Cal Water’s Selma District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $ $35,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $1,500,000 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including building water treatment plants and installing new meters.
This year, the Selma District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Selma Cancer Support, Salvation Army, Selma Cares, the Salazar Center, 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, Selma District employees also volunteered with the Selma Rotary Club and participated in the Sikh Cultural Exchange.
"We are glad to partner with these important organizations, which provide such essential services to our community," said Local Manager Steve Johnson. "California Water Service values being able to give back to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."
In 2017, the Selma District constructed two granular-activated carbon-based treatment plants to ensure the local water supply does not exceed the new 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) standard of 5 parts per trillion (ppt), which was set by the State Water Resource Control Board in July. The District also transitioned 450 customer services to metered connections. The conversion will guarantee customers only pay for the water they actually use and is required to be completed by 2025, per state law.
"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 high-quality water supply and that this promise is fulfilled for generations to come."