Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Vie. 25 de mayo de 2018, 17:19:31 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 California Water Service Brings Families Together to Learn About the Local Water System https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0525_families_together/ Jue., 24 de mayo de 2018, 22:17:32 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5899 Cal Water's Selma District held a Water Awareness Festival at Lincoln Park Plaza on Wednesday, where more than 300 residents came to learn about their water system and enjoy time with their fellow community members. At the festival, attendees interacted with representatives from the utility's engineering, water quality, customer service, operations, and conservation departments. They…

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Bringing families together to learn about the local water systemCal Water's Selma District held a Water Awareness Festival at Lincoln Park Plaza on Wednesday, where more than 300 residents came to learn about their water system and enjoy time with their fellow community members.

At the festival, attendees interacted with representatives from the utility's engineering, water quality, customer service, operations, and conservation departments. They also enjoyed watching performances by the Selma High School Folklorico Dancers, eating tacos from Lola's Tacos, cooling off with shave ice from Kona Ice, getting their faces painted, and interacting with the Selma Fire and Police Departments.

"May is Water Awareness Month, so every year at this time, we host the festival to get to know our customers better and answer any questions they may have about the local water system in a family-friendly atmosphere," said Local Manager Steve Johnson. "It is a great opportunity to showcase how our experts never stop working to ensure that the water we provide to our customers is reliable and high-quality, and that we are here to improve the quality of life in the community we serve."

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Empleado de Cal Water fue nombrado como Empleado de seguridad del año por el Consejo de Seguridad de California Central https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0524_safety_employee/ Jue., 24 de mayo de 2018, 19:23:10 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5896 Cal Water employee Curtis Reynolds was named the Safety Employee of the Year yesterday by the Central California Safety Council. Reynolds, who has been with Cal Water for 34 years, currently serves as Foreman for Flushing and Valve Maintenance in the utility's Stockton District. The Central California Safety Council selected Reynolds for the award for…

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Empleado de Cal Water fue nombrado como Empleado de seguridad del año por el Consejo de Seguridad de California CentralCal Water employee Curtis Reynolds was named the Safety Employee of the Year yesterday by the Central California Safety Council. Reynolds, who has been with Cal Water for 34 years, currently serves as Foreman for Flushing and Valve Maintenance in the utility's Stockton District.

The Central California Safety Council selected Reynolds for the award for demonstrating a sustained, outstanding occupational safety record and being a positive influence and role model, promoting healthy and safe practices in his leadership role as a foreman. According to Cal Water District Manager John Freeman, Reynolds has not had a single lost-time incident in his career with the company.

"I am extremely proud of Curtis and his commitment to safety," Freeman said. "We are committed to ensuring our employees can work safely while providing safe, high-quality, reliable water service to our customers. Employees like him set an exceptional example for others to follow, and enable us to consistently deliver the quality, service, and value to our community that we promise."

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Se completaron mejoras en el sistema de agua y la seguridad contra incendios en la región este de Los Altos https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0515_las_improvements/ Mar., 15 de mayo de 2018, 19:43:53 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5886 Cal Water ha completado el reemplazo de más de 6,500 pies de tuberías principales de agua envejecidas en Arboleda Drive, entre Springer Road y Campbell Avenue, en Los Altos, Calif., para mejorar la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la protección contra incendios para la comunidad local. La tubería principal original de acero de cuatro pulgadas que tenía más 60 años, fue reemplazada por...

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NoticiasCal Water ha completado el reemplazo de más de 6,500 pies de tuberías principales de agua envejecidas en Arboleda Drive, entre Springer Road y Campbell Avenue, en Los Altos, Calif., para mejorar la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la protección contra incendios para la comunidad local.

The original four-inch steel main, which was more than 60 years old, was replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow. PVC does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other piping materials.

"At Cal Water, we strive to get the most life out of our infrastructure but also make improvements before problems arise to use our ratepayers' funds most cost-effectively," said Cal Water District Manager Ron Richardson. "Replacing the aging main now is a wise investment, as it will help us continue to deliver a reliable and high-quality water supply to our local customers and provide sufficient supplies for firefighters to protect our community in emergencies."

