Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Viernes 18 de octubre de 2019, 14:50:26 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Water Infrastructure Improvement Project Underway in Boronda https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1017-sln-main/ Jueves 17 de octubre de 2019, 23:40:37 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6845 Cal Water has begun a water infrastructure upgrade in Boronda, Calif., that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs. Additionally, the upgrade will provide enhanced fire protection to ensure firefighters have access to the water supply they need during an emergency. The project, which is expected to be completed at…

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NoticiasCal Water has begun a water infrastructure upgrade in Boronda, Calif., that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs. Additionally, the upgrade will provide enhanced fire protection to ensure firefighters have access to the water supply they need during an emergency.

The project, which is expected to be completed at the end of October, includes the installation of 1,960 feet of new 8-inch and 6-inch PVC water main. Crews will also replace two fire hydrants and 37 new 1-inch, individual customer service connections. Installation is taking place on El Rancho Way, between Boronda Road and El Rancho Court, and on Fontes Lane, between Apostolic Lane and Randall Road.

"These improvements will help protect against leaks and ensure safe and reliable water service for Boronda residents and businesses, both now and for many years to come. First responders will also benefit from improved water system reliability, which will enhance their ability to protect the community if faced with a fire," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "This proactive, strategic investment in our infrastructure helps support our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers."

Crews are making every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which is scheduled for Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. After construction is completed, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

When water service must be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours as individual services are connected to the new water main, residents will be notified in advance.

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George Barber, de Cal Water, honrado con el premio Living Water de NAWC https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1016-barber-nawc/ Miércoles 16 de octubre de 2019, 20:30:44 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6840 National Award Presented to Barber for Leadership During Camp Fire in November 2018 George Barber, District Manager of Cal Water's Chico and Oroville districts, was given the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Living Water Award at its annual Water Summit yesterday, for his involvement leading Cal Water's response to the devastating Camp Fire that…

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National Award Presented to Barber for Leadership During Camp Fire in November 2018

George Barber, District Manager of Cal Water's Chico and Oroville DistrictsGeorge Barber, District Manager of Cal Water's Chico and Oroville districts, was given the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Living Water Award at its annual Water Summit yesterday, for his involvement leading Cal Water's response to the devastating Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, Calif., in late 2018. Cal Water is the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group and serves the neighboring city of Chico.

While the Camp Fire - which burned more than 150,000 acres and 18,804 structures and is one of the worst wildfires in California's history - stopped at the eastern-most edge of Cal Water's Chico service area, it destroyed 13 Cal Water employees' homes in Paradise, almost one-third of the local employee base. Barber co-led Cal Water's Emergency Operations Center to make preparations to the water system, so it would continue to operate properly for firefighters if the fire entered Chico, and simultaneously worked to make sure his employees and their families had the support and resources they needed. At the same time, Barber was not immune to the fire's destruction; the Camp Fire destroyed his home, his daughter's home, and his parents' home. Barber worked tirelessly to both prepare the water system and keep morale high, according to Group President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki, during one of the hardest moments of Barber's own life.

"While George's own life was flipped upside down, he felt a calling to be there for his team, customers, and displaced members of his community, and take care of those around him who just needed a hand," Kropelnicki said. "From opening up the Customer Center so displaced employees' families could have a central gathering point to making changes operationally so that other employees limited their time working outdoors in the smoky air, to taking time to talk openly and honestly about the events that struck the community, to giving employees the time they needed to start the difficult task of putting their lives back together, George's employees are now closer than ever - and that's due to his leadership and compassion."

“George is the epitome of leading by example, and he embodies the spirit of the Living Water Award. I am proud to have him on the Cal Water team and pleased that he has been nationally recognized by NAWC for truly making a difference during a major crisis,” Kropelnicki added.

The NAWC Living Water Award is presented annually to one regulated water industry professional nationwide who goes above and beyond to provide excellent service to customers or the community, to change how water utilities manage their resources sustainably, or otherwise “move water forward.”

George Barber receives NAWC Living Water Award

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Comenzará proyecto de mejora de infraestructura de agua en North Redondo Beach https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1011-rd-infrastructure/ Viernes 11 de octubre de 2019, 17:05:56 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6829 Cal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en el norte de Redondo Beach que reforzará la confiabilidad del sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes. Esta renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios en la zona, para que los bomberos puedan proteger a la comunidad durante una emergencia. El proyecto comenzará el 14 de octubre y se cree que...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en el norte de Redondo Beach que reforzará la confiabilidad del sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades diarias de los clientes. Esta renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios en la zona, para que los bomberos puedan proteger a la comunidad durante una emergencia.

