Press Release

California Water Service Educates Customers, State Representatives on "Imagine a Day Without Water"

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — California Water Service's (Cal Water) Kern River Valley District welcomed residents and other special guests to a treatment plant tour in Kernville, Calif., on October 12, 2017, to commemorate the Value of Water Coalition's "Imagine a Day Without Water." Assemblymember Devon Mathis (CA-26) and a representative of Supervisor Mick Gleason were also in attendance.

Attendees learned the ins and outs of how hollow-fiber-microfiltration treats surface water from Lake Isabella of turbidity and contaminants. Cal Water's Kernville treatment plant can process up to 1 million gallons per day. Attendees also learned about the water system infrastructure that ensures the local water supply is safe and reliable, including tanks, wells, mains, and pumps.

"People often assume that water is good enough to drink in its natural state, but there is a lot of care that goes into making drinking water safe," said Local Manager Chris Whitley. "We are glad that our customers and guests took the time to come learn more about how their water system operates and how Cal Water works around the clock to provide our customers with a high-quality, reliable water supply."

Cal Water serves approximately 4,000 service connections in the Kern River Valley and about 2 million people through 482,400 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 2000. Additional information may be obtained online at