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Replacing Aging Infrastructure in Rolling Hills Estates


Cal Water will begin an important water main replacement project in Rolling Hills Estates on Monday, June 21, 2021, to keep critical water infrastructure and service in the area safe and reliable. The upgrade will ensure customers continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs. The project, which will take…

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California Water Service Awards 12 Students Scholarships


California Water Service Group (Group) announced today the recipients of its 8th annual college scholarship program. In total, Group provided $80,000 in scholarships to 12 students living in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2021-2022 academic year. Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic…

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Cal Water Files Updated Water Shortage Contingency Plan


As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water filed its updated Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Schedule 14.1) with the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday and announced an expanded conservation program to help customers reduce their water use. Cal Water is currently in Stage 1 of Schedule 14.1, which includes penalties for violating…

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Hardship Grants for Customers with Past-Due Water Bills


As part of its commitment to supporting customers through the coronavirus pandemic, Cal Water has partnered with the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) to provide one-time grants to offset a portion of customers’ past-due water bill balances. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Yuba County, have a past-due bill, meet maximum income qualifications, and…

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Salinas, King City Customers Encouraged to Conserve Water


As Monterey County experiences a second dry year in a row, Cal Water encouraged customers in its Salinas and King City Districts to conserve water as much as possible. “Our Salinas and King City District customers have done a tremendous job with their conservation efforts, and we look forward to partnering with them again as…

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Annual Water Quality Reports Published

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Cal Water recommends its customers visit the Water Quality Reports page and view their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available now, to learn about their local water supply. Online customers can review their 2020 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, and obtain prior years’ reports as well. According to Director of Water Quality Sophie James,…

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Water Infrastructure Upgrade Begins in East Los Angeles

Cal Water has begun a critical water infrastructure improvement project in East Los Angeles, near the border of South Montebello, that will ensure local customers and firefighters continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs. The project, expected to be completed by August, includes the installation of 5,500 feet of…

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Livermore Water Awareness Poster Winners Announced

Poster contest entry

Nine local elementary school students were honored at a virtual event yesterday for placing in the Livermore Water Awareness Poster Contest. This year’s contest, themed “Without Water, Life Would Be Pretty Dry,” was open to all third- to fifth-grade students who are enrolled in Livermore schools or are Livermore residents. The contest was sponsored by…

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Munsey Elementary Students Win 2021 H2O Challenge

2021 Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Students Proved Greywater can be Used to Solve Water Conservation Problems for Winning Barbara Elrod’s fifth- and sixth-grade class from Munsey Elementary in Bakersfield, Calif., learned today that their project titled “Greywater: It’s Not Grey, It’s Blue” took home the grand prize in the 2021 Cal Water H2O Challenge. The grand prize includes a $3,500…

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Cal Water Prepared for Drought in its Service Areas


Twelve Districts Now Within Counties with State Drought Declarations Following Governor Newsom’s addition of 39 counties to the emergency drought declaration yesterday, Cal Water encouraged its customers to conserve water as much as possible, particularly as the state enters the warmer spring and summer months. The declaration brings the following 12 Cal Water districts under…

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