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$4 Million in Funding for ELA PFOS, PFOA Removal


Grant Reduces Costs of Treatment for Customers Cal Water has secured a $4.23 million grant from the Water Replenishment District (WRD) to fund expenditures for treatment equipment that removes perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA) from groundwater in Cal Water’s East Los Angeles District. The treatment plant went online in January 2022 and enabled…

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Water for Cal Water customers is safe

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With the State Auditor’s report about drinking water safety in failing water systems, some Cal Water customers may be confused about the safety of our water. Please be assured that the water Cal Water customers receive is safe and clean to use and drink. We have a rigorous water treatment, testing, and monitoring program to…

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California and Washington to Acquire Systems


Cal Water and Washington Water have signed agreements to acquire the water system assets of two utilities near the companies’ existing service areas. Cal Water intends to purchase King’s Mountain Park Mutual Water Company (King’s Mountain), while Washington Water intends to acquire Bethel Green Acres Water Association (Bethel Green Acres). Adjacent to Cal Water’s Bear…

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2022 Firefighter Grant Program Opens

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Fire Departments in Utility’s Service Areas Encouraged to Apply for Life-Saving Project, Equipment Funding Further demonstrating its ongoing commitment to local fire departments and first responders, Cal Water today opened its fourth annual Firefighter Grant Program. Professional or volunteer uniformed fire departments serving any portion of Cal Water’s service areas are invited to apply for…

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2022 College Scholarship Program Winners Announced

College Scholarship Program

As part of its commitment to investing in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to students living in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2022–2023 academic year. Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic achievement, community…

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Ralph Felix is new Rancho Dominguez Interim District Manager


Ralph Felix has been selected as the Interim District Manager for the Rancho Dominguez District, which provides water service to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Carson, and portions of Compton, Harbor City, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Torrance. Ralph, who started his career with Cal Water in April 2004, has extensive…

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Protecting the Kernville Water Supply

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In order to protect the quality of the water supply in Kernville, Cal Water recently finished replacing its granular-activated carbon media as part of its treatment plant maintenance program. The treatment plant removes naturally occurring total organic carbon from surface water obtained from the Kern River. This important infrastructure improvement project will help ensure that…

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Baksersfield infrastructure upgrade

On Monday, June 27, our Bakersfield District will start a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in the northeast part of town. Crews will install 1,970 feet of new 8-inch PVC water pipelines, install one new hydrant, and replace 31 customer service connections on College Avenue, from Robles Drive…

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Cal Water to Decommission Empty Tank in Chico

Water tank in Chico

Cal Water will begin removing the old 300,000-gallon elevated water storage tank on Cherry Avenue in Chico tomorrow. The tank, which was constructed in 1959 but has not been used since 2015, was deemed by a third-party surveyor as a structural risk should significant seismic activity occur. This tank is not one of the two…

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Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in All Districts


As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water officially enters Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in its Antelope Valley, Dixon, King City, Salinas, and Selma Districts. This brings all of Cal Water’s districts throughout the state into Stage 2, and is in alignment with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March…

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