Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Martes 16 de octubre de 2018, 21:37:45 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Cal Water lanza la competencia por la conservación del agua por quinto año https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-1009-h2o-challenge/ Martes 09 de octubre de 2018, 21:14:35 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6290 Elementary students encouraged to submit water conservation projects Cal Water and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) today announced the launch of the fifth 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…

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H2O Challenge logoElementary students encouraged to submit water conservation projects

Cal Water and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) today announced the launch of the fifth 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 200 classrooms have participated in the program. This year, Cal Water will also launch a new individual competition, in which students can submit art and media pieces that focus on water conservation, to expand the program and engage more students in caring for water.

The Cal Water H2O Challenge asks students 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. Students and their teachers then submit a project portfolio that includes descriptions of their work and student/teacher reflections. Participating teachers are also provided with technical and monetary support through educational resources and consultants.

"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 are pleased that, through this ongoing partnership with NAAEE, 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."

Christiane Maertens, Deputy Director, NAAEE, 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," Maertens said.

The winning classroom will receive $3,500 and an all-expenses-paid camping trip to the Santa Monica Mountains with NatureBridge. Runners-up receive grants and additional prizes for students and teachers. In October 2018, teachers of prize-winning classes from Years 1-4 of the Challenge will attend NAAEE's 47th Annual Conference in Spokane, Wash., for a winners' summit and celebration.

Mr. Mike Buckley and his fifth-grade students from Murdock Elementary (Willows, Calif.) won the 2018 grand prize. The students tested their local water, met with an expert on groundwater, and installed 25 storm drain markers in their community. "Students became aware that drinking water is a vital resource that many people around the world are lacking," Mr. Buckley said. "Essentially, this is a great real-world assignment that they can take for the rest of their lives and pass on to others."

Cal Water will soon launch another free challenge aimed at individual students in 4th-12th grades living in a Cal Water service area. In this challenge, students can create and submit original art, photography, or video (along with a short statement) about caring for water. Official judges and the public will both vote on submissions; winners will be highlighted on the Cal Water H2O Challenge site and receive up to $250 in gift cards plus other prizes.

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

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California Water Service Group nombrada Great Place to Work® por tercer año consecutivo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-1008-gptw/ Lunes 08 de octubre de 2018, 20:35:29 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6281 For the third consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group as a Great Place to Work®. The designation reflects the utility's commitment to employees in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The Great Place to Work® certification includes two parts: first, a Culture Audit© about the…

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Great Place to Work certified September 2018 through September 2019For the third consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group as a Great Place to Work®. The designation reflects the utility's commitment to employees in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries.

The Great Place to Work® certification includes two parts: 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© sent to all full-time employees, seeking their feedback about their experience with the company. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, and Washington Water Service employees were asked their opinions about leadership, credibility, respect, fairness, pride, camaraderie, and other key traits of their workplace. Scores were then benchmarked against top workplaces in the United States to determine the company's results.

"Part of being a responsible and ethical business and employer includes taking care of our employees," said President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. "When we provide quality, service, and value to our employees, they can in turn help us effectively deliver on our promise to also provide quality, service, and value to our customers, communities, and stockholders."

La designación 2018 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®.

“Our employees are our best ambassadors, and I appreciate them and the Great Place to Work® Institute for continuing to recognize us as we work hard to earn their trust and loyalty every day,” Kropelnicki said.

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El proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal comienza en el distrito Chico https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-1004-chico-main/ Jueves 04 de octubre de 2018, 22:15:44 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6268 Cal Water comenzó un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura el día de hoy que optimizará la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los residentes del área de Hamilton City, los negocios y los servicios de emergencia. Se espera que el proyecto esté terminado en un plazo de seis a ocho semanas. "Esta renovación en el sistema de agua es una importante inversión en nuestra infraestructura de agua potable que tendrá protección contra los derrames, garantizará...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzó un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura el día de hoy que optimizará la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los residentes del área de Hamilton City, los negocios y los servicios de emergencia. Se espera que el proyecto esté terminado en un plazo de seis a ocho semanas.

"This water system upgrade is an important investment in our drinking water infrastructure that will protect against leaks, ensure continued delivery of high-quality drinking water, and provide firefighters with the supplies they need to protect our community both now and for years to come," said District Manager George Barber. "This proactive water main replacement is just one part of our commitment to providing quality, service, and value to our customers."

The project will include the installation of approximately 2,400 feet of six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow and improve reliability through the water distribution system. El PVC no suele oxidarse ni corroerse, y se considera que es más económico que otras alternativas. The upgrade will also include the replacement of two fire hydrants.

Residents will be notified in advance of any planned interruptions to their water service as the main is tied into the system, and temporary asphalt will be used throughout the duration of construction for the convenience and safety of residents. Once construction is completed, permanent pavement will be applied.

