Últimas noticias - California Water Service https://www.calwater.com Viernes 10 de agosto de 2018, 19:46:35 +0000 ing.-EE.UU. por hora 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Dos estaciones de atención abiertas en Lucerne mientras los residentes regresan de la evacuación obligatoria https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0808-luc-food-sations/ Miércoles 08 de agosto de 2018, 21:31:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6079 Cal Water announced today that it has set up two care stations with food staples and bottled water for Lucerne customers returning from the mandatory evacuation necessitated by the Mendocino Complex Fire. According to Cal Water, water quality was unaffected by the fire and evacuation, because it was able to send crews in to keep…

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NoticiasCal Water announced today that it has set up two care stations with food staples and bottled water for Lucerne customers returning from the mandatory evacuation necessitated by the Mendocino Complex Fire.

According to Cal Water, water quality was unaffected by the fire and evacuation, because it was able to send crews in to keep the water treatment plant fully operational. Although challenging, this was necessary not just to maintain quality for when customers returned, but also to ensure that firefighters had adequate water supplies for fire suppression activities before and during the evacuation. Cal Water employees from around the state volunteered to assist in 24/7 operations to keep the water flowing.

"We really appreciate the high level of protection provided by Cal Fire to help us keep critical infrastructure intact and functioning. We thank them for their excellent coordination with the Cal Water Emergency Operations Center," said President and Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki.

Cal Water is passing out bottled water because there could be some taste and odor issues as a result of the water not running through the pipes during the evacuation, something that can occur even when people leave their homes for vacation. Las cuadrillas están realizando modificaciones en la planta de tratamiento para que el sistema vuelva a la normalidad.

"We're also passing out protein bars and other snacks because with the intermittent power outages that occurred during the evacuation, our customers might find that the food in their refrigerators has been affected. This was a very scary, stressful situation, and we just want to do what we can to make things a little easier for our customers," said Cal Water Local Manager Darin McCosker.

Las estaciones de carga se encuentran en el área de estacionamiento a lo largo del Centro de atención al cliente de Cal Water en Lucerne, que se encuentra en 6125 State Highway 20, y en el Centro comunitario de Lucerne, ubicado en 3985 Country Club Drive. Estarán abiertas de 5 p. m. a 8 p. m. el 8 de agosto de 2018, y de 10 a. m. a 1 p. m. el 9 de agosto.

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Cal Water seleccionó brindar servicios de agua y aguas residuales en la comunidad de Diseño Maestro del condado de Madera https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0807-madera/ Martes 07 de agosto de 2018, 22:27:07 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6077 Cal Water anunció hoy que celebró un contrato de operaciones y mantenimiento con Tesoro Viejo Development, Inc. para operar los sistemas de agua, de aguas residuales, agua reciclada, agua de lluvia y agua agrícola que prestaba el servicio en Tesoro Viejo development en el condado de Madera, Calif., una comunidad con diseño maestro de uso mixto aprobado para hasta 5,190 unidades residenciales y…

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NoticiasCal Water announced today that it has entered into an Operations & Maintenance agreement with Tesoro Viejo Development, Inc. to operate the water, wastewater, recycled water, storm water, and agricultural water systems serving the Tesoro Viejo development in Madera County, Calif., a mixed-use master-planned community that is approved for up to 5,190 residential units and approximately 3 million square feet of commercial and retail space, as well as parks, schools, and light industrial operations.

In addition to operations and maintenance services, Cal Water will provide customer service and oversee the installation of various capital improvements needed to expand the utility systems. Construction at the development is ongoing, with a school to be completed soon and homes ready for occupancy in the latter half of 2018 or early in 2019.

"We are very happy to partner with Tesoro Viejo Development, Inc. to provide the water and wastewater services for this vibrant new community. We look forward to providing the quality, service, and value that our customers have come to expect," said President and Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki.

