Archivo de últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/ Martes 27 de septiembre de 2022, 17:43:21 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 Trabajamos juntos para combatir el cambio climático https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0926-working-together-to-fight-climate-change/ Lunes 26 de septiembre de 2022, 13:33:58 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9556 Autor: Ken Jenkins, director de Sostenibilidad de los Recursos Hídricos En todo el mundo, la gente debe enfrentar las consecuencias del cambio climático. Here in California, our communities have been braving record-breaking heat waves that push our power grid to the brink and living with intense wildfires that leave devastation and harmful smoke left in their wake. These climate…

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Ken Jenkinsby Ken Jenkins, Chief Water Resource Sustainability Officer

Around the globe, people are facing the consequences of climate change. Here in California, our communities have been braving record-breaking heat waves that push our power grid to the brink and living with intense wildfires that leave devastation and harmful smoke left in their wake. These climate change impacts, along with longer and more severe droughts, threaten the water supply we need to survive and thrive. Over the next month, we're raising awareness about the impact of climate change on our water.

Cal Water is already planning for, and taking actions to address, these immediate and long-term impacts of climate change, while considering new methods to adapt to its impact on our operations. Last year, we developed a comprehensive Climate Change Risk Assessment & Adaptation Framework. This report outlined the risks and vulnerabilities climate change poses to the quality and reliability of our water supply, such as longer, more severe droughts, intense weather patterns, and increased wildfire risks.

Here at Cal Water, we believe adapting to climate change is a societal as well as business imperative. And, thanks to this report, we have created a model for prioritizing these risks and strategies to address them so we can protect our customers and employees and continue delivering a safe, reliable, and affordable water supply to our communities.

To support our customers and employees, and adapt to more dangerous and impactful wildfires, Cal Water has developed a holistic method to recognize and respond to critical weather conditions before a wildfire even sparks. By upgrading our water systems, managing vegetation at our facilities, and training our employees, Cal Water is ready and able to respond on a company-wide level to increase the reliability of our water service and support our neighboring communities and emergency services.

As the frequency and intensity of wildfires and heat waves increase, Cal Water is proactively addressing these climate-driven threats on water quality as well. After conducting a systemic analysis to identify these climate-driven changes to our water quality and review of our own treatment plants, we are implementing new treatment techniques and infrastructure upgrades to ensure we filter out these contaminants and continue providing safe, high-quality water.

Cal Water is also planning and preparing for longer and more severe droughts, which lead to increased demand, reduced surface water supply availability, and further impacts to our groundwater supply. We're making improvements in our demand modeling, including the addition of evapotranspiration, updating climate projection inputs, and working to diversify our supply sources through alternatives such as recycled water and brackish desalination.

Every day, more than two million people rely on us to deliver water that's safe for everyday and emergency needs—a responsibility we at Cal Water take very seriously. By working and learning together, we can confront our most pressing climate challenges and find solutions to protect our planet for generations to come.

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California Water Service registra un aumento en la conservación por tercer mes consecutivo en julio de 2022 https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/california-water-service-sees-third-consecutive-month-of-increasing-conservation-during-july-2022/ Jueves 01 de septiembre de 2022, 22:38:35 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9537 Together with its customers, Cal Water achieved greater water use reductions over the preceding month for the third month in a row. As customers continued to heed the Governor’s call to conserve water, Cal Water reduced water use company-wide by 12.4% in July 2022 compared to July 2020, with 10 of its districts saving more…

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Together with its customers, Cal Water achieved greater water use reductions over the preceding month for the third month in a row. As customers continued to heed the Governor’s call to conserve water, Cal Water reduced water use company-wide by 12.4% in July 2022 compared to July 2020, with 10 of its districts saving more than 15%.

All of Cal Water’s districts reduced water use this July compared to July 2020, showing that customers are curtailing their water use, particularly outdoors, even as temperatures rise. Cal Water has urged customers to continue their water-efficient practices and take advantage of its rebates and free programs to achieve more conservation in the months ahead.

“We commend our customers’ conservation progress and their willingness to embrace golden lawns last month,� said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. “As the drought worsens, we remain here to help customers keep saving more water every day, especially outdoors through the remainder of the hot summer months, when more conservation can be achieved.�

In May 2022, Cal Water customers throughout the state reduced their water use by 6.5%, and by 11.6% in June, compared to those same months in 2020. July’s reduction of 12.4% continues the trend of increased conservation.

