Success Stories


  • Pixley Public Utility District

    Pixley Public Utility District provides water service, sewage collection and treatment to residents in the unincorporated area of Pixley in Tulare County, California. Pixley is located approximately 30 miles south of Visalia. Pixley, with a population of just more than 3,310, has a $27,917 median household income, and the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) determined it to be a severely disadvantaged community.

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  • North Park Apartments

    Oildale is located in Kern County, California, near Bakersfield. The median household income (MHI) is $33,818, much lower than Kern County’s $48,574 and the statewide MHI of $61,489. The majority of community members are renters.

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  • Clear Water Mutual Water Company

    Clear Water Mutual Water Company (CWMWC) is a small nonprofit water system that provides water to approximately 100 households in Konocti Bay Estates, in the unincorporated Lake County area near Kelseyville. The water company needs to replace an aging redwood storage tank, which has inadequate capacity and is leaking treated water. If it fails, CWMWC would be unable to provide drinking water to its customers.

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  • Smith River CSD

    In 1970, the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of a Community Services District (CSD), which oversees the community’s public water system. The system provides drinking water to 546 residents in the Smith River community and adjacent neighborhoods along Highway 101. The population, however, is likely to grow in the coming years as a result of planned residential development, an expanding tourism industry and the Smith River Rancheria expansion.

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  • Round Valley Indian Tribe

    The Round Valley Indian Tribe is a federally recognized Tribe. Its Reservation in Northern California was established in 1856. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the Tribe’s total resident population is about 300, of whom 99 live in the town of Covelo. The next nearest town is Willits, which is about a 45-minute drive from the Reservation. Most residents live at or below the poverty level.

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