Archivo de últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/ Jueves 18 de abril de 2024, 12:07:21 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.5.3 Cal Water cumplirá la nueva norma estatal para cromo 6 https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-04-calwater-chromium6/ Jueves 18 de abril de 2024, 02:09:22 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=11078 Cal Water confirmó que sus sistemas de agua cumplirán con el nuevo nivel máximo de contaminante (MCL) estatal de 10 partes cada mil millones (ppb) para el cromo 6 que adoptó hoy la Junta Estatal de Control de los Recursos Hídricos. Cal Water había desarrollado e implementado tratamientos para este contaminante en los sistemas de agua afectados de Dixon, Oak Hills (Salinas),…

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Cal Water confirmed today that its water systems will meet the new state maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium-6, which was adopted today by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Cal Water developed and installed treatment for the contaminant in its impacted water systems in Dixon, Oak Hills (Salinas), Las Lomas (Salinas), and Willows when the same chromium-6 MCL, which was subsequently vacated for administrative reasons, was originally set in 2014. In fact, Cal Water's treatment system design was used as a model for other water utilities. After the MCL was vacated, Cal Water continued to treat those wells to protect customer health and safety.

Cal Water plans to install treatment at a newer well that was brought online in Oak Hills, as well as at another well in Dixon that currently does not serve customers but could, if needed, within the two- to four-year compliance timeline. All other active wells above the MCL in these service areas are already being treated.

"We take our responsibility to protect our customers' health and safety very seriously; that's why we continued to treat impacted water systems after the chromium-6 MCL was temporarily vacated," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water Chairman & CEO. "We remain committed to meeting all state and federal standards set to protect public health and safety."

Beyond removing chromium-6 from its affected water sources, Cal Water works to be a responsible steward of the environment. The utility sends the chromium-6 removed through the treatment process to be recycled for use by other industries.

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Subsidiarias preparadas para cumplir la nueva normativa sobre PFAS https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0410-group-utilities-prepared-to-comply-with-new-pfas-regulations/ Miércoles 10 de abril de 2024, 20:26:27 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10997 A raíz de la adopción por parte de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA) de los EE. UU. de un nuevo Reglamento nacional primario de agua potable para ciertas sustancias perfluoroalquiladas y polifluoroalquiladas (PFAS) en el día de la fecha (nueva normativa sobre PFAS), California Water Service Group (Grupo) confirmó que considera que sus subsidiarias se encuentran bien posicionadas para tratar fuentes de agua potencialmente afectadas y para cumplir con el plazo de cinco años establecido por la EPA...

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Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) adoption of a new National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) today (new PFAS regulation), California Water Service Group (Group) confirmed that it believes its subsidiaries are well positioned to treat potentially impacted water sources and to meet the EPA's five-year compliance timeline.

Under the new PFAS regulation, EPA established maximum contaminant levels (MCL) of 4 parts per trillion (ppt) for both PFOA and PFOS; MCLs of 10 ppt for PFHxS, PFNA, and GenX; and a combined Hazard Index of 1.0 for PFBS, PFHxS, PFNA, and GenX. Generally, PFAS are manmade compounds that are found in a number of everyday products; these compounds are soluble in water and can travel long distances. Under the new PFAS regulation, water utilities with impacted water systems across the country are required to monitor for these PFAS by 2027 and to comply with the MCLs and Hazard Index by 2029.

Group's utilities Cal Water, Hawaii Water, New Mexico Water, and Washington Water have a rigorous, coordinated water quality assurance program, and the utilities have protocols in place to test and monitor the water they deliver to customers. In California and Washington, Group's utilities have been complying with previously issued PFAS guidelines issued by State regulators.

Cal Water, Hawaii Water, and New Mexico Water have tested all of their active water sources for a number of PFAS, including the six addressed in the new regulation. Washington Water Service (Washington Water) has tested all of its Group A water system sources, which are water sources subject to the new PFAS regulation. The company began monitoring all of its sources for these PFAS before it was required to do so under the new PFAS regulation, because it believed it was the right thing to do.

"Protecting our customers' health and safety is our highest priority, and we have long supported EPA's establishment of national drinking water standards for the most common PFAS," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Group Chairman & CEO. "While we did not put the PFAS in the water, we are committed to treating it in accordance with all applicable regulations. Our team has already evaluated the impact of the EPA's proposed regulations so that we could be better prepared to comply with the final set, and we are moving forward to bring any affected sources into compliance with the new MCLs and Hazard Index."

