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Two New San Carlos Storage Tanks to Increase Reliability

Cal Water will break ground on an infrastructure improvement project in the city of San Carlos that will add two new seismically designed, steel water storage tanks to the water system. The new tanks will improve water supply reliability during both normal conditions and during an emergency, as earthquakes and settlement are both concerns in…

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Main Replacement Project in Oroville Begins

Cal Water has started a water infrastructure improvement project in the city of Oroville that includes replacing 1,810 feet of aging water main. The new pipes will not only increase water flow to customers along Baggett Marysville Road, Parks Street, Rose Street, Summers Street, and Helman Street, but they will also enhance fire-fighting capabilities and…

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Students Touring Visalia Water Operations

(Members of the media are invited to join the tour to be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, at Cal Water’s Station 95, located at 7385 Riggin Ave.) In recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, Cal Water will take two classes of Visalia high school students on a tour of its…

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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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