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May 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM EDT

Cal Water Employee Named Safety Employee of the Year by Central California Safety Council

STOCKTON, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) employee Curtis Reynolds was named the Safety Employee of the Year yesterday by the Central California Safety Council. Reynolds, who has been with Cal Water for 34 years, currently serves as Foreman for Flushing and Valve Maintenance in the utility's Stockton District.

The Central California Safety Council selected Reynolds for the award for demonstrating a sustained, outstanding occupational safety record and being a positive influence and role model, promoting healthy and safe practices in his leadership role as a foreman. According to Cal Water District Manager John Freeman, Reynolds has not had a single lost-time incident in his career with the company.

"I am extremely proud of Curtis and his commitment to safety," Freeman said. "We are committed to ensuring our employees can work safely while providing safe, high-quality, reliable water service to our customers. Employees like him set an exceptional example for others to follow, and enable us to consistently deliver the quality, service, and value to our community that we promise."

Cal Water serves about 172,100 people through 43,300 service connections in Stockton and about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1927. Additional information may be obtained online at