California Water Service Completes Water System Enhancement in Los Altos
LOS ALTOS, Calif.— California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a main replacement project in Los Altos that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency, and enhance fire protection in the area.
The project, which began in October 2018 and was completed just before the new year, included the installation of approximately 2,200 feet of new 6-inch water main on Casita Way, from Alvarado Avenue to the end of Casita Way, in north Los Altos. The new pipes are made of PVC, which generally lasts longer than other materials and does not corrode. The durability of these new pipes also means that customers will see benefits from this infrastructure upgrade both now and for decades to come.
Crews also installed four additional fire hydrants to ensure firefighters have the resources they need to protect the community. The utility has completed water quality testing and restored affected streets, sod, and landscaping.
"This infrastructure upgrade was an important step in ensuring we can continue to reliably deliver safe, high-quality water every day to our Los Altos residents, and that firefighters have the water they need during an emergency," said District Manager Ron Richardson. "These improvements are just one example of our promise to provide quality, service, and value to our customers and communities."
Cal Water serves approximately 70,000 people through 18,900 service connections in the Los Altos area and about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1931. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.