Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Jueves 24 de septiembre de 2020, 13:51:10 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Tammy Johnson elegida gerente del distrito Bakersfield para California Water Service https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0924-tammy-johnson/ Miércoles 23 de septiembre de 2020, 22:00:39 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7468 Cal Water ha elegido a Tammy Johnson para liderar de forma permanente la empresa en el distrito Bakersfield. Johnson has been serving as the Interim District Manager since April and worked in the Bakersfield District for three decades. Johnson has been with Cal Water for 35 years and has extensive hands-on knowledge of water distribution, operations, and treatment systems. She…

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Tammy JohnsonCal Water ha elegido a Tammy Johnson para liderar de forma permanente la empresa en el distrito Bakersfield. Johnson has been serving as the Interim District Manager since April and worked in the Bakersfield District for three decades.

Johnson has been with Cal Water for 35 years and has extensive hands-on knowledge of water distribution, operations, and treatment systems. She was most recently District Manager of the utility's Visalia District. She has also served as Assistant Bakersfield District Manager, Certified Pump Operator, Serviceperson, Storekeeper, Maintenance Supervisor, Operations Clerk, Superintendent of Maintenance Production, and Selma Local Manager. Johnson holds Water Treatment Grade Three and Water Distribution Grade Five certifications from the State Water Resources Control Board. She also has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of La Verne.

"Tammy is the perfect person to run our Bakersfield system as she is whip-smart, has extensive knowledge of Bakersfield operations, and is strongly connected to the community," said Mike Mares, Vice President of Operations. "With Tammy at the helm, I am confident that our Bakersfield District can continue to count on a safe, high-quality water supply around the clock, whether for residents' everyday needs or firefighters' emergency needs."

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Comienza el proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en Carson https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0923-rd-carson-main/ Miércoles 23 de septiembre de 2020, 19:55:41 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7464 Como parte de su compromiso para garantizar que la infraestructura crítica siga siendo segura y confiable, Cal Water comenzó un nuevo proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en Carson. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia. El proyecto, que se espera que se complete en...

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Como parte de su compromiso para garantizar que la infraestructura crítica siga siendo segura y confiable, Cal Water comenzó un nuevo proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en Carson. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.

The project, which is expected to be completed in December, includes the installation of approximately 2,000 feet of new 12-inch ductile-iron water main. Crews will also replace 43 individual customer service connections and five fire hydrants as part of the project. Installation will take place near Bonita Street Elementary School and Carnegie Middle School, from the 21800 to 21900 blocks of Bonita Street and the 800 block of East Calbas Street.

"As essential service workers, our crews are committed to ensuring a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water remains accessible to Carson residents and businesses for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, both now and for years to come," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "This important infrastructure upgrade is part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers and to ensure first responders can protect the community in an emergency."

Work will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, particularly during school end times when campuses reopen. Crews will also limit any temporary service interruptions so that residents have the water they need during this time. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled during regular work hours.

Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing before connecting individual customer service lines to the new water main. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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Se lanzó el nuevo programa inteligente de optimización del paisaje https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0922-landscape-program/ Martes 22 de septiembre de 2020, 20:45:26 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7462 As part of its commitment to help customers control both their water use and their bills, Cal Water has launched a new Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program for customers in its service areas. This program is available at no charge to customers. Through the Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program, customers can receive a personalized landscape evaluation to…

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NoticiasAs part of its commitment to help customers control both their water use and their bills, Cal Water has launched a new Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program for customers in its service areas. This program is available at no charge to customers.

Through the Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program, customers can receive a personalized landscape evaluation to identify irrigation leaks, water-saving opportunities, and Cal Water programs that could address high water usage. Additionally, Cal Water is offering repair services, also at no charge, to address leaks or broken equipment found in the evaluation, including valve replacements, drip irrigation repair, and upgrades of broken or leaking sprinklers.

