Archivo de últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Vie. 27 de mayo de 2022, 20:35:55 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 Westlake District Moving to One-Day-Per-Week Irrigation Schedule https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0527-westlake-district-moving-to-one-day-per-week/ Vie. 27 de mayo de 2022, 20:34:48 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9323 As part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water has updated the irrigation schedule for its Westlake District customers to help combat worsening drought conditions and align with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s one-day-per-week watering restrictions. The new schedule will begin June 1, 2022. Outdoor landscape irrigation will be limited to one…

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NoticiasAs part of its drought management and response plan, Cal Water has updated the irrigation schedule for its Westlake District customers to help combat worsening drought conditions and align with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s one-day-per-week watering restrictions. The new schedule will begin June 1, 2022.

Outdoor landscape irrigation will be limited to one day per week as follows, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.:

  • Addresses ending with an odd number: Saturday
  • Addresses ending with an even number or with no street number: Sunday

Cal Water’s Westlake District receives its water supply for customers from the Metropolitan Water District through wholesale provider Calleguas Municipal Water District.

Cal Water originally moved to a two-day-per-week irrigation schedule at the end of April 2022, when the utility’s Westlake District entered Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan. Also at that time, penalties for violating prohibited uses of water doubled. Algunas de las restricciones comunes incluyen:

  • Todas las pérdidas, rupturas u otras fallas en las instalaciones de plomería y/o el sistema de riego de un cliente deben repararse dentro de los cinco días hábiles posteriores a la notificación por escrito de Cal Water.
  • Los vehículos solo se pueden lavar con una manguera que tenga una boquilla de cierre o un dispositivo similar.
  • No se puede utilizar agua en vías de acceso o aceras, a menos que sea por razones de salud y seguridad.
  • No deben regarse los jardines exteriores durante y dentro de las 48 horas después de las precipitaciones medibles.
  • Los restaurantes pueden servir agua solo cuando se solicite, y los hoteles y moteles deben brindar a los huéspedes la opción de elegir que las toallas y la ropa de cama no se laven diariamente.

“While we are doing everything possible on our end to ensure a safe, reliable water supply, customer conservation is vitally important to weather this drought and its impact on local water supplies,� said Doug Varney, Westlake District Manager. “We offer our Westlake District customers a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day.�

Los programas de conservación líderes en la industria de Cal Water incluyen:

  • Descuento para cambiar césped por jardín de $3 por pie cuadrado de césped eliminado y reemplazado por paisajismo de bajo consumo de agua
  • Descuento para cambiar la irrigación por rociador por irrigación por goteo de $0.50 por pie cuadrado de paisajismo en el que la irrigación por rociador estándar se reemplace por un sistema de goteo
  • Descuentos en aparatos y dispositivos de alta eficiencia, con algunos descuentos que ahora se han duplicado
  • Un programa inteligente de optimización del paisaje que incluye la evaluación del sistema de riego y reparación de posibles pérdidas, junto con la instalación de dispositivos eficientes
  • Un kit de conservación residencial gratis que incluye una boquilla de manguera para jardín con válvula de cierre, cabezales de ducha de alta eficiencia, aireadores para grifos, y más para clientes residenciales

En la página sobre sequía de este sitio web puede encontrar más programas de conservación, recursos para enfrentar la sequía y una lista completa de los usos prohibidos del agua.

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Financiación de subvenciones para proyectos de confiabilidad del suministro de agua https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0526-grant-funding-for-water-supply-reliability-projects/ Jue., 26 de mayo de 2022, 20:15:43 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9321 Three Grants Will Support Affordability for Affected Customers As part of the utility's efforts to support customers in its smaller, water-stressed, and disadvantaged or higher-cost service areas during the drought, California Water Service (Cal Water) has secured nearly $2.4 million in grants from the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to complete three important water…

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Three Grants Will Support Affordability for Affected Customers

NoticiasAs part of the utility's efforts to support customers in its smaller, water-stressed, and disadvantaged or higher-cost service areas during the drought, California Water Service (Cal Water) has secured nearly $2.4 million in grants from the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to complete three important water supply reliability projects. Through DWR's Small Community Drought Relief Program, Cal Water will be able to construct facilities in its Kernville, Coast Springs, and Tulco water systems to maintain safe, reliable water service while minimizing any impact to customers' water bills.

Cal Water's Tulco system, part of the utility's Visalia District, serves 180 residential service connections in Tulare County. The system is currently 100-percent dependent on the pumping capacity of a single well to meet customer demand. With groundwater levels declining, the Tulco system will receive $894,000 to construct a 122,400-gallon, above-ground water storage tank and two booster pumps to add a combined pumping capacity of 1,000 gallons per minute, increase the system's reliability, and improve fire protection.