The project, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 14 and expected to take approximately four weeks, will include the installation of 3,757 feet of new 6-inch PVC water main, as well as the replacement of two existing fire hydrants and individual service connections. Installation will take place on 182nd Place, from Felton Lane to Firmona Avenue; 183rd Street, from Inglewood Avenue to Felton Lane; 184th Street, from Felton Lane to Firmona Avenue; and 185th Street, from Inglewood Avenue to Felton Lane. No Cal Water work will be done on Inglewood Avenue itself.

"These investments in our water system will help protect against leaks and ensure we can continue to deliver safe, high-quality drinking water to our northern Redondo Beach customers for years to come. Additionally, the upgrade will ensure our firefighters have the water they need during emergencies," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "Proactive upgrades such as this are an example of our commitment to deliver quality, service, and value to North Redondo residents and businesses."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. After construction is completed, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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California Water Service Group acepta la propuesta de 2018 para invertir en los sistemas de agua de California hasta 2021 https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1009-settlement/ Miércoles 09 de octubre de 2019, 14:20:43 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6822 Yesterday, California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, jointly filed a formal settlement agreement in its 2018 General Rate Case (GRC) with the Public Advocates Office of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) covering the majority of open matters in the case. The largest component of the GRC is…

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Yesterday, California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, jointly filed a formal settlement agreement in its 2018 General Rate Case (GRC) with the Public Advocates Office of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) covering the majority of open matters in the case. The largest component of the GRC is Cal Water's Infrastructure Improvement Plan for 2019-2021. The settlement details investment plans that the utility and the Public Advocates Office agree should be made to the company's water infrastructure to continue providing safe, reliable water service to Cal Water customers and communities. The CPUC will consider, but is not required to adopt, the settlement agreement.

If the CPUC approves the settlement agreement, Cal Water would be authorized to include in rates $609 million to $628 million of new projects throughout the state in 2019 to 2021, along with approximately $200 million for completion of additional projects begun in 2018 and prior periods. Included in these figures are $148 million of advice letter authorizations, which would not be included in rates until related projects are completed. Cal Water anticipates that if the settlement were adopted, it would plan to make capital investments of approximately $809 to $828 million in the 2019-2021 period. The settlement proposes, in part, an average water main replacement rate of 0.76% annually company-wide by 2021, with higher replacement rates in some areas.

"I am pleased that, after a diligent review process, we have reached agreement with the Public Advocates Office regarding most of our Infrastructure Improvement Plan and proposed budget," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our highest priority is always to ensure our customers have a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water, and we are confident that these capital investments will enable us to do so. At the same time, we are committed to operating efficiently and responsibly, while enhancing affordability in higher-cost and low-income communities, to improve the quality of life for those we serve."

A final decision on the case is expected in late 2019, with new rates going into effect in January 2020. Cal Water previously filed a request for interim rates beginning January 1, 2020 in the event a final decision is unexpectedly delayed. Additional information can be found online at cpuc.ca.gov.

About California Water Service Group

California Water Service Group es la empresa matriz de California Water Service, Washington Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, CWS Utility Services y HWS Utility Services. Together, these companies provide regulated and non-regulated water service to nearly 2 million people in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. California Water Service Group's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." Puede obtener información adicional en línea en www.calwatergroup.com.

Este comunicado de prensa incluye declaraciones prospectivas en concordancia con lo establecido por la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de 1995 ("La Ley"). Tales declaraciones intentan tener la protección de lo dispuesto por las leyes de valores federales para los principios de "puerto seguro" establecidos por esta Ley. Dichas declaraciones se basan en información actualmente disponible, expectativas, estimaciones, presunciones y proyecciones y criterios de manejo sobre la Compañía, la industria de servicios públicos del agua y las condiciones económicas generales. Tales palabras como podría, espera, pretende, planea, cree, estima, asume, anticipa, proyecta, predice, pronostica o variaciones de dichas palabras o expresiones similares tienen la intención de identificar a las declaraciones prospectivas. 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: whether the CPUC will approve the settlement agreement; whether the projects will be completed within the timeframes the Company is projecting; success by non-settling parties in opposing the settlement; governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions; 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; inability to renew leases to operate city water systems on beneficial terms; changes in California State Water Resources Control Board water quality requirements; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; electric power interruptions; housing and customer growth index; 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, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; the adequacy of our efforts to mitigate physical and cyber security risks and threats; the ability of our enterprise risk management framework to identify or address risks adequately; labor relations matters as we negotiate with the unions; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit ratings on current or future debt that could increase financing costs or affect the ability to borrow, make payments on debt, or pay dividends; 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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Cal Water lanza y expande la competencia por la conservación del agua por sexto año https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1007-conservation-competition/ Lunes 07 de octubre de 2019, 20:47:03 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6814 Cal Water, in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and DoGoodery, today announced the launch and expansion of the sixth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge. The free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions for water issues. To date, more…

