Cal Water’s Marysville District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $20,650 to local charitable organizations and investing $968,581 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects.
This year, the Marysville District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Salvation Army, Hands of Hope, Habitat For Humanity, and other 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, Marysville District employees helped feed needy families in partnership with the Elks Lodge, and participated in an event which helped supply special needs children with food and Christmas gifts through the Marysville Rotary Club. Marysville District employees actively participate in Kiwanis and Rotary and also helped collect funds for the Salvation Army. The district was also a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.
"We are glad to partner with these important organizations, which provide such essential services to our community," said Local Manager Rob Thompson. "California Water Service values being able to give back to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."
Among the infrastructure improvement projects that were completed in 2017, the Marysville District replaced 70-year-old water mains in downtown Marysville, which reduces the likelihood of a system failure due to aging infrastructure and enhances firefighting capabilities. According to Thompson, 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 Thompson.