Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Miércoles 21 de abril de 2021, 22:26:35 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 Cal Water se preparó para la sequía en el distrito de Redwood Valley https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/cal-water-prepared-for-drought-in-redwood-valley-district/ Miércoles 21 de abril de 2021, 22:26:35 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7901 Following Governor Newsom's drought emergency declaration today for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Cal Water encouraged customers in its Armstrong Valley, Hawkins, Noel Heights, and Rancho del Paradiso water systems to conserve water as much as possible. "Our Redwood Valley District customers have done a tremendous job with their conservation efforts, and we look forward to…

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Following Governor Newsom's drought emergency declaration today for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Cal Water encouraged customers in its Armstrong Valley, Hawkins, Noel Heights, and Rancho del Paradiso water systems to conserve water as much as possible.

“Our Redwood Valley District customers have done a tremendous job with their conservation efforts, and we look forward to partnering with them again as we face another drought,” said Cal Water District Manager Evan Markey.

According to Markey, Cal Water has been preparing to meet customers' needs in preparation for drought conditions. These efforts include:
• Replacing, repairing, and upgrading infrastructure to minimize water loss;
• Identifying and repairing leaks through a Water Loss Auditing and Control Program;
• Developing 30-year Water Supply and Facilities Master Plans, which enable the utility to identify and address potential gaps in supplies; and
• Updating its Conservation Master Plan to help determine programs that would most benefit local customers and reduce water use.
“Although these efforts are critically important, they can't take the place of customer conservation efforts,” Markey said.

Cal Water encourages customers to utilize its industry-leading conservation program to help save water. The utility offers rebates on high-efficiency appliances and devices; a free conservation kit that includes a garden hose nozzle with shutoff valve, high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and more; educational resources; and a smart landscape tune-up program that includes an irrigation system evaluation along with installation of efficient devices and repair of irrigation leaks at no cost to customers.

Residents and businesses should also continue observing the prohibited uses of water that have been in effect. Water-wasting activities include, in part, using water on outdoor landscaping that causes runoff onto adjacent properties or paved areas; using water during or within 48 hours after measurable rainfall; using a hose to wash vehicles unless the hose has a shutoff nozzle or similar device; and using water in a fountain or other decorative water feature, except where part of a recirculating system.

Cal Water customers can visit calwater.com/conservation or contact the Redwood Valley Customer Center at (707) 274-6624 for information on conservation programs along with a full list of prohibited uses of water.

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Comienza la instalación de una nueva tubería principal en las calles Dolores y Eureka para apoyar a los residentes de Bakersfield https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0421-bk-main/ Miércoles 21 de abril de 2021, 18:53:43 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7900 Como parte del compromiso de Cal Water por garantizar la seguridad de la infraestructura crítica, hoy se ha iniciado una renovación en la infraestructura del agua en el noreste de Bakersfield para garantizar que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como para las de emergencia. El proyecto, que se espera que se complete en agosto, incluye la instalación...

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NoticiasComo parte del compromiso de Cal Water por garantizar la seguridad de la infraestructura crítica, hoy se ha iniciado una renovación en la infraestructura del agua en el noreste de Bakersfield para garantizar que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como para las de emergencia.

The project, which is expected to be completed in August, includes the installation of 4,100 feet of new 4-, 6-, and 8-inch PVC water main. The current, aging 4- and 2-inch pipes were installed more than 65 years ago. Crews will also install five new fire hydrants to improve emergency water access for firefighters. Installation will take place on Dolores Street, from Haley Street to Beale Avenue, and on Eureka Street, from Gage Avenue to Beale Avenue.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to keep delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to our customers for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, both now and for many years to come," said District Manager Tammy Johnson. "With the larger pipe diameter, this area will also benefit from an increase in water flow, which will help first responders protect the community in an emergency."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will also work to minimize any temporary service interruptions so that residents continue to have the water they need during this time. Residents will be notified in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing before connecting existing 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 presenta el reporte ESG 2020 https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0415-esg/ Jueves 15 de abril de 2021, 20:58:33 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7891 As part of its focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, California Water Service Group (Group) today unveiled its 2020 ESG Report outlining its commitment and progress across its four subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington. The report is located online at www.calwatergroup.com/docs/esg/esg-report-2020.pdf. Titled "A New Day for ESG," the 2020 report…

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Cal Water employeeAs part of its focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, California Water Service Group (Group) today unveiled its 2020 ESG Report outlining its commitment and progress across its four subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington. The report is located online at www.calwatergroup.com/docs/esg/esg-report-2020.pdf.

