Press Release

California Water Service Company Completes Main Replacement Project

Torrance, Calif. — California Water Service Company (Cal Water) has completed the replacement of 3,927 feet of aging water mains on Anza Avenue, Cadison Street, Flavian Avenue, and Beckworth Avenue to improve water supply reliability to the western Torrance community.

The original 4-inch AC main, installed in 1954, was replaced with 6-inch PVC pipe to increase flow capacity and enhance reliability. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives.

This project was part of Cal Water’s systematic infrastructure maintenance and upgrade program. The previous pipe’s condition was declining due to its age and the limited materials that were available when the pipeline was originally built.

In addition to installing the main, Cal Water added three new fire hydrants in the area to improve fire protection.

“In order to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water, we need to maintain and upgrade our water system infrastructure. Being proactive helps us minimize the potential for interruptions in water service down the road,” said Cal Water Acting District Manager Dan Trejo.

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 www.calwater.com.