Community Service

CWA Members Serving California for Generations

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California Water Association members have served California communities for generations. Their primary mission is to provide reliable, high-quality water at a reasonable cost with outstanding customer service. As water providers, they understand the responsibility entrusted to them for delivering an essential and limited resource. As community members, they understand their role goes beyond delivering water to customer taps.

As an example, each Thanksgiving, investor-owned water companies participate in Operation Gobble, which donates more than 15,000 turkeys to families that, otherwise, would not be able to afford a Thanksgiving dinner.

CWA members actively support the communities they serve through volunteer, education and funding partnerships. This service also extends to the water industry, where CWA members participate in organizations such as California Urban Water Conservation Council, American Water Works Association and many others.


 

Community Service News

CWA Members Commemorate Water Awareness Month

CWA Members Commemorate Water Awareness Month

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

During California‚Äôs 1987-1992 drought, the California Department of Water Resources, in conjunction with water agencies and associations, designated May as Water Awareness Month. In commemoration, […]

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California American Water Announces Plans to Acquire Fruitridge Vista Water Company

California American Water Announces Plans to Acquire Fruitridge Vista Water Company

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

In April, California American Water (CAW) signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Fruitridge Vista Water Company, a family-owned Class B water utility located […]

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New Executive Team Members at San Jose Water Company and California American Water

New Executive Team Members at San Jose Water Company and California American Water

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

San Jose Water Company (SJWC) recently promoted Palle Jensen from Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs to Executive Vice President, while John Tang has moved […]

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Gere Presents at American Water Works Association Annual Conference

Gere Presents at American Water Works Association Annual Conference

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

At the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE 17) in Philadelphia, PA on June 12, Andrew Gere, President and Chief Operating Officer, […]

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Lessons Learned from California’s Investor-Owned Water Utilities

Lessons Learned from California’s Investor-Owned Water Utilities

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

CWA Executive Director Jack Hawks describes how investor-owned water utilities are at the forefront in responding to and leading the way in preparing for California’s water challenges in an article published in WaterWorld.

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Cal Water Assists Customers During Devastating Erskine Wildfire

Cal Water Assists Customers During Devastating Erskine Wildfire

Posted on Aug 4, 2016

When the deadly Erskine Fire broke out on June 23 in Kern County, California Water Service (Cal Water) employees quickly responded to assist customers served […]

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