Titled "A New Day for ESG," the 2020 report expands upon the previous three years' Corporate Citizenship Reports by reporting disclosures aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Water Utilities and Services Industry Standard and referencing Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The report also focuses on the ESG topics most material to Group and its stakeholders, determined through an evidence-based materiality assessment conducted last year.

The ESG Report outlines the many ways Group is working to have a positive impact on people, protect the planet, and add value to its customers and communities. For example, the company has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 25% since it began tracking in 2014. Additionally, in 2020, the company:

  • Saved an annual 162,900 cubic meters, or 43 million gallons, of water through its conservation program
  • Installed or replaced 169,000 feet of water pipeline
  • Provided more than $400,000 in one-time hardship grants to customers due to COVID-19
  • Awarded $148,500 to fire departments through its Firefighter Grant Program
  • Contributed a total of $1.7 million in charitable contributions throughout its service areas
  • Increased investment in diverse suppliers from $47.6 million in 2019 to $51.4 million

Group is also developing a dedicated ESG web site section, which will be located at www.calwatergroup.com/esg and will include the company's strategies to protect the planet, support customers and communities, engage its workforce, and lead with integrity. The site, expected to launch in May 2021, will house the ESG Report along with four new policies that explicitly address sustainability; human rights; diversity, equality, and inclusion; and political engagement.

"As a company, we are dedicated to always doing the right thing, and I am pleased that we have formalized our ESG performance and reporting efforts to reflect our commitments," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With this progress in mind, we look forward to advancing our ESG program in the years ahead, as we continue working to enhance the quality of life for our customers, communities, employees, and stockholders."

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Comienza proyecto para garantizar la confiabilidad del sistema de agua en Torrance https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0402-torrance-mrp/ Viernes 02 de abril de 2021, 14:00:08 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7846 El 12 de abril, Cal Water comenzará obras de mejora de la infraestructura en la zona Oeste de Torrance  como parte del compromiso de la empresa de servicios de seguir garantizando la confiabilidad y seguridad de la infraestructura crítica. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia. La compañía planea...

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NoticiasEl 12 de abril, Cal Water comenzará obras de mejora de la infraestructura en la zona Oeste de Torrance  como parte del compromiso de la empresa de servicios de seguir garantizando la confiabilidad y seguridad de la infraestructura crítica. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.

The utility plans to replace 860 feet of aging 6-inch cast-iron main with 8-inch PVC pipe, as the existing main was installed more than 80 years ago and is nearing the end of its useful life. The increase in main diameter will also allow for increased water flow. Additionally, the utility plans to replace one fire hydrant and 27 existing customer service connections. Installation will take place along the 21300 block of Jaffrey Avenue and 900 block of W. 214th Street. The project is expected to be completed in May.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to keep delivering the reliable supply of safe, high-quality water that Torrance residents have come to expect from Cal Water," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "It will also ensure first responders have the water they need to protect the community in an emergency."

Crews will work to minimize traffic delays and any other temporary inconvenience during construction, which will take place Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual customer service connections to the new water main. Water service must be briefly interrupted as crews connect customer service connections to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.

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Se finalizó el proyecto de mejora de infraestructura en Antelope Valley https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0322-av-mrp/ Lunes 22 de marzo de 2021, 13:54:02 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7821 Como parte de su compromiso permanente de garantizar que la infraestructura del sistema hídrico siga siendo segura y confiable en el distrito de Antelope Valley, Cal Water ha finalizado un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería de agua en Lake Hughes. Esta mejora garantiza que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia. El proyecto incluye...

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Proyecto de mejora de infraestructura en Antelope ValleyComo parte de su compromiso permanente de garantizar que la infraestructura del sistema hídrico siga siendo segura y confiable en el distrito de Antelope Valley, Cal Water ha finalizado un proyecto de reemplazo de tubería de agua en Lake Hughes. Esta mejora garantiza que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.

