Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Viernes 17 de enero de 2020 19:22:38 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Reemplazo de tubería principal de 1.5 millas comienza por Esplanade Avenue para garantizar la confiabilidad del sistema de agua a largo plazo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0116-ch-main/ Jueves 16 de enero de 2020 22:23:30 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7027 Utility organizará una reunión con la comunidad sobre la actualización y construcción Cal Water comenzará pronto una actualización de infraestructura de agua en Esplanade Avenue en Chico (mapa) que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos.  La parte más grande del proyecto incluye 8,000 pies de tuberías nuevas de 12 pulgadas...

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Utility to Host Community Meeting About Upgrade and Construction

NoticiasCal Water will soon begin a water infrastructure upgrade on Esplanade Avenue in Chico (map) that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs and firefighters' emergency needs. The largest part of the project includes crews installing 8,000 feet of new 12-inch water main along Esplanade, from Amber Grove Road to 11th Avenue.

Cal Water will begin initial construction preparations the week of Jan. 21, and the entire project is expected to be completed in six to eight months. Crews will also install 17 new fire hydrants and more than 100 new, individual service connections as part of the project. The project is being done ahead of, and in coordination with, the City of Chico's upcoming road paving project to be cost-effective and minimize temporary impacts to residents, businesses, and motorists.

Because of the scale of the project along a main thoroughfare, Cal Water will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in advance of actual construction beginning, to provide more information on what nearby residents and businesses can expect during construction and how the project will improve the water system for local customers. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fairview High School Multi-Purpose Room at 290 East Ave. in Chico. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more and ask questions.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers while also helping first responders protect the community in the event of an emergency," said District Manager George Barber. "Additionally, by working with the city of Chico to install the new water main before the road is paved, we can reduce paving costs and minimize any temporary inconvenience to those in and traveling through the area."

“Proactive water system improvements such as this are an important part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Chico residents and businesses, and we thank them for their patience as we work to make improvements that will benefit them both now and for decades to come,” Barber added.

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. Water service will be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours as crews connect customers' service lines to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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California Water Service Group dona más de $1.25 millones en 2019 a comunidades locales https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0116-group-contributions/ Jueves 16 de enero de 2020 21:44:09 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7026 California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated more than $1.25 million to local non-profits, community organizations, and other philanthropic entities in 2019, exceeding 2018 contributions by an estimated $250,000. Last years increase was mostly due to California Water Service's inaugural Firefighter Grant Program, which was created to support the needs of local fire…

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NoticiasCalifornia Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated more than $1.25 million to local non-profits, community organizations, and other philanthropic entities in 2019, exceeding 2018 contributions by an estimated $250,000. Last years increase was mostly due to California Water Service's inaugural Firefighter Grant Program, which was created to support the needs of local fire departments.

The utility also donated $70,000 to the Salvation Army of Oroville for a mobile kitchen trailer that could provide food to natural disaster evacuees. An additional $75,000 was pledged to the Butte Humane Society to help build a new, critical animal wellness facility. Other contributions made in California, Washington, Hawaii, and New Mexico supported charitable groups by providing funding for food, shelter, and resources to those in need, including the Visalia Emergency Aid Council, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Habitat for Humanity, and Homeless Backpacks, Inc. The utility also provided college scholarships totally $60,000 to 22 local students.

In addition to making financial contributions, employees also volunteered their time with non-profits, including the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County, Second Harvest Food Bank, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, United Way, Dixon Family Services, and American Cancer Society, among many other organizations.

The contributions, which are used to help improve the quality of life in the communities the utility serves, are part of the Group's philanthropic giving program and do not affect customers' rates.

"Our commitment to providing quality, service, and value to our customers means not only delivering safe, reliable water to the tap, but also caring about our communities," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "By giving back, we are able to enhance the quality of life in our communities."

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Se completó la construcción de nuevas instalaciones en Woodside https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0116-bg-station/ Jueves 16 de enero de 2020 20:30:23 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7025 Cal Water completó una renovación de la infraestructura de agua en la comunidad Old La Honda Road en Woodside que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos.  El proyecto incluyó la construcción de dos tanques de almacenamiento de agua de 64,000 galones y la instalación de dos nuevas bombas reforzadoras de 40 caballos de fuerza. La nueva…

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Cal Water completó una renovación de la infraestructura de agua en la comunidad Old La Honda Road en Woodside que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos. 