The Kernville system, part of Cal Water's Kern River Valley District, will receive $1.45 million to construct a new raw water intake facility at the Kern River in order to reliably provide surface water to the Kernville Surface Water Treatment Plant. The intake is the primary source of supply for the Kernville system and a major source for the district's neighboring Arden and Mountain Shadows systems. Combined, these systems serve 2,050 customer connections. The existing intake system is operating significantly below full capacity due to declining water levels in the Kern River. The project, which will replace the existing intake, will include an in-channel concrete intake structure, a self-cleaning cone screen, and two submersible, vertical turbine pumps in the river.

Cal Water's Coast Springs system, which serves Dillon Beach in its Redwood Valley District, includes 253 connections and relies on hauled water supplies to meet peak demand. The system is receiving $19,500 to complete a filter installation project that will add two membrane filters to the existing water treatment plant, increase reliability, and reduce the dependency on hauling in water. This will also enable Cal Water to bring a 225,000-gallon finished water storage tank back online to help enhance emergency supplies.

"Not only is Cal Water committed to providing a reliable supply of safe, clean water to our communities, we are dedicated to keeping customers' water bills affordable," said Marty Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "The grants provided by DWR will enable us to construct these important water supply reliability projects with minimal impact to customers' rates, while ensuring residents have the water they need, both during this drought and for decades to come."

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California Water Service brinda sus servicios a aproximadamente 2 millones de personas a través de un sistema de 494,500 conexiones en California. El servicio público ha sido proveedor del servicio de agua en el estado desde 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.

Este comunicado de prensa incluye declaraciones prospectivas en concordancia con lo establecido por la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de 1995 ("La Ley"). Tales declaraciones intentan tener la protección de lo dispuesto por las leyes de valores federales para los principios de "puerto seguro" establecidos por esta Ley. Dichas declaraciones se basan en información actualmente disponible, expectativas, estimaciones, presunciones y proyecciones y criterios de manejo sobre la Compañía, la industria de servicios públicos del agua y las condiciones económicas generales. Such words as will, would, expects, intends, plans, believes, estimates, assumes, anticipates, projects, predicts, forecasts or variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Las declaraciones prospectivas no son garantías de acciones futuras. Las mismas están sujetas a los cambios e incertidumbre de las circunstancias. Los resultados reales pueden variar materialmente del contenido de las declaraciones prospectivas. Factors that may cause a result different than expected or anticipated include, but are not limited to: natural disasters, public health crises, pandemics, epidemics or outbreaks of a contagious disease, such as the outbreak of coronavirus (or COVID-19), governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions, including decisions on our GRC and on proper disposition of property; consequences of eminent domain actions relating to our water systems; changes in regulatory commissions' policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions concerning rate relief and other actions; changes in water quality standards; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; electric power interruptions; housing and customer growth trends; the impact of opposition to rate increases; our ability to recover costs; availability of water supplies; issues with the implementation, maintenance or security of our information technology systems; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts; the adequacy of our efforts to mitigate physical and cyber security risks and threats; the ability of our enterprise risk management processes to identify or address risks adequately; labor relations matters as we negotiate with unions; changes in customer water use patterns and the effects of conservation; the impact of weather, climate, natural disasters, and diseases on water quality, water availability, water sales and operating results, and the adequacy of our emergency preparedness; and, other risks and unforeseen events. When considering forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the cautionary statements included in this paragraph, as well as the annual 10-K, Quarterly 10-Q, and other reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). La Compañía no asume ninguna obligación de proporcionar actualizaciones de las declaraciones prospectivas por medios públicos.

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Etapa 2 del Plan de Escasez de Agua en la mayoría de los distritos/ área norte https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0523-stage-2-of-water-shortage-plan-in-northern-most-districts/ Lunes 23 de mayo de 2022, 18:28:20 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9309 Como parte de su plan de respuesta y gestión de sequías, Cal Water ingresó oficialmente a la etapa 2 de su Plan de Contingencia de Escasez del Agua ayer en los distritos Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton y Willows. La etapa 2 comprende nuevos límites para el riego en exteriores y un aumento de las sanciones por desperdicio de agua. Cal Water presentó la solicitud para pasar a la etapa 2 del...

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NoticiasComo parte de su plan de respuesta y gestión de sequías, Cal Water ingresó oficialmente a la etapa 2 de su Plan de Contingencia de Escasez del Agua ayer en los distritos Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton y Willows. La etapa 2 comprende nuevos límites para el riego en exteriores y un aumento de las sanciones por desperdicio de agua.

