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January 6, 2020 at 7:40 AM PST

Cal Water Begins Water Storage Tank Upgrade on West Lincoln Avenue in Montebello

COMMERCE, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) began a water infrastructure upgrade in Montebello that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for both customers' everyday needs and firefighters' emergency needs today.

The project, which is expected to be completed in eight weeks, includes a roof improvement and exterior coating on the one million-gallon water storage tank at Cal Water's station at 2630 W. Lincoln Ave.

"This important infrastructure upgrade will extend the life of the tank, enabling us to continue delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to Montebello residents, businesses, and first responders, both now and for years to come," said District Manager James Crawford. "And, by extending the life of the storage tank, we are able to keep costs lower than if we needed to construct a new tank, which furthers our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers."

Work will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will make every effort to minimize noise and any temporary inconvenience to area residents during the work. Additionally, there will be periods with no active construction occurring, such as when crews test water quality samples to ensure that the water meets all federal and state standards.

Cal Water serves approximately 151,300 people through 26,800 service connections in East Los Angeles and about two million people through 486,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1928. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.