Press Release

Cal Water Main Installation to Improve System Reliability, Increase Groundwater Supply

COMMERCE, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has started an infrastructure improvement project with the installation of 5,200 feet of 18" ductile iron water main in the City of Montebello.

The new main is being installed on portions of Carob Way, Jacmar Street, Spruce Street, and Beach Street to improve water supply reliability for residents served by Cal Water and to ensure a local supply source for domestic and fire protection services. The water main is being built in conjunction with a new well that will produce an additional one billion gallons of water per year for local Cal Water customers.

Water main construction is expected to last until the end of the year. Traffic access will be available at all times; however, minor delays are possible.

"We will do our best to minimize traffic impacts and repave the road to ensure the streets are left in good condition when the project is complete," said Cal Water District Manager Dan Armendariz. "This project will benefit the surrounding community for years to come, as it will improve water supply reliability and quality and also increase fire protection capabilities for Cal Water customers."

Cal Water serves about 150,000 people through 26,700 service connections in East Los Angeles. The company has provided water service in the area since 1928. Additional information may be obtained online at