The project includes the installation of approximately 1,140 feet of 6-inch PVC pipe to replace smaller, aging water mains. The previous pipe, which ranged between 0.5 and 2 inches, was more than 55 years old and reaching the end of its useful life. Construction took place on Lakeview Road, from Elizabeth Lake Road to High Trails E, F, G, and H. Cal Water also added three fire hydrants and replaced 30 individual customer services. Crews are currently repaving the road surface and installing landscaping around the area.

“Our crews are committed to ensuring that a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water remains accessible to Lake Hughes residents for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, both now and for years to come,” said Local Manager Jon Yasin. “Furthermore, with the increased water flow from the larger pipe and the added hydrants, firefighters will be better equipped to fight fires in this neighborhood should the need arise.”

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Se completan obras de mejora en la infraestructura de agua en Hamilton City https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0316-ham-mrp/ Martes 16 de marzo de 2021, 16:33:44 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7807 Cal Water completó este viernes una mejora de la infraestructura del agua en Hamilton City 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 comenzó en diciembre, incluyó la instalación de, aproximadamente, 3,150 pies de nueva tubería principal de PVC de 6 y 8 pulgadas y 35 nuevas conexiones de servicio para clientes...

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Reemplazo de la tubería principal en Hamilton CityCal Water completó este viernes una mejora de la infraestructura del agua en Hamilton City 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 started in December, included the installation of approximately 3,150 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch PVC water main and 35 new customer service connections. The previous main was installed in the 1930s and reaching the end of its useful life. Crews also installed six new fire hydrants in coordination with the Hamilton City Fire Protection District to improve access for first responders. Construction took place on Capay Avenue, between 1st Street and 3rd Street; Los Robles Avenue, between 1st Street and West 4th Street; and 2nd Street, between the Capay Avenue alley and Los Robles Avenue. Services were also replaced at Hamilton City Elementary school.

"At Cal Water, we strive to be good stewards of our customers' resources while also replacing infrastructure before problems arise. The former pipe served our community well and for a long time, but it needed to be replaced," said Interim District Manager Tavis Beynon. "In addition to ensuring our customers continue to have a reliable and high-quality water supply around the clock, we saw this project as an opportunity to also partner with the Fire Protection District and rework the placement of our services and fire hydrants to optimize the flow to firefighters, so we will be better protected in advance of fire season."

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California Water Service firma un contrato para adquirir Skylonda Mutual Water Company https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/california-water-service-signs-agreement-to-acquire-skylonda-mutual-water-company/ Lunes 15 de marzo de 2021, 23:06:06 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7805 Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), has entered into an agreement to acquire the water system assets of Skylonda Mutual Water Company, which serves 176 customer connections adjacent to Cal Water's Bear Gulch District. The purchase is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the California Public…

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Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), has entered into an agreement to acquire the water system assets of Skylonda Mutual Water Company, which serves 176 customer connections adjacent to Cal Water's Bear Gulch District. The purchase is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission, and the transaction is expected to close in 2022.

Subject to the fulfillment of conditions to closing of the agreement, Cal Water expects to provide water utility service to Skylonda's customers through its Bear Gulch District, which serves about 60,900 people through 18,900 service connections in Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, and portions of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Mateo County. Cal Water would invest in Skylonda's water system infrastructure, as the utility does for its other systems throughout the state, to ensure it remains safe and reliable for customers' everyday needs and firefighters' emergency needs.

"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Skylonda Mutual Water Company and appreciate its confidence in our expertise to serve its customers," said Marty Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "Skylonda's proximity to our Bear Gulch District will enable us to provide safe, reliable, high-quality water service to its customers efficiently, and we look forward to providing them the same quality, service, and value that all of our customers have come to expect and deserve."

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Se inicia proyecto para garantizar la confiabilidad del sistema de agua en Rolling Hills https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0302-rolling-hills-mrp/ Martes 02 de marzo de 2021, 00:30:19 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7798 Cal Water ha iniciado un importante proyecto de reemplazo  de tubería principal en Rolling Hills que permitirá que el servicio de agua siga siendo confiable. Esta mejora garantizará que los clientes continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia. El proyecto, que tardará aproximadamente 12 semanas en completarse, incluye la instalación de 4,160…

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NoticiasCal Water ha iniciado un importante proyecto de reemplazo  de tubería principal en Rolling Hills que permitirá que el servicio de agua siga siendo confiable. Esta mejora garantizará que los clientes continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.

