Cal Water Completes Essential Water Infrastructure Upgrade to Support Woodside Residents
MENLO PARK, Calif.—As part of the utility's commitment to ensuring critical infrastructure remains safe and reliable, particularly during the pandemic and fire season, California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a large-scale water main replacement project in Woodside. This upgrade ensures that customers and firefighters will continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs, both now and in the future.
The project, which began in October 2020, included the installation of 5,155 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch PVC water pipes. Crews also installed 44 new customer service connections and 11 hydrants. Installation took place on Woodside Drive, from Wildwood Way to Fernside Street.
"We are committed to providing our residents and businesses a reliable, safe, and clean water supply around the clock," said District Manager Dawn Smithson. "Performing important water infrastructure improvement projects such as this enables us to fulfill our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to our Woodside customers."
Cal Water's Bear Gulch District serves approximately 60,800 people through 19,000 service connections in Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, and portions of Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Mateo County and about 2 million people through 492,600 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1936. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.