Cal Water Announces Rollout of Commercial Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation Program

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/08/15 -- California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), announced today that it will begin offering its popular Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation program to commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) properties as another tool to help customers continue to use water wisely.

The Commercial Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation program, which is similar to the company's Residential Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation, will now be available to all CII customers in the company's regulated service areas throughout California.

As part of the Commercial Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation program, Cal Water's contractor, CLEAResult, in conjunction with the California Conservation Corps, will conduct a thorough evaluation of the customer's property, including plumbing fixtures, industrial processes, and irrigation and landscape uses. Customers will also be provided a water-use report detailing recommendations on how the property can be more efficient. These services will be provided to qualified customers at no cost.

According to Cal Water's Director of Drought Management and Conservation Ken Jenkins, the program is consistent with Cal Water's customer-first approach to the drought.

"Programs like the Commercial Water-Use Efficiency Evaluation are helping Cal Water businesses achieve significant water savings and helping the state reach its water conservation goals in support of the drought," Jenkins said. "Individual savings will vary by location, and we are encouraging all eligible businesses to do their part to help with the drought. This program is among the many tools we offer to our customers to help them conserve, both during this historic drought and into the future."

Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 478,000 service connections in California. The company has provided water service in the state since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at