Cal Water filed the application to move into Stage 2 with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 22 and held public meetings in early May to help educate residents and businesses about new irrigation restrictions, water waste penalties, and programs to help reduce water use. Con este paso, Cal Water respeta el reciente pedido del gobernador Gavin Newsom de que todos los proveedores de agua pasen a la etapa 2 de sus planes de sequía.

El riego de jardines exteriores ahora se limita a dos días por semana entre las 6 p.m. y las 8 a.m., a menos que las ordenanzas locales indiquen lo contrario, según el siguiente cronograma:

  • Direcciones que terminan en número impar: martes y sábados
  • Direcciones que terminan en número par o sin número: miércoles y domingos

Además, se han duplicado las sanciones por infringir los usos prohibidos del agua. Algunas de las restricciones comunes incluyen:

  • Todas las pérdidas, rupturas u otras fallas en las instalaciones de plomería y/o el sistema de riego de un cliente deben repararse dentro de los cinco días hábiles posteriores a la notificación por escrito de Cal Water.
  • Los vehículos solo se pueden lavar con una manguera que tenga una boquilla de cierre o un dispositivo similar.
  • No se puede utilizar agua en vías de acceso o aceras, a menos que sea por razones de salud y seguridad.
  • No deben regarse los jardines exteriores durante y dentro de las 48 horas después de las precipitaciones medibles.
  • Los restaurantes pueden servir agua solo cuando se solicite, y los hoteles y moteles deben brindar a los huéspedes la opción de elegir que las toallas y la ropa de cama no se laven diariamente.

Cal Water has been preparing for these increasingly serious drought conditions, and Stage 2 of our Water Shortage Contingency Plan helps us conserve while continuing to support our customers and provide quality, service, and value to them. We offer our customers a variety of conservation programs and encourage them to take advantage of these resources to help save water every day.

Los programas de conservación líderes en la industria de Cal Water incluyen:

  • Descuento para cambiar césped por jardín de $3 por pie cuadrado de césped eliminado y reemplazado por paisajismo de bajo consumo de agua
  • Descuento para cambiar la irrigación por rociador por irrigación por goteo de $0.50 por pie cuadrado de paisajismo en el que la irrigación por rociador estándar se reemplace por un sistema de goteo
  • Descuentos en aparatos y dispositivos de alta eficiencia, con algunos descuentos que ahora se han duplicado
  • Un programa inteligente de optimización del paisaje que incluye la evaluación del sistema de riego y reparación de posibles pérdidas, junto con la instalación de dispositivos eficientes
  • Un kit de conservación residencial gratis que incluye una boquilla de manguera para jardín con válvula de cierre, cabezales de ducha de alta eficiencia, aireadores para grifos, y más para clientes residenciales

More conservation programs, drought resources, and a full list of the prohibited uses of water can be found on the
drought page.

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Los informes anuales de calidad del agua ya están disponibles https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0520-annual-water-quality-reports-now-available/ Vie. 20 de mayo de 2022, 13:00:24 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9305 Para ayudar a los residentes y las empresas a conocer su suministro de agua local, Cal Water alienta a sus clientes a visitar y ver su informe anual de confianza del consumidor (CCR). Customers can now find their 2021 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, online at calwater.com/water-quality-reports plus obtain prior years' reports. Según la directora de Calidad del Agua, Sophie James, el...

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Lavado de fresasPara ayudar a los residentes y las empresas a conocer su suministro de agua local, Cal Water alienta a sus clientes a visitar y ver su informe anual de confianza del consumidor (CCR). Customers can now find their 2021 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, online at calwater.com/water-quality-reports plus obtain prior years' reports.

According to Chief Water Quality Officer Sophie James, the reports provide detailed information on the water supply, sustainability, testing, standards, and more. Customers who do not have internet access may request a copy by contacting their local Customer Center.

“Protecting our customers' health and safety is our highest priority, and the Consumer Confidence Reports are our way of being transparent about the quality of the water that our customers are drinking, cooking with, and using every day,” said James. “Cal Water customers can rest assured knowing that we treat and test for up to 125 constituents, and that our water either met or surpassed all standards set by the state and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year.”

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Informe sobre cambio climático y sostenibilidad de los recursos hídricos https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0511-climate-change-and-water-resource-sustainability-report/ Mié., 11 de mayo de 2022, 20:30:59 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9279 El análisis destaca la necesidad de invertir permanentemente en infraestructura y contar con la colaboración de los grupos de interés Cal Water publicó hoy un resumen general de las conclusiones de su evaluación de riesgos y marco de adaptación al cambio climático (informe climático) hoy. El informe, preparado en conjunto con la consultora independiente ICF, identifica y prioriza los riesgos relacionados con el clima para las instalaciones, las operaciones y la cartera de suministro de agua de Cal Water, y subraya...

