Press Release

Cal Water Increasing Water System Reliability in North Salinas

SALINAS, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a water main replacement project along Harding Street and Harding Circle in Salinas, Calif. This important water infrastructure improvement project will increase system reliability and fire protection in the area.

Crews installed approximately 1,830 feet of new 6- and 8-inch PVC pipe to support the growing water demand in the area. PVC pipe is generally rust- and corrosion-resistant and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. The original pipe was nearly 75 years old and was at the end of its useful life, according to District Manager Brenda Granillo.

"The new main will greatly improve the reliability of the water system in Salinas, and help meet the everyday and emergency water needs of our community, both now and for generations to come," Granillo said.

Cal Water serves about 123,000 people through 28,500 service connections in Salinas and about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1962. Additional information may be obtained online at