California American Water Announces $25,000 Grant to the Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association
New tool will enhance training while reducing water use.
The Pump Pod training apparatus will greatly enhance the safety and training of our local firefighters while also saving our communities millions of gallons of water. The apparatus will enable firefighters to train with full-flow water pressure that can be deployed to individual battalions, eliminating the need to curtail water service during training exercises. This new system will significantly increase training hours while reducing time and costs related to these exercises.
“Being a good neighbor in our local community has always been an important part of who we are as a company,” said
Benefits derived from the training apparatus is that it could save millions of gallons of water each year using its innovative water recirculating design and construction. In just two days of training operations since receiving the training apparatus,
The State Strategic Impact Grant is part of the Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. These grants support high-impact projects and initiatives throughout American Water’s regulated footprint.
This significant water saving measure is consistent with California American Water’s robust conservation programs which encourage efficient water use.
For more information on California American Water’s conservation programs visit www.amwater.com/caaw/conservation/
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