Infrastructure Updates

Cal Water to Begin Infrastructure Upgrade in the Town of Woodside

Cal Water will begin an infrastructure improvement project on May 15 to replace aging water storage and booster pump facilities at its station located at 503 Old La Honda Road. The upgrade will improve water supply reliability, increase storage in the event of an emergency, and better support peak demand in the town of Woodside.…

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Water Main Replacement Project in Visalia Completed Ahead of Schedule

Cal Water has completed four infrastructure improvement projects that replaced a total of 13,285 feet of aging water main in the Fairview area. The projects were part of Cal Water’s Visalia District main replacement program, which was dedicated to increasing water flow and pressure, enhancing fire-fighting capabilities, and improving the overall water supply reliability of…

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Main Replacement Project in Redwood City to Improve Water Service Reliability

A Cal Water main installation project in Redwood City is underway to replace nearly 6,000 feet of water mains along Rutherford and Alexander Avenues. The new water mains will prevent leaks, augment water flow, and enhance fire protection, while improving the overall water reliability of the system in the utility’s Bear Gulch District. Crews will…

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Cal Water Breaks Ground On New Tank and Booster Pump Station

Cal Water held a groundbreaking ceremony this week to commence construction of a new tank and booster pump station in its Stockton District. Stockton Councilmember Christina Fugazi, Stockton Fire Chief Erik Newman, and San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villapudua were among those in attendance, as the utility begins this…

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Cal Water Increases Water Service Reliability with New Storage Tank in the Bayshore District

Cal Water improvement project to replace two aging water storage tanks in San Carlos began this week. A single 20,000-gallon, steel-bolted tank will replace the previously demolished 15,000-gallon tanks, both more than 60 years old, to improve water supply reliability and augment water flow for customers in the area. Crews will first relocate the existing…

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Cal Water Installs New Main to Improve Water Supply Reliability in Kern River Valley District

Cal Water has started an infrastructure improvement project in the city of Kernville that includes the installation of 700 feet of new water main along Durwood Street. This water system upgrade will enhance reliability, water quality, and fire protection for local customers. The current 4-inch cement pipes will be replaced with 6-inch PVC main, which…

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Infrastructure Projects to Improve Supply Reliability in Rancho Dominguez District

Two Cal Water infrastructure improvement projects are underway in the Rancho Dominguez District that include the combined installation of more than 3,300 feet of new water main in Redondo Beach. Crews will install 1,052 feet of new main along Paseo De Las Delicias and Via Buena Ventura, while 2,320 feet of new main will be…

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California Water Service Increases Water Supply Reliability with Two New Storage Tanks in San Carlos

Cal Water will break ground on an infrastructure improvement project in the city of San Carlos that will add two new seismically designed, steel water storage tanks to the water system. The new tanks will improve water supply reliability during both normal conditions and during an emergency, as earthquakes and settlement are both concerns in…

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Cal Water Begins Water Main Replacement Project in Oroville to Enhance Supply And Reliability

Cal Water has started a water infrastructure improvement project in the city of Oroville that includes replacing 1,810 feet of aging water main. The new pipes will not only increase water flow to customers along Baggett Marysville Road, Parks Street, Rose Street, Summers Street, and Helman Street, but they will also enhance fire-fighting capabilities and…

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California Water Service Begins Storage Tank Improvement Project in Rancho Palos Verdes

Cal Water is making significant improvements to a 9.5-million-gallon water storage tank that serves Ranchos Palos Verdes residents and businesses. The project will extend the lifespan of the tank and improve the water supply reliability of the system. The concrete storage tank, built in the 1970s, is the largest owned by Cal Water. It is…

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Main Replacement Project Will Improve Water Supply Reliability in Chico

Cal Water is completing a water main replacement project in the city of Chico that includes the addition of nearly 1,500 feet of new water main. The new main will increase the flow of water, eliminate leaks, enhance fire protection, and improve the overall water supply reliability in the downtown Chico area. The older 6-inch,…

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California Water Service Begins Water Main Installation Project in King City

Project Will Improve Water Quality and Reliability for Customers A Cal Water project in King City is underway to install almost 2,500 feet of large-diameter water main and connect the southwest portion of the water system to the northeast portion. The water system improvement project will improve water quality and reliability of the system. This…

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California Water Service Increases Water Service Reliability with New Steel Tank in Los Altos

A Cal Water project is underway to replace an aging water storage tank in the residential area of Los Altos Hills. Once the project is completed in mid-March, the new, 100,000-gallon steel tank will increase water supply reliability for customers in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The storage tank replacement project also includes a…

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California Water Service Begins Extensive Renovations at Pump Station in San Carlos to Enhance Reliability

Cal Water has started a major renovation of a critical pump station in the city of San Carlos to improve water service reliability for local customers. Once the water system improvement project is complete, which is expected by late August, the station on Hilltop Drive will have two new booster pumps, a surge tank, and…

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Cal Water Improves Water System Reliability with New Booster Pump Station, Water Mains