Beyond the new PFAS regulation, Group believes that a comprehensive regulatory approach is needed to properly address PFAS entering water supplies in the United States, including measures such as point-of-use restrictions on PFAS manufacturers, legislation that prohibits the sale and use of certain PFAS-containing products, certification for accurate PFAS testing methods, and establishment of a publicly available database to monitor PFAS sources entering water supplies. Additionally, Group filed lawsuits to hold PFAS manufacturers financially responsible for the costs of monitoring and treating water for PFAS and is pursuing grant funding, where available, to help reduce the financial impact of treatment on its utilities' customers.

The full name of PFOA is perfluorooctanoic acid, of PFOS is perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, of PFHxS is perfluorohexanesulfonic acid, of PFNA is perfluorononanoic acid, of GenX is hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid and its ammonium salt, and of PFBS is perfluorobutane sulfonate.

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$83 millones de asistencia para saldos adeudados https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0409-83-million-in-relief-for-past-due-balances/ Martes 09 de abril de 2024, 20:15:03 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10993 With financial impacts of COVID-19 felt by Cal Water customers well past the height of the pandemic, Cal Water applied for and has received more than $83.0 million through the California Extended Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program (Extended Program) to relieve residential and commercial customers of past-due balances incurred during the pandemic. The Extended…

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Mano sosteniendo una forma de corazónWith financial impacts of COVID-19 felt by Cal Water customers well past the height of the pandemic, Cal Water applied for and has received more than $83.0 million through the California Extended Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program (Extended Program) to relieve residential and commercial customers of past-due balances incurred during the pandemic.

The Extended Program, administered by the State Water Resources Control Board, enables water suppliers to apply for financial support on behalf of customers. Cal Water first secured more than $20.8 million about two years ago through the original Water & Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program (Original Program) for past-due balances incurred by residential and commercial customers between March 4, 2020, and June 15, 2021. Through the Extended Program, past-due debt incurred between June 16, 2021, and December 31, 2022, became eligible.

Cal Water will apply credits to affected customers' accounts in the second quarter of 2024. Customers across all of Cal Water's service areas will be notified directly if a credit will be applied to their accounts.

Customers with remaining balances that pre-date the pandemic or were accrued after the Extended Program benefit period ended in 2022 may still take advantage of Cal Water's various interest- and penalty-free payment plans or extensions, subject to certain terms and conditions, to help prevent them from being subject to potential disruptions in water service in the future. Income-eligible customers may also enroll in Cal Water's Customer Assistance Program, which provides qualifying lower-income customers a discount on their monthly service charge.

"We wanted to apply for these funds to help customers impacted by the pandemic," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water Chairman & CEO. "We appreciate the funding provided by the State of California to help ease our customers' burden, and we also encourage any customers who are still struggling financially to take advantage of our numerous assistance programs. We are here to help."

In total, Cal Water has secured $103,875,186 through the Original and Extended Programs on behalf of its customers from the State Water Resources Control Board using federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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El Grupo reconocido como empresa confiable https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0328-group-recognized-as-trustworthy-company/ Jueves 28 de marzo de 2024, 20:57:39 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10936 California Water Service Group (Group) announced today that it has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine's 2024 list of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" for the second consecutive year. Newsweek compiles the list with Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Group ranked second among water utilities nationwide, based on feedback and analysis…

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Las compañías más fiables de Estados Unidos (Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2024), Newsweek statistaCalifornia Water Service Group (Group) announced today that it has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine's 2024 list of “America's Most Trustworthy Companies” for the second consecutive year. Newsweek compiles the list with Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Group ranked second among water utilities nationwide, based on feedback and analysis regarding trust among customers, employees, and investors. The list spans 23 industries and recognizes the top 700 out of 3,400 of the largest public and private companies by revenue, a field nearly 10% larger than last year. Rankings were determined by market definition-companies headquartered in the United States with annual revenue over $500 million, an independent survey of residents that yielded 97,000 evaluations, and a social listening analysis of more than 532,000 company mentions.

"Our team at California Water Service Group lives by a set of core values that includes, in part, integrity, service, respect, and commitment. We are dedicated to being a leader our customers, communities, employees, and stockholders can trust, and we appreciate this recognition," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Chairman & CEO.

The full listing is published at www.newsweek.com/rankings/most-trustworthy-companies-america-2024.

