Cal Water to Replace Aging Infrastructure in Rolling Hills Estates
TORRANCE, Calif.—California Water Service (Cal Water) will begin an important water main replacement project in Rolling Hills Estates on Monday, June 21, 2021, to keep critical water infrastructure and service in the area safe and reliable. The upgrade will ensure customers continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs.
The project, which will take an estimated 15 weeks to complete, includes the installation of approximately 4,840 feet of new 6-inch water main. Additionally, crews will replace 87 customer service connections and six aging fire hydrants to improve first responders' access to water.
Installation will take place from:
- 1 to 21 Vista Real
- 1 to 56 Encanto Road
- 1 to 15 Cerrito Place
- 1 to 23 Dorado Place
"This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water to local customers, both now and for years to come, and ensure first responders have the water they need to protect the community in an emergency," said District Manager Dan Armendariz.
Crews will work to minimize traffic delays and any other temporary inconvenience during construction, which will take place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual customer service connections to the new water main. Water service must be briefly interrupted as crews connect customer service connections to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.
Cal Water serves approximately 313,400 people through 87,900 service connections in its Rancho Dominguez District and another 44,600 people through an operations and maintenance contract with the City of Hawthorne. Company-wide, Cal Water serves about 2 million people through 489,600 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.