Press Release

Cal Water Main Replacement Projects to Improve Local Water System Reliability

Torrance, Calif.—California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has completed the replacement of 3,174 feet of aging water mains on Fiat, Jay, and 222nd streets to improve water supply reliability to the east Torrance community. Cal Water crews also recently began a 2,688 foot-long main replacement project nearby on Petroleum, Broadwell, and Doble avenues.

The original main was undersized and was replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow, and improve water quality and system reliability, in both locations. PVC does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives.

"At Cal Water, we understand the importance of making improvements to our infrastructure before problems arise," said Acting District Manager Dan Trejo. "Replacing the old main now will help ensure a reliable and high-quality water supply to our local customers both today and for years to come."

The ongoing main replacement project is expected to last until the end of December. Construction will take place during normal business hours and is not expected to cause any significant traffic issues, as two-way traffic will be available at all times.

Cal Water serves about 309,200 people through 84,700 service connections in Carson, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The company has provided water service in the area since 1927. Additional information may be obtained online at