Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Sábado 08 de diciembre de 2018, 21:30:25 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 California Water Service dona cerca de $200,000 a organizaciones benéficas en las áreas de servicio locales para ayudar a los vecinos necesitados estas fiestas https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/california-water-service-donates-nearly-200000-to-charities-in-local-service-areas-to-help-neighbors-in-need-this-holiday-season/ Miérc. 21 de nov. de 2018, 00:07:23 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6332 SAN JOSE, Calif. - As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), is partnering with charitable organizations in each of its service areas to help feed thousands of needy families this Thanksgiving…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), is partnering with charitable organizations in each of its service areas to help feed thousands of needy families this Thanksgiving and during the upcoming holidays. Through its annual Operation Gobble program, Cal Water is donating $194,510 to local food banks, community service facilities, children's centers, and other charities in its 21 service areas throughout the state.

"While we are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our service areas year-round, Operation Gobble is intended specifically to help families this time of year, when the stress of the holidays can overwhelm those already having trouble making ends meet," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President & Chief Executive Officer. "We are more than just a water utility; we are part of our communities. And, by partnering with these important, local organizations, we can make a larger impact for our neighbors and assist so many more families who may need it."

In the last 10 years, Cal Water has donated $2 million to local charities through Operation Gobble, a program that began in 1988. According to Kropelnicki, these donations come from the utility's philanthropic giving program, not from water rates.

California Water Service brinda sus servicios a aproximadamente 2 millones de personas a través de un sistema de 484,900 conexiones en California. El servicio público ha sido proveedor del servicio de agua en el estado desde 1926.

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Cal Water comienza con los servicios de ayuda de emergencia para ayudar a reconstruir la ciudad de Paradise https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-1117-paradise-aid/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:10:51 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6329 Cal Water will begin sending teams, resources, and equipment from across the state today to assist the Paradise Irrigation District and help the community of Paradise rebuild following the Camp Fire. After the fire began, Cal Water extended an offer of assistance to the Paradise Irrigation District. Upon surveying the needs of its water system,…

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California Water comienza con los servicios de ayuda de emergencia para ayudar a reconstruir la ciudad de ParadiseCal Water will begin sending teams, resources, and equipment from across the state today to assist the Paradise Irrigation District and help the community of Paradise rebuild following the Camp Fire.

After the fire began, Cal Water extended an offer of assistance to the Paradise Irrigation District. Upon surveying the needs of its water system, the Paradise Irrigation District subsequently requested that assistance through a mutual aid agreement facilitated by the California Utilities Emergency Association and California Office of Emergency Services. Cal Water provides water utility service to the neighboring cities of Chico and Oroville and about 100 other communities throughout California.

"Being a neighboring utility and having statewide resources to help the Paradise Irrigation District, Cal Water believes it is our duty to provide assistance to Paradise following the destruction of the Camp Fire," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President & Chief Executive Officer. "We thank the California Utilities Emergency Association, California Office of Emergency Services, and Paradise Irrigation District for enabling us to provide emergency support to the town."

According to Kropelnicki, the Camp Fire hit the Cal Water family immensely, as a number of its employees and retirees lived in Paradise and lost their homes in the fire.

"Our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone impacted by this devastating fire; Cal Water and our employees are committed to supporting the community and are eager to lend a helping hand to their friends and neighbors," Kropelnicki said. "We will bring whatever resources are necessary to aid Paradise and help with the relief efforts."

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California Water Service comienza proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal de agua en North Fair Oaks https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/california-water-service-begins-water-main-replacement-project-in-north-fair-oaks/ Viernes 02 de noviembre de 2018, 22:55:47 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6305 MENLO PARK, Calif. - California Water Service (Cal Water) comienza una renovación de infraestructura que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los residentes, comercios y personal de emergencias de North Fair Oak. Esta programado que el proyecto comience el 5 de noviembre y se espera que dure aproximadamente tres semanas. "Los proyectos de reemplazo de tubería principal de agua como este...

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MENLO PARK, Calif. - California Water Service (Cal Water) comienza una renovación de infraestructura que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema y la protección contra incendios para los residentes, comercios y personal de emergencias de North Fair Oak. Esta programado que el proyecto comience el 5 de noviembre y se espera que dure aproximadamente tres semanas.

"Water main replacement projects such as this are critical to our commitment of ensuring safe and reliable water delivery to our customers, as well as providing firefighters the water supply they need to protect our community," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "This project is just one example of Cal Water's promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers."

The project includes the installation of about 1,500 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main to replace the existing main on Oakside Avenue, from Fair Oaks Avenue to Northside Avenue. Two additional fire hydrants will also be installed to improve fire protection in the area. The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Every effort will be made to minimize traffic delays during construction.

When construction is completed, all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible. Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is done approximately 10 days after project completion. This time delay is necessary to allow the trench to become fully compacted so the road surface is smooth being paved.

Cal Water serves approximately 60,700 people through 18,900 service connections in Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, and portions of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Mateo County and about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided quality water service in the area since 1936.

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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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