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California Water Service Group Promotes Mike Mares to Vice President of Full Group’s Utility Operations

California Water Service Group (Group) (NYSE: CWT) today announced the promotion of Michael S. Mares, Jr. from Vice President, California Operations to Vice President, Operations. Effective January 1, 2021, Mares will oversee field operations for California Water Service (Cal Water), Hawaii Water Service (Hawaii Water), New Mexico Water Service, and …

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Water districts partner to ensure reliable water supply for region

Last week Western Municipal Water District (Western) and the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) announced a historic partnership to ensure reliable and safe water supply to their customers. The new agreement between Western and EVMWD will provide water supply stability for both agencies as they plan for existing and …

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Aguilar Appointed to Fill Vacant CVWD Board Position

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) recently announced the appointment of John Aguilar, Mayor of Cathedral City, to the board of directors during a special meeting. In his letter of interest for the position, Aguilar cited his strong interest in the mission of the district and his 30 years of experience …

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Eleven OC Water Agencies File PFAS Lawsuit

Last week eleven local water districts filed a lawsuit in Orange County Court alleging that PFAS manufacturers, DuPont, 3M, Chemours and Corteva and one consumer product manufacturer, Decra Roofing Systems are responsible for the costs of cleanup and decontamination related to PFAS in the districts’ water. The carcinogenic chemicals have …

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Shasta County agrees to settlement for sewage spill

The Shasta County Department of Public Works has agreed to a $517,760 fine to settle a case involving an overflow from their sanitary sewer collection system and violations of effluent limitations at their wastewater treatment plant. The 465,227-gallon overflow occurred in early February of 2019 in an area known as …

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