Cal Water’s Livermore District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $25,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $5,109,253 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including replacing an aging booster pump station and tank, retrofitting another tank, and installing a generator.
This year, the Livermore District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Open Heart Kitchen, Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Association, Shepherd’s Gate, and other service 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, Livermore District employees held quarterly blood drives through the Red Cross. Cal Water also made a number of special contributions through their holiday outreach efforts, including a holiday food drive for Open Heart Kitchen, toy drive for Toys for Tots, coat drive for One Warm Coat, and a Cell Phones for Soldiers drive.
"We are glad to partner with these important organizations, which provide such essential services to our community," said District Manager Frank Vallejo. "California Water Service values being able to give back to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."
In 2017, the Livermore District also retrofitted a tank to ensure it could withstand seismic activity and replaced a booster pump station to ensure system reliability and consistent water pressure. The district also started the process of replacing a 59-year-old redwood tank with a more reliable steel tank. A generator is also being installed to ensure the utility is able to continue operations, even in the event of a power outage.
"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 Vallejo.