The 10 Cal Water service areas that conserved more than 15% include:

  • Antelope Valley, saving 33.2%
  • Dixon, saving 22.5%
  • Livermore, saving 16.8%
  • Los Altos, saving 24.0%
  • Marysville, saving 19.7%
  • Mid-Peninsula, saving 16.4%
  • Oroville, saving 30.3%
  • Palos Verdes, saving 18.0%
  • Westlake, saving 39.7%
  • Willows, saving 17.4%

Conservation savings for all Cal Water districts is available at drought.calwater.com/reductions. Customers can get more information about drought resources, conservation rebates and programs, and water restrictions at drought.calwater.com.

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Proyecto de infraestructura en el centro de Bakersfield https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0901-central-bakersfield-infrastructure-project/ Jueves 01 de septiembre de 2022, 17:27:57 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9536 Nuestro distrito Bakersfield comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura para aumentar la confiabilidad del sistema de agua y la protección contra incendios en el centro de Bakersfield el 5 de septiembre. Nuestras cuadrillas reemplazarán casi una milla de tuberías, nueve bocas de incendio y 75 conexiones de servicio de los clientes. La tubería principal original fue instalada en la década de 1940 y ya no es tan fiable. La instalación...

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NoticiasNuestro distrito Bakersfield comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura para aumentar la confiabilidad del sistema de agua y la protección contra incendios en el centro de Bakersfield el 5 de septiembre. Nuestras cuadrillas reemplazarán casi una milla de tuberías, nueve bocas de incendio y 75 conexiones de servicio de los clientes. La tubería principal original fue instalada en la década de 1940 y ya no es tan fiable.

Installation will take place on:

  • Brundage Lane, from N Street to 2nd Street
  • 2nd Street, from N Street to 4th Street
  • 4th Street, from N Street to Chester Place
  • Chester Place, from N Street to 8th Street

The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is expected to be completed in five months.

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Cal Water aplaude la aprobación de importante proyecto de ley de conservación del agua SB 1469 https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/cal-water-applauds-passage-of-important-water-conservation-bill-sb-1469/ Martes 30 de agosto de 2022, 23:23:03 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9533 Cal Water today applauded passage of SB 1469 (Sens. Bradford, Becker), which would make permanent a proven program that has encouraged California water customers to reduce their water use and helped keep water bills low for all customers, particularly low-income customers. The bill now goes to Governor Newsom’s desk. The bill has broad support among…

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Cal Water today applauded passage of SB 1469 (Sens. Bradford, Becker), which would make permanent a proven program that has encouraged California water customers to reduce their water use and helped keep water bills low for all customers, particularly low-income customers. The bill now goes to Governor Newsom’s desk.

The bill has broad support among labor, business, consumer and environmental groups, low-income advocates, local governments, and many others who encourage the Governor to sign the bill.

The statement below can be attributed to Martin Kropelnicki, Cal Water’s President and CEO.

“SB 1469 is a major game changer that will increase water conservation efforts among water providers and customers alike. With more boom-and-bust water years, California should be doing everything possible to enact policies to help customers conserve. SB 1469 is smart policy that will improve conservation and increase California water supplies.�

“We especially want to thank Senators Bradford and Becker, whose hard work was critical to getting the bill to the Governor’s desk.�

“We urge Governor Newsom to sign SB 1469, as it fits squarely into his recently-released plan urging water regulators to focus not only on conservation, but on increasing water supply.�

Background:

Passage of SB 1469 gives water providers regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a powerful tool that will allow them to focus more on conservation without the risk of not having the resources needed to safely operate their water systems.

SB 1469 allows these water suppliers to take advantage of a regulatory tool known as decoupling. Recognized as a regulatory best practice across the country, decoupling removes the linkage between water providers’ financial performance and the amount of water they sell. Instead of focusing on selling more water, utilities are able to turn their attention to expanding water conservation efforts and improving the safety and reliability of their water systems.

 

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Cal Water elige a Tavis Beynon como gerente de distrito para los distritos de Marysville, Redwood Valley y Willows https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/cal-water-selects-tavis-beynon-as-district-manager-for-marysville-redwood-valley-and-willows-districts/ Miércoles 24 de agosto de 2022, 22:26:58 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9528 Cal Water has selected Tavis Beynon to lead its Marysville, Redwood Valley, and Willows districts as the new District Manager. Evan Markey, who served in this role previously, now oversees the utility’s Chico District. Beynon started his Cal Water career in July 2002 in Chico and has more than 20 years of water utility experience.…

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Cal Water has selected Tavis Beynon to lead its Marysville, Redwood Valley, and Willows districts as the new District Manager. Evan Markey, who served in this role previously, now oversees the utility’s Chico District.

