Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Martes 03 de diciembre de 2019, 18:37:46 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Comienza la instalación de una nueva tubería principal de agua en la subdivisión Santa Rita de Salinas https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1203-sln-main/ Martes 03 de diciembre de 2019, 18:37:46 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6909 Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el vecindario Santa Rita de Salinas 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, que empezó esta semana y tendrá una duración estimada de seis semanas, incluye la instalación de 2,938 pies de nuevas...

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NoticiasCal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el vecindario Santa Rita de Salinas 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 began this week and is expected to be completed in six weeks, includes the installation of 2,938 feet of new 8-inch and 6-inch PVC water main and the replacement of 58 individual service connections. Installation will take place on Swaner Avenue, from Santa Rita Street to Van Buren Avenue, and on Swaner Circle, Jackson Circle, and Garfield Circle. Crews will also install one new fire hydrant and replace four existing fire hydrants 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 every day, both now and for years to come. Additionally, it will help first responders protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "Proactive upgrades such as this are critical to our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Salinas residents and businesses."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 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 4 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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"Cliente conectado" Se lanzó servicio para mejorar la experiencia del cliente https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1125-connected-launch/ Lun. 25 de nov. de 2019, 23:41:18 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6905 As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing customer service, Cal Water today launched its new "Connected Customer" notification service, which enables customers to receive real-time updates about their service appointments. With Connected Customer, built by KloudGin, customers who opt in to receive status updates of a service request will receive automatic email or text…

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NoticiasAs part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing customer service, Cal Water today launched its new “Connected Customer” notification service, which enables customers to receive real-time updates about their service appointments.

With Connected Customer, built by KloudGin, customers who opt in to receive status updates of a service request will receive automatic email or text notifications based on their preferred communications preferences, as a reminder prior to the appointment, when the field representative is en route, if there are any unexpected delays or changes, and when the representative has arrived at the location. Notifications will include the field representative's name as an added layer of security for customers.

"We are always seeking ways to enhance our customers' experiences with us, and I am pleased that, through Connected Customer, we are able to utilize technology to increase communication and improve customer satisfaction," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "This system also helps increase our operational efficiency, so it truly enables us to provide higher levels of quality, service, and value."

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Los distritos Salinas y King City donan $19,000 para ayudar a quienes lo necesiten durante las temporada festiva https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1119-sln-kc-gobble/ Martes 19 de noviembre de 2019, 18:50:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6898 During this season of giving, Cal Water partnered with local legislators and charitable organizations on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, to help feed and provide services to families in need. Through the utility's annual Operation Gobble program, Cal Water donated $11,000, along with an additional $8,000 in Butterball turkey gift certificates, to ensure Salinas Valley families…

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NoticiasDuring this season of giving, Cal Water partnered with local legislators and charitable organizations on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, to help feed and provide services to families in need. Through the utility's annual Operation Gobble program, Cal Water donated $11,000, along with an additional $8,000 in Butterball turkey gift certificates, to ensure Salinas Valley families could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and receive support throughout the holidays.

"Cal Water is committed to improving the lives of those in the communities we serve, and we understand the financial stress the holidays can bring for those already struggling to make ends meet," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "That is why, every year around this time, we find opportunities to alleviate that stress and make the holidays a little brighter here in the Salinas Valley."

According to Granillo, Operation Gobble donations come from the utility's philanthropic giving program, not from water rates. Donations were presented to Sun Street Center, LULAC, East Salinas Family Center, Victory Mission, First United Methodist Church, Salvation Army of Salinas, Dorothy's Place, YWCA, Partners for Peace, Harmony at Home, Hebbron Family Center, Loaves & Fishes, and the Salvation Army of Soledad. Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter and representatives from Assemblymember Robert Rivas' and State Senator Anna Caballero's offices assisted with the Butterball donations.

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Se pone en marcha el proyecto de mejora de infraestructura de agua en Visalia https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1118-vis-main/ Lun. 18 de nov. de 2019, 22:36:39 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6896 Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el sudeste de Visalia que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades cotidianas de los clientes. Además, la renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios para que los bomberos tengan el suministro de agua suficiente durante una emergencia. Se espera que el proyecto esté terminado a mediados de enero. Incluye la instalación de...

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NoticiasCal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el sudeste de Visalia que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades cotidianas de los clientes. Además, la renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios para que los bomberos tengan el suministro de agua suficiente durante una emergencia.

The project, which is expected to be completed in mid-January, includes the installation of 1,800 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron water main. Crews will also install four new fire hydrants and 16 new individual service connections. Installation is taking place on Tulare Avenue, from Bridge Street to Liberty Street, and on Santa Fe Street, from Laurel Avenue to south of Tulare Avenue. This project is being completed in conjunction with the city's intersection improvement project which is slated for completion in 2020.

"These improvements will help protect against leaks and ensure safe and reliable water service for our Visalia customers for many years to come. Firefighters will also benefit from improved water flow, which will enhance their ability to protect the community in the event of an emergency," said District Manager Tammy Kelly. "This proactive, strategic investment in our infrastructure is part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Visalia residents and businesses."

Crews are making every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which is scheduled for Monday through Friday between 7:30 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. Water service may be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours while crews connect individual services to the new water mains and put them into service. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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Comienza un nuevo proyecto de instalación de tubería principal de agua en la subdivisión Benton Park de Bakersfield https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1118-bk-main/ Lun. 18 de nov. de 2019, 22:24:22 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6895 Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el vecindario Benton Park de Bakersfield 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 a mediados de diciembre. Incluye la instalación de 1,950 pies de tubería principal de PVC de 6"...