"Our promise is to provide quality, service, and value to our customers, and we continue to seek ways to support residents-many of whom have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic-during this time," said Marty Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "With that in mind, we developed the Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program as one more way we can help customers control their water bills as they work to save water every day."

Residential customers can visit
www.calwater.com/tuneup to learn more about the Smart Landscape Tune-Up Program and www.calwater.com/conservation for details on other conservation programs available to Cal Water customers.

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Se anunciaron los beneficiarios del Programa de subvenciones para bomberos 2020 de $148,500 https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0917-firefighter-grant/ Jueves 17 de septiembre de 2020, 21:00:18 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7458 Cal Water today announced the recipients of its second annual Firefighter Grant Program, to support the needs of fire departments in the utility's service areas. Due to the large number of applicants in the program's first year, the 2020 grant beneficiaries are departments that had previously applied to the program and still demonstrated financial need.…

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NoticiasCal Water today announced the recipients of its second annual Firefighter Grant Program, to support the needs of fire departments in the utility's service areas.

Due to the large number of applicants in the program's first year, the 2020 grant beneficiaries are departments that had previously applied to the program and still demonstrated financial need. As a result, Cal Water awarded a total of $148,500, again exceeding its original $60,000 estimate in grant funds.

The 2020 grants were awarded to the following departments based on need for equipment to protect the life and property of citizens or firefighters:

  • Visalia Fire Department for a long-running, battery-powered Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fan and an extra battery
  • Stockton Fire Foundation for particulate barrier hoods
  • Northshore Fire Protection District for Jaws of Life
  • Russian River Fire Protection District for portable radios
  • King City Fire Department for wildland gear/turnouts (personal protective equipment, or PPE)
  • Bakersfield Fire Department for a utility terrain vehicle, also known as a side-by-side
  • Selma Fire Department for turnouts

"Part of our focus day in and day out is to ensure we have a safe and reliable water supply 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, Cal Water President and CEO. "We are pleased that so many fire departments in our service areas participated in our 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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California Water Service Group obtiene distinción Great Place to Work® por quinto año consecutivo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0910-gpw/ Jueves 10 de septiembre de 2020, 20:36:01 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7440 For the utility's ongoing commitment to employees in its four subsidiaries, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row. The two-part Great Place to Work® certification includes both a Culture Audit© about the company's programs and practices…

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Great Place to Work 2019-2020For the utility's ongoing commitment to employees in its four subsidiaries, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row.

The two-part Great Place to Work® certification includes both a Culture Audit© about the company's programs and practices on hiring, internal communication, developmental opportunities, training, recognition, and diversity; and 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 benchmarked against top U.S. workplaces to determine the company's results.

"I appreciate the Great Place to Work® Institute for recognizing our commitment to employees year after year, as we truly believe that when we take care of our employees, they can then focus on taking care of our customers. That was evident this year more than ever," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "As most people had to shelter in place due to the pandemic, our entire team stepped up to support their communities, and our dedicated utility workers stayed on the job each day to keep water flowing to customers. I'm so proud to be part of the Group family."

La designación 2020 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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Comienza el proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura en Carson https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0904-rd-main-install/ Viernes 04 de septiembre de 2020, 18:47:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7435 Como parte de su compromiso para garantizar que la infraestructura crítica siga siendo segura y confiable, Cal Water tiene una nueva mejora de infraestructura en proceso en Carson. El proyecto garantizará que los clientes y bomberos tengan el agua que necesitan para sus necesidades cotidianas y en casos de emergencia. Se espera que el proyecto esté terminado a princpios de 2021...

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NoticiasComo parte de su compromiso para garantizar que la infraestructura crítica siga siendo segura y confiable, Cal Water tiene una nueva mejora de infraestructura en proceso en Carson. El proyecto garantizará que los clientes y bomberos tengan el agua que necesitan para sus necesidades cotidianas y en casos de emergencia.

