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Sea Cliff and Peacock Hill System Consolidation

In 2018, we began a project to improve system reliability and infrastructure resiliency of both the Peacock Hill and Sea Cliff Estates Water Systems. This multi-phase improvement project consisted of a new water main and the replacement of two pump stations. These improvements also enable the systems to be consolidated, which means the systems are…

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California Water Service Group Donates More Than $1.25 Million in 2019 to Local Communities

California Water Service Group (Group) and its subsidiaries donated more than $1.25 million to local non-profits, community organizations, and other philanthropic entities in 2019, exceeding 2018 contributions by an estimated $250,000. Last years increase was mostly due to California Water Service’s inaugural Firefighter Grant Program, which was created to support the needs of local fire…

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Washington Water Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Rainier View Water Company

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Washington Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Rainier View Water Company (Rainier View Water) to acquire its water system assets and to provide water utility service to its 18,000 service connections, subject to certain closing conditions including completion of diligence and Washington Utilities…

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California Water Service Group Designated Great Place to Work® for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group (Group) as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. This distinction was given to Group for its commitment to employees throughout its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The Great Place to Work® certification includes two components:…

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Washington Water responds to Environmental Working Group study

Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority, and we work to ensure our water complies with all water quality standards, or maximum contaminant levels, set by federal and state public health experts to protect customers’ health and safety. These public health experts include toxicologists, epidemiologists, physicians, biostatisticians, and research scientists from the…

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Paul Robischon Acknowledged for His 42-Year Commitment to Water Service With Lifetime Achievement Award by State Department of Health

Paul Robischon

Washington Water’s Paul Robischon was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) at a ceremony today, held in conjunction with Drinking Water Week. Robischon, who started his career with the utility in 1977, managed operations for Washington Water’s southwest region until his retirement in February 2019. Drinking Water…

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California Water Service Group Opens 2019 College Scholarship Program

Scholarship program

Students in California, Hawaii, and Washington Service Areas Eligible for Sixth Annual Program California Water Service Group (Group) today announced it has officially opened its annual College Scholarship Program. Eligible students residing in areas served by the utility’s California, Hawaii, and Washington subsidiaries may now apply online for one of the scholarships under the $60,000…

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Matthew Brown Selected as General Manager

Matthew Brown

Washington Water announced today that it has selected Matthew Brown to lead the utility as its General Manager. Brown, who has been with the utility for 20 years, has extensive hands-on knowledge of water infrastructure and distribution. Brown has served as the Interim General Manager since July 2018 and is well-acquainted with the district’s water…

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Utility regulators approve rate increase for Washington Water customers

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Today the Utilities and Transportation Commission approved a rate increase for Washington Water customers. Starting Dec. 1, the average residential water customer using 854 cubic feet of water a month will pay $5.52 more, for an average monthly bill of $59.27. In July the company requested to raise rates by $1.6 million (13.8 percent) due…

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Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Approves Settlement in Washington Water Rate Change Proposal

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Washington Water, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group, received approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (Commission) to increase annual revenues by $1.1 million, effective Dec. 1, 2018, to reflect improvements that have already been made to water system infrastructure as well as increases in operating costs. Investments made in Washington Water’s systems…

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