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Storage Tank Project in Rancho Palos Verdes Begins

Cal Water is making significant improvements to a 9.5-million-gallon water storage tank that serves Ranchos Palos Verdes residents and businesses. The project will extend the lifespan of the tank and improve the water supply reliability of the system. The concrete storage tank, built in the 1970s, is the largest owned by Cal Water. It is…

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State Issues Draft Regulation For TCP

Following today’s release of a draft maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 parts per trillion (ppt) for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board), Cal Water explained how it is preparing to meet the new water quality standard when compliance monitoring begins in 2018. As TCP is currently unregulated at both…

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Saving Endangered Species During Oroville Emergency

When recent storms and increased outflow from the Oroville Dam spillway raised the turbidity of the water at the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) needed immediate assistance to save about 1 million steelhead eggs that could not be relocated. Local water utility Cal Water partnered with the DFW and…

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Cal Water Confirms No Mercury in Water Supply

Testing Conducted After Reports of Mercury in Russian River After news reports surfaced that elevated levels of mercury from the abandoned Mount Jackson Mercury Mine entered the Russian River, local water utility Cal Water conducted special testing on the water serving its Guerneville customers. Testing confirmed that there were no detectable levels of mercury in…

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Main Replacement Project to Improve Reliability in Chico

Cal Water is completing a water main replacement project in the city of Chico that includes the addition of nearly 1,500 feet of new water main. The new main will increase the flow of water, eliminate leaks, enhance fire protection, and improve the overall water supply reliability in the downtown Chico area. The older 6-inch,…

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Oroville Customer Center Reopens After Evacuation

Cal Water reopened its Customer Center in Oroville at 2 p.m. this afternoon, after the Butte County Sheriff reduced the evacuation order for Oroville residents to an evacuation warning. The evacuation order had been in place since Sunday due to damage at the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway. According to District Manager Toni Ruggle, the utility’s…

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Marysville Customer Center Reopens After Evacuation

Cal Water reopened its Customer Center in Marysville at 2 p.m. this afternoon, after the Butte County Sheriff reduced the evacuation order for Marysville residents to an evacuation warning. The evacuation order had been in place since Sunday due to damage at the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway. According to Interim Local Manager Rosanna Marino, the…

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Cal Water to Help Evacuees Celebrate Valentine’s Day

With displaced residents still in Chico due to the Oroville spillway mandatory evacuation order, Cal Water will be providing Valentine’s candy and water to evacuees at the Chico Fairgrounds this morning. Residents who have been at the fairgrounds can look for the Cal Water Emergency Response Trailer Unit by 10 a.m. Team members will be…

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Oroville Evacuees Invited to Movie Night at Cinemark

With the mandatory evacuation due to the Oroville spillway damage heavy on Oroville residents’ minds, Cal Water has partnered with Cinemark 14 in Chico to help alleviate their stress for one evening. Cal Water has reserved seats at the theater for Oroville evacuees to attend tonight’s showing of the Lego Batman Movie or La La…

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Water Main Installation Project in King City Begins

Project Will Improve Water Quality and Reliability for Customers A Cal Water project in King City is underway to install almost 2,500 feet of large-diameter water main and connect the southwest portion of the water system to the northeast portion. The water system improvement project will improve water quality and reliability of the system. This…

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