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Cal Water, in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and DoGoodery, today announced the launch and expansion of the sixth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge. The free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions for water issues. To date, more than 250 classrooms have participated in the program. This year, DoGoodery will work alongside Cal Water to expand the elementary student competition to an umbrella program covering multiple tiers for K-12 student and teacher participation.

The revamped and expanded Cal Water H2O Challenge will build on best practices gleaned from five successful years of the classroom-based competition to engage more people in caring for water at a range of levels. In addition to the continuation and expansion of the project-based challenge for grades 4-6 classrooms, the sixth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge will include a K-12 student media competition focused on caring for water, a grants program for teacher-led water projects, new outreach options for teachers interested in water conservation, a water conservation pledge to reach individuals and families, and a new H2O Challenge web series.

The classroom challenge will continue to ask students in grades 4-6 to identify a local or global water issue and work together to address their chosen issue through research and experiments over four to eight weeks. New opportunities from the program expansion will promote awareness of water issues and encourage civic engagement through the K-12 student media competition, provide additional funds and resources for teachers, and expand the reach and impact beyond classrooms to engage individuals, families, businesses, and others through the water pledge and web series.

"The Cal Water H2O Challenge is an immersive experience for everyone involved; it gives students and educators the chance to view water conservation through a unique lens," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "We're pleased that, through this partnership with NAAEE and DoGoodery, we can continue to provide quality, service, and value to the communities we serve by engaging our future leaders-and often our best ambassadors-in the importance of water-use efficiency and other water supply issues."

Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director, adds that the project incorporates Common Core State Standards for English, Language Arts, and Math while complementing Next Generation Science Standards. "Participating educators and students are offered an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing students' understanding of water-based science concepts in their community and the world," Braus said. "Research has demonstrated that this sort of real-world, problem-solving approach is the most effective way we can reach students and develop the understanding and skills needed to address our most pressing issues."

The winning classroom will receive $3,500 and an all-expenses-paid camping trip to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with NatureBridge. Runners-up receive grants and additional prizes for students and teachers. In October 2019, teachers of prize-winning classes from Years 1-5 of the Challenge will attend the NAAEE's 48th Annual Conference in Lexington, Ky., for a winners' summit and celebration.

Ms. Emily Akimoto and her fourth-grade students from Sierra View Elementary (Chico, Calif.) won the 2019 grand prize. In the wake of California's most destructive fire in recorded history, Akimoto's students felt a call-to-action to help devastated parts of their community and neighboring towns. "We realized this was our way to help. It was empowering for students, and also an outlet for healing," Akimoto said. "This project has lasting implications. We stabilized a hillside that ran into a small tributary of Butte Creek. We made pamphlets to help those rebuilding think forward in their landscaping choices. While our target was to help the environment and the community, for me, the real target audience was my students. We learned to problem solve. We learned to work together. We learned how to be resilient. We set out to do something to help, and we feel like we did."

In late 2019, Cal Water will also launch a teacher grant program, water pledge, and free individual challenge aimed at K-12 students living in a Cal Water service area. In the individual challenge, students can create and submit original art (along with a short statement) about caring for water, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Winners and pledge participants will be highlighted on the Cal Water H2O Challenge site.

For more information about the programs and eligibility requirements, visit challenge.calwater.com.

Sobre NAAEE
For almost five decades, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has been dedicated to accelerating environmental literacy and civic engagement using the power of education. NAAEE supports a network of more than 20,000 educators and 56 regional affiliate organizations in North America, as well as partners in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.naaee.org.

About DoGoodery
DoGoodery is a social impact agency with storytelling at the heart of its mission. DoGoodery collaborates with partners through all phases of social impact strategy building and storytelling, delivering goodness to audiences and clients alike and amplifying stories of change that empower, elevate, and excite. For more information visit www.dothegoodery.com.

