We look back at 2018 with pride and gratitude for you, our members.
Since CalMutuals founding in 2013, we have grown from 14 original founders to over 300 members. CalMutuals has become recognized across the state as “the voice for small water systems.” We are regularly consulted by key legislators, state agencies and other stakeholders on legislation and regulations — including a number of state agency work groups about drought planning, water quality and implementation of the State’s Human Right to Water legislation. In sum, we represent small systems as essential contributors to solutions that will ensure that Californians from all walks of life will have safe and affordable water.
CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority (JPRIMA), in its third year, has fast earned a reputation as the best in-class insurance for water systems of all types. JPRIMA reinvests in its members and insureds and through its success has been able to fund free resources for members with fewer than 500 connections. New resources introduced in 2018 include a comprehensive slate of continuing education courses in partnership with the American Water College, a video library of video resources for managers in partnership with AADW&M and background checks that provide the insights to help reduce liability while dramatically improving the quality of talent in partnership with OPENOnline.
All this being said, we owe our success to a dedicated Board of Directors who volunteer their time and talents, and to our growing list of members.
2019 will bring all sorts of challenges – some anticipated and others not. But for now, we would like to thank you and wish you a happy holiday season.