Este comunicado de prensa incluye declaraciones prospectivas en concordancia con lo establecido por la Ley de Reforma de Litigios sobre Valores Privados de 1995 ("La Ley"). Tales declaraciones intentan tener la protección de lo dispuesto por las leyes de valores federales para los principios de "puerto seguro" establecidos por esta Ley. Dichas declaraciones se basan en información actualmente disponible, expectativas, estimaciones, presunciones y proyecciones y criterios de manejo sobre la Compañía, la industria de servicios públicos del agua y las condiciones económicas generales. Tales palabras como podría, espera, pretende, planea, cree, estima, asume, anticipa, proyecta, predice, pronostica o variaciones de dichas palabras o expresiones similares tienen la intención de identificar a las declaraciones prospectivas. Las declaraciones prospectivas no son garantías de acciones futuras. Las mismas están sujetas a los cambios e incertidumbre de las circunstancias. Los resultados reales pueden variar materialmente del contenido de las declaraciones prospectivas. Factors that may cause a result different than expected or anticipated include, but are not limited to: governmental and regulatory commissions' decisions; changes in regulatory commissions' policies and procedures; the timeliness of regulatory commissions' actions concerning rate relief; new legislation; changes in accounting valuations and estimates; changes in accounting treatment for regulated companies, including adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, if required; electric power interruptions; increases in suppliers' prices and the availability of supplies including water and power; fluctuations in interest rates; changes in environmental compliance and water quality requirements; litigation that may result in damages or costs not recoverable from third parties; acquisitions and our ability to successfully integrate acquired companies; the ability to successfully implement business plans; changes in customer water use patterns; the impact of weather and climate on water sales and operating results; access to sufficient capital on satisfactory terms; civil disturbances or terrorist threats or acts, or apprehension about the possible future occurrences of acts of this type; the involvement of the United States in war or other hostilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees; labor relations matters as we negotiate with the unions; federal health care law changes that could result in increases to Company health care costs and additional income tax expenses in future years; changes in federal and state income tax regulations and treatment of such by regulatory commissions; implementation of new information technology systems; changes in operations that result in an impairment to acquisition goodwill; restrictive covenants in or changes to the credit ratings on our current or future debt that could increase our financing costs or affect our ability to borrow, make payments on debt or pay dividends; general economic conditions, including changes in customer growth patterns and our ability to collect billed revenue from customers; and, other risks and unforeseen events. Al considerar las declaraciones prospectivas, usted debe tener en cuenta las declaraciones preventivas que se incluyen en este párrafo, al igual que el informe anual 10-K, el informe trimestral 10-Q y otros informes presentados ocasionalmente ante la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (SEC, siglas en inglés). La Compañía no asume ninguna obligación de proporcionar actualizaciones de las declaraciones prospectivas por medios públicos.

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Se completaron las mejoras en la estación de bombas del área de Los Trancos https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0801-bg-pump-station/ Miércoles 01 de agosto de 2018, 17:07:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6066 Cal Water completó un proyecto de mejora de infraestructura en el distrito de Bear Gulch que mejorará la confiabilidad del sistema para los clientes de Los Trancos, tanto para el consumo diario como durante una emergencia o un desastre natural. El proyecto incluyó el reemplazo del generador y las bombas reforzadoras así como la modernización del tanque con accesorios resistentes a terremotos. Las cuadrillas también instalaron refugios en...

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NoticiasCal Water completó un proyecto de mejora de infraestructura en el distrito de Bear Gulch que mejorará la confiabilidad del sistema para los clientes de Los Trancos, tanto para el consumo diario como durante una emergencia o un desastre natural.

El proyecto incluyó el reemplazo del generador y las bombas reforzadoras así como la modernización del tanque con accesorios resistentes a terremotos. Crews also installed shelters on the pumps to reduce noise from the facility for nearby residents, made electrical system improvements, and installed a fence around the facility.