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California Water Service Group nombrada Great Place To Work® por cuarto año consecutivo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-0923-gptw/ Lunes 23 de septiembre de 2019, 20:59:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6789 The Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. This distinction was given to Group for its commitment to employees throughout its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The Great Place to Work® certification includes two components:…

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The Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. This distinction was given to Group for its commitment to employees throughout its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries.

The Great Place to Work® certification includes two components: first, a Culture Audit© about the company's programs and practices on hiring, internal communication, developmental opportunities, training, recognition, and diversity; and second, a Trust Index© based on survey feedback from employees about the company. All full-time California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, and Washington Water Service employees were asked about their experiences regarding leadership, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie, and other important traits of the workplace. Scores were then benchmarked against top U.S. workplaces to determine the company's results.

"We firmly believe that when a company takes care of its employees, its employees will be its best ambassadors and take care of the company's customers," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "I appreciate the Great Place to Work® Institute for recognizing our commitment to our employees, and thank our employees for their commitment to delivering quality, service, and value to our customers, communities, and stockholders every day."

La designación 2019 certifica que California Water Service Group y sus subsidiarias mantienen el título Great Place to Work® por un año. El premio anual de la revista Fortune, Best 100 Companies to Work For®, está compuesto por las compañías certificadas como Great Place to Work®.

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Cal Water​​​​​​​ responde al estudio de Environmental Working Group https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-0919-cws-ewg-study/ Jueves 19 de septiembre de 2019, 20:46:59 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6783 Proteger la salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes es nuestra principal prioridad, y trabajamos para garantizar que nuestra agua cumpla con todos los estándares de calidad del agua, o niveles máximos de contaminantes, establecidos por los expertos en salud pública federales y estatales para proteger la salud y seguridad de los clientes. Este grupo de expertos en salud pública incluye toxicólogos, epidemiólogos, médicos, bioestadísticos y científicos de investigación...

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Proteger la salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes es nuestra principal prioridad, y trabajamos para garantizar que nuestra agua cumpla con todos los estándares de calidad del agua, o niveles máximos de contaminantes, establecidos por los expertos en salud pública federales y estatales para proteger la salud y seguridad de los clientes. Este grupo de expertos en salud pública incluye toxicólogos, epidemiólogos, médicos, bioestadísticos y científicos de investigación de la Oficina de Evaluación de Riesgos Ambientales para la Salud, de la División de Agua Potable de la Junta Estatal de Control de los Recursos Hídricos, y de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental.

El Environmental Working Group publicó hoy un nuevo estudio en Heliyon en el que manifiesta que los carcinógenos encontrados en el agua de grifo de manera acumulativa (como arsénico, subproductos de desinfección, uranio, radio) podrían causar cáncer a lo largo de la vida de una persona, incluso cuando los componentes, de manera individual, cumplen con los estándares de calidad del agua.

Al establecer los niveles máximos de contaminantes (MCL), los expertos en salud pública no solo tienen en cuenta la viabilidad económica, sino también la tecnológica para tratar y detectar los componentes que pueden poner en riesgo la salud de las personas al tomar el agua. Si bien los niveles de los componentes no están en cero (o no detectables), estos expertos confirmaron que, si están por debajo de los MCL, los consumidores pueden usar y beber el agua con confianza.

Queremos que nuestros clientes sepan lo más posible acerca de la calidad de su agua. Es por eso que alentamos a nuestros clientes a que consulten el informe anual de su sistema de agua. Nuestro informe anual de confianza del consumidor incluye los datos de cada componente detectado en el suministro de agua local. Se puede acceder a estos informes en nuestro sitio web o llamando al Centro de atención al cliente.

Esta edición clarifica la importancia de proteger nuestros recursos hídricos. Estamos haciendo nuestra parte para tratar el agua y cumplir con los estándares establecidos por los expertos en salud pública, pero también es importante que nuestra población cuide el medio ambiente y tome los pasos necesarios para evitar el impacto en el suministro de agua.

Se puede encontrar información adicional en la Oficina de Evaluación de Riesgos Ambientales para la Salud, la División de Agua Potable de la Junta Estatal de Control de los Recursos Hídricos y la Agencia de Protección Ambiental.

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Comienza el proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Kern River Valley https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-0919-krv-infrastructure/ Jueves 19 de septiembre de 2019, 20:24:32 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6782 Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación en la infraestructura del agua en el sistema de Kernville para mejorar la calidad del agua de los clientes en el área. Las cuadrillas están instalando unidades de tratamiento con carbón activado granular (GAC) en la estación de servicios de Sirretta Street para tratar los componentes adicionales en el suministro de agua. El proyecto comenzó este mes después de un proyecto piloto de tratamiento...

