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March 8, 2019 at 2:18 PM PST

Cal Water Begins Water Infrastructure Improvement Project Along Boronda Road

SALINAS, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has begun a water infrastructure upgrade in West Salinas that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency while enhancing fire protection in the area.

The project, which is expected to be completed at the middle of June, includes the installation of 2,475 feet of new 12-inch ductile-iron water main, 548 feet of new 8-inch water main, and 26 new service line connections on Boranda Road, from El Rancho Way to past Madison Lane. Crews will also install three new fire hydrants as part of the project.

"The installation of these water mains will enable us to deliver safe and reliable water service to our customers for years to come, and the additional fire hydrants will also ensure our first responders have access to the water they need to protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "This project is part of our proactive, strategic investment in our infrastructure so we can continue to provide quality, service, and value to local residents and businesses, both now and for decades to come."

Construction is occurring Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, according to Granillo.

At the completion of construction, crews will conduct water quality testing, and all individual water services will be connected to the new main after tests results are returned. When the work is completed, all streets, sod, landscaping, and roadway impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.

Cal Water serves about 123,000 people through 28,500 service connections in Salinas and about two million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1962. Additional information may be obtained online at