Beynon started his Cal Water career in July 2002 in Chico and has more than 20 years of water utility experience. Beynon has held numerous jobs during his Cal Water career in the Chico, Redwood Valley, and Willows Districts, including Temporary Laborer, Operation Maintenance Worker, Serviceperson, Foreman, Meter Reader, Certified Pump Operator-Storekeeper, Inspector, Cross-Connection Control Specialist, Superintendent, Acting Local Manager, and Operations Manager. Beynon holds Water Treatment Grade Two and Water Distribution Grade Four certifications from the State Water Resources Control Board.

“Tavis is intimately familiar with operations in the north state and will serve our communities well,� Director of Northern Field Operations Dan Armendariz said. “I am confident these service areas will thrive with Tavis at the reigns and that our customers will continue to receive the quality, service, and value they have come to expect with Cal Water.�

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Comienzo de proyecto de revestimiento de tanques en Redondo Beach https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/tank-coating-project-to-start-in-redondo-beach/ Viernes 19 de agosto de 2022, 17:29:40 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9519 Nuestro distrito de Rancho Dominguez comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Redondo Beach el lunes, el cual mejorará la confiabilidad del suministro de agua. El trabajo incluye mejoras de tanque con el fin optimizar la seguridad de los empleados, seguido de un proyecto de revestimiento interior y exterior, en el tanque de almacenamiento de agua 1 millón de galones en nuestra estación ubicada en Pearl Street y South Lucia...

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Nuestro distrito de Rancho Dominguez comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Redondo Beach el lunes, el cual mejorará la confiabilidad del suministro de agua. The work includes tank improvements to enhance employee safety, followed by an interior and exterior coating project, on the 1-million-gallon water storage tank at our station located at Pearl Street and South Lucia Avenue. The coating project will extend the life of the tank that serves local customers.

Construction will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The entire project is expected to take 18 weeks to complete.

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Los distritos de Cal Water encabezan los ahorros de agua en junio 2022 https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0817-cal-water-districts-lead-in-june-2022-water-savings/ Miércoles 17 de agosto de 2022, 20:15:37 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9514 As Californians have begun heeding the call for conservation amid the worsening drought, Cal Water and its customers made strides in reducing water use across its service areas during June 2022. Company-wide, Cal Water reduced water use by 11.6% compared to June 2020, with seven of its districts among the top water-saving systems in the…

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NoticiasAs Californians have begun heeding the call for conservation amid the worsening drought, Cal Water and its customers made strides in reducing water use across its service areas during June 2022. Company-wide, Cal Water reduced water use by 11.6% compared to June 2020, with seven of its districts among the top water-saving systems in the state.

Last week, the State Water Resources Control Board published its conservation data for June 2022, with statewide water use 7.6% lower than June 2020; the figure more than doubled the statewide savings in May 2022. Cal Water lauded its customers' efforts to conserve water, which resulted in 52% higher savings than the June 2022 statewide average, and urged customers to continue their water-efficient practices and take advantage of Cal Water rebates and free programs to achieve more conservation in the months ahead.

"Summer is typically when the greatest opportunity for water savings exists, because so much water use occurs outdoors," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "We are encouraged by our customers' conservation progress in June and remind them that we are here to help, so thatâ€"togetherâ€"we can see even greater savings through the remainder of the summer months."

Of the more than 420 water systems in California, the State recognized 72 systems that reduced water use by at least 15% in June. Cal Water districts comprised 10% of these top performers; those districts include:

  • Antelope Valley, saving 21.1%
  • Bakersfield, saving 16.9%
  • East Los Angeles, saving 17.2%
  • Los Altos, saving 24.6%
  • Marysville, saving 18.9%
  • Westlake, saving 33.4%
  • Willows, saving 18.7%

Conservation savings for all Cal Water districts is available at www.calwater.com/reductions. Customers can get more information about conservation rebates and programs, drought resources, and water restrictions at
www.calwater.com/drought.

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Declaración de Cal Water sobre la estrategia de suministro de agua del Gobernador??????? https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/newsoms-water-supply-strategy-081222/ Viernes 12 de agosto de 2022, 20:54:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9508 California Water Service se ha centrado especialmente en el cambio climático, la diversificación del suministro y la gestión de la demanda, y apoyamos firmemente la nueva estrategia del gobernador Newsom con respecto al suministro de agua. Esto incluye un llamado urgente a hacer más para conservar el agua e identificar y desarrollar nuevos suministros de agua a través de mejoras de infraestructura, reciclaje, desalinización y más almacenamiento. El cambio climático significa más...

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California Water Service se ha centrado especialmente en el cambio climático, la diversificación del suministro y la gestión de la demanda, y apoyamos firmemente la nueva estrategia del gobernador Newsom con respecto al suministro de agua. Esto incluye un llamado urgente a hacer más para conservar el agua e identificar y desarrollar nuevos suministros de agua a través de mejoras de infraestructura, reciclaje, desalinización y más almacenamiento.