El proyecto incluyó la construcción de dos tanques de almacenamiento de agua de 64,000 galones y la instalación de dos nuevas bombas reforzadoras de 40 caballos de fuerza. The new storage tanks replaced two aging, 20,000-gallon tanks at the site. The additional storage capacity will provide first responders with access to significantly more water in the event of an emergency. Additionally, the new, high-capacity booster pumps will support the high pressure demands due to the local topography.

"We are pleased to kick off the new year with an expanded station that will enable us to continue to deliver both a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to Woodside residents and additional resources to firefighters protecting our community," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "These investments in our water system are an important part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our Woodside community, both now and for decades to come."

Crews will complete the remaining work at the site, including demolition of the old storage tanks and pavement of the driveway, in the spring, weather permitting.

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No habrá nueva ley de conservación en 2020 https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0107-no-new-law/ Martes 07 de enero de 2020, 19:47:56 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7009 Ha habido informes imprecisos sobre una nueva ley de conservación de agua que entraría en vigencia en 2020 que han estado causando confusión, por lo que queremos aclarar la situación. No existe ninguna ley que multará a las personas con $1,000, mucho menos con $10,000, por día por usar más de 55 galones...

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Ha habido informes imprecisos sobre una nueva ley de conservación de agua que entraría en vigencia en 2020 que han estado causando confusión, por lo que queremos aclarar la situación. No existe ninguna ley que multará a las personas con $1,000, mucho menos con $10,000, por día por usar más de 55 galones por día. El estado responsabilizará, eventualmente, a los proveedores de agua, no a los consumidores.

Además, los proveedores determinarán cómo sus sistemas de agua cumplirán con esas pautas, y cuando lo hagan, deberían asumir un uso interno de 55 galones por persona por día (las pautas para el uso externo todavía se están desarrollando). En una vivienda de cuatro personas, eso equivale a 6,600 galones de agua en un mes, o más que suficiene para bañarse todos los días y lavar la ropa.

Para más información sobre esta cuestión, consulte el artículo informativo de los Consejos del Agua de California.

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La renovación del tanque de almacenamiento de agua comienza en West Lincoln Avenue en Montebello https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0106-mtb-tank/ Lunes 06 de enero de 2020, 15:48:29 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6954 Cal Water inició una obra de renovación de infraestructura en Montebello que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos. Se espera que el proyecto esté terminado en ocho semanas, e incluye la mejora del techo y recubrimiento exterior en el tanque de almacenamiento de un millón de galones en Cal...

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NoticiasCal Water inició una obra de renovación de infraestructura en Montebello que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos.

The project, which is expected to be completed in eight weeks, includes a roof improvement and exterior coating on the one million-gallon water storage tank at Cal Water's station at 2630 W. Lincoln Ave.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will extend the life of the tank, enabling us to continue delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to Montebello residents, businesses, and first responders, both now and for years to come," said District Manager James Crawford. "And, by extending the life of the storage tank, we are able to keep costs lower than if we needed to construct a new tank, which furthers our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers."

Work will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize noise and any temporary inconvenience to area residents during the work. Additionally, there will be periods with no active construction occurring, such as when crews test water quality samples to ensure that the water meets all federal and state standards.

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Sociedad con Los Angeles County Fire y Visalia Fire para ahorrar agua durante el entrenamiento para salvar vidas y propiedades https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1230-pump-pods/ Lunes 30 de diciembre de 2019, 21:15:04 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6952 As part of its commitment to both supporting firefighters and conserving water, Cal Water is presenting "pump pods" to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Visalia Fire Department through its customized conservation incentive and rebate program. Formally called a Pump-Pod Direct Recirculating Apparatus Firefighting Training & Sustainability (DRAFTS) Unit, the two pump pods -…

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NoticiasAs part of its commitment to both supporting firefighters and conserving water, Cal Water is presenting "pump pods" to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Visalia Fire Department through its customized conservation incentive and rebate program. Formally called a Pump-Pod Direct Recirculating Apparatus Firefighting Training & Sustainability (DRAFTS) Unit, the two pump pods - one for each fire department - are expected to save about 8.5 million gallons of water combined per year.

