We are excited to announce the recent opening of a third CWC office in Arvin, CA! This office will serve as the hub for our South Kern County work to bring interim and long-term solutions for drinking water issues faced by the region.
Residents of Arvin have been impacted by arsenic-contaminated water for over a decade. We’re working toward a more permanent, community-driven water solution for Arvin, but in the meantime, we’re helping bring water fountains, water bottle filling stations, and point-of-use (POU) filters to schools and other public community sites so that residents can access clean, safe, and affordable drinking water now. We've been installing bottle filling stations in Arvin schools, and we’ll soon be installing more stations with POU filters in partnership with Rural Community Assistance Corporation, The California Endowment’s Agua4All Initiative, the State Water Board, Blue Planet Network, The Committee for a Better Arvin, and many more local community and site partners.
Jerry Tinoco, South Kern Community Programs Coordinator, and Heather Lukacs, Project Director, have been busy coordinating these projects and providing outreach and education to residents in Arvin and Lamont since they started at CWC in early March 2015. This new office will give the South Kern team a permanent base in South Kern as we extend CWC's reach to help create drinking water solutions in more communities.
The new South Kern office is located at:
141 N. A Street Suite M
Arvin, CA 93203