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El distrito de Visalia celebra la finalización de la planta de tratamiento de TCP durante el mes de concientización sobre el agua https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0514-vis-ribbon-cutting/ Jue., 10 de mayo de 2018, 22:16:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5885 En honor al mes de concientización sobre el agua, Cal Water llevó a cabo una ceremonia inaugural para celebrar la finalización de las plantas de tratamiento que eliminan el TCP en el agua potable entregada a sus clientes del distrito de Visalia. El alcalde de Visalia Warren Gubler, los miembros del Consejo Phil Cox y Bob Link, Presidente de la Comisión de Planificación Brett Taylor y gestor municipal asistente Leslie Caviglia se encontraban entre...

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En honor al mes de concientización sobre el agua, Cal Water llevó a cabo una ceremonia inaugural para celebrar la finalización de las plantas de tratamiento que eliminan el TCP en el agua potable entregada a sus clientes del distrito de Visalia. Visalia Mayor Warren Gubler, Councilmembers Phil Cox and Bob Link, Planning Commission Chairperson Brett Taylor, and Assistant City Manager Leslie Caviglia were among those in attendance at the event, held at one of the treatment plant sites.

The treatment plants were constructed after the State Water Resources Control Board established a new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TCP of 5 parts per trillion (ppt) last year. According to District Manager Tammy Kelly, all water served to customers in the Visalia District was in compliance with the MCL before the January 2018 deadline. Treatment is being installed at additional sites this year to enable the utility to bring more water sources online as demand increases.

TCP, a manmade organic chemical used mostly as a soil fumigant until the 1980s, seeped into some groundwater supplies, including those in Cal Water's Visalia service area. It is no longer used in soil fumigants today.

"We have never had a Safe Drinking Water Act violation, and we weren't about to start," said Kelly. "We have no higher duty than maintaining our water's quality and safety, and we are 100-percent committed to doing our part to ensure the health and wellness of our community. It's part of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers."

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California Water Service Group abre el programa de becas universitarias 2018 en California, Hawaii y Washington https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0509-scholarship/ Mié., 09 de mayo de 2018, 23:04:04 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5878 Students pursuing higher education and residing in areas served by California Water Service Group (Group) subsidiaries may now apply for scholarships through the company's annual College Scholarship Program. Group will award $60,000 in college scholarships this summer to eligible students; two grand-prize winners in the 2018-2019 cycle will receive $10,000 each, with additional recipients receiving…

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BecaStudents pursuing higher education and residing in areas served by California Water Service Group (Group) subsidiaries may now apply for scholarships through the company's annual College Scholarship Program. Group will award $60,000 in college scholarships this summer to eligible students; two grand-prize winners in the 2018-2019 cycle will receive $10,000 each, with additional recipients receiving smaller awards for study in the next academic year.

Los beneficiarios de las becas se determinarán según el logro académico, el servicio comunitario y la necesidad financiera. To be eligible, students or their parents must live in a California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, or Washington Water Service area; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school; and not already possess a degree or diploma from an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school.

The scholarships are part of the company's stockholder-funded philanthropic giving program and are not paid for by customers' rates. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

"California Water Service Group is more than a water utility; we are here to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "One way we can achieve that is by supporting young men and women who are working hard to pursue higher education and make a difference in their communities. We are fortunate to have so many of these bright, ambitious, and impactful students right here in our service areas."

To learn more about the scholarship program or to apply, visit the Scholarship page. The application period for the Group's fifth annual scholarship will close on July 1, 2018.