The pump pods are self-contained units that recirculate water used during firefighter training and pump testing. They enable fire departments to train with full-flow water, prevent engine companies from having to call "out of service" when training, and meet National Fire Protection Association testing requirements. Each unit allows 1,850 gallons of water to be pumped continually.

"We are pleased to present these DRAFTS training units to L.A. County Fire and Visalia Fire, first responders who protect our East Los Angeles and Visalia District communities, and partner with them to save water as they work to save lives and properties," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "These important partnerships help fulfill our commitment to be a responsible environmental steward and ensure long-term water supply reliability, as we support the communities we serve."

Cal Water will host a local media event with each fire department to demonstrate the pump pod in action after the unit has been integrated into department operations.

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Dos proyectos de agua reciclada incluidos en la ley 5302 (McNerney, CA-09) https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1226-recycled-water-projects/ Jueves 26 de diciembre de 2019, 21:33:12 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6945 In a collective effort to develop sustainable sources of water supplies in California and Hawaii, California Water Service Group subsidiaries California Water Service (Cal Water) and Hawaii Water Service (Hawaii Water) have each proposed a recycled water project that is included in Rep. Jerry McNerney's (CA-09) new federal bill, the “Western Water Recycling and Drought…

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NoticiasIn a collective effort to develop sustainable sources of water supplies in California and Hawaii, California Water Service Group subsidiaries California Water Service (Cal Water) and Hawaii Water Service (Hawaii Water) have each proposed a recycled water project that is included in Rep. Jerry McNerney's (CA-09) new federal bill, the “Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act.” Bill H.R. 5302, designed to strengthen these states' water infrastructure by adding a total of almost 20,000 acre-feet of new water supplies, includes 12 projects from utilities that are part of the Western Recycled Water Coalition; if the bill is enacted, it will offset the costs for the utilities to design, plan, and construct the facilities.

Cal Water's King City District will be home to the City of King Recycled Water Project, which will provide Title 22-quality tertiary, non-potable, recycled water for agricultural and landscape irrigation, using treated wastewater from the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project, which will provide a maximum daily flow of 2.1 million gallons in the near-term phase and 3.2 million gallons per day at build-out, will include cloth disk filters, UV disinfection, storage, and distribution piping and pumping.

The Waikoloa Beach Resort Wastewater Reclamation Facility Expansion Project on Big Island will upgrade Hawaii Water's existing 1 million-gallon-per-day facility at the resort. The plant utilizes membrane bio-reactor (MBR) filtration to produce R-1 recycled water, the highest-quality reclaimed water defined by the Hawaii State Department of Health, which can be used without restriction for irrigation. The upgrade will include flow equalization, grit removal, an MBR cassette service crane, MBR aeration equipment, and building improvements to enhance system reliability.

"As a responsible steward of the environment, it is important that we create and implement long-term water supply projects to keep our water sources sustainable," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "We are pleased that Rep. McNerney has included these important projects in his bill and thankful for his leadership; that of Reps. Gabbard (HI-2), Swalwell (CA-15), and Panetta (CA-20), cosponsors of the bill; and the cooperative work of this coalition, as these projects will truly enable us to fulfill our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities for generations to come."

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Comienza un nuevo proyecto de instalación de tubería principal de agua en Old La Honda Road en Woodside https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1217-bg-main/ Martes 17 de diciembre de 2019, 17:24:34 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6933 Esta semana Cal Water comenzó una renovación en la infraestructura de agua en Woodside que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos. El proyecto, que durará alrededor de seis semanas, incluye la instalación de 1,200 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua de hierro dúctil de 8 pulgadas y...

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NoticiasEsta semana Cal Water comenzó una renovación en la infraestructura de agua en Woodside que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes y las necesidades de emergencia de los bomberos.