"This important infrastructure investment will ensure safe, reliable, and efficient water delivery to Los Trancos residents for decades to come, especially during power outages and seismic events," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "By ensuring our system stays dependable, we can ensure our customers have the water they need any time they turn on the tap and firefighters have sufficient resources to protect our community."

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Empleada de Cal Water reconocida como "Rotarian distinguida" y "Operaria del año" por el Downtown Salinas Rotary Club https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0716-sln-rotary/ Martes 17 de julio de 2018, 15:33:59 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6049 The Downtown Salinas Rotary Club has recognized Cal Water District Manager Brenda Granillo as a "Distinguished Rotarian" for her efforts in raising more than $10,000 for the Club's annual Pigs, Pinot & More fundraising event. Granillo, who joined the Club in 2016, was also awarded the "COG of the Year" honor, which recognizes the Club's…

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NoticiasThe Downtown Salinas Rotary Club has recognized Cal Water District Manager Brenda Granillo as a "Distinguished Rotarian" for her efforts in raising more than $10,000 for the Club's annual Pigs, Pinot & More fundraising event. Granillo, who joined the Club in 2016, was also awarded the "COG of the Year" honor, which recognizes the Club's outstanding new member.

"We are pleased to have Brenda representing Cal Water in an organization that improves the lives of residents in the local community," said Mike Jones, Cal Water Director of Operations. "At Cal Water, we are more than a water utility; Brenda's contribution to the Downtown Salinas Rotary Club is a prime example of our own commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve."

The Pigs, Pinot & More fundriaiser featured more than 20 local wineries and a dozen local chefs and raised more than $50,000. The funds go toward the Club's many philanthropic endeavors, including a flu clinic that provides vaccines, booster shots, and hygiene goodie bags to residents of Salinas' Chinatown community. Funds are also used to support the Club's Interact and Rotaract programs, which help teenagers and young adults develop leadership and professional skills to make a positive impact on their communities and workplaces. Granillo currently serves as co-liaison for the Rotaract program.

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Comienza proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en el distrito de Bear Gulch https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0709-bg-mrp/ Miércoles 11 de julio de 2018, 17:55:46 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6046 Cal Water ha iniciado un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura en el distrito de Bear Gulch que mejorará la confiabilidad del sistema y la protección contra incendios de emergencia para los residentes y negocios de Redwood City. Las cuadrillas instalarán unos 1,950 pies de tubería principal de PVC nueva de 8 pulgadas en Warrington Avenue, desde Fair Oaks Avenue hasta Northside Avenue en Redwood City. Generalmente, el PVC…

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Proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en el distrito de Bear GulchCal Water ha iniciado un proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura en el distrito de Bear Gulch que mejorará la confiabilidad del sistema y la protección contra incendios de emergencia para los residentes y negocios de Redwood City.

Crews will install approximately 1,950 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main on Warrington Avenue, from Fair Oaks Avenue to Northside Avenue in Redwood City. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. The new pipes are long-lasting and will be able to reliably serve the area for decades to come.

"Investing in the water system infrastructure ensures that our community will continue to have safe, reliable, and high-quality water service, both for our customers' everyday needs and for our firefighters and other first responders in emergencies," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "This upgrade is just part of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities."

Installation of the new water main will take place Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete. Customers will be notified prior to any planned, temporary shutdowns to connect individual service lines to the new main. Additionally, any impacted streets and landscaping will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.

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Cal Water presenta una propuesta para investir $828.5 millones en sus sistemas de agua de California entre 2019 y 2021 https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0703-iip/ Martes 03 de julio de 2018, 22:51:54 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6028 As part of its commitment to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to the communities it serves, Cal Water-the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group-yesterday submitted infrastructure improvement plans in all of its California districts for years 2019-2021 in its General Rate Case (GRC) filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission). La...

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NoticiasAs part of its commitment to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to the communities it serves, Cal Water-the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group-yesterday submitted infrastructure improvement plans in all of its California districts for years 2019-2021 in its General Rate Case (GRC) filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission). The Commission will evaluate the infrastructure improvement plans along with operating budgets to establish water rates that reflect the actual cost of service.