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Analysis underscores need for ongoing infrastructure investments and stakeholder collaboration

NoticiasCal Water released an Executive Summary of findings of its Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Framework (Climate Report) today. The report, prepared in conjunction with independent consultant ICF, identifies and prioritizes climate-driven risks to Cal Water's facilities, operations, and water supply portfolio, and underscores the need for ongoing infrastructure investment and collaboration.

"We are seeing the impacts of climate change on our communities, and we have been taking steps to mitigate, manage, and adapt to it," said Marty Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "We're sharing findings of our analysis as we move forward with our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments to work with community leaders and partners to address this business and societal imperative."

In 2016, Cal Water completed its first study to understand the impacts of climate change on its water sources. In 2020, the company began updating and expanding this work, resulting in the release of select findings from the Climate Report. As a result of its work with ICF, Cal Water has established a foundational framework to develop adaptation strategies designed to reduce the impact of climate change on its operations and better position the utility to meet customers' ongoing needs amid a changing environment. Additionally, Cal Water has already begun to address climate change risks through continued infrastructure investments. Esto incluye:

  • Wildfire preparation—Infrastructure projects and upgrades to increase reliability in the event of a wildfire and help prevent the loss of power at key facilities, along with protections for worker safety;
  • Treatment plant analysis—Systematic review of climate change-driven risks to treatment plants caused by fires, droughts, intense rainstorms, or excessive agricultural nutrient loads; and
  • Long-term demand model update—Improvements in modeling for more effective management of water resources, including addition of evapotranspiration, and updates of climate projection inputs.

“This framework will be foundational to our efforts to invest in the sustainability and resiliency of our business, so that we ensure that we can meet the needs of our customers well into the future,” Kropelnicki said.

In addition to the framework, Cal Water plans to re-evaluate climate vulnerability and risk on a regular, periodic basis and consider ways to further integrate district-specific climate projections into supply reliability.

Este comunicado de prensa incluye declaraciones prospectivas en concordancia con lo establecido por la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de 1995 ("La Ley"). Tales declaraciones intentan tener la protección de lo dispuesto por las leyes de valores federales para los principios de "puerto seguro" establecidos por esta Ley. Dichas declaraciones se basan en información actualmente disponible, expectativas, estimaciones, presunciones y proyecciones y criterios de manejo sobre la Compañía, la industria de servicios públicos del agua y las condiciones económicas generales. Such words as will, would, expects, intends, plans, believes, estimates, assumes, anticipates, projects, predicts, forecasts or variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Las declaraciones prospectivas no son garantías de acciones futuras. Las mismas están sujetas a los cambios e incertidumbre de las circunstancias. Los resultados reales pueden variar materialmente del contenido de las declaraciones prospectivas. Factors that may cause a result different than expected or anticipated include, but are not limited to: natural disasters, public health crises, pandemics, epidemics or outbreaks of a contagious disease, such as the outbreak of coronavirus (or COVIDâ€?19), governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions, including decisions on our GRC and on proper disposition of property; consequences of eminent domain actions relating to our water systems; changes in regulatory commissions' policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions concerning rate relief and other actions; changes in water quality standards; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; electric power interruptions; housing and customer growth trends; the impact of opposition to rate increases; our ability to recover costs; availability of water supplies; issues with the implementation, maintenance or security of our information technology systems; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts; the adequacy of our efforts to mitigate physical and cyber security risks and threats and the impact of climate change on our business; the ability of our enterprise risk management processes to identify or address risks adequately; labor relations matters as we negotiate with unions; changes in customer water use patterns and the effects of conservation; the impact of weather, climate, natural disasters, and diseases on water quality, water availability, water sales and operating results, and the adequacy of our emergency preparedness; and, other risks and unforeseen events. Al considerar las declaraciones prospectivas, usted debe tener en cuenta las declaraciones preventivas que se incluyen en este párrafo, al igual que el informe anual 10-K, el informe trimestral 10-Q y otros informes presentados ocasionalmente ante la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (SEC, siglas en inglés). La Compañía no asume ninguna obligación de proporcionar actualizaciones de las declaraciones prospectivas por medios públicos.

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Etapa 2 del plan de contingencia de escasez del agua en cinco distritos https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0510-stage-2-of-water-shortage-contingency-plan-in-five-districts/ Mar., 10 de mayo de 2022, 21:00:03 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9274 Empresa de servicios públicos organiza reuniones públicas en línea para informar a los clientes sobre las nuevas restricciones por sequía y los programas de conservación En vista del empeoramiento de las condiciones de sequía y la orden ejecutiva reciente del gobernador Gavin Newsom, Cal Water solicitó ayer pasar a la etapa 2 de su Plan de Contingencia de Escasez del Agua en sus distritos Antelope Valley, Dixon, King City, Salinas y Selma con el…

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Utility Hosting Online Public Meetings to Educate Customers on New Drought Restrictions, Conservation Programs

NoticiasIn light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent Executive Order, Cal Water yesterday requested to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in its Antelope Valley, Dixon, King City, Salinas, and Selma Districts with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host a public meetings the week of May 30 to educate those customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use.