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El distrito Marysville apoya a los jóvenes desamparados https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-1004-mrl-washer-donation/ Jueves 04 de octubre de 2018, 22:08:55 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6267 As part of its commitment to improving the lives of those in its service areas, Cal Water's Marysville District today donated a commercial-grade clothes washer and dryer, along with laundry essentials, to Marysville High School, so homeless and underserved students that attend the school will have access to clean clothes. Steve White, who teaches civics…

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NoticiasAs part of its commitment to improving the lives of those in its service areas, Cal Water's Marysville District today donated a commercial-grade clothes washer and dryer, along with laundry essentials, to Marysville High School, so homeless and underserved students that attend the school will have access to clean clothes.

Steve White, who teaches civics at Marysville High School, believed students could benefit from an on-campus laundry facility after seeing an article about a high school in New Jersey that installed laundry facilities as a means to keep homeless students from being bullied and missing school. According to White, the laundry facility directly decreased bullying from other students, as the underserved students now had access to cleaner clothes. As a result of decreased bullying, the students' attendance increased. Recognizing the positive impact seen in the New Jersey high school, White put a donation request on Facebook, which was then forwarded to Cal Water by Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa.

"Cal Water has a heart for helping our community anytime possible," said Cal Water Local Manager Robert Thompson. "Having been homeless for a brief time as a child, the donation request really resonated with me. We hope that with the new laundry facility, these students can attend class with the dignity and pride that they deserve."

"The new laundry facility will have a big impact for our most vulnerable students, and will hopefully remove any concerns they had about showing up to class. Graduating from school is the most important step for securing a brighter future, so it is crucial as a community that we do whatever we can to help these kids get to class," said Marysville High School Principal Shevaun Mathews. "On behalf of Marysville High School, we want to thank California Water Service for its partnership and for their continued support of the Marysville community."

According to Thompson, the donation comes from the utility's philanthropic giving program, not from water rates.

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Cal Water recibe el premio de Proyecto de agua más destacado del año por la American Society of Civil Engineers https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0928-project-award/ Viernes 28 de septiembre de 2018, 20:59:19 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6242 The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Joaquin Branch awarded Cal Water the "Water Project of the Year" for its 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) treatment and compliance project at the ASCE San Joaquin Branch banquet yesterday evening. The utility will also accept the "Water Project of the Year" award by the ASCE's Los Angeles Section, which…

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NoticiasThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Joaquin Branch awarded Cal Water the "Water Project of the Year" for its 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) treatment and compliance project at the ASCE San Joaquin Branch banquet yesterday evening. The utility will also accept the "Water Project of the Year" award by the ASCE's Los Angeles Section, which encompasses all ASCE branches within southern California, on Oct. 6, 2018.

According to ASCE, both levels of the organization selected Cal Water's TCP wellhead treatment project based on its unique technical achievements, complexity, scope, and engineering features. After the State of California set a water quality standard for TCP at 5 parts per trillion in July 2017, Cal Water needed to install treatment at 36 impacted well sites in its Central Valley districts before the compliance monitoring deadline of January 2018.

Because the utility had already been actively monitoring its groundwater supplies, researching best available treatment technologies, designing treatment facilities, and securing contractors to construct and install treatment ahead of the regulation being set, Cal Water was able to build and install granular-activated carbon treatment at 21 well sites with the highest TCP concentrations in Bakersfield, Selma, and Visalia within the six-month timeline, with the remainder of impacted sites taken offline until treatment was installed. Treatment was installed at the remaining sites by summer 2018 to enable the districts to bring additional sources back online to meet demand.

"Protecting our customers' health and safety is our highest priority, and the 307,000 residents we serve in the Central Valley can rest assured knowing that their water continues to meet all federal and state water quality standards," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. "We are pleased to be recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for our efforts to continue delivering a reliable supply of high-quality water to our customers."

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Cal Water Service patrocina el Desafío de información de agua potable y segura de California https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0927-data-challenge/ Jueves 27 de septiembre de 2018, 21:04:50 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6243 Cal Water has joined the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge to help Californians statewide gain access to safe drinking water. The utility is providing a total of $10,500 in prize money, awarding $1,500 to each of the seven general award winners, which include the Rising Innovator Award, Ready-to-Go Award (based on feasibility of implementation),…

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NoticiasCal Water has joined the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge to help Californians statewide gain access to safe drinking water. The utility is providing a total of $10,500 in prize money, awarding $1,500 to each of the seven general award winners, which include the Rising Innovator Award, Ready-to-Go Award (based on feasibility of implementation), Moonshot Award, Most Engaging By Design Award, Most Data-licious Award, Team Spirit and Collaboration Award, and People's Choice Award.

The California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge is organized by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and West Big Data Innovation Hub, and supported by the Water Foundation, Imagine H2O, Bay Area Council, Water Education for Latino Leaders, and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, along with numerous state agencies. The Challenge invites participants to utilize data to better understand communities' access to safe drinking water, anticipate vulnerabilities, and identify and develop solutions to bring safe, affordable, and reliable water service to vulnerable California communities.

"While our customers can count on reliable, high-quality water utility service day in and day out, not all Californians can enjoy what is often taken for granted," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "We are pleased to support the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge and encourage participants to help find opportunities and solutions that will bring safe, reliable water service to all residents in the state."

To participate, visit waterchallenge.data.ca.gov. Winners will be announced at the Challenge Summit and Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on Oct. 18, 2018.