More than half of Cal Water's proposed $828.5 million of infrastructure improvements relate to its transmission and distribution pipeline replacement program, and all are necessary to enhance reliability, augment water supply, and upgrade aging water system infrastructure, according to President and CEO Martin A. Kropelnicki. The plans also reflect the utility's aggressive cost-control measures to reduce operating and administrative costs.

"Since our founding in 1926, we have focused on being a good steward of the environment and prudently investing in our water systems. This enables us to continue delivering a safe, reliable, and high-quality water supply for both our customers' everyday needs and sufficient for emergency response by firefighters and other first responders," Kropelnicki said. "Our triennial infrastructure improvement plan submission, the key element of our California GRC, is scrutinized by an independent state agency before it determines our approved projects and rates, and allows us to fulfill our promise to provide quality, service, and value."

The required filing begins an approximately 18-month review process, with any changes in customer rates expected to become effective in 2020. Cal Water has proposed to the Commission to increase revenues by $51.0 million, or 7.7%, in 2020; $29.8 million, or 4.2%, in 2021; and $31.4 million, or 4.2%, in 2022 as compared to the last authorized revenue. In 75% of Cal Water's service areas, the utility is proposing infrastructure improvements that will cost the typical residential customer less than $5 per month, and in 90% of service areas, the proposed increase is less than $6 per month.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to maintain affordability while delivering the safe and reliable service our customers and firefighters need,” Kropelnicki said.

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Comienza construcción de pozo en el distrito de Bakersfield https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0702-bk-well/ Lunes 02 de julio de 2018, 18:53:23 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=6056 Cal Water comenzó un nuevo proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura para satisfacer las necesidades de agua cotidianas y en casos de emergencias de la comunidad, así como disminuir el posible impacto del clima y cortes de electricidad. La empresa de servicios públicos está construyendo un nuevo pozo de agua que suministrará entre 1.5 millones a 2 millones de galones de agua por día a Bakersfield clientes. La...

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NoticiasCal Water comenzó un nuevo proyecto de mejora de la infraestructura para satisfacer las necesidades de agua cotidianas y en casos de emergencias de la comunidad, así como disminuir el posible impacto del clima y cortes de electricidad. La empresa de servicios públicos está construyendo un nuevo pozo de agua que suministrará entre 1.5 millones a 2 millones de galones de agua por día a Bakersfield clientes. The utility will also install a generator to help ensure the well station remains in power during unexpected outages.

"This project reflects our commitment to provide industry-leading water service and will reduce our dependence on more costly purchased surface water," Cal Water District Manager Mike Mares said. "The new well station will provide a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to residents and businesses for generations to come and sufficient resources for firefighters to protect our community in emergencies."

Construction will generally occur Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; however, some portions of the drilling work will need to be done around the clock. Customers will be notified in advance of extended work hours, and sound walls will be erected around the work site to minimize disruption to the community. Additionally, street improvements will be made along the front side of the site, including street widening and installation of a pedestrian sidewalk and storm drains.

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California Water Service Group fue nombrada como uno de los mejores lugares para trabajar en Bay Area por séptimo año consecutivo https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0622-top-workplace/ Vie. 22 de junio de 2018, 21:07:39 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5954 For the seventh year in a row, the Bay Area News Group has named California Water Service Group one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area. The 2018 distinction, which was announced yesterday evening, was awarded based on input from local employees of its largest subsidiary, California Water Service (Cal Water). The Top Workplace…

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NoticiasFor the seventh year in a row, the Bay Area News Group has named California Water Service Group one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area. The 2018 distinction, which was announced yesterday evening, was awarded based on input from local employees of its largest subsidiary, California Water Service (Cal Water).