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Cal Water y la ciudad de Salinas alienta a los residentes y negocios a continuar usando el agua con prudencia ahora que comienza el mes de concientización sobre el agua https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0501-sln-conservation/ Jue., 03 de mayo de 2018, 04:14:23 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5874 As Californians begin to observe Water Awareness Month, Cal Water and the City of Salinas are encouraging residents and businesses to keep up the excellent conservation habits they practiced during and since the recent historic drought. Although mandatory water-use reduction requirements were lifted in 2016, customers served by Cal Water's Salinas District still achieved a…

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NoticiasAs Californians begin to observe Water Awareness Month, Cal Water and the City of Salinas are encouraging residents and businesses to keep up the excellent conservation habits they practiced during and since the recent historic drought.

Although mandatory water-use reduction requirements were lifted in 2016, customers served by Cal Water's Salinas District still achieved a 18-percent reduction in water use in 2017 over the 2013 baseline. Additionally, prohibited uses of water, or water waste violations, remain in effect for Cal Water customers as the State of California works to establish permanent prohibited water uses.

Cal Water offers rebates and other programs to help its customers further reduce water use. In fact, conservation programs utilized by Salinas District customers in 2017 alone saved 1.4 million gallons of water last year, and will save 14.2 million gallons over their lifetime, according to District Manager Brenda Granillo. To learn more about conservation programs available to residential and commercial Cal Water customers in the Salinas District, customers can visit www.calwater.com/conservation.

"Even though we're not currently in a drought, we live in a traditionally drier climate, so it's important that we make conservation a way of life. When we use less water, we help ensure that there is enough supply for the future and firefighters have the resources they need to protect our community," Granillo said. "As the State continues to develop long-term water-use efficiency requirements and permanent prohibited uses of water, we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their efforts, remind them that we have tools to help, and encourage them to keep up the great work."

"I commend Salinas water users for their wonderful conservation habits and urge all of us to maintain this necessary path. Water is our most precious resource, and we all need to remember this and live our lives with this in mind," said Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter.

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CCal Water reafirma el apoyo a los negocios de veteranos discapacitados tras el comienzo del Mes de Agradecimiento al Ejército Nacional https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0501_suppliers/ Mar., 01 de mayo de 2018, 23:49:18 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5872 Cal Water marked National Military Appreciation Month by reaffirming its commitment to doing business with disabled veterans through its supplier diversity program. Cal Water procured $6.6 million in goods and services from disabled veteran-owned enterprises in 2017, tripling its spending compared to 2016. The results were reported in the utility's 2017 Supplier Diversity Report to…

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NoticiasCal Water marked National Military Appreciation Month by reaffirming its commitment to doing business with disabled veterans through its supplier diversity program. Cal Water procured $6.6 million in goods and services from disabled veteran-owned enterprises in 2017, tripling its spending compared to 2016.

The results were reported in the utility's 2017 Supplier Diversity Report to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in accordance with the CPUC's General Order 156. These purchases represented 2.75% of all discretionary spending, surpassing the CPUC's goal of 1.5%, according to Cal Water President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki.

"Disabled veteran-owned businesses have been a reliable and valuable partner for us, as they have brought values such as leadership, self-direction, motivation, and a strong work ethic to the table with their operations," Kropelnicki said. "This enables us to operate more efficiently, which in turn benefits our customers and communities and helps us continue fulfilling our commitment to provide quality, service, and value."

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Bakersfield agrega dos pozos para aumentar la confianza de los clientes en el suministro de agua https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0427_bk_treatment/ Viernes 27 de abril de 2018, 18:41:57 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5871 Cal Water finalizó dos importantes proyectos de infraestructura de agua en Bakersfield esta primavera que mejoran la confiabilidad en el suministro de agua para clientes actuales y futuros, además de la protección contra incendios para los servicios de emergencia. La primera renovación incluyó rehabilitar y volver a poner en funcionamiento un pozo existente mientras que las cuadrillas también instalaron un pozo nuevo para ayudar a satisfacer las crecientes necesidades de...

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NoticiasCal Water finalizó dos importantes proyectos de infraestructura de agua en Bakersfield esta primavera que mejoran la confiabilidad en el suministro de agua para clientes actuales y futuros, además de la protección contra incendios para los servicios de emergencia. The first upgrade included rehabilitating and bringing an existing well back into service, while crews also installed a new well to help meet the growing needs of the community.

