SONOMA COUNTY FIRE:  CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER LIFTS DO-NOT-DRINK ORDER FOR MOST LARKFIELD DISTRICT CUSTOMERS IN SONOMA COUNTYarrow

October 18, 2017

COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK FOR A MAP OF THE AREA:  https://dnnh3qht4.blob.core.windows.net/portals/2/News%20and%20Community/Larkfield%20(002).jpg?sr=b&si=DNNFileManagerPolicy&sig=svKc3quAxA1yDnAEjnTLDCfTCRrhgZU4tnhnLpoPpHQ%3D LARKFIELD, Calif. (October 18, 2017) – California American Water has advised customers in most areas of the Larkfield Water System in Sonoma County that it is now safe to consume the local of tap water after several days of restrictions.  The declaration comes after days of restorative work and testing, following a devastating fire that impacted the company’s storage and pumping facilities. “Our field crews having been working around the clock for the last week to restore service and ensure adequate flow for fire services,” said California American Water Northern Division General Manager Audie Foster. “T...

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SONOMA COUNTY FIRE: CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER LIFTS DO-NOT-DRINK ORDER FOR MOST LARKFIELD DISTRICT CUSTOMERS IN SONOMA COUNTYarrow

SONOMA COUNTY FIRE:  CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER LIFTS DO-NOT-DRINK ORDER FOR MOST LARKFIELD DISTRICT CUSTOMERS IN SONOMA COUNTY
October 16, 2017

Some customers will remain without drinkable water due to extensive damage   LARKFIELD, Calif. (October 16, 2017) – California American Water has advised customers in most areas of the Larkfield Water System in Sonoma County that is now safe to consume the local of tap water after several days of restrictions. Customers on Larkfield Maples Court and any first responders or recovery personnel in the mandatory evacuation areas are still affected by the Do-Not-Consume order and will be noticed once water is safe to drink. The declaration comes after days of restorative work and testing, following a devastating fire that impacted the company’s storage and pumping facilities. “Our field crews having been working around the clock for the last week to restore service and ensure adequate flow for fire services,” said California American Water Northern Div...

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CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER ISSUES DO-NOT-DRINK ORDER FOR LARKFIELD DISTRICT CUSTOMERS IN SONOMA COUNTYarrow

October 10, 2017

LARKFIELD, Calif. (October 9, 2017) – California American Water has advised customers in the Larkfield Water System in Sonoma County to stop all consumption of tap water due to the yet-to-be contained fires in the area. The fires, which have caused catastrophic damage to the local area, have damaged some of the local storage tanks and a pumping station. Because of this damage and because we cannot safely assess water quality at this time, we cannot assure our customers that the water is safe to consume.  This do-not-drink advisory will be lifted as soon as we have determined it safe to do so. “Our hearts go out to our co-workers, customers and friends who have been affected by the fires.  Some of our infrastructure has also been impacted,” said California American Water Northern Division General Manager Audie Foster. “As such, we are advising folks...

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California American Water Enters Contract to Purchase Hillview Water Companyarrow

October 05, 2017

Dateline City: SACRAMENTO, Calif. California American Water looks to begin ownership in 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water has entered into a Purchase Agreement to acquire the operating assets of Hillview Water Company and assume the provision of water service within the Hillview Water Company service area between Oakhurst and Raymond, Calif. Hillview Water Company, which consists of approximately 1,500 metered customer connections, is located 67 miles from California American Water’s Meadowbrook service area in Merced, Calif. The purchase of the system in combination with the Meadowbrook service area will double California American Water’s customer base in the Centr...

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California American Water Acquires Oxbow Marina Mutual Water Companyarrow

July 18, 2017

Dateline City: SACRAMENTO, Calif. California American Water assumes ownership and operations of the Oxbow Marina Mutual Water Company on July 18, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water today announced the closing of its acquisition of the Oxbow Marina Mutual Water Company in Sacramento. 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 July 18, 2017. The Oxbow Marina system is located one mile from the Sacramento District’s Isleton system. Oxbow Marina, a large deluxe marina with boat slips and waterfront ...

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American Water Names Garry Hofer Vice President of Operations of California American Waterarrow

May 15, 2017

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water recently announced it has named Garry Hofer the Vice President of Operations of California American Water, effective immediately. Hofer replaces Rich Svindland, who was named the President of California American Water last February. As the vice president for Operations, Hofer will now lead all operations for California American Water including Water and Wastewater Treatment, Transmission, Distribution, Field Services, SCADA, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance, Customer Advocacy, and Metering. “We are pleased to have Garry take on this position for the company,” said Rich Svindland, the president of California American Water. “Throughout his years at California American W...

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California American Water Agrees to Purchase Fruitridge Vista Water Companyarrow

April 27, 2017

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water has entered into an agreement to acquire the operating assets of the Fruitridge Vista Water Company for $20.75 million and to become the new water provider to its approximately 4,800 customers. Fruitridge Vista is a family owned Class B Water Utility in south Sacramento County and is regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. California American Water currently supplies water service to nearly 60,000 homes and businesses in the Sacramento region and nearly 180,000 customers within the State of California. Fruitridge Vista Water Company customers will be served by California American Water's water treatment and distribution operators who are experts in thei...

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California American Water Applauds Customers for Saving More Than 15 Billion Gallons During Droughtarrow

April 07, 2017

Dateline City: SACRAMENTO, Calif. Process beginning to remove mandatory conservation measures for most service areas SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17, which terminated his previous executive order declaring a statewide drought emergency. While mandatory measures and water supply “stress tests” are no longer required for most water utilities around the state, common sense prohibitions against wasteful water use remain. California American Water customers were successful in their response to the drought, collectively reducing water use by more than 15 billion gallons between June 2015 and March 2017 in comparison to water use in 2013. To h...

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Richard Svindland named president of California American Water and Hawaii American Waterarrow

February 16, 2017

Dateline City: SAN DIEGO Robert MacLean named senior vice president of American Water’s Eastern Division, president of New Jersey American Water SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California and Hawaii American Water have named Richard Svindland their new president, effective March 1, 2017. Svindland replaces Robert MacLean, who has served as president of California American Water since 2009. MacLean will now become senior vice president of American Water’s Eastern Division, which is comprised of New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Maryland. MacLean also will serve as president of New Jersey American Water. “We are so pleased to promote both Rob and Rich. It is well-deserved,” said Walter Lynch, chie...

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California Public Utilities Commission Approves California American Water Acquisition of Meadowbrook Water Companyarrow

December 01, 2016

Dateline City: SACRAMENTO, Calif. California American Water will begin ownership and operation in 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California American Water announced it has received California Public Utilities Commission approval for the acquisition of the Meadowbrook Water Company in Merced County. California American Water will begin operating the water system in 2017. The water system was purchased for $4 million and will add approximately 1,650 new service connections to California American Water’s customer base in Sacramento County. California American Water currently supplies water service to about 60,000 homes and businesses in the Sacramento District and to about 178,000 other cust...

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