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August 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

California Water Service Completes Pump Station Upgrade in Los Trancos Area

MENLO PARK, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed an infrastructure improvement project in its Bear Gulch District that will improve system reliability for Los Trancos customers, both for everyday use and during an emergency or natural disaster.

The project included replacing the generator and booster pumps and retrofitting the tank with earthquake-resistant fittings. Crews also installed shelters on the pumps to reduce noise from the facility for nearby residents, made electrical system improvements, and installed a fence around the facility.

"This important infrastructure investment will ensure safe, reliable, and efficient water delivery to Los Trancos residents for decades to come, especially during power outages and seismic events," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "By ensuring our system stays dependable, we can ensure our customers have the water they need any time they turn on the tap and firefighters have sufficient resources to protect our community."

Cal Water serves approximately 60,700 people through 18,900 service connections in Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, and portions of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Mateo County and about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided quality water service in the area since 1936. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.