The workshops will be held virtually at calwater.com/stage2 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m.: King City and Salinas
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m.: Antelope Valley
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m.: Dixon
  • Thursday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m.: Selma

Los representantes de Cal Water brindarán detalles sobre las nuevas restricciones de riesgo de la etapa 2 y conversarán sobre los usos prohibidos del agua en la actualidad. Algunas de las restricciones incluyen:

  • El riego de jardines exteriores se limita a dos días por semana entre las 6 p. m. y las 8 a. m., a menos que las ordenanzas locales indiquen lo contrario. Las direcciones que terminan en números impares pueden regar los martes y sábados, mientras que las direcciones que terminan en números pares pueden regar los miércoles y domingos.
  • Todas las pérdidas, rupturas u otras fallas en las instalaciones de plomería y/o el sistema de riego de un cliente deben repararse dentro de los cinco días hábiles posteriores a la notificación por escrito de Cal Water.
  • Los vehículos solo se pueden lavar con una manguera que tenga una boquilla de cierre o un dispositivo similar.
  • No se puede utilizar agua en vías de acceso o aceras, a menos que sea por razones de salud y seguridad.
  • No deben regarse los jardines exteriores durante y dentro de las (48) horas después de las precipitaciones medibles, que se consideran de un cuarto de pulgada.
  • Los restaurantes pueden servir agua solo cuando se solicite, y los hoteles y moteles deben brindar a los huéspedes la opción de elegir que las toallas y la ropa de cama no se laven diariamente.

Los clientes recibirán información detallada sobre la etapa 2 y la reunión por correo. The presentation will be available online at
calwater.com/drought after the meeting. Si la CPUC la aprueba, la solicitud de Cal Water entrará en vigencia el 10 de junio de 2022. At that point, all of Cal Water's districts will be in Stage 2 of the utility's Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

En la reunión, los representantes también proporcionarán detalles sobre los programas de conservación líderes en la industria para ayudar a ahorrar agua, que incluyen:

  • Descuento para cambiar césped por jardín de $3 por pie cuadrado de césped eliminado y reemplazado por paisajismo de bajo consumo de agua
  • Descuento para cambiar la irrigación por rociador por irrigación por goteo de $0.50 por pie cuadrado de paisajismo en el que la irrigación por rociador estándar se reemplace por un sistema de goteo
  • Descuentos en aparatos y dispositivos de alta eficiencia, con algunos descuentos que recientemente se han duplicado
  • Un Programa inteligente de optimización del paisaje que incluye la evaluación del sistema de riego y reparación de posibles pérdidas, junto con la instalación de dispositivos eficientes, sin costo alguno
  • Un kit de conservación gratis para clientes residenciales que incluye una boquilla de manguera para jardín con válvula de cierre, cabezales de ducha de alta eficiencia, aireadores para grifos y más

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found at calwater.com/conservation.

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Oroville finaliza instalación de tratamiento para eliminar PFOS https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0429-oroville-completes-treatment-facility-to-remove-pfos/ Viernes 29 de abril de 2022, 16:47:15 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9254 Cal Water has completed construction of a treatment plant to eliminate perfluoroctanesulfonic acid, commonly known as PFOS, at a well in its station on Feather River Boulevard in Oroville, Calif. The new treatment facility enables the utility to return the well—which has been offline—to service, increasing water supplies and reliability while ensuring Oroville District customers…

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Cal Water employees at Feather RiverCal Water has completed construction of a treatment plant to eliminate perfluoroctanesulfonic acid, commonly known as PFOS, at a well in its station on Feather River Boulevard in Oroville, Calif. The new treatment facility enables the utility to return the well—which has been offline—to service, increasing water supplies and reliability while ensuring Oroville District customers have high-quality water for their everyday and emergency needs.

The treatment plant can treat up to one million gallons of groundwater per day to supplement the current water supply.

While there is no state or federal maximum contaminant level yet for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substancesâ€"broadly referred to as PFAS compoundsâ€"including PFOS and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), because these are contaminants of emerging concern, Cal Water proactively tested all of its water sources across the company in 2019. At that time, the well met state response level guidelines for both PFOS and PFOA. When that level was lowered in February 2020, Cal Water discontinued use of the well due to the PFOS levels.

