we work together with fire departments in…

Salinas and King City Give $19,000 in Food, Donations

Team presenting donation in Salinas

To support struggling families with Thanksgiving meals and essential services, Cal Water partnered with local legislators and charitable organizations Thursday, Nov. 9 for the utility’s annual Operation Gobble distribution. Cal Water donated $10,500 and an additional $8,500 in Butterball turkey gift certificates to organizations helping those in need in the Salinas Valley area. “Every year,…

2023 USEPA WaterSense® Excellence Award Winner

2023 WaterSense awards

For its commitment to—and partnership in—helping customers become more water-efficient, Cal Water has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 WaterSense® Excellence in Promoting WaterSense Labeled Products Award. The national award recognizes a partner that goes above and beyond to help consumers understand the value of water use efficiency and aligns with EPA’s focus to…