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Group Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner for COVID-19 Employer Response

Group Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner for COVID-19 Employer Response

For its comprehensive efforts to keep employees safe and informed through the coronavirus pandemic, California Water Service Group (Group) has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the fifth annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers’ Most Valuable Employer for COVID-19 Response category. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best…

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California Water Service Group Awards $80,000 in College Scholarships to Students

California Water Service Group today announced awards totaling $80,000 in college scholarships for students living in the utility’s California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington service areas for the 2020-2021 academic year. Group selected 12 students for the upcoming academic year; winners were chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, community service, and financial need. Many of…

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Local Customers Encouraged to Review Consumer Confidence Reports

Hawaii Water encourages its customers to visit the Water Quality Reports page and view their Consumer Confidence Report, also called the CCR or water quality report, which provides information about the state of the local water supply. Customers can now review and learn about their system’s water quality in 2019, as well as obtain CCRs…

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Tap Water Safe from Coronavirus

Updated March 19, 2020 Your tap water is safe from coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The safeguards we have always taken to protect water quality are effective to keep it safe from viruses, including COVID-19. While you may be stocking up on…

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California Water Service Group Opens 2020 College Scholarship Program

Students in All Group Service Areas Eligible for Seventh Annual Program As part of its commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Group (Group) has expanded its annual College Scholarship Program, which officially opened for applications today. Beginning this year, eligible students residing in areas served by…

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

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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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Two Recycled Water Projects Included in House Bill 5302 (McNerney, CA-09)

In a collective effort to develop sustainable sources of water supplies in California and Hawaii, California Water Service Group subsidiaries California Water Service (Cal Water) and Hawaii Water have each proposed a recycled water project that is included in Rep. Jerry McNerney’s (CA-09) new federal bill, the “Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act.” Bill…

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Hawaii Water Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Kapalua Water Company and Kapalua Waste Treatment Company

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Hawaii Water announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Maui Land and Pineapple Company to acquire its Kapalua Water Company water utility assets and Kapalua Waste Treatment Company wastewater utility assets, and to provide water and wastewater utility service to its approximately 1,000 service connections in the Kapalua Maui resort, subject to…

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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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Hawaii 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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Hawaii Water to Acquire Kalaeloa Water Company

Hawaii Water announced today that it will acquire the Kalaeloa Water Company, a water and wastewater utility located in the growing Kapolei area of Honolulu County on Oahu, Hawaii, pending approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC). As part of the purchase from an affiliate of Hunt Companies, Hawaii Water will own and operate…

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General Rate Case Filed for Kona Service Area

Application Seeks Recovery for Infrastructure Investments Made to Keep Kukio Systems Reliable Hawaii Water announced today that it has filed a General Rate Case with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) to seek recovery of capital investments made in its Kukio water and sewer systems, which serve customers in the Kona area of Big Island.…

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Proposed Decision for Hawaii Water Service’s Waikoloa Village Systems Approved

New Rates Allow Recovery for Investments Made to Keep Infrastructure Reliable Hawaii Water received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to increase annual revenues by approximately $825,000, effective Jan. 1, 2019, and $34,000, effective Jan. 1, 2020, to reflect infrastructure improvements made as well as increases in operating costs in its Waikoloa Village…

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Hawaii Water Selected to Operate and Maintain Wastewater System on Island of Hawaii

California Water Service Group announced today that its Hawaii subsidiary, Hawaii Water Service, has entered into an agreement with Keauhou Community Services, Inc. (KCSI) to operate and maintain a wastewater collection and treatment system serving 1,500 residential, hotel, and commercial customers in Keauhou on the island of Hawaii. The system also serves the Keauhou Bay…

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California Water Service Group Named Great Place to Work® for Third Year in a Row

For the third consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute has certified California Water Service Group as a Great Place to Work®. The designation reflects the utility’s commitment to employees in its California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The Great Place to Work® certification includes two parts: first, a Culture Audit© about the…

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California Water Service Group Opens 2018 College Scholarship Program in California, Hawaii, and Washington