Cal Water has filed a lawsuit against a group of companies that manufactured and sold firefighting foam products that released PFOS and PFOA into the environment, to ensure the responsible partiesâ€"not Cal Water customersâ€"bear the costs of treatment. Cal Water also actively supports legislation that will increase regulation, transparency, testing, and monitoring of PFAS compounds.

“Customers can rest assured that they continue to have a reliable supply of drinking water that meets every single state and federal standard, including for PFOS and PFOA when they are established,” said Operations Manager Loni Lind. “By bringing this well back online, we are able to utilize more available groundwater, which makes us less dependent on purchased water and helps us provide quality, service, and value to our Oroville customers.”

PFOS and PFOA are human-made compounds that have been used in fire-fighting foam as well as in the manufacturing of carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, and other materials (e.g., cookware) that are resistant to water, grease, or stains.

PFOS treatment plant in Oroville

PFOS treatment plant in Oroville

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Etapa 2 del plan de contingencia de escasez del agua en cinco distritos https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0426-stage-2-of-water-shortage-contingency-plan-in-five-districts/ Miércoles 27 de abril de 2022, 17:12:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9242 Compañía de eervicios públicos lleva a cabo reuniones públicas en línea para informar a los clientes sobre las nuevas medidas contra la sequía y los programas de conservación En vista del empeoramiento de las condiciones de sequía y la orden ejecutiva reciente del gobernador Gavin Newsom, Cal Water solicitó el viernes 22 de abril de 2022, para pasar a la etapa 2 de su Plan de Contingencia de Escasez de Agua en sus distritos Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton y Willows...

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Utility Hosting Online Public Meetings to Educate Customers on New Drought Measures, Conservation Programs

NoticiasIn light of worsening drought conditions and Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent Executive Order, Cal Water requested on Friday, April 22, 2022, to move into Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in its Chico, Marysville, Oroville, Stockton, and Willows Districts with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The utility will host public meetings the week of May 9 to educate those customers about what Stage 2 means, including outdoor watering limits and increased water waste penalties, and provide information on conservation programs and tools available to help customers reduce their water use.

The workshops will be held virtually at 5:30 p.m. at calwater.com/stage2 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 10: Marysville
  • Wednesday, May 11: Chico, Oroville, and Willows
  • Thursday, May 12: Stockton

Los representantes de Cal Water brindarán detalles sobre las nuevas restricciones de riesgo de la etapa 2 y conversarán sobre los usos prohibidos del agua en la actualidad. Algunas de las restricciones incluyen:

  • El riego de jardines exteriores se limita a dos días por semana entre las 6 p.m. y las 8 a.m., a menos que las ordenanzas locales indiquen lo contrario. Las direcciones que terminan en números impares pueden regar los martes y sábados, mientras que las direcciones que terminan en números pares pueden regar los miércoles y domingos.
  • Todas las pérdidas, rupturas u otras fallas en las instalaciones de plomería y/o el sistema de riego de un cliente deben repararse dentro de los cinco días hábiles posteriores a la notificación por escrito de Cal Water.
  • Los vehículos solo se pueden lavar con una manguera que tenga una boquilla de cierre o un dispositivo similar.
  • No se puede utilizar agua en vías de acceso o aceras, a menos que sea por razones de salud y seguridad.
  • No deben regarse los jardines exteriores durante y dentro de las (48) horas después de las precipitaciones medibles, que se consideran de un cuarto de pulgada.
  • Los restaurantes pueden servir agua solo cuando se solicite, y los hoteles y moteles deben brindar a los huéspedes la opción de elegir que las toallas y la ropa de cama no se laven diariamente.

En la reunión, los representantes también proporcionarán detalles sobre los programas de conservación líderes en la industria para ayudar a ahorrar agua, que incluyen:

  • Descuento para cambiar césped por jardín de $3 por pie cuadrado de césped eliminado y reemplazado por paisajismo de bajo consumo de agua
  • Descuento para cambiar la irrigación por rociador por irrigación por goteo de $0.50 por pie cuadrado de paisajismo en el que la irrigación por rociador estándar se reemplace por un sistema de goteo
  • Descuentos en aparatos y dispositivos de alta eficiencia, con algunos descuentos que recientemente se han duplicado
  • Un Programa inteligente de optimización del paisaje que incluye la evaluación del sistema de riego y reparación de posibles pérdidas, junto con la instalación de dispositivos eficientes, sin costo alguno
  • Un kit de conservación gratis para clientes residenciales que incluye una boquilla de manguera para jardín con válvula de cierre, cabezales de ducha de alta eficiencia, aireadores para grifos y más

Program details and additional conservation resources can be found on calwater.com/conservation.