Customers living in Portola Valley and Los Trancos are now experiencing better water pressure, stronger water system reliability, increased fire protection, and less road and trail closures, thanks to an extensive water system improvement project in the company’s Bear Gulch District. The project consisted of demolishing two outdated pump stations, consolidating locations, and replacing the…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Stockton

Water system reliability improvements are underway for Cal Water customers in the Stockton District as new water mains and services are installed. Cal Water will also replace 10 fire hydrants and install 15 additional fire hydrants to increase firefighting capabilities. In total, more than 16,000 feet of six and eight-inch PVC pipe will be put…

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Salinas Area Benefiting From New Water System Improvements

Cal Water recently completed a lengthy and logistically complex water main replacement project for the area around Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. During the infrastructure improvement project, Cal Water crews installed nearly 2,800 feet of new main in 10 weeks to serve the hospital, other health care facilities, and residents and businesses nearby. Before the project…

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Cal Water Completes Water System Improvements in Oroville

New Water Well Pump and Motor Will Add Reliability, While Reducing Electricity Maintenance Costs Customers of Cal Water’s Oroville service area now benefit from increased water supply reliability and lower electricity and maintenance costs, thanks to the replacement of the water well pump and motor at one of Cal Water’s stations in Oroville. The previously…

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New Cal Water Projects Improve Neighborhood Water Services

Cal Water customers now have enhanced water supply reliability and fire protection, as the utility completed water system improvement projects in two Visalia neighborhoods this month. The projects included the installation of new, larger water mains and relocation of water services and fire hydrants. Cal Water installed 4,329 feet of new 8-inch water main, nine…

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Willows Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Completion of Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water welcomed residents and other special guests at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the final chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant in its Willows District on Sept. 16, 2016. State Water Resources Control Board Member Steven Moore; Department of Water Resources’ Chief of Financial Analysis and Risk Management, Linda Ng; representatives from the…

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Community Park Benefits From Recycled Water Project

Cal Water began the installation of a new recycled water line for Triunfo Park this week in its Westlake District. The main, which will stretch from Westlake Boulevard West to Tamarack Street on Triunfo Canyon Road, will provide a cost-effective and drought-proof solution to meet State water-use reduction targets, while conserving potable water for the…

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Cal Water Service Completes New Well and Tanks Serving Kern River Valley’s Lakeland, South Lake Customers

Customers of Cal Water’s Kern River Valley District now benefit from increased water supply and improved system reliability, all thanks to a new well and new storage tanks constructed in the utility’s Lakeland and South Lake water systems. The new well currently produces 30 gallons of water per minute and has a maximum capacity of…

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Cal Water Enhances Water System Reliability to Southern Bakersfield

Customers in the southern portion of Cal Water’s Bakersfield District now have improved water pressure and water supply reliability, following the utility’s installation of nearly a half-mile of a large transmission water main. The new main is critical to ensure that the local water system can meet increasing demand from new housing developments. The new…

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Cal Water Improvement Projects to Benefit Wildlife, Environment

Projects Coordinated with State as Part of Main Leak Settlement Cal Water announced today that it is embarking on two major projects to improve water system reliability and enhance the environment. The projects are part of a settlement with the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board (the Board) and California Department of…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Woodside and Portola Valley

Water system reliability and water quality improvements are underway for Cal Water customers in Woodside and portions of Portola Valley as new water mains are placed into service. Cal Water will also install four fire hydrants to increase firefighting capabilities. More than 3,000 feet of 12-inch ductile iron and 8-in PVC pipe will be installed…

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Cal Water Completes Major Infrastructure Improvement Projects in Chico District, Announces More To Come

Chico residents can rest easier knowing their water supply is more reliable than ever, thanks to critical infrastructure improvement projects that will provide an emergency supply for fire protection and increase water resources, just in time to meet higher summer usage demands. Cal Water has completed the installation of a new 1.5-million-gallon storage tank, hydro-pneumatic…

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California Water Service to Begin Main Replacement Project for Salinas Customers

Cal Water has started a water system improvement project in Salinas, with the installation of approximately 2,700 feet of water main to improve water supply reliability and water quality for local customers and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. A new hydrant and four replacement fire hydrants will also be installed. The new eight-inch main is being…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in East Torrance

Cal Water will start a water system improvement project in Torrance on Monday, April 25, with the installation of more than 1,500 feet of water main to improve fire flow, water supply reliability, and water quality for local customers. The original six -inch transite main, installed more than 50 years ago, will be replaced with…

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Portola Pipeline San Andreas Fault Crossing

While installing 2 miles of transmission main for the consolidation of Pump Stations 8 and 13 in Bear Gulch, another major milestone was achieved with the crossing of the San Andreas Fault in two locations. The combination of articulating ball joints and expanding or contracting teleflex couplings will sustain up to 15 feet of ground…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project in King City

Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 486 feet of aging water mains, addition of 13 new water services, and installation of one new fire hydrant in central King City to improve water supply reliability and strengthen fire-fighting capabilities for the local community. The original four-inch cast-iron main, which was installed more than…

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Water System and Fire Safety Improvements Completed for Marysville Residents

Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 1,400 feet of aging water mains and installation of