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August 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM PDT

Cal Water Completes Generator Installation in Salinas to Enhance Water System Reliability

SALINAS, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed installation of a new emergency generator on San Jacinto Drive in Salinas, bringing increased water system reliability and fire protection to area customers. The infrastructure improvement project will enable the well station to continue to run in the event of a power outage and ensure customers do not experience a water service interruption.

"Cal Water is committed to being a good neighbor and investing in our water infrastructure," District Manager Brenda Granillo said. "This important upgrade will ensure we are able to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water to our Salinas customers and resources for firefighters in emergencies for decades to come."

As part of the project, crews also replaced a service panel, which supplies power to the well. The new service panel was strategically placed outdoors without disturbing the existing indoor unit, which minimized down time during construction.

Cal Water serves about 123,000 people through 28,500 service connections in Salinas and about two million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has been committed to providing high-quality water service and value in the Salinas area since 1962. Additional information may be obtained online at