El cambio climático implica más ciclos de auge y caída de agua y afecta la calidad del agua, y California debe tener una actitud más fuerte al atacar diversos frentes para prepararse. El plan presentado por el gobernador Newsom se alinea con la propia estrategia de Cal Water para garantizar que nuestros clientes continúen teniendo un suministro confiable de agua potable segura, limpia y económica, junto con un suministro sostenible para las generaciones futuras.

Un paso inmediato que pueden tomar la legislatura estatal y el gobernador Newsom es apoyar a SB 1469 (Bradford, Becker). El proyecto de ley brinda a los proveedores de agua una herramienta nueva y poderosa llamada desacople, que aumentará la conservación entre los clientes y recompensará a los usuarios con poca agua con facturas de agua más bajas.

Esperamos trabajar con el gobernador y la legislatura para implementar el nuevo plan.

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Cal Water comienza obras de mejora de infraestructura en Carson https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/cal-water-starts-infrastructure-upgrade-in-carson/ Martes 09 de agosto de 2022, 23:39:31 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9507 Ayer, comenzaron en nuestro distrito Rancho Dominguez las obras de mejora de infraestructura destinadas a aumentar la confiabilidad del suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en el norte de Carson. Las cuadrillas instalarán 1,900 pies de tuberías principales de 8" y 6" para reemplazar las más pequeñas y más antiguas. Las tareas se extenderán desde el lunes hasta el viernes, entre las 8 a. m. y las 3 p. m., en los siguientes tramos: del 21300 al 21400…

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Ayer, comenzaron en nuestro distrito Rancho Dominguez las obras de mejora de infraestructura destinadas a aumentar la confiabilidad del suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en el norte de Carson. Las cuadrillas instalarán 1,900 pies de tuberías principales de 8" y 6" para reemplazar las más pequeñas y más antiguas.

Work will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. along the:

  • 21300 to 21400 blocks of Catskill Avenue
  • 300 to 400 blocks of Desford Street
  • 300 to 400 blocks of 214th Street
  • 21300 to 21400 blocks of Grace Avenue

Crews are also replacing four fire hydrants and 65 individual customer water service connections to improve firefighting capabilities and to strengthen system reliability. The project is expected to be completed in three months.

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$4 millones en financiamiento para eliminación de PFOS y PFOA en ELA https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2022-0802-4-million-in-funding-for-ela-pfos-pfoa-removal/ Martes 02 de agosto de 2022, 20:15:32 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=9502 La subvención reduce los costos de tratamiento para los clientes Cal Water obtuvo una subvención de $4.23 millones del Distrito de Reabastecimiento de Agua (WRD) para financiar los gastos del equipo de tratamiento que elimina el ácido perfluoroctano sulfónico (PFOS) y ácido perfluoroctanoico (PFOA) del agua subterránea en el distrito East Los Angeles de Cal Water. La planta de tratamiento entró en funcionamiento en enero 2022 y...

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Grant Reduces Costs of Treatment for Customers

NoticiasCal Water has secured a $4.23 million grant from the Water Replenishment District (WRD) to fund expenditures for treatment equipment that removes perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA) from groundwater in Cal Water's East Los Angeles District. The treatment plant went online in January 2022 and enabled the utility to return an important water supply source to service for area residents and businesses.

Although there is not a maximum contaminant level (MCL) set for PFOS or PFOA yet, Cal Water proactively tested all active water sources across its service areas in recent years to identify how its systems may be impacted by the contaminants. In the cases where detections reached the State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water-established response levels, including this well site in East Los Angeles, the utility decided to remove wells from service until treatment could be installed. Cal Water also shared its test results with state and federal regulators to help them gain a better understanding of how the contaminants have impacted water supplies.

PFOS and PFOA are two of the more common contaminants in a broader family of compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

"We take our responsibility to deliver a reliable, high-quality water supply to our customers very seriously, and protecting their health and safety has always been our highest priority," said Marty Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "That's why we decided to install treatment at this well without assurance of cost recovery, so that we would know our customers will have a reliable supply of water that will meet both current and anticipated future water quality standards."

“We are thankful for WRD's grant funding to help cover the costs of this facility and reduce the financial impact of treatment,” Kropelnicki said.

"The Water Replenishment District is committed to proactively working with water providers in our service area to identify and treat wells that have been contaminated with PFAS," said John D. S. Allen, President of the WRD Board of Directors. "We are proud to partner with Cal Water to ensure safe and clean drinking water to the communities we serve."

Cal Water has filed a lawsuit to hold the manufacturers of PFOS and PFOA responsible and prevent customers from bearing the costs of treatment. Additionally, the utility actively supports legislation designed to address public health concerns regarding the contaminants.

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; 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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