Los clientes recibirán información detallada sobre la etapa 2 y la reunión por correo. The presentation will be available online at calwater.com/drought after the meeting. Si la CPUC la aprueba, la solicitud de Cal Water entrará en vigencia el 22 de mayo de 2022.

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Los estudiantes de 4.° grado de Bonita Street Elementary ganan el desafío 2022 https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0426-bonita-street-elementary-4th-graders-win-2022-challenge/ Martes 26 de abril de 2022, 20:30:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9243 Hoy, en una reunión sorpresa con presencia de toda la escuela, los estudiantes de cuarto grado de Tiffany Rachal, de Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy, de Carson, California, fueron declarados ganadores del gran premio del Desafío H2O de 2022 de Cal Water. Su proyecto, Mission: Make Our Oceans Blue Again (Misión: lograr que nuestros océanos vuelvan a ser azules), les valió el primer lugar en el octavo concurso anual. El premio incluye una subvención de $3,500...

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Felicitamos al ganador del gran premio del Desafío H2O 2022
Tiffany Rachal's fourth-grade students at Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif., were announced as the 2022 Cal Water H2O Challenge grand-prize winners today at a school-wide surprise assembly. Their project, “Mission: Make Our Oceans Blue Again,” earned them first place in the eighth annual competition. The grand prize includes a $3,500 classroom grant, a $1,000 scholarship for each participating student, and gift cards for the teacher and students.

The Cal Water H2O Challenge (challenge.calwater.com) is a collaboration between Cal Water, the California Association of Science Educators (CASE), the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and DoGoodery. This free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions to local water issues.

Polluted water in the Dominguez Channel made headlines in the fall of 2021, as strong odors emanating from hydrogen sulfide gas in the channel affected Carson and neighboring cities. Many residents reportedly became ill with asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and ER visits. Even before it came time to brainstorm their topic for the Cal Water H2O Challenge, the water pollution and toxic air from the Dominguez Channel were identified by Rachal's class as the top issue within their community, and the students were eager to find a way to take action and help their community. Cal Water does not draw water from the Dominguez Channel for drinking water.

Rachal's students began their project by researching local water issues and speaking with area nonprofit organizations. They then began tracking waste activity in their own homes, at school, and in the school cafeteria. The students also experimented with a model landfill to further understand decomposition properties of common waste items. Their research led them to purchase a composting tumbler for the school and form a new recycling and composting club called C.A.T. (Cleaning and Teaching) CREW at school.

“Our students witnessed the effects of pollution on their friends and family members, and the need to take action is real and authentic for them,” Rachal said.

Her students were excited to work on their project and implement change in the community. "My students shrieked with excitement every time I announced, 'Time for CAL WATER!' They were eager to get to work, solve problems, and collaborate for our common good," Rachal added.

This year's theme, like last year, focused on designing solutions to care for water. Rachal's students took their project to the next level by launching the C.A.T. Crew. The class presented to fellow students, gathered pledges, and recruited new club members. The project promises lasting benefits, as other students across grade levels become engaged through the club in diverting trash from landfills and pollution from the nearby Dominguez Channel.

Rachal and her students are eager to continue applying what they have learned through the Challenge. She said, "The past eight weeks of facilitating learning with a focus on water conservation have been so enjoyable. I am now figuring out our next project-based learning assignment to keep this 'World Changer' mindset and momentum going."

"Ms. Rachal's fourth-grade class exceeded expectations with their project related to pollution of the Dominguez Channel and efforts to educate their peers on keeping our waterways clean," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and Chief Executive Officer. Reflecting on this year's competition, Kropelnicki said, "This year, students have proved their resiliency in designing creative solutions to their local water issues and coming together to make positive change in our community."

During the pandemic, Cal Water evolved its model to help bring students a project-based learning opportunity, regardless of whether the class is in a remote, in-person, or hybrid learning style. The Challenge continues to evolve in order to make the competition more equitable and accessible amid changing coronavirus restrictions. Despite the unprecedented challenges the pandemic has presented, by integrating water conservation, educational programs, and school curriculum, DoGoodery and Cal Water's partnership provided a space to connect with students and bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and NGSS (Next-Generation Science Standards) into classrooms with diverse learning styles.

About CASE

The California Association of Science Educators (CASE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) member-based community that works to lead the promotion of high-quality, equitable science education through advocacy, collaboration, and communication. Recognizing that science has a profound influence on our lives, our local environments, and our world. CASE fosters a community focused on enhancing scientific and environmental literacy and agency for all. For more information, visit www.cascience.org.

About DoGoodery

DoGoodery is a full-service agency that provides customized strategies and services to help you reach your impact goals. Our expertise spans a wide range of critical social areas with a foundation in business, and we collaborate with your team to custom-design innovative strategies and seamlessly manage and execute the work. For more information, visit www.dogoodery.com.

