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Stage 2 of Contingency Plan in Effect in Visalia District

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As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water moves into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in the Visalia District. Stage 2 restrictions include additional outdoor watering limits, observing the City of Visalia’s ordinance that eliminates irrigation through the winter, and increased water waste penalties. Cal Water filed its…

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Stage 2 of Contingency Plan in Effect in Kern River Valley

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As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water moves into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in the Kern River Valley District. Stage 2 restrictions include additional outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties. Cal Water filed its application to move into Stage 2 with the California Public…

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Stage 2 of Contingency Plan in Effect in Redwood Valley

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As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water moves into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan today in the Redwood Valley District. Stage 2 restrictions include additional outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties. Cal Water filed its application to move into Stage 2 with the California Public Utilities…

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Group Named to “Most Responsible Companies” 2022 List

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For its efforts related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters, California Water Service Group (Group) has been named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” by Newsweek magazine for 2022. The distinction was recently presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Group ranked first among water utilities and…

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Meeting Demand with Zero State Water Project Allocation

the California Aqueduct in Palmdale (DWR photo)

Cal Water customers may have heard that the State Water Project recently announced a zero-percent allocation to water suppliers, and may wonder how it affects your local water supply. A number of our districts utilize water from the State Water Project as one of their sources of supplies. In our planning process, we worked through…

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Relieving Water Bill Debt Accumulated During Pandemic

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Cal Water has filed an application with the State Water Resources Control Board to help provide financial support to customers who were unable to pay their water bills during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding, which Cal Water advocated to help secure, will enable the utility to forgive past-due balances incurred by its customers between March…

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New Treatment Plant Underway in Marysville

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Although there are not currently state or federal Maximum Contaminant Levels limiting the amount of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water, we have been proactive in testing our active water sources for the contaminants. We took any wells offline years ago that would have exceeded the existing Response Level for these compounds. While the impacted…

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Eighth Classroom Conservation Competition Launched

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Students in Grades 4-6, Teachers Encouraged to Engage in Water Conservation Projects Cal Water, in partnership with the California Association of Science Educators (CASE) and DoGoodery, has launched the eighth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge. The free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions…

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Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan in Some Areas

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Public Meetings Will Be Held to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs in Bakerfield, Kern River Valley, Livermore, Los Altos, Redwood Valley, and Visalia Districts In light of worsening drought conditions, Cal Water today filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage…

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Group Receives Sixth Great Place to Work® Distinction

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California Water Service Group (Group) has been named a Great Place to Work for the sixth year in a row by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the utility announced today. The award comes on the heels of the company being named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group…

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