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Washington Water Service’s James Jensen Receives Drinking Water Week Commitment to Excellence Award by State Department of Health

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GIG HARBOR, Wash.—Operations Manager James (Jimmy) Jensen of Washington Water was presented with the Drinking Water Week Commitment to Excellence award by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) in a ceremony last week. Drinking Water Week is an annual initiative of the American Water Works Association. The Drinking Water Week Commitment to Excellence award…

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California Water Service Group Publishes 2021 ESG Report

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Following the expansion of its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program last year, California Water Service Group today released its annual ESG Report detailing the company’s commitments and performance in 2021 across its subsidiaries. The report, titled “Enhancing the Quality of Life: Today & Tomorrow,” highlights both ongoing efforts and significant achievements made during the…

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Washington Water Service Enters into Agreement to Acquire Stroh’s Water Company

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Washington Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (Group), has entered into an agreement with Stroh’s Water Company (Stroh’s Water) to acquire its water utility assets. Washington Water has served Stroh’s Water customers since March 2021 through an operation and maintenance agreement, and supported them on an emergency basis for more than 20 years.…

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Group Diversifies Giving, Increases Support in 2021

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As part of its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated $2.19 million to community organizations, first responders, and students in 2021. Last year’s contributions surpassed 2020 charitable donations and community giving by about a half-million dollars. In 2021, Group allocated…

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Agreement to Acquire Driftwood Valley Water

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Washington Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (Group), signed an agreement to acquire the water utility assets of Driftwood Valley Association. The acquisition is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and approval by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC). Driftwood Valley Water, owned and operated by the homeowners association, currently serves…

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California Water Service Group Launches Annual College Scholarship Program

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California Water Service Group (Group) announced today that it is now accepting applications for its ninth annual College Scholarship Program from students residing in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The utility will distribute a total of $80,000 in scholarships this year. Four $10,000 scholarships will be awarded, along with…

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Outstanding Performance Award

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The Washington State Department of Ecology presented Washington Water with the Outstanding Performance Award for 2020. The award was given for the Rosario Wastewater Treatment Plant’s strong health and safety record. Every year, the Department of Ecology recognizes utilities that have achieved full compliance with their water quality permits, specifically meeting state pollution limits, monitoring…

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$600,000 Committed to Local Community Organizations

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As part of fulfilling its purpose to enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) today announced donations totaling $600,000 to local food banks and other community aid organizations ahead of the Christmas holiday. These gifts are in addition to charitable contributions regularly provided through Group’s philanthropic giving…

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Group Named to Most Responsible Companies List

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For its efforts related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters, California Water Service Group (Group) has been named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” by Newsweek magazine for 2022. The distinction was recently presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Group ranked first among water utilities and…

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Employee Charitable Donation Matching Program Launched

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Program Expands Impact of Employees’ Support for Local Communities and Non-Profits California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries announced today the launch of its new employee charitable donation matching program. The program was created to encourage employees to support non-profit organizations by doubling the impact of their charitable donations with matching contributions from the…

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