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California Water Service anuncia a los subcampeones del Desafío H2O https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/california-water-service-announces-h2o-challenge-runners-up/ Martes 26 de abril de 2022, 19:59:33 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9297 SAN JOSE, Calif.â€" Cal Water) has announced that classes from Sierra View Elementary (Chico), Little Chico Creek Elementary (Chico), Oak Knoll Elementary (Menlo Park), and Parkview Elementary (Chico) took the runner-up spots in the eighth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge classroom competition. El Desafío H2O de Cal Water (challenge.calwater.com) es una colaboración entre Cal Water...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.— Cal Water) has announced that classes from Sierra View Elementary (Chico), Little Chico Creek Elementary (Chico), Oak Knoll Elementary (Menlo Park), and Parkview Elementary (Chico) took the runner-up spots in the eighth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge classroom competition.

The Cal Water H2O Challenge (challenge.calwater.com) is a collaboration between California Water Service (Cal Water), the California Association of Science Educators (CASE), the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and DoGoodery. The free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions to local water issues.

Emily Akimoto’s fifth-graders at Sierra View Elementary in Chico, Calif., took home the second-place prize, including a $2,500 classroom grant, class pizza party, and student prize packs, for their project “Infiltration Investigation.� Students researched local groundwater systems, designed infiltration ponds and pervious concrete, and performed experiments on their effectiveness with water infiltration and durability. The class has already convinced one local construction company to use pervious concrete in its next development, and the students hope to continue to effect change through local regulations and practices.

The third-place prize, which includes a $2,000 classroom grant and student prize packs, went to Kristen Thomas’ fifth-graders at Little Chico Creek Elementary in Chico for their project, “Little Chico Creek Trees.� The students tested water quality and planted sycamore trees around Little Chico Creek. They also nominated a more than 250-year-old oak tree from campus for the City of Chico’s Heritage Tree list and are educating other students and the public about the importance of trees in the water cycle. The fifth-graders wanted to leave a lasting impact on their school and community by protecting and planting more trees.

Fifth-graders in Kim Nero’s class at Oak Knoll Elementary in Menlo Park, Calif., won the fourth-place prize, which includes a $1,000 classroom grant and student prize packs, for their project, “Watershed Warriors!� The class learned about their local watersheds and donated supplies to a local nonprofit organization for creek restoration work. The students also participated in a creek habitat restoration project by removing invasive species and planting new trees and shrubs, and educated the community about the need to keep their local water supplies clean.

The fifth-place prize, which provides a $500 classroom grant and student prize packs, was awarded to Tammy Janos’ fifth-grade class at Parkview Elementary in Chico. Their project, “Save Top the Drop�, included a water conservation art contest at the school and a web site to showcase their work. The students presented to every classroom at the school, and also made videos to teach parents how to both conserve water and get water conservation kits from Cal Water. The students raised awareness about water conservation throughout their entire school and hope to generate water-wise adults.

The grand-prize winner, announced Tuesday morning, was a class of fourth-graders from Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif. Students from Tiffany Rachal’s class won for their project, “Mission: Make Our Oceans Blue Again,� which focused on addressing pollution in the nearby Dominguez Channel.

During the pandemic, Cal Water evolved its model to help bring students a project-based learning opportunity, regardless of whether the class is in a remote, in-person, or hybrid learning style. The Challenge continues to evolve in order to make the competition more equitable and accessible amid changing coronavirus restrictions. Despite the unprecedented challenges the pandemic has presented, by integrating water conservation, educational programs, and school curriculum, DoGoodery and Cal Water’s partnership provided a space to connect with students and bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and NGSS (Next-Generation Science Standards) into classrooms with diverse learning styles.

Acerca de Cal Water

California Water Service brinda sus servicios a aproximadamente 2 millones de personas a través de un sistema de 494,500 conexiones en California. El servicio público ha sido proveedor del servicio de agua en el estado desde 1926. Se puede obtener información adicional en línea visitando www.calwater.com.

About CASE

The California Association of Science Educators (CASE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) member-based community that works to lead the promotion of high-quality, equitable science education through advocacy, collaboration, and communication. Recognizing that science has a profound influence on our lives, our local environments, and our world. CASE fosters a community focused on enhancing scientific and environmental literacy and agency for all. For more information, visit www.cascience.org.

About DoGoodery

DoGoodery is a full-service agency that provides customized strategies and services to help you reach your impact goals. Our expertise spans a wide range of critical social areas with a foundation in business, and we collaborate with your team to custom-design innovative strategies and seamlessly manage and execute the work. For more information, visit www.dogoodery.com.

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