The Top Workplace rankings are based on survey information gathered by an independent research company specializing in employee engagement and retention. La encuesta les hace preguntas a los empleados en relación con el liderazgo de la empresa, compensaciones y capacitaciones, diversidad/inclusión, desarrollo profesional, flexibilidad para compatibilizar las responsabilidades familiares, así como valores y ética.

Cal Water is a regulated water utility with 376 employees in the Bay Area. The utility serves about 400,000 people in the Bay Area communities of Atherton, Broadmoor, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, 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.

"Our employees are our best ambassadors, and when they are valued and have an environment in which to learn, grow, and thrive, they can focus on delivering the quality, service, and value we promise to all of our customers," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "This is integral to fulfilling our commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve."

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Nuevo tanque de almacenamiento completado en Salinas para mejorar la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua local https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0621-salinas-station/ Jue. 21 de junio de 2018, 18:09:11 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5950 Cal Water ha completado la construcción de un nuevo tanque de almacenamiento de agua en su distrito de Salinas que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y aumentará las reservas de agua para combatir el fuego y otras emergencias. El nuevo tanque de 150,000 galones está hecho de acero atornillado, un material elegido por su durabilidad y capacidad antisísmica. El tanque está en...

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NoticiasCal Water ha completado la construcción de un nuevo tanque de almacenamiento de agua en su distrito de Salinas que mejorará la confiabilidad en el sistema de agua y aumentará las reservas de agua para combatir el fuego y otras emergencias.

El nuevo tanque de 150,000 galones está hecho de acero atornillado, un material elegido por su durabilidad y capacidad antisísmica. The tank is on Pine Canyon Road near Mesa Road in Salinas and sits near two sister tanks, which provide an additional 150,000 gallons of water to the area.

"By adding this tank to our water system, we have significantly increased our storage capabilities in the Salinas area," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "Our commitment to providing our community with the water they need when they need it is unwavering, and this important water infrastructure improvement project is just one part of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers."

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Cal Water recibe el premio de diversidad nacional de la Asociación Americana de Obras Hidráulicas https://www.calwater.com/latest_news/2018-0613-diversity-award/ Martes 12 de junio de 2018, 14:49:32 +0000 https://www.calwater.com/?post_type=latest_news&p=5917 The American Water Works Association (AWWA) honored Cal Water with the 2018 Diversity Award today for the utility's ongoing commitment to promoting and embracing diversity in business. The Diversity Award, presented at ACE18, AWWA's annual national conference, recognizes an individual or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity by establishing an environment that recognizes,…

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Elissa Ouyang and Jose Espinoza accept the American Water Works Association National Diversity Award on behalf of Cal Water

Elissa Ouyang and Jose Espinoza accept the American Water Works Association National Diversity Award on behalf of Cal Water

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) honored Cal Water with the 2018 Diversity Award today for the utility's ongoing commitment to promoting and embracing diversity in business. The Diversity Award, presented at ACE18, AWWA's annual national conference, recognizes an individual or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity by establishing an environment that recognizes, encourages, and effectively utilizes each person's talent.

In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Cal Water surpassed the annual goal set by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to achieve 21.5% spending with certified woman-, minority-, disabled veteran-, and LGBT-owned businesses. The utility tripled its spending with disabled veteran-owned businesses in 2017 compared to 2016, surpassing a 1.5% goal with a 2.75% spending rate. Additionally, beyond establishing internal processes to include diverse businesses in competitive bidding opportunities, the utility encourages its prime contractors to include diverse suppliers in its subcontracting bids, remains engaged in supplier outreach efforts through Chambers of Commerce and other advocacy groups, and helps diverse suppliers grow their technical expertise and capabilities through the Cal Water Mentor-Protégé Program.

"We are pleased to be recognized by AWWA for our efforts in supplier diversity. Company-wide, our employees-also a diverse group of professionals highly trained in their areas of expertise-are committed to providing opportunities for and doing business with diverse suppliers," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "This keeps our procurement process competitive and helps us fulfill our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities."

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