Cal Water Completes Largest Water Infrastructure Improvement Project to Date to Support Palos Verdes Peninsula Customers
Prior to the project’s completion, 90% of the Palos Verdes Peninsula was served by one 60-year-old drinking water pipeline and a single pump station. The project replaced a portion of the existing water pipeline and added a second pipeline to deliver drinking water to homes and businesses. In total, crews installed about seven miles of new pipeline. Additionally, the project added a second pump station on a separate electrical grid that will help guard against the risk of prolonged water service outages caused by disruptions such as natural disasters.
“We greatly appreciate the patience and support of the residents, city officials, and community partners who made this project possible,” said
During recent rotating power outages, the new water pipeline and pump station were critical to maintaining water service to residents and businesses and helped prevent major water service interruptions during some of the hottest days of the year.
“As California grapples with climate change, earthquakes, and wildfires, this new water infrastructure is already delivering on its promise – to help ensure Peninsula residents and firefighters have the safe, high-quality water they need, when they need it,” Kropelnicki said. “Reliable water service has never been more essential, and we are pleased that this critical upgrade is helping ensure the Peninsula is better prepared for the future.”
Source: California Water Service Group