Press Release

California Water Service to Host 90th Anniversary Celebration

VISALIA – California Water Service (Cal Water) will celebrate 90 years of service to Visalia with a fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Exhibit Hall of the Visalia Convention Center.

The event is open to the public and will feature free A&W root beer floats, hot dogs and popcorn, song and dance by local youth groups, face-painting, carnival attractions and costume contests for kids and critters, with prizes for the top three costumes.

The Valley Oak SPCA will have animals available for adoption, and antique cars and Cal Water trucks will be on hand. Visalia police and fire departments will also participate, with a booth and a fire truck. Aggie and Tipper mascots will add to the fun.

Cal Water officials will present donations to The Bethlehem Center and the Valley Oak SPCA, noted Eric Charles, acting assistant district manager of California Water Visalia.

Imagine U will bring its acrylic painting wall and a robotics table, and Cal Water will offer water-conservation displays.

"We are proud to have been a part of Visalia's history for the past 90 years, and looking forward to being part of its future," Charles said. "This celebration of community and partnerships is our way of saying thank you."

Cal Water is seeking to recognize 90-year-old Visalians, either at the event or on the organization's web site and through other communications. To participate, contact Lauri Aguilar at The Lockwood Agency, 733-3737.

Cal Water serves about 138,404 people through 43,000 service connections in Visalia. The company, which has provided water service in the area since 1926, 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. For additional information, visit