Cal Water’s Salinas District reaffirmed its commitment to improving the communities it serves in 2017 by donating $59,000 to local charitable organizations and investing $11,860,850 dollars in infrastructure improvement projects, including new water mains and storage tanks.
This year, the Salinas District helped non-profits provide vital services to community members in need by donating to the Salvation Army of Salinas, Food Bank of Monterey County, Relay for Life, Victory Mission, 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, Salinas District employees also served the community by assisting with the SPCA telethon and volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County.
"We are glad to partner with these important organizations, which provide such essential services to our community," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "California Water Service values being able to give back to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."
In 2017, the Salinas District replaced 2.6 miles of water mains and is in the process of replacing an additional 3,400 feet to improve water system reliability. A 150,000-gallon-steel storage tank was also built to meet future water demands and to provide additional storage in the event of an emergency. New generators are now underway to ensure the utility is able to pump water throughout the system 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 Granillo.
Cal Water serves about 118,300 people through 28,300 service connections in