Member Spotlight: Cal Water Proposes Over $1 Billion Investment in State Water Systems
In July, Cal Water submitted its 2022-2024 infrastructure improvement plans for all of its California districts with the state’s Public Utilities Commission. The plans include a proposed $1.02 billion investment in new and existing capital projects. Almost half of Cal Water’s proposed improvements would replace aging water pipelines, which will enhance reliability and augment water supplies to support customers’ and firefighters’ needs.
The company also proposed new rate designs, which seek to balance revenue stability with reduced customer impact, especially for low-income and water-saving customers. Additionally, the plans would upgrade infrastructure to withstand power outages and safety shutoff events, protect customers from water contaminants and expand water supplies to ensure sustainability and wildfire hardening. The required filing begins an estimated 18-month review process by the California Public Utilities Commission.