The project, which is expected to be completed in early 2021, includes the installation of more than 10,700 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch steel, ductile iron, and PVC water main. All existing individual customer service connections and fire hydrants will be connected to the new water main. Installation will take place in the following areas:

  • From the 700-900 blocks of East Sepulveda Boulevard, East Lincoln Street, East Pacific Street, and Realty Street
  • From the 700-800 blocks of East Bonds Street and East Deloras Drive
  • From the 23900 to 24300 blocks of South Wilmington Avenue
  • The 24200 block of Seagrove Avenue

"This important infrastructure upgrade is part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Carson residents and businesses and to ensure first responders can protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "As essential service workers, our crews are committed to delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to our customers for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, now and for years to come."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Crews will also minimize any temporary service interruptions so that residents have the water they need during this time. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled during regular work hours.

Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing before connecting individual customer 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 y sus subsidiarias proporcionan casi $500,000 en ayuda relacionada con el coronavirus https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0902-covid-financial-support/ Miércoles 02 de septiembre de 2020, 21:04:42 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7432 California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington today finalized donations of nearly $500,000 to customers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and community organizations in its service areas. With unemployment and furloughs having risen drastically across its service areas, Group and its subsidiaries have been working to provide…

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NoticiasCalifornia Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington today finalized donations of nearly $500,000 to customers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and community organizations in its service areas.

With unemployment and furloughs having risen drastically across its service areas, Group and its subsidiaries have been working to provide meaningful relief to customers who lost their jobs or were otherwise hard hit financially. Through its charitable grant program, the company has forgiven a portion of customers' past-due water bill balances for those who fell behind during the pandemic. The amount forgiven, which were reflected in customers' recent bills, totaled more than $402,000.

"Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Group President and CEO. "With that in mind, as we work to ensure our customers always have a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water for their everyday and emergency needs, we took these steps to further support those in our communities who have been particularly impacted by the pandemic."

Additionally, together with its employees, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO locals, and International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers local union, the company raised more than $88,200, which was distributed to medical and charitable organizations in its local service areas.

Beyond these measures, all Group subsidiaries continue to suspend water service shutoffs for customers who are unable to pay their water bill during this time. The company urges customers who cannot pay their bill to contact their local Customer Center in order to make longer-term arrangements that are tailored for their individual needs to avoid having to deal with large balances in the future.

All contributions made, including bill forgiveness, are from Group's company-funded philanthropic giving program and do not affect customer rates.

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California Water Service Group celebrado como mejor lugar para trabajar de Bay Area por noveno año consecutivo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0831-top-workplace/ Lunes 31 de agosto de 2020, 20:46:05 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7429 The Bay Area News Group has named California Water Service Group (Group) one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area for the ninth year in a row. This almost decade-long distinction has been awarded each year based on local employees' input about the company. While the company already had a comprehensive benefits package, developmental…

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Top Workplace Award logosThe Bay Area News Group has named California Water Service Group (Group) one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area for the ninth year in a row. This almost decade-long distinction has been awarded each year based on local employees' input about the company.

While the company already had a comprehensive benefits package, developmental opportunities, and a collaborative work environment, the public health crisis this year created a unique need to support employees' safety and physical and emotional health. Beyond the personal protective equipment and additional cleanings expected of employers, the company took steps such as securing additional vehicles to enable field crews to social distance and not ride together; keeping employees informed through weekly calls with the CEO and special guest experts; providing additional paid time off to allow employees to take care of children or ill family members or to quarantine; and even procuring industrial-sized toilet paper for each employee when store shelves were empty.

Group, the largest regulated water utility in the western United States, employs 375 employees in the Bay Area from its Bayshore, Bear Gulch, Livermore, and Los Altos Districts, along with its Customer Support Services office in San Jose, among other service areas. The company also recently opened a new Bay Area Regional Customer Center to help enhance service levels and, subsequently, the customer experience. The utility serves about 389,500 people through 110,500 customer connections in Atherton, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Livermore, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Woodside. Statewide, Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 489,600 customer connections.

