Water Infrastructure Improvement Project Completed in King City
KING CITY, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a water infrastructure upgrade in King City that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs. The upgrade will also enhance fire protection to ensure firefighters have access to the water supplies they need during an emergency.
The project, which began in June, included the installation of 1,660 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main. Crews also installed two new fire hydrants and 22 new 1-inch customer service connections. Installation took place on Talbot Street, from Canal Street to South Mildred Avenue; South Mildred Avenue, from Bassett Street to Luckett Street; and Luckett Street, from South Mildred Avenue to South San Lorenzo Avenue.
"These improvements will benefit King City residents for years to come by protecting against leaks and ensuring we can continue to provide safe and reliable water service. Firefighters will also benefit from improved fire flow, which will enhance their ability to protect the community in an emergency," said Local Manager Marc Bloom. "Infrastructure investments such as this project in King City are a critical part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers and community."
Crews conducted water quality testing before individual water services were connected to the new main. Crews have also restored all impacted streets, sod, and landscaping.
Cal Water serves approximately 15,400 people through 2,800 service connections in King City and about two million people through 486,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1962. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.