Focused on Safe, Clean, and Affordable Water— Every Day.
Every day, more than two million California Water Service (Cal Water) customers turn on their faucets and know they can rely on us to deliver safe, clean, and affordable water. As a water provider and community partner, our purpose is to enhance the quality of life for our customers and the communities we serve, and we are committed to doing that year after year — it’s the Cal Water Difference.
To that end, every year, Cal Water actively reviews bills introduced at the California Legislature and supports those that align with our core values and principles, and opposes those that run counter to our mission.
Cal Water has taken a position on the following bills according to our policy priorities:
Conservation & Sustainability
As climate change brings more frequent and harsher droughts, water conservation will continue to be a critically important tool for water suppliers and customers alike. Water conservation not only helps us adapt to climate change, but it also helps mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing the energy used by the water sector. That’s why we support:
Decoupling Water Rates
Drought Resiliency Act
Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority. Each year, we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our water systems to ensure we continue to deliver a reliable supply of high-quality drinking water. That’s why we support:
Tracking PFAS Sources
No PFAS in Textiles
Community Safety & Partnerships
We are invested in the communities we serve and actively pursue opportunities within the communities we serve to improve the quality of life for our customers and their neighbors. That’s why we support:
Wildfire Smoke Notification
Water is a basic human need, and we continually look for ways to manage costs while maintaining the reliability of our systems so our customers can afford and will have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s why we support: