Cal Water Completes Two Water Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Salinas District Customers
SALINAS, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed two water infrastructure improvement projects in the Santa Rita neighborhood of Salinas, continuing its commitment to ensure critical infrastructure in the area remains safe and reliable. These upgrades will ensure local customers and firefighters have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs, now and in the future.
Two separate projects completed this week included the combined installation of 5,450 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch water main to replace aging pipes and 108 new individual customer service connections. Crews also installed 10 new fire hydrants to improve access for firefighters. Installation took place at the following locations:
- Eisenhower Street, between Van Buren Avenue and Hoover Street
- Hoover Street, between Eisenhower Street and Lenny Street
- Lenny Street, between Hoover Street and Cleveland Avenue
- Swaner Avenue, between Santa Rita Street and Van Buren Avenue
- Swaner Circle, Jackson Circle, and Garfield Circle
"These important infrastructure upgrades will help us continue to fulfill our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers, both now and for many years to come. Additionally, it will ensure first responders can protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Brenda Granillo. "As essential service workers, our crews continue working to provide a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to Salinas residents for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs."
Cal Water serves about 123,200 people through 31,300 service connections in Salinas and about 2 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.