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April 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM PDT

California Water Service to Begin Water Infrastructure Upgrade in Redondo Beach

TORRANCE, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) will begin a water main upgrade in the El Nido neighborhood of Redondo Beach that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency while also enhancing fire protection in the area.

The installation, which begins Monday and will take approximately eight weeks to complete, includes the installation of 5,400 feet of new 12-inch ductile-iron water main on Inglewood Avenue, from 190th Street North to Artesia Boulevard, to replace aging main along this street. The utility will also replace six fire hydrants and eight service connections.

"This water infrastructure upgrade will ensure we can deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to Redondo Beach residents and businesses for their everyday needs, as well as a sufficient supply for firefighters to protect our community in an emergency," said District Manager Dan Armendariz. "This project is just one part of our proactive investment in the water system infrastructure so we can keep providing quality, service, and value to our customers, both now and for years to come."

Construction will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction. After construction has been completed, Cal Water will conduct water quality tests and tie all individual water services to the new main after test results confirm the water is safe to drink. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible. Cal Water serves about 308,900 people through 92,000 service connections in the Rancho Dominguez District and another 44,600 people through an operations and maintenance contract with the City of Hawthorne. Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.