The project, which will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, includes the installation of 4,160 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main and 50 individual customer service connections. Additionally, crews will replace nine aging fire hydrants to improve first responders' access to water. Installation will take place from 1 to 44 Chuckwagon Road and 1 to 35 Chesterfield Road.

"As essential service workers, our crews are committed to always delivering quality, service, and value to our Rolling Hills customers," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "This infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue providing a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to customers, both now and for years to come, and ensure first responders have the water they need to protect the community in an emergency."

Crews are working to minimizing traffic delays and any other temporary inconvenience during construction, which is taking place Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual customer service connections to the new water main. Water service must be briefly interrupted as crews connect customer service connections to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.

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Un artículo reciente sobre la calidad del agua https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0301-guardian-article/ Lunes 01 de marzo de 2021, 14:45:22 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7797 On February 26, 2021, The Guardian published an article about the disproportional impact of drinking water quality violations on some communities. It is important to keep in mind that there are more than 50,000 water systems in the United States, and more than half of those serve fewer than 500 customers. Because of this massively…

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On February 26, 2021, The Guardian published an article about the disproportional impact of drinking water quality violations on some communities.

It is important to keep in mind that there are more than 50,000 water systems in the United States, and more than half of those serve fewer than 500 customers. Because of this massively fragmented water grid, aging infrastructure, and increasingly stringent water quality standards, many small systems struggle to meet water quality standards. Of course, all Americans-regardless of the size of the city or town they live in-deserve to have safe water.

Cal Water's highest priority is protecting our customers' health and safety. We continuously monitor our systems to ensure the water our customers receive meets or surpasses all federal and state water quality standards. In fact, our water quality experts conduct more than 400,000 water quality tests per year for more than 300 contaminants in our state-certified, state-of-the-art lab. That averages more than 1,000 tests per day.

The water quality standards are set by public health experts, and as data and regulations evolve, Cal Water is committed to meeting all new regulations. For example, although there is no maximum contaminant level set yet for PFAS compounds, we have proactively tested our water sources, and in the few cases where we detected elevated levels of PFOS or PFOA, we have taken those sources out of service until treatment can be installed. In addition, Cal Water completed over 700 infrastructure projects in 2020 to strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency.

Cal Water recognizes that serving our customers means more than complying with regulations. We have and continue to work with community-based organizations across the state to find new and innovative ways to assist residents served by small, failing water systems. We also work hard to provide all customers in our service areas—regardless of their socioeconomic situation—a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water. For those experiencing financial hardship in our service areas, we are committed to helping them through a variety of ways. If you have concerns about your water system or are experiencing difficulty paying your water bill due to COVID-19 or other circumstances, please Contact Us. We are here to help.

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La instalación de la nueva tubería principal comenzará en Main Street en Visalia https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2021-0226-vis-main/ Vie. 26 de feb. de 2021, 15:00:19 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=7790 Cal Water iniciará obras de mejora de infraestructura del servicio de agua el domingo por la noche en el centro de Visalia como parte del compromiso de garantizar la seguridad y confiabilidad de la infraestructura fundamental. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia. La compañía planea reemplazar...

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NoticiasCal Water iniciará obras de mejora de infraestructura del servicio de agua el domingo por la noche en el centro de Visalia como parte del compromiso de garantizar la seguridad y confiabilidad de la infraestructura fundamental. La mejora garantizará que los clientes y bomberos continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.

The utility plans to replace 2,200 feet of aging 10-inch steel main with 12-inch ductile iron water main, as the existing main was installed approximately 70 years ago and is nearing the end of its useful life. The increase in main diameter will also allow for increased water flow. Additionally, the utility plans to replace six fire hydrants and 63 existing customer service connections. Installation will take place on Main Street, from Garden to Willis streets, with minor work on side streets to connect to the new water main. The project is expected to be completed in August.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to keep delivering the reliable supply of safe, high-quality water that Visalia businesses count on to serve their customers," said District Manager Steve Johnson. "We have partnered with the City to ensure the work is as least disruptive as possible to these businesses, have modified traditional construction hours to reduce the work's impact, and will stay in regular communication with those impacted, so they know what to expect as we strengthen the local water system."

Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Sunday through Thursday between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Crews will also minimize any temporary service interruptions, so that residents continue to have the water they need during this time. Customers will be notified in advance of any planned, temporary shutdowns.

After installation, crews will conduct water quality testing before connecting existing 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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