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August 13, 2018 at 8:20 AM EDT

California Water Service to Begin Lincoln Avenue Water Main Replacement Project

Commerce, Calif.— California Water Service (Cal Water) is beginning an infrastructure improvement project in its East Los Angeles District that will enhance system reliability and fire protection for Montebello residents and businesses.

Crews will install approximately 1,590 feet of new 12-inch, ductile-iron water pipelines and 1,620 feet of 24-inch, cement-coated and lined steel water pipes. The pipeline replacement will begin on Garfield Avenue and continue east onto Via Paseo, before turning south on Lincoln Avenue and extending to Cal Water's pump station.

"Investments in the water system infrastructure ensure our community have safe and reliable water service for decades to come and firefighters will have the supplies they need to protect our community," said District Manager James Crawford. "This upgrade is an example of our commitment to providing quality, service, and value to our customers."

Installation of the new water main begins August 13 and is expected to be completed in early December. The construction will take place Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Cal Water will utilize traffic control to minimize traffic delays, post no parking signs in construction areas, and ensure driveway access is maintained for residents throughout the project.

Cal Water serves approximately 151,300 people through 26,800 service connections in East Los Angeles and about two million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1928. Additional information may be obtained online at