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March 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST

California Water Service Completes Tank Construction Project in Bayshore District

SAN MATEO, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed construction of a new water storage tank in the Bayshore District on 28th Avenue, between 31st Avenue and Sunset Terrace in San Mateo. Construction on the tank began in December 2015.

The new tank will immediately improve the reliability of the water system and provide increased water flow during emergency events. Additionally, the new concrete tank will hold 3.86 million gallons and measures 35 feet tall and 161 feet in diameter. Concrete tanks have a lower maintenance cost than welded steel tanks, which require routine recoating.

"We recognized a need within our community for increased emergency storage and saw this new tank as the most effective solution," said District Manager Ross Moilan. "Our community can be assured they will have the water they need when they need it."

Cal Water serves approximately 197,800 people through 53,500 service connections in San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco and about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1931. Additional information is online at