Cal Water Completes Water Infrastructure Improvement Project to Strengthen Water System Reliability for Bakersfield Customers
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—California Water Service (Cal Water) completed a water main replacement project last week in the eastern part of Bakersfield. The project will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers' and businesses' everyday needs and firefighters' emergency needs.
The project included the installation of 3,740 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main, four replaced fire hydrants, and 22 individual customer reconnections. Installation took place on Haley Street, between East California Avenue and Truxtun Avenue, and on Dolores Street, between Haley Street and Miller Street.
"Cal Water is committed to delivering a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to Bakersfield residents and businesses, both now and for generations to come. This proactive investment is an example of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to customers," said District Manager Tammy Johnson. "The upgraded infrastructure will also improve water access for first responders so they can better protect the community in an emergency."
Cal Water serves approximately 282,200 people through 71,900 service connections in its Bakersfield District and another 148,000 people through an operations and maintenance contract with the City of Bakersfield. Company-wide, Cal Water serves about two million people through 489,600 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.