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April 4, 2019 at 12:01 PM PDT

Cal Water Selects Jeremiah Mecham as District Manager for Stockton Service Area

STOCKTON, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) announced today that it has selected Jeremiah Mecham to lead the utility's Stockton District as its new District Manager. Mecham succeeds John Freeman, who is now heading operations for Cal Water's Livermore District.

Mecham, who has worked in the water industry for 18 years, has extensive hands-on knowledge of water distribution, operations, and treatment systems. He started with California Water's sister utility in New Mexico two years ago as the General Manager of New Mexico Water Service (New Mexico Water). Prior to joining New Mexico Water, Mecham was the Water Plant Operations Superintendent at EPCOR Water and Project Director at CH2M.

Mecham holds Water Distribution Grade Four, Water Treatment Grade Four, Wastewater Treatment Grade Four, and Wastewater Collections Grade Four certifications in Arizona and New Mexico. He also has a degree in industrial water/wastewater treatment.

"Jeremiah's strong technical background and hands-on operations experience will serve the residents and businesses of Stockton well into the future," said Cal Water Director of Operations Mike Jones. "He will ensure that Cal Water continues to provide the quality, service, and value our customers expect and deserve, both for their everyday and emergency needs."

Cal Water serves about 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 www.calwater.com.