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Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación en la infraestructura del agua en el sistema de Kernville para mejorar la calidad del agua de los clientes en el área. Las cuadrillas están instalando unidades de tratamiento con carbón activado granular (GAC) en la estación de servicios de Sirretta Street para tratar los componentes adicionales en el suministro de agua.

The project began this month after a pilot treatment project reduced the potential for disinfection byproducts to form. Levels of disinfection byproducts had risen in a small area of Kernville due to higher levels of naturally occurring total organic carbon (TOC) in the Kern River, Cal Water's local water source, combining with the disinfection needed to make the water safe to use and drink. Cal Water expects to complete the permanent treatment facility in December.

“This water infrastructure upgrade is an important step to ensure we can deliver safe and reliable water service to local residents and businesses,” said Local Manager Jon Yasin. “Investments in our infrastructure such as this are the cornerstone of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers, and we look forward to continuing to provide the reliable, high-quality water service that our customers expect and deserve.”

The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize any impact to the community during construction, and traffic control will be implemented as needed to help residents and crews travel safely through the area. Crews will also work with residents in the immediate construction area to ensure they have access to their driveways.

Water service is not expected to be interrupted during the project; however, if it becomes necessary to do so temporarily, crews will make every effort to notify residents beforehand.

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Water Quality Laboratory Reaccredited by State Water Resources Control Board https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-0918-lab-reaccredited/ Miércoles 18 de septiembre de 2019, 08:32:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6779 The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) has renewed its certification of Cal Water's Water Quality Laboratory, enabling the utility to continue conducting in-house testing of water quality samples collected throughout its service areas statewide. The stringent ELAP accreditation, which the utility has held since 1999, is administered by the State Water Resources Control Board. To…

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The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) has renewed its certification of Cal Water's Water Quality Laboratory, enabling the utility to continue conducting in-house testing of water quality samples collected throughout its service areas statewide. The stringent ELAP accreditation, which the utility has held since 1999, is administered by the State Water Resources Control Board.

To maintain the certification, the lab must perform a blind study, or Performance Test, (PT) for every constituent the lab is accredited to test for. The PT sample is a blind sample where both the contaminant and concentration must be identified and reported within established limits to a state-certified, independent testing agency.

Additionally, Cal Water undergoes an onsite audit about every two years to ensure that its practices remain ethical and in accordance with the ELAP Standards. If the lab were to fail the certification or the audit, the laboratory would no longer be permitted to conduct testing for the particular field of testing.

"As part of our commitment to providing our customers with quality, service, and value, we go to great lengths to ensure our water quality experts and equipment are among the best in the industry," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "Additionally, by being certified to perform water quality tests in house at our state-of-the-art lab, we are able to keep costs lower for customers, receive test results faster, and maintain a tightly controlled testing environment."

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Cal Water fue nombrado Socio Corporativo del año por la California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-chcc-cws/ Miércoles 18 de septiembre de 2019, 02:26:21 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6773 Citing the utility's exemplary leadership and dedication to diversity, along with its commitment to providing quality, service, and value to its customers and communities, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) honored Cal Water as its Corporate Partner of the Year during the association's 40th annual statewide convention in Stockton, Calif. Cal Water, which provides…

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Cal Water President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki accepts the award on behalf of the utility at the CHCC Gala Awards Dinner

Citing the utility's exemplary leadership and dedication to diversity, along with its commitment to providing quality, service, and value to its customers and communities, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) honored Cal Water as its Corporate Partner of the Year during the association's 40th annual statewide convention in Stockton, Calif.

Cal Water, which provides safe, reliable, and high-quality drinking water service to more than 100,000 people in Stockton and about 2 million people throughout its service areas statewide, has long supported the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC), the host Chamber for this year's convention. The utility has been actively involved in donating time and resources to the SJCHCC's efforts to support local businesses.

At the convention, experts from multiple Cal Water departments participated in seminars and panel discussions on procurement, emergency preparedness, leadership, and business incentives to educate and assist attendees. The utility was also a platinum sponsor of the convention.

Cal Water President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki accepted the award on behalf of the utility at the CHCC Gala Awards Dinner, and spoke about the utility's commitment to improving the quality of life for its customers and communities by valuing diversity.

"Our communities are diverse, and our employee base is diverse," Kropelnicki said. "By having a strong supplier diversity program and engaging minority-, woman-, and disabled veteran-owned businesses in our own communities to provide goods and services to our customers, we can all benefit from diversity."

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