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California Water Service Group Awards 12 Students $80,000 Total in College Scholarships for Upcoming Academic Year

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California Water Service Group (Group) announced today the recipients of its 8th annual college scholarship program. In total, Group provided $80,000 in scholarships to 12 students living in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2021-2022 academic year. Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic…

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New Mexico Water Service Publishes Annual Water Quality Report

New Mexico Water recommends its customers visit newmexicowater.com/ccr and view their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available now, to learn about their local water supply. Online customers can review their 2020 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, and obtain prior years’ reports as well. According to General Manager Cynthia Apodaca, the reports provide detailed…

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California Water Service Group Receives Silver Stevie® Award for COVID-19 Most Valuable Corporate Response

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For its comprehensive efforts to support employees, customers, and the communities it serves throughout the coronavirus pandemic, California Water Service Group (Group) has been named a Silver Stevie® Award winner for the Most Valuable Corporate Response in the COVID-19 Response category. The Stevie® is given out by the American Business Awards® (ABA), which recognizes the…

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California Water Service Group Releases 2020 ESG Report

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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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A Recent Article About Water Quality

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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…

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California Water Service Group Launches 2021 College Scholarship Program Cycle

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Students in All Group Service Areas Encouraged to Apply for Eighth Annual Program California Water Service Group (Group) has opened its annual College Scholarship Program for students residing in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. Eligible students may apply for one of multiple scholarships; a total of $80,000 will be…

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California Water Service Group Provides More Than $1.7 Million in Community Support During Unprecedented Year

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California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated more than $1.7 million to community organizations and customers in 2020, exceeding 2019 contributions by an estimated $500,000. The increase was due to elevated community need, as many of the utility’s service areas were impacted economically by the pandemic. Group’s contributions went to organizations that provide…

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California Water Service Group Earns Great Place to Work® Distinction for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the utility’s ongoing commitment to employees in its four subsidiaries, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fifth year in a row. The two-part Great Place to Work® certification includes both a Culture Audit© about the company’s programs and practices…

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New Mexico Water Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Animas Valley Water System

New Mexico Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (Group), has signed a purchase agreement with Animas Valley Land and Water Co., LLC (AV Water) and court-appointed receiver C. Randel Lewis to acquire the Morning Star Water System assets of AV Water and provide regulated water utility service to its approximately 2,000 customer connections…

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Group Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner for COVID-19 Employer Response

Group Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner for COVID-19 Employer Response

For its comprehensive efforts to keep employees safe and informed through the coronavirus pandemic, California Water Service Group (Group) has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers’ Most Valuable Employer for COVID-19 Response category. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best…

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California Water Service Group Awards $80,000 in College Scholarships to Students

California Water Service Group today announced awards totaling $80,000 in college scholarships for students living in the utility’s California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2020-2021 academic year. Group selected 12 students for the upcoming academic year; winners were chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, community service, and financial need. Many of…

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New Mexico Water Recommends All Water Users Learn About Local Water Supply

New Mexico Water encourages its customers to visit the Water Quality Reports page and view their Consumer Confidence Report, also called the CCR or water quality report, which provides information about the state of the local water supply. Customers can now review and learn about their system’s water quality in 2019, as well as obtain…

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California Water Service Group Subsidiaries to Acquire Local Water Companies

California Water Service Group (Group) announced today that its Washington subsidiary closed an acquisition and that its New Mexico subsidiary has entered into a purchase agreement. Washington Water Service (Washington Water) closed its purchase of the Greenwood Estates water system on March 31, with approval by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Sister utility New…

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Tap Water Safe from Coronavirus

Updated March 19, 2020 Your tap water is safe from coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The safeguards we have always taken to protect water quality are effective to keep it safe from viruses, including COVID-19. While you may be stocking up on…

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California Water Service Group Opens 2020 College Scholarship Program

Students in All Group Service Areas Eligible for Seventh Annual Program As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) has expanded its annual College Scholarship Program, which officially opened for applications today. Beginning this year, eligible students residing in areas served by…

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California Water Service Group Donates More Than $1.25 Million in 2019 to Local Communities

California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated more than $1.25 million to local non-profits, community organizations, and other philanthropic entities in 2019, exceeding 2018 contributions by an estimated $250,000. Last years increase was mostly due to California Water Service’s inaugural Firefighter Grant Program, which was created to support the needs of local fire…

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California Water Service Group Designated Great Place to Work® for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. This distinction was given to Group for its commitment to employees throughout its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The Great Place to Work® certification includes two components:…

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New Mexico Water responds to Environmental Working Group study

Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority, and we work to ensure our water complies with all water quality standards, or maximum contaminant levels, set by federal and state public health experts to protect customers’ health and safety. These public health experts include toxicologists, epidemiologists, physicians, biostatisticians, and research scientists from the…

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Customers Encouraged to Review Consumer Confidence Reports

New Mexico Water has published its 2018 water quality reports for customers to learn about their local water supply. The annual report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report or CCR, for each system is available on the Water Quality Reports page. The reports can be viewed and downloaded from this page. Customers who do…

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California Water Service Group Named Great Place to Work® for Third Year in a Row

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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California Water Service Group Named Great Place to Work® for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, California Water Service Group has been named a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The recognition is reflective of the Group’s ongoing commitment to employees in its regulated California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The 2017 Great Place to Work® certification is…

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New Customer Portal Provides Customers with User-Friendly, Convenient Account Options

New Mexico Water launched its new, online customer portal today, which allows customers to better manage their water or wastewater utility accounts at their convenience. After logging into the completely redesigned web site, customers can: Start or stop service View and pay their bill View their account’s transaction history Set up and manage automatic bill…

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New Mexico Water Names Jeremiah Mecham as New General Manager

New Mexico Water announced that Jeremiah Mecham will lead the utility’s water and wastewater operations, effective today. He succeeds longtime manager Paul Risso, who retired on March 31, 2017. Mecham joins New Mexico Water with more than 17 years of experience in water operations and management. For the last five years, he worked at CH2MHill…

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California Water Service Group Publishes 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

California Water Service Group today announced that it has released its 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report. Titled “Raising the Bar,” the report highlights the company’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for its customers, communities, employees, and stockholders, while operating in a way that respects the environment. “Raising the Bar” showcases improvements the company’s 1,125…

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California Water Service Group Named Great Place To Work® in 2016

As part of its continued commitment to being a top workplace, California Water Service Group announced today its first-time certification as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The recognition is reflective of the culture and employee opinions at each of the Group’s regulated subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, New Mexico,…

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