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California Water Service Group Launches 10th Annual College Scholarship Program

Scholarship program

California Water Service Group (Group) announced the commencement of its 10th annual College Scholarship Program cycle today, reaffirming the utility’s commitment to improving lives in its communities. Students residing in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries are encouraged to apply for a portion of the $80,000 available in awards. Four $10,000 grand-prize…

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"America’s Most Responsible Companies" Honor

Newsweek America's Most Responsible Companies 2023 logo

Newsweek magazine today recognized California Water Service Group (Group) on its 2023 list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies.” The distinction was presented to Group for the second year in a row by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world’s leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, for the utility’s efforts related to environmental, social, and governance…

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Acquisition of Driftwood Valley Water Complete


Washington Water announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Driftwood Valley Association’s water system assets. Washington Water will now provide water utility service to Driftwood Valley Homeowner Association’s 62 customers in Yelm, Washington. As part of the acquisition, Washington Water also expects to provide service to new customers in the association as its…

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Great Place to Work® Recognition for 7th Year

Great Place to Work Certified, August 2022 to August 2023

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named California Water Service Group (Group) a Great Place to Work for 2022–2023, the utility announced today. This marks the seventh year in a row Group has earned this honor. The two-part Great Place to Work® certification includes a Culture Audit© and a Trust Index©. The Culture Audit©…

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Washington Water Service Receives WUTC Approval to Acquire Stroh’s Water Company

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Washington Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (Group), has received approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to acquire the assets of Stroh’s Water Company (Stroh’s Water). The purchase remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the first quarter of 2023. Washington Water has been serving Stroh’s…

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Washington and California to Acquire Systems


Washington Water and Cal Water have signed agreements to acquire the water system assets of two utilities near the companies’ existing service areas. Cal Water intends to purchase King’s Mountain Park Mutual Water Company (King’s Mountain), while Washington Water intends to acquire Bethel Green Acres Water Association (Bethel Green Acres). Adjacent to Cal Water’s Bear…

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2022 College Scholarship Program Winners Announced

College Scholarship Program

As part of its commitment to investing in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to students living in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2022–2023 academic year. Out of more than 300 applicants, winners were selected based on outstanding academic achievement, community…

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Annual Water Quality Reports Now Available

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To help residents and businesses learn about their local water supply Washington Water Service (Washington Water) encourages its customers to visit and view their annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Customers can now find their 2021 CCRs, also known as water quality reports, online at plus obtain prior years’ reports. According to Chief Water Quality…

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Jensen Receives Commitment to Excellence Award

Jensen and coworkers with award

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 is given…

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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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