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Group Awards $80,000 in College Scholarships

College Scholarship Program

As part of its commitment to enhance the quality of life for those it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) has awarded $80,000 in college scholarships to 12 of the best and brightest California, Hawaii, and Washington students for the 2024-25 academic year. This year, Group is investing in the education of students in its…

Free Conservation Kit, Rebates Offered by Washington Water Service

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An increasing need for water conservation has intensified after Washington’s Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for nearly the whole state in April. To help save water every day, Washington Water is now offering customers a free conservation kit and rebates on water-efficient indoor appliances and outdoor fixtures. Washington residents can take these simple…

Group Utilities Prepared to Comply with New PFAS Regulations

Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) adoption of a new National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) today (new PFAS regulation), California Water Service Group (Group) confirmed that it believes its subsidiaries are well positioned to treat potentially impacted water sources and to meet the EPA’s five-year compliance timeline.…

Group Recognized as Trustworthy Company

California Water Service Group (Group) announced today that it has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine’s 2024 list of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” for the second consecutive year. Newsweek compiles the list with Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Group ranked second among water utilities nationwide, based on feedback and analysis…

Helping Residents With Past-Due Bills

Washington Water announced today that it has partnered with Promise to offer residential customers customizable, interest-free PromisePay payment plans for past-due water bills. These payment plans offer even more flexibility beyond Washington Water’s other payment plans, all of which enable customers with past-due accounts to avoid interruptions in water service. Promise began its partnership with…

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Target Announced

California Water Service Group (Group) today announced its commitment to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 63% by 2035 from a 2021 base year, a target which is science-aligned and supports limiting global temperature increases to 1.5-degree Celsius above preindustrial levels. According to Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Martin…

Over $1.5 Million to Local Organizations in 2023

California Water Service Group (Group) contributed $1.56 million in 2023 to charitable organizations and first responders in its communities, just one of the many ways it demonstrates its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for those it serves. Last year, Group allocated 22% of its community giving efforts to support at-risk, underserved, and disadvantaged…

Group Opens 11th Annual College Scholarship Program

California Water Service Group (Group) is now accepting applications for its 11th annual College Scholarship Program cycle, one of the ways that the utility demonstrates its commitment to improving the lives of those it serves. Residents living in areas served by its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries are encouraged to apply for part…

Group Shares Key Updates on Climate Strategy

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California Water Service Group (Group) today announced key updates for ongoing work to enhance its climate strategy. The company’s Mid-Year Climate Update is published online at www.calwatergroup.com/esg23-update (PDF). Additionally, following the announcement of Group’s commitment to set absolute, science-based Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions reduction targets before the end of the third quarter…

One of “America’s Most Responsible Companies”

America's Most Responsible Companies 2024, from Newsweek and statista

For the third year in a row, California Water Service Group (Group) has earned a spot on Newsweek magazine’s list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies.” Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world’s leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, recognized Group for the utility’s sustainability and corporate citizenship efforts. Group ranked No. 1 among investor-owned water…