Cal Water Begins New Water Main Installation to Support Customers in Selma
SELMA, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has begun a water infrastructure upgrade in Selma that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs and firefighters' emergency needs.
The project includes the installation of 1,000 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch PVC water main and the replacement of individual customer service connections. Crews will also install two new fire hydrants and move one existing fire hydrant to improve access for firefighters. Installation is taking place on Evergreen Street, from Olive Street to Dockery Avenue, and on Dockery Avenue, from Evergreen Street to Peach Street.
"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers, both now and for many years to come. Additionally, it will help first responders protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Stephen Johnson. "Proactive upgrades such as this are a critical part our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Selma residents and businesses."
Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect existing individual customer service lines to the new water main. Crews will restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.
Cal Water serves about 26,000 people through 6,500 service connections in Selma and about two million people through 486,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1962. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.