California American Water Signs Agreement to Purchase Bass Lake Water Companyarrow

August 30, 2019

Dateline City: SACRAMENTO, Calif. Acquisition would add 1,000 additional customers in Madera County SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water has entered into an agreement to acquire Bass Lake Water Company’s potable water distribution system, which serves approximately 1,000 customer connections in the Bass Lake community. Bass Lake is located approximately nine miles from Oakhurst, California, where California American Water is in the process of acquiring the Hillview Water Company. Hillview serves approximately 1,500 customer connections in the Madera County communities of Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and Raymond. “When we agreed to sell we wanted to ensure the operations were handed over to an organization that could provide the same great level of se...

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California American Water Applies for New Revenue to Fund Infrastructure and Service Improvementsarrow

July 01, 2019

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water has filed an application to set new rates in each of its service areas for 2021 through 2023. The new rates would take effect January 1, 2021, pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission. This application is seeking to raise revenue by approximately $46.5 million over three years, beginning with a $26.0 million increase proposed for January 1, 2021. This increase is based on 2019 authorized revenues calculated at current rates and amounts to an approximately 10.6 percent increase in revenue for the company. Specific increases for each service area or the “rate design” are included in the filing. “Our proposal is driven by the needs of our customers as well as our need to upgrade and maintain our infrastructure,” said Rich Svindland...

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California American Water Desalination Project Awarded $10 Million State Grantarrow

June 19, 2019

Dateline City: MONTEREY, Calif. MONTEREY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today they will provide a $10 million grant to public utility, California American Water, to help build the seawater desalination component of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, the company’s solution to the Monterey Peninsula’s long-standing water shortage. “We are extremely grateful to DWR for supporting our project,” said California American Water president Rich Svindland. “This grant will reduce costs to our customers for this project, which is urgently needed to protect the local river and groundwater and to meet the demands of the community in a sustainable way.” The Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Proje...

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Consumer Confidence Reports Show Excellent Water Quality in Californiaarrow

June 18, 2019

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO California American Water Surpasses State and Federal Standards SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water published the 2018 Consumer Confidence Reports, which demonstrate high quality water service throughout its state districts. The annual reports compare California American Water’s water quality with standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. The reports also cover drinking water sources, public health information, substances detected in the water and the levels of those substances. Commonly asked questions and answers concerning drinking water are...

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California American Water Acquires Rio Plaza Water Companyarrow

June 04, 2019

Dateline City: NEWBURY PARK, Calif. California American Water assumes ownership and operations of the Rio Plaza Water Company NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water today announced the closing of acquisition and its commencement of operations of the Rio Plaza Water Company in Ventura County. Under the terms of an agreement approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water will be providing its newly welcomed customers with state-regulated potable water service beginning June 4, 2019. “We look forward to welcoming our new Rio Plaza customers to California American Water and are eager to introduce them to our various programs that includ...

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California American Water Signs Contract to Acquire East Pasadena Water Companyarrow

April 19, 2019

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the East Pasadena Water Company. Following the completion of the sale, California American Water will become the new water provider to approximately 10,000 residents in Temple City, Arcadia and the East Pasadena area. "We are pleased to have entered into a contract and look forward to serving customers in the East Pasadena Water Company service area," said California American Water's President Rich Svindland. "Our San Marino and Rosemead water systems are near East Pasadena so we know the area well. East Pasadena customers will be able to take advantage of our excellent conserva...

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California American Water Acquires Warring Water Service, Inc.arrow

April 16, 2019

Dateline City: LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), has entered into agreement to acquire the operating assets of the Warring Water Service, Inc. Following the completion of the sale, California American Water will become the new water provider to approximately 514 customers in Piru, California. Warring Water Service Inc., is a privately owned class D water utility located in Ventura County. California American Water currently supplies water service to more than 48,000 homes and businesses in Los Angeles and Ventura County. Warring Water Service, Inc., customers will be served by California American Water’s water treatment and distribution operators who are experts in their field...

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California American Water Offers Grace Period to Furloughed Federal Employeesarrow

January 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Jan. 31, 2019) – California American Water is offering a 30-day billing grace period for federal workers who were adversely affected by the recent government shutdown. Customers affected by the shutdown may request a 30-day grace period on their account by contacting the company’s customer service line at 1-888-237-1333. During this time, qualifying customers will continue to receive a bill, but will not incur late payment fees or be subject to collection efforts. In addition, these customers will not be disconnected due to non-payment during the 30-day period. These protections come in addition to those offered in the company’s standard customer service policy, which includes offering payment plans and working with customers to address billing concerns. California American Water Customer Service Number: 1-888-237-1333. California America...

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CPUC Approves California American Water General Rate Casearrow

December 13, 2018

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO Decision sets rates for all customers through 2020 SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved a decision in the company’s general rate case for new water and wastewater rates for customers statewide. The company’s rate request, which was filed in July 2016, will set rates through 2020. The decision approves approximately $103 million in capital investment in infrastructure replacements and improvements in 2018 and 2019. “We are extremely proud of our significant level of system investment, combined with operational efficiency measures and innovative technologies, to ensure continued water quality, service reli...

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