Posted April 26, 2023
For the utility’s efforts to enhance the quality of life in its Los Angeles County communities, the Los Angeles Business Journal honored Cal Water with the Outstanding Social Responsibility Award at its 2023 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards program recognizes the nonprofit community’s work along with the individuals and businesses that support them.
Cal Water’s East Los Angeles and Rancho Dominguez Districts serve a population of about 530,000 in Los Angeles County. The utility donates much-needed funds to local community organizations that help those in need, such as at-risk youth, veterans, the unhoused, and those who are food insecure; it also supports causes that promote youth development, sustainability, economic growth, and more. Cal Water has also established its own focused initiatives and gives back through its Firefighter Grant Program, College Scholarship Program, and H2O Challenge water education program. Additionally, Cal Water encourages its employees to volunteer their time to local organizations and matches employees’ charitable contributions.
“Beyond our dedication to providing safe, clean, reliable, and affordable water service to our communities and being a responsible steward of the environment, we strive to make our communities a better place through our corporate citizenship efforts and community partnerships,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to be recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal and congratulate the other finalists in our category for their critically important work in the community, namely AltaMed, Armanino, Farmers & Merchants Bank, and Verizon.”