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July 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM PDT

Water Infrastructure Improvement Project Completed in South Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a water infrastructure upgrade in south Oroville that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' everyday needs, while also enhancing fire protection in the area for firefighters to protect the community in emergencies.

The infrastructure improvement project, which took place on Faunce Way and along a portion of Ithaca Street, began in early May and was completed in July. The upgrade included the installation of 520 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main and 120 feet of new 6-inch PVC water main. Crews also installed 13 new, individual service line connections and two new fire hydrants.

“This water system upgrade will help protect against leaks, ensure we can continue to deliver safe, high-quality drinking water, and provide fire protection to south Oroville residents and businesses for years to come," said District Manager George Barber. “These improvements are an example of our proactive, strategic investment in the water infrastructure so we can fulfill our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our customers."

After construction was completed, crews conducted water quality testing before connecting individual services lines to the new water main. Crews also extended pavement replacement and restored all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction to as close to the previous condition as possible.

Cal Water serves approximately 10,600 people through 3,600 service connections in the Oroville area and about 2 million people through 486,900 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.