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NoticiasCal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el vecindario Benton Park de Bakersfield 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 mid-December, includes the installation of 1,950 feet of new 6-inch PVC water main on two streets. Installation will take place on Caylor Street, from Lester Street to Belle Terrace, and on Shamrock Way, from South Oleander Avenue to South H Street. Crews will also install one new fire hydrant and replace one existing 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 Geoff Fulks. "This project is the latest example of our commitment to deliver quality, service, and value to Bakersfield residents and businesses."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. During this time, water service will be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours as crews connect customers' service lines to the main. Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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Comenzará proyecto de mejora de infraestructura de agua en Redondo Beach https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1108-redondo-main/ Viernes 08 de noviembre de 2019, 19:01:46 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6887 Cal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Redondo Beach que reforzará la confiabilidad e infraestructura del sistema de agua para las necesidades cotidianas 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, que está programado para comenzar a principios de noviembre y...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzará un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Redondo Beach que reforzará la confiabilidad e infraestructura del sistema de agua para las necesidades cotidianas 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 in early November, and is expected to take approximately eight weeks, includes the installation of 2,440 feet of new 8-inch water main. Crews will also install new, individual service connections and one new fire hydrant. Installation will take place on Pacific Coast Highway, from Diamond Street to Beryl Street, and on North Gertruda Avenue, between North Catalina Avenue and the end of the cul-de-sac at the intersection of Beryl Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

"This infrastructure upgrade will help protect against leaks and ensure we can continue to deliver safe, high-quality drinking water to Redondo Beach residents and businesses for years to come. Improved access to our water system will also help firefighters protect the community in the event of an emergency," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "Proactive, strategic investments such as this one in our water system are critical to our continued ability to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers."

Construction will be performed mostly overnight, Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., in order to alleviate traffic congestion. After construction is completed, 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 while individual services are connected to the new water mains and put into service. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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California Water Service Group and ProcureAbility Given “Innovations in Governance and Compliance” Award by SIG https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1031-cwsg-sig/ Viernes 01 de noviembre de 2019, 00:30:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6872 Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), a premier global sourcing association, presented California Water Service Group (Group) and its partner ProcureAbility with an "Innovations in Governance and Compliance" award at the organization's recently announced 2019 annual Future of Sourcing Awards. This distinction was given for Group's transformation of its contract management from localized practices into standardized processes…

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NoticiasSourcing Industry Group (SIG), a premier global sourcing association, presented California Water Service Group (Group) and its partner ProcureAbility with an "Innovations in Governance and Compliance" award at the organization's recently announced 2019 annual Future of Sourcing Awards. This distinction was given for Group's transformation of its contract management from localized practices into standardized processes supported by a suite of user-friendly mobile apps to facilitate field inspections, contract compliance, and regulatory governance.

According to SIG, its awards program recognizes individuals and companies that are transforming, innovating, and leading the sourcing, procurement, and outsourcing industry. Winners represented the best of innovation and showcased the greatest achievement in fundamentally changing the nature of their business.

Group used a focus group with cross-functional team members to develop, deploy, and utilize mobile apps designed to both increase uniformity of processes across the company's multi-state operations, and reduce third-party risks associated with significant contracted construction labor investments. Due to the continuous improvement of the apps based on employee feedback, user adoption has been high and the apps continue to be adopted for additional business functions, according to Group.

"Standardizing and improving our procurement processes through these innovative programs not only increases our efficiency, but also enhances our compliance efforts with regard to contracts and regulatory governance," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "All of these benefit our customers, communities, employees, and stockholders, and enable us to fulfill our promise to provide quality, service, and value."

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.

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Cal Water recibe el premio del presidente de la Fundación de Preservación de California https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2019-1021-tower-award/ Lunes 21 de octubre de 2019, 17:49:34 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6854 Award Given for Efforts to Preserve Water Tanks in Chico The California Preservation Foundation awarded Cal Water's Chico District a "President's Award" at its annual awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, for Cal Water's efforts to keep two longstanding elevated water tanks in the Chico community. The advocacy award, which was accepted by Cal…

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Award Given for Efforts to Preserve Water Tanks in Chico
George Barber with the California Preservation Foundation President's Award

George Barber with the California Preservation Foundation President's Award

The California Preservation Foundation awarded Cal Water's Chico District a "President's Award" at its annual awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, for Cal Water's efforts to keep two longstanding elevated water tanks in the Chico community. The advocacy award, which was accepted by Cal Water Chico District Manager George Barber, was given alongside the Chico Heritage Association (CHA) and CHA member Michael Magliari for working collaboratively to preserve the tanks.

Cal Water had planned to remove the two elevated tanks, built in 1905 and 1913, on East Third and Orient streets, as the tanks were no longer being used and costly to maintain. However, at the urging of the community and Magliari, Cal Water conducted studies to identify unique ways to preserve and maintain the tanks.

"As a regulated water utility, we could not ask our customers to fund old, unused infrastructure. But, because of the community's passion for these longstanding tanks, we worked with the Chico Heritage Association to find a solution," said Barber. "Ultimately, this was a win-win and part of our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve."

Presidents' Awards are given to people or organizations whose work allows others to gain a deeper appreciation of historic resources and their value to California's economy, environment, and quality of life, according to the foundation.

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Se pone en marcha el proyecto de mejora de infraestructura de agua en 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 ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en Boronda, Calif., que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades cotidianas de los clientes. Además, la renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios para que los bomberos tengan acceso al suministro de agua que necesitan durante una emergencia. El proyecto, que se espera que se complete en...

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NoticiasCal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en Boronda, Calif., que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y la resistencia de la infraestructura para las necesidades cotidianas de los clientes. Además, la renovación también mejorará la protección contra incendios para que los bomberos tengan acceso al suministro de agua que necesitan durante una emergencia.

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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