Press Release

Cal Water To Host Public Meeting To Discuss Outlook Of Water Supply

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) will host an Urban Water Management Plan meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, to educate its Bakersfield District customers on the future of the local water supply. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Cal Water Customer Center (3725 South H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304).

Representatives from Cal Water will discuss and answer questions from residential, commercial, governmental, and industrial customers regarding sources of supply, water forecasts, reclamation, conservation, and demand management activities.

Draft copies of the Urban Water Management Plan update for the Bakersfield District can be found by visiting www.calwater.com/conservation/uwmp/bk. Those who are unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide feedback on the plan should email planninginfo@calwater.com by May 17.

"We understand, particularly with the ongoing drought, that there may be more interest than ever before about the future of our local water supply," said District Manager Rudy Valles. "We are committed to being a responsible environmental steward and planning for the long-term sustainability of our water resources. We encourage all of our customers who have questions or would like to learn more to attend, comment, and partner with us."

Cal Water updates its Urban Water Management Plans every five years and hosts public meetings, pursuant to California Water Code, Part 2.6, Chapters 1 through 4.

Cal Water serves about 273,800 people through 69,100 service connections in Bakersfield. The company has provided water service in the area since 1927. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.