Students pursuing higher education and residing in areas served by California Water Service Group (Group) subsidiaries may now apply for scholarships through the company’s annual College Scholarship Program. Group will award $60,000 in college scholarships this summer to eligible students; two grand-prize winners in the 2018-2019 cycle will receive $10,000 each, with additional recipients receiving…

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Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Approves Settlement in Hawaii Water Service’s Pukalani Rate Case

Hawaii Water yesterday received approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to increase annual revenues by approximately $771,000 in its Pukalani wastewater system for improvements made over recent years. The increase will become effective after the Commission approves the new tariff to be filed by the utility. In its decision, the Commission authorized the…

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California Water Service Group Joins Celebration of Navy’s 242nd Birthday and Dedication of Lone Sailor Statue

California Water Service Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki helped celebrate the Navy’s 242nd birthday today at the Pearl Harbor dedication of the Lone Sailor Statue, which honors, recognizes, and celebrates the men and women of the sea services. California Water Service Group is the parent company of Hawaii Water Service, which…

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California Water Service Group Named Great Place to Work® for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, California Water Service Group has been named a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The recognition is reflective of the Group’s ongoing commitment to employees in its regulated California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Washington subsidiaries. The 2017 Great Place to Work® certification is…

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California Water Service Group Opens Application Period for 2017 College Scholarship Program in California, Hawaii, and Washington Subsidiaries

California Water Service Group will award $60,000 in college and higher-education scholarships this summer through the company’s annual College Scholarship Program to eligible students residing in the company’s service areas. Two grand-prize winners in the 2017-2018 cycle will receive $10,000 each, with additional recipients receiving smaller awards for study in the next academic year. Scholarship…

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Hawaii Water Supports Communities Through 2016 Charitable Giving

Hawaii Water supports an array of local organizations throughout the year as part of its ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. The company donated approximately $20,000 to local charitable organizations in 2016, ranging from food banks to environmental organizations, to educational foundations, women’s services, animal welfare, and more.…

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Hawaii Water Selects Anthony Carrasco for General Manager Position

Hawaii Water announced today that Anthony (Tony) Carrasco has taken the helm as the utility’s new General Manager. Carrasco comes to Hawaii with 27 years of water utility experience and has extensive hands-on knowledge of water distribution, operations, and treatment systems. Carrasco was most recently the Director of Field Operations for Hawaii Water’s sister company,…

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Hawaii Water Launches New Web Site to Provide Customers With User-Friendly, Convenient Account Options

Hawaii Water today launched its new web site, which allows customers to access their water or wastewater utility accounts online. After creating a login to the newly designed site, customers can: View and pay their bill View their account’s transaction history Set up and manage automatic bill payments Sign up for paperless billing View their…

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California Water Service Group Publishes 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

California Water Service Group today announced that it has released its 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report. Titled “Raising the Bar,” the report highlights the company’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for its customers, communities, employees, and stockholders, while operating in a way that respects the environment. “Raising the Bar” showcases improvements the company’s 1,125…

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Pukalani wastewater rates workshop

Wednesday, November 30, 5-7 p.m. Hawaii Water Service Company invites our Pukalani customers to a wastewater workshop to gather information and ask questions regarding the wastewater utility operations and the upcoming General Rate Case. What does this mean to you? We’ll explain factors (including infrastructure improvement projects) that could affect your rates and the Commission’s review…

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California Water Service Group’s Martin A. Kropelnicki Receives Naval Heritage Award

California Water Service Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer Martin A. Kropelnicki received the Naval Heritage Award from the United States Navy Memorial Foundation at a dinner last night in Honolulu, Hawaii. California Water Service Group is the parent company of Hawaii Water Service Company, which provides water and wastewater utility services on the islands…

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California Water Service Group Opens 2016 Scholarship Cycle for Students

California Water Service Group is now accepting applications from eligible students seeking higher education for the company’s 2016 scholarship cycle. In total, $60,000 in college scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-2017 school year, with two top scholarship prizes of $10,000 each. Scholarship recipients will be determined by academic achievement, community service, and financial need.…

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