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Mejoras de infraestructura en curso en​​​​​​​ Visalia https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0322-infrastructure-upgrade-underway-in-visalia/ Viernes 22 de marzo de 2024, 16:30:49 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10915 Hay una obra de construcción de un proyecto de infraestructura de agua de Cal Water en curso que mejorará la confiabilidad del suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en Visalia Cal Water está incorporando un tercer tanque de almacenamiento de agua y una estación de bombas reforzadoras a su sistema, lo cual contribuirá a aumentar el suministro de agua durante los picos de demanda del verano. La construcción en el tanque de 975,000 galones...

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Equipo de construcción en el sitio de instalación del tanque de VisaliaHay una obra de construcción de un proyecto de infraestructura de agua de Cal Water en curso que mejorará la confiabilidad del suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en Visalia

Cal Water está incorporando un tercer tanque de almacenamiento de agua y una estación de bombas reforzadoras a su sistema, lo cual contribuirá a aumentar el suministro de agua durante los picos de demanda del verano. Construction on the 975,000-gallon tank and booster station began in November 2023 east of downtown Visalia, and is expected to be fully operational by September. So that Visalia customers experience the benefits of the new water storage tank as early as possible in summer, Cal Water will use a portable booster pump prior to completion of the booster station.

"Infrastructure improvements like this ensure that Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs," said Stephen Johnson, Cal Water's Visalia District Manager. "It's part of our commitment to delivering quality, service, and value to Visalia residents and businesses."

The facility itself is located in a mostly commercial area, and the majority of the work is being performed between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no traffic issues anticipated as a result of this project.

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Se anunció el objetivo de reducción de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0318-greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction-target-announced/ Lunes 18 de marzo de 2024, 20:15:30 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10900 California Water Service Group (Group) today announced its commitment to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 63% by 2035 from a 2021 base year, a target which is science-aligned and supports limiting global temperature increases to 1.5-degree Celsius above preindustrial levels. According to Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Martin…

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California Water Service Group (Group) today announced its commitment to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 63% by 2035 from a 2021 base year, a target which is science-aligned and supports limiting global temperature increases to 1.5-degree Celsius above preindustrial levels.

According to Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki, Group took a thoughtful, data-driven approach, partnering with an independent consultant to:

  • Understand the target landscape and best practices.
  • Analyze baseline and projected activities and emissions over the target timeframe.
  • Estimate existing, planned, and potential additional emissions reduction initiatives.
  • Model target scenarios and decarbonization roadmaps.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary and active strategy to achieve the selected targets.

"We are committed to delivering value to customers and stockholders while pursuing our reduction targets. We project that ambitious renewable portfolio standards in the states where we operate will reduce emissions intensity of the electrical grid, which will support our targeted emissions reductions," Kropelnicki said. "At the same time, we intend to continue to pursue a portfolio of GHG emissions reduction projects focused on fleet electrification, water conservation, onsite solar installations, and renewable electricity procurement. We plan to evolve our decarbonization strategy if warranted by changes in our industry, business, and/or operating environment."

More information regarding Group's ESG strategy is available at www.calwatergroup.com/esg. Group anticipates providing additional details regarding this target and related emissions reduction initiatives in its upcoming 2023 ESG Report, which it expects to publish in May 2024.

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Actualizaciones del proyecto de infraestructura de Livermore https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0315-infrastructure-project-updates-for-livermore/ Viernes 15 de marzo de 2024, 18:00:52 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10880 Recientemente, Cal Water terminó las obras de un proyecto de optimización de la infraestructura destinado a mejorar la confiabilidad del suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en Livermore, y comenzará su próximo proyecto de mejora en marzo. Si bien hace poco instaló 2,910 pies de tuberías principales nuevas a lo largo de Verona Avenue y Via Granada, pronto instalará además 1,750 pies…

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Un trabajador en una zanja en LivermoreCal Water recently completed work on a water infrastructure project upgrading and improving water supply reliability and fire protection in Livermore and will begin work on its next improvement project in March. While Cal Water recently installed 2,910 feet of new water main along Verona Avenue and Via Granada, it will soon install 1,750 feet of pipe, replacing 34 service lines and three fire hydrants along South K Street, south of the downtown area.

“Infrastructure improvements like this ensure that Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs,” said John Freeman, Cal Water's Livermore District Manager.

Installation of the iron pipe and three fire hydrants should take about two months to complete. The majority of the work will be performed between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, some work may be performed at night or during the weekends to help alleviate traffic issues.

“We will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, and we will notify customers in advance in those instances when after-hours work is needed,” said Freeman, noting that customers can visit www.calwater.com to ensure that their contact information is up to date, along with their preferences on how they would like to be notified.

Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed.

