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Infrastructure Upgrade Begins in Downtown Livermore

Livermore construction trench

Cal Water began work this week on a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in downtown Livermore. The project will include installation of about 800 feet of new water main and the replacement of individual service lines to connect customers to the new main. It is projected to be…

2023 H2O Challenge Winners Announced

Cal Water H2O Challenge

First Through Fifth Places Awarded in Annual Classroom Competition, Heidi Ballard’s Fifth-Grade Class at Bonita Street STEAM Academy Wins Grand Prize Cal Water has announced that classes from Bonita Street STEAM Academy (Carson, Calif.), Sierra View Elementary (Chico, Calif.), and Little Chico Creek Elementary (Chico, Calif.) won the top five spots in the ninth annual…

Connecting Struggling Systems to Salinas System

Cal Water announced today that it has received a $4,274,800 grant from the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to connect several disadvantaged communities’ systems near Middlefield Road in the Salinas Valley with Cal Water’s Salinas District system. “We are committed to protecting our customers’ health and safety, but not all communities have access to…

Assisting Low-Income Residents with Water Bills

As part of Cal Water’s ongoing commitment to support those struggling to pay their water bills, the utility is encouraging its customers who meet maximum income limits to apply for financial assistance from the California Department of Community Services & Development’s (CSD) Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). LIHWAP is a federally funded program…

King City infrastructure improvement project

King City infrastructure improvement project construction

Cal Water recently completed a complex infrastructure improvement project in our King City District. The project included the installation of about 400 feet of new 12-inch water main and a check valve and vault on San Antonio Road to improve water supply reliability and fire protection in the area. This project had the unique challenge…

One of "America’s Most Trustworthy Companies"

Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2023, Newsweek

In recognition of the company’s efforts with customers, employees, and investors, Newsweek magazine has named California Water Service Group (Group) to its 2023 list of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.” The honor was given to Group by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, based on feedback and analysis regarding trust…

10 Straight Months of Water Savings in February

Utility Assessing Governor’s Executive Order Easing Drought Restrictions Cal Water, together with its customers, reached water savings of 21.4% in February 2023 compared to February 2020, with 14 districts saving—some significantly—more than 15%. This marked 10 consecutive months of water savings, proving its customers are making conservation way of life, even during periods of wetter…

Thousand Oaks Irrigation Restriction Update

Child watering plants in a garden

Cal Water, the City of Thousand Oaks, and California American Water are moving back to a two-day-per-week watering schedule for outdoor landscaping in April, after winter storms helped ease state water shortage conditions. This comes after Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) lifted emergency water restrictions for the area recently; those restrictions had been…

Some Drought Restrictions Lifted

Urban river

Cal Water is reviewing the details of Governor Newsom’s announcement easing water-use restrictions and how regionally specific components affect our service areas. Any changes we make will be based on local water supply conditions and need approval by the California Public Utilities Commission; we will communicate any changes to our customers as quickly as possible.…

Infrastructure Upgrade in Chico Begins

Chico main installation truck

Cal Water has begun work on a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in North Central Chico. The project, which will include installation of about 6,000 feet of new 8-inch water main along East Avenue, will be completed ahead of the City of Chico Road Rehabilitation Project to lessen…