Press Release

Cal Water Names Brenda Granillo District Manager for Salinas District

SALINAS, Calif.— California Water Service (Cal Water) announced today that Brenda Granillo has been selected as the permanent District Manager of the utility's Salinas District. Granillo has been with Cal Water for 15 years and has extensive hands-on knowledge of district operations and water systems.

Granillo started her Cal Water career in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative in the Salinas District and was promoted to Distribution Superintendent, Customer Service Manager, King City Acting Local Manager, and Assistant Salinas District Manager, before becoming the Interim District Manager in 2016.

According to Director of Field Operations and the Salinas District's former District Manager Mike Jones, Granillo's previous roles give her a unique understanding of how to solve operational issues, work to provide high-quality water at a reasonable cost, and provide excellent service to the Salinas District customers.

Granillo holds Water Treatment Grade Two and Water Distribution Grade Three certifications from the State Water Resources Control Board. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

"Time and time again, Brenda has proven that she has the grit and problem-solving skills to keep the district operating smoothly," said Jones. "She is active in our community and has formed deep relationships with our customers, community organizations, and elected officials, and I know she will make a great district manager."

Cal Water serves about 118,300 people through 28,300 service connections in

Salinas. The company, which has provided water service in the area since 1962, was ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Water Utilities in the West" in 2016 by J.D. Power in its inaugural Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.