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2023 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards Honoree: OUTSTANDING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

California Water Service (Cal Water)‚ the second-largest water utility in California, and largest regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, serves more than 120,000 customer connections and a population of about 530,000 in Los Angeles County, including communities in East Los Angeles, Commerce, Carson, Long Beach, Torrance, Compton, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, the Antelope Valley, and more. Cal Water is dedicated to providing safe, clean, reliable water service while being a responsible steward of the environment and the local communities.

Cal Water is making its communities and planet a better place not only in its day-to-day work – including infrastructure upgrades to improve water supply reliability and fire protection in a drought-stricken state – but also in its corporate citizenship efforts through annual firefighter grants, college scholarships, food donations, educational outreach, and more. In 2022, Cal Water donated more than $250,000 to community organizations and nonprofits throughout Los Angeles County, such as the Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Clubs and the California Highway Patrol South LA Heroes for Change, to support a variety of causes including veterans, emergency preparedness and disaster response, first responders, economic growth, sustainability, youth development, and education.

In the area of education, Cal Water hosts an annual college scholarship fund and annual water education program. The annual scholarship program grants scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 for undergraduate study. In 2022, two grand-prize scholarship recipients were from Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, and these students received $10,000 each to apply to their studies at Yale University and Princeton University to study molecular biophysics & biochemistry and music & biomedical engineering, respectively.

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