Top Workplace rankings are determined through survey data gathered by an independent research company specializing in employee engagement and retention. Employees are asked for feedback on various topics, including company leadership, compensation and training, diversity and inclusion, values and ethics, career development, and family-friendly flexibility.

"At California Water Service Group, we know that our employees are our best advocates, and we take care of them so they can take care of our customers and communities," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With the pandemic, we had the opportunity to really step up and support our employees and their families during such a challenging time. Going the extra mile for our employees was the right thing to do, and I believe that our team members truly appreciated and valued being part of this family."

"I'm proud of our employees, who, as a result, also stepped up to keep the water flowing and support customers and their communities amid a public health crisis," Kropelnicki said. "While most people had to shelter in place, our dedicated utility workers were on the job every single day, ready to serve their communities 24 hours per day."

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Una gran  actualización de infraestructura de agua en Esplanade Avenue se terminó en coordinación con la Ciudad de Chico https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0831-ch-esplanade/ Lunes 31 de agosto de 2020, 18:33:52 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7426 Cal Water ha completado un gran proyecto de mejora de infraestructura del agua en Esplanade Avenue en Chico que fortalecerá 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 mejora se realizó en coordinación con la ciudad de Chico en preparación del proyecto de repavimentación de la ciudad en la misma ruta...

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Cal Water ha completado un gran proyecto de mejora de infraestructura del agua en Esplanade Avenue en Chico que fortalecerá 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 upgrade was performed in coordination with the City of Chico in advance of the City's planned repaving project along the same route. Cal Water celebrated with the City at the City's ribbon-cutting today, Aug. 31, at the Chico Nut Company on Esplanade Ave.

The project, which began in January, included the installation of more than 8,000 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron water main on Esplanade Avenue, from Amber Grove Road to 11th Avenue. Crews also installed 22 new fire hydrants, 69 new individual customer service connections, and 91 new valves.

Coordination with the City's project saved Cal Water ratepayers money, as water infrastructure project costs to repave the road were substantially reduced. Additionally, measures were taken throughout the project to ensure water service would not be interrupted for customers during a time when frequent handwashing has been so important to stop the spread of COVID-19.

"As essential service workers, our crews worked hand-in-hand with the City of Chico on this important upgrade to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of safe, high-quality water service to our customers for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, and we appreciate the collaboration with both the City and our contractor West Valley Construction," said District Manager George Barber. "Our crews implemented additional, important safety protocols in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to finish the project on time and to ensure a smooth and efficient transition of work to minimize the overall impact to the community."

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Comienza el proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura de agua en el sudoeste de Chico https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2020-0827-ch-station/ Jueves 27 de agosto de 2020, 20:12:51 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7423 Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el sector sudoeste de Chico que mejorará la confiabilidad e resistencia de la infraestructura del suministro de agua para satisfacer las necesidades cotidianas de los cllientes y las de emergencia de los bomberos. El proyecto, que comenzó esta semana y se espera que esté finalizado en diciembre, incluye la construcción de un nuevo pozo y la instalación de nuevas tuberías ...

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Cal Water ha comenzado una renovación de infraestructura de agua en el sector sudoeste de Chico que mejorará la confiabilidad e resistencia de la infraestructura del suministro de agua para satisfacer las necesidades cotidianas de los cllientes y las de emergencia de los bomberos.

The project, which started this week and is expected to be completed in December, includes the construction of a new well and installation of new piping and electrical infrastructure at the utility's station on Olive Street, near East 5th Street. Crews will also install new wrought iron fencing, landscaping, and sidewalks to enhance neighborhood appeal.

"The new and improved station will enable us to provide a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to residents and businesses every day for generations to come, as well as sufficient resources for firefighters to protect our community in emergencies," said District Manager George Barber. "As essential service workers, our crews are working hard daily to keep delivering quality, service, and value to our Chico customers."

Work will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction.

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