The project, which is expected to take six weeks to complete, includes the installation of 1,200 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main and the replacement of individual service connections. Installation will take place on Old La Honda Road, from Martinez Road to approximately 572 Old La Honda Road. Crews will also install one new fire hydrant as part of the project.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers, both now and for years to come. Additionally, it will help first responders protect the community in the event of an emergency," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "Proactive upgrades such as this are an important step in our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Woodside residents and businesses."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. Water service will be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours as crews connect customers' service lines to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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Se anunciaron los destinatarios del programa inaugural de subvenciones para bomberos https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1216-firefighter-grant/ Lunes 16 de diciembre de 2019, 21:15:58 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6932 Cal Water today announced the 10 winners of its first-ever Firefighter Grant Program, created this year to support the needs of fire departments in the utility's service areas. Due to the significant interest in the program, Cal Water increased its original $60,000 in grant funds to award a total of almost $160,000 to these departments.…

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NoticiasCal Water today announced the 10 winners of its first-ever Firefighter Grant Program, created this year to support the needs of fire departments in the utility's service areas. Due to the significant interest in the program, Cal Water increased its original $60,000 in grant funds to award a total of almost $160,000 to these departments.

The 2019 grants were awarded to the following departments based on need for equipment to protect life and property of citizens or firefighters:

  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department for one mile of large-diameter fire hose
  • Marysville Fire Department for a medium- and large-diameter replacement fire hose on one fire engine
  • King City Volunteer Fire Department to replace turnouts (personal protective equipment, or PPE)
  • Montebello Fire Department for turnouts
  • Butte County Fire Department for a hydraulic emergency ram
  • Chico Fire Department for an unmanned aircraft system to assist in detections for search and rescue, and fire hot spots
  • Stockton Fire Department for particulate barrier hoods for its firefighters
  • San Mateo County Fire Department for 25 wildland rescue helmets
  • North Monterey County Fire Protection District for PPE specific to nighttime, fire, and Jaws of Life rescue operations
  • South San Francisco Fire Department for individual and shared PPE to support 12 rescue swimmers

"Part of our focus day in and day out is to ensure we have reliable water supplies for firefighters to protect our communities in an emergency, and by supporting those who risk their own lives to protect ours through this grant program, we can further live our purpose to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "I am pleased that so many fire departments in our service areas wanted to participate in our first Firefighter Grant Program, and look forward to expanding the program in the coming years."

Cal Water will host dedication ceremonies with the winning fire departments after the equipment has been purchased.

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Los apagones eléctricos por motivos de seguridad pública ayudaron a que el agua siga fluyendo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1213-psps/ Viernes 13 de diciembre de 2019, 19:33:17 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6929 Roughly 3 million people across California lost utility-provided electrical power by late October 2019 as new regulations by the California Public Utilities Commission authorized energy companies to turn off power to avoid or reduce the risk of wildfires. At one point, more than 60 of Cal Water stations were without electrical power simultaneously. Despite all…

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Power linesRoughly 3 million people across California lost utility-provided electrical power by late October 2019 as new regulations by the California Public Utilities Commission authorized energy companies to turn off power to avoid or reduce the risk of wildfires. At one point, more than 60 of Cal Water stations were without electrical power simultaneously. Despite all of these power shutoffs, Cal Water customers never lost water service.

“Cal Water worked closely with local fire agencies and energy companies to keep water flowing,” said Martin Kropelnicki, President and CEO, California Water Service Group. “Our team worked tirelessly to prepare for and respond to these shutoffs.”

Leading up to the power shutoffs, Cal Water purchased and staged equipment, developed operational procedures, and conducted extensive training. When the shutoffs were announced, the utility activated Emergency Response Centers and deployed operational, engineering, water quality, and other experts and resources statewide, including portable generators, booster pumps, and emergency trailers.

Cal Water also provided its customers with important updates about the water system and their water service through calls, texts, and emails, using customer contact information on file. This web site as well as social media channels (@CalWater) kept the community and local news media informed of any important updates.

“These shutoffs will continue to challenge all water utilities, and we are committed to doing everything we can to provide our customers with reliable water service for every day and emergency needs,” said Kropelnicki.

For more information on the additional steps Cal Water has taken to ensure regular, reliable water service, or to find out how you can best prepare in the event of a power shutoff, please visit the PSPS FAQ.

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