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Proyecto de instalación de generador en Livermore completado para mejorar la confiabilidad en el sistema https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0927-liv-generator/ Jueves 27 de septiembre de 2018, 19:32:03 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6241 Cal Water ha completado la instalación de un nuevo generador de emergencia en la región sur de Livermore, lo cual mejora la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los clientes de la zona. El proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura permitirá que la estación local en Geneva Street siga funcionando en caso de una interrupción en el suministro eléctrico y asegura que los clientes no experimenten...

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NoticiasCal Water ha completado la instalación de un nuevo generador de emergencia en la región sur de Livermore, lo cual mejora la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los clientes de la zona. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the local station on Geneva Street to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water service interruption if an outage occurs.

"Cal Water is committed to being a good neighbor and responsible water utility by investing prudently in our water infrastructure," District Manager Frank Vallejo said. "This important upgrade will ensure we are able to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to our Livermore customers and sufficient resources for firefighters, both for everyday needs and during any emergencies for decades to come."

The generator installation is the final phase of the station's rebuild. Other improvements, including a new pump building, booster pumps, electrical panel board, and monitoring equipment, were completed in 2016.

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Comienza la renovación de la infraestructura de agua en la región sudeste de Salinas https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0917-sln-main/ Lunes 17 de septiembre de 2018, 21:30:14 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6244 Cal Water comenzó una renovación en la infraestructura de agua que mejorará la confiabilidad en el servicio de agua y la protección contra incendios para los residentes y comercios del distrito de Salinas en la actualidad. La renovación incluye la instalación de 2,285 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua de ocho pulgadas, tres bocas de incendio y 55 conexiones de servicio de una pulgada. La instalación se llevará a cabo a lo largo de Magnolia Drive, Meadow Drive, Garden Way,…

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NoticiasCal Water comenzó una renovación en la infraestructura de agua que mejorará la confiabilidad en el servicio de agua y la protección contra incendios para los residentes y comercios del distrito de Salinas en la actualidad.

La renovación incluye la instalación de 2,285 pies de nueva tubería principal de agua de ocho pulgadas, tres bocas de incendio y 55 conexiones de servicio de una pulgada. Installation will take place along Magnolia Drive, Meadow Drive, Garden Way, and Marigold Way in Salinas. Work is being performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the project is expected to be completed in mid-October.

"This investment in the water system ensures that the Salinas community will continue to have safe and reliable water service now and long into the future. It also ensures our firefighters have the water they need in the event of an emergency," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "These improvements are part of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities."

After completion of the project, water lines will be flushed to ensure water quality and water samples will be taken. Cal Water is committed to conservation and will only flush as long as necessary to fulfill water quality requirements. Once test results are returned, individual water service connections will be tied to the new main.

Every effort will be made to minimize traffic delays during construction, and all impacted streets, sod, and landscaping will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible, according to Granillo. Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed approximately 30 days after project completion. This time delay ensures the road surface will be smooth after permanent paving is completed.

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Mejora del sistema de agua de Los Altos completada https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0828-las-mrp/ Martes 28 de agosto de 2018, 19:53:25 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6149 Cal Water ha completado un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal de agua en su distrito Los Altos que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua, la resistencia de la infraestructura y la protección contra incendios en el área. Las cuadrillas instalaron unos 2,200 pies de tubería principal de agua de 8 pulgadas nueva en Covington Road, desde Miramonte Avenue hasta Spencer Way, en la ciudad de Los Altos e instalaron...

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NoticiasCal Water ha completado un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal de agua en su distrito Los Altos que fortalecerá la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua, la resistencia de la infraestructura y la protección contra incendios en el área.

Crews installed about 2,200 feet of new 8-inch water main on Covington Road, from Miramonte Avenue to Spencer Way, in the city of Los Altos and installed eight new fire hydrants in the area.

"At Cal Water, we're committed to ensuring our water system remains reliable, both for everyday and emergency needs, and we're pleased to complete this major infrastructure improvement project," said District Manager Ron Richardson. "With this water system upgrade, our customers will continue to receive the water they need when they need it, and our firefighters will have the resources they need to protect our community."

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Instalación de generador completada en Salinas para mejorar la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0824-sln-generator/ Jueves 23 de agosto de 2018, 22:30:07 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6128 Cal Water ha completado la instalación de un nuevo generador de emergencia en San Jacinto Drive en Salinas, que aporta confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y protección contra incendios a los clientes del área. El proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura permitirá que el pozo siga funcionando en caso de una interrupción en el suministro eléctrico y garantizará que los clientes no experimenten...

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NoticiasCal Water ha completado la instalación de un nuevo generador de emergencia en San Jacinto Drive en Salinas, que aporta confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y protección contra incendios a los clientes del área. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the well station to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water service interruption.

"Cal Water is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in our water infrastructure," District Manager Brenda Granillo said. "This important upgrade will ensure we are able to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to our Salinas customers and resources for firefighters in emergencies for decades to come."

As part of the project, crews also replaced a service panel, which supplies power to the well. The new service panel was strategically placed outdoors without disturbing the existing indoor unit, which minimized down time during construction.

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