The existing well, located on Brisbane Avenue, was initially constructed in 1992 but was taken offline in 2006 due to increasingly stringent water quality regulations. With the installation of new treatment equipment, Cal Water can provide up to 1.6 million gallons of clean, safe water to customers each day.

The new well, housed at 3401 Hughes Lane, is the first one constructed in the district in 10 years. Located about 1,000 feet underground, the well can produce up to 1,500 gallons of water per minute.

"Both of these wells will serve the Bakersfield area for decades to come and are an important part of our long-term plan to ensure that our customers have a reliable supply of high-quality water and firefighters have the water they need to protect our community," Cal Water District Manager Mike Mares said. "We were especially pleased to be able to bring the older well back into service, as utilizing existing water infrastructure reduces both costs and temporary inconveniences that customers may experience with construction. These are just part of our commitment since we started in 1926 to provide quality, service, and value to the community."

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Comienza un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en Marysville https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0425-mrl-main/ Miércoles 25 de abril de 2018, 17:53:46 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5869 Cal Water comenzará un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal este mes en coordinación con la ciudad de Marysville como parte de una renovación extensa del sistema de agua que mejorará su confiabilidad y la resistencia de la infraestructura. Para reducir el impacto financiero de este proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura, Cal Water ha regulado la construcción para que coincida con el trabajo de la ciudad...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzará un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal este mes en coordinación con la ciudad de Marysville como parte de una renovación extensa del sistema de agua que mejorará su confiabilidad y la resistencia de la infraestructura.

To reduce the financial impact of this infrastructure improvement project, Cal Water has timed construction to coincide with the City's work to rebuild the storm drainage system and widen the street. This eliminates the need for Cal Water to pave the road, as street paving will be part of the construction project managed by the city.

Cal Water will install about 1,000 feet of new water main along 12th Street, from J to H Streets. Additionally, all homes and businesses along the construction route will have their existing water service lines upgraded with new pipes. Construction is expected to take four to five weeks, weather permitting. At the conclusion of the project, crews will restore landscaped areas.

"We're pleased to work alongside the City of Marysville on this project to more efficiently and cost-effectively upgrade critical water infrastructure in this area," said Local Manager Robert Thompson. "And, by ensuring that our customers have safe, reliable water service anytime they need it and our firefighters have the water supplies they need to protect our community, we can continue to deliver on our promise to provide quality, service, and value in Marysville."

Cal Water's contractor, West Valley Construction, will be working Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Portions of the work will involve trenching in the streets; trenches will be filled at the end of each day and covered with temporary paving, until permanent paving is applied at the completion of the project.

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Renovación de la infraestructura de agua por comenzar en Redondo Beach https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0417-inglewood-mainline/ Lunes 16 de abril de 2018, 17:36:38 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5890 Cal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua este mes en Redondo Beach, parte del distrito de Rancho Dominguez del servicio público, que mejorará la confiabilidad en el suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en el área. A partir de abril de 23, las cuadrillas instalarán unos 3,240 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua de 6 pulgadas a o largo de Fisk Lane, Alvord Lane y Amour Lane,...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua este mes en Redondo Beach, parte del distrito de Rancho Dominguez del servicio público, que mejorará la confiabilidad en el suministro de agua y la protección contra incendios en el área.

Beginning April 23, crews will install about 3,240 feet of new 6-inch water main along Fisk Lane, Alvord Lane, and Amour Lane, from Inglewood Avenue to North Pruitt Drive. Construction will take place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and last approximately 4 weeks.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will provide a stronger water system for our Inglewood community," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "It is part of our commitment to providing our customers and firefighters safe and reliable water service for both everyday and emergency needs."

At the conclusion of the project, the water system will be flushed and water quality samples taken before the water main is put into service. Additionally, all impacted streets, sod, and landscaping will be returned to as close to pre-construction condition as possible.

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