Press Release

California Water Service Begins Water Main Upgrade in Kern River Valley District

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) is beginning a water infrastructure improvement project in Wofford Heights this week that includes the installation of about 800 feet of new 6-inch water main. The project will eliminate leaks, improve fire protection in the area, and enhance water supply reliability of the system.

The main will be installed on Woodland Drive, from Wofford Heights Boulevard to 121 Woodland. It is part of Cal Water's systematic, proactive main improvement program to replacing aging water main and also increase the pipe sizing from 2 inches to 6 inches in diameter, which will increase flow through the system.

This project is expected to take about two months, according to Local Manager Chris Whitley. Crews will perform work Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Individual water services will be connected to the new main once water quality tests have been completed.

"We are committed to being a good neighbor, and our crews will work hard to minimize any temporary inconvenience to the community, including traffic delays," Whitley said. "This water infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue delivering a reliable supply of high-quality water to our customers and will benefit our community for years to come."

Cal Water serves approximately 5,200 service connections in the Kern River Valley and about 2 million people through 482,400 service connections in California. The company has provided water service in the area since 2000. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.