California Water Service Begins Main Installation Project in Stockton
STOCKTON, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has begun a major main installation project that will improve water supply reliability and ensure that water is pumped evenly throughout the system to customers in south Stockton.
This month, Cal Water began installing approximately 5,360 feet of new 6-inch water main along the following streets:
- Howard Street, from the 300 block through the 500 block
- Kohler Street, from Monroe Street through the 500 block
- Lincoln Street, from 6th Street to Howard Street
- 5th Street, from Monroe Street to Lincoln Street
- 4th Street, from Monroe Street to Harrison Street
- Harrison Street, from 4th Street to 3rd Street
Construction is estimated to take approximately two weeks for each street, and overall four to six months for the entire project, weather permitting. The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. According to District Manager John Freeman, every effort will be made to minimize traffic delays during construction, and residents are asked to adhere to posted no-parking signs to expedite construction.
"This project starts our new year off on the right foot, ensuring that we can continue to provide excellent service to our customers," said Freeman. "This water infrastructure upgrade reinforces our commitment to our community and makes certain that our customers have the water they want, when they need it."
After construction is completed, water lines must be flushed and water quality samples taken before individual water service connections are tied to the new main. Water service will be temporarily interrupted while customer services are tied to the new water main; however, affected customers will be notified in advance of any planned service interruptions.
At the conclusion of the project, crews will restore streets, sidewalks, and landscaping to as close to the previous condition as possible. Temporary asphalt will be applied to allow full compaction of the trench before permanent paving is completed, which is expected to be done approximately 30 days after project completion.
Cal Water serves about 43,300 service connections in Stockton and about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1927. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.