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Novedades de infraestructura hídrica en Salinas https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0306-water-infrastructure-updates-for-salinas/ Miércoles 06 de marzo de 2024, 22:24:42 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10817 Cal Water ha finalizado las obras de mejora de infraestructura para mejorar la confiabilidad del sistema de suministro de agua y protección contra incendios en Salinas, y ya dio inicio a su próximo proyecto de mejora. Tiempo atrás, Cal Water instaló 1,590 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua, incluidas tres bocas de incendio en West Street y, en este momento, tiene una instalación en curso de 3,764 pies de…

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Cal Water ha finalizado las obras de mejora de infraestructura para mejorar la confiabilidad del sistema de suministro de agua y protección contra incendios en Salinas, y ya dio inicio a su próximo proyecto de mejora. Cal Water recently installed 1,590 feet of new water main, including three fire hydrants on West Street, and is now working to install 3,764 feet of new water main and eight fire hydrants on Pajaro Street, from Romie Lane to Maple Street, south of the downtown area.

“Infrastructure improvements like these ensure that Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs in our community,” said Brenda Granillo, Cal Water's Salinas District Manager.

Installation of the project on Pajaro Street is expected to be complete in May. The majority of the work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, some work may be performed at night or during the weekends to help alleviate traffic issues.

"We will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, and we will notify customers in advance of those instances when after-hours work is needed," said Granillo, noting that customers can visit www.calwater.com to ensure that their contact information is up to date, along with their preferences on how they would like to be notified. Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed.

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Obras de mejora de la infraestructura en Salinas https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-0306-infrastructure-upgrades-in-salinas/ Miércoles 06 de marzo de 2024, 21:15:38 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10864 Cal Water ha finalizado las obras de mejora de infraestructura para mejorar la confiabilidad del sistema de suministro de agua y protección contra incendios en Salinas, y ya dio inicio a su próximo proyecto de mejora. Tiempo atrás, Cal Water instaló 1,590 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua, incluidas tres bocas de incendio en West Street y, en este momento, tiene una instalación en curso de 3,764 pies de…

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Cal Water ha finalizado las obras de mejora de infraestructura para mejorar la confiabilidad del sistema de suministro de agua y protección contra incendios en Salinas, y ya dio inicio a su próximo proyecto de mejora. Cal Water recently installed 1,590 feet of new water main, including three fire hydrants on West Street, and is now working to install 3,764 feet of new water main and eight fire hydrants on Pajaro Street, from Romie Lane to Maple Street, south of the downtown area.

“Infrastructure improvements like these ensure that Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs in our community,” said Brenda Granillo, Cal Water's Salinas District Manager.

Installation of the project on Pajaro Street is expected to be complete in May. The majority of the work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, some work may be performed at night or during the weekends to help alleviate traffic issues.

“We will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, and we will notify customers in advance of those instances when after-hours work is needed,” said Granillo, noting that customers can visit their online account to ensure that their contact information is up to date, along with their preferences on how they would like to be notified.

Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed.

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Renovación de infraestructura de agua en Mountain View https://www.calwater.com/latest-news/2024-2022-water-infrastructure-upgrade-in-mountain-view/ Jue. 22 de feb. de 2024, 23:14:20 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest-news&p=10774 Las cuadrillas de Cal Water están trabajando en una renovación de la infraestructura de agua que mejorará la confiabilidad del suministro y la protección contra incendios en Mountain View. El proyecto, que incluirá la instalación de unos 3,720 pies de tubería principal nueva de ocho pulgadas a lo largo de Starr Way, comenzó en febrero, y se estima que estará listo en mayo. "Las mejoras de la infraestructura...

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Construcción en Mountain ViewCal Water crews are at work on a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in Mountain View. The project, which will include installation of about 3,720 feet of new eight-inch water main along Starr Way, started in February and is estimated to be complete in May.

“Infrastructure improvements like this ensure that Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs,” said Dawn Smithson, Cal Water's Los Altos District Manager.

Installation will take place in the following three phases, with construction expected to take three months:

  • Phase One: Starr Way to Barbara Avenue
  • Phase Two: Barbara Avenue to Permanente Creek
  • Phase Three: Cuesta Drive from Permanente Creek

The majority of the work will be performed between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, some work may be performed at night or during the weekends to help alleviate traffic issues.

“We will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, and we will notify customers in advance in those instances when after-hours work is needed,” said Smithson, noting that customers can visit their online account to ensure that their contact information is up to date, along with their preferences on how they would like to be notified.

Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed.

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