Cal Water’s Chico District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating nearly $25,000 to local charitable organizations and investing more than $10.5 million dollars in infrastructure improvement projects.
This year, the Chico District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Salvation Army, Torres Shelter, Esplanade House, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chico Rescue Mission, and more charitable organizations. The funds were donated as part of the utility’s philanthropic giving program and not paid for by ratepayers.
In addition to providing monetary contributions, Chico District employees helped with and participated in the Bidwell Park Cleanup day, Salvation Army bell ringing, Bridging the Gap’s Walk 4 Water, American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, and Wheelin‘ With Cops Adventure.
"We are glad to partner with these important organizations, which provide such essential services to our community," said District Manager Pete Bonacich. "California Water Service values being able to give back to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."
In 2017, the Chico District also replaced almost two miles of water mains to improve water system reliability and firefighting capabilities. According to Bonacich, many more infrastructure upgrades are slated for 2018.
"Our promise to our customers is to provide them with quality, service, and value. By investing in our infrastructure, we can ensure our customers continue to receive a reliable, high-quality water supply around the clock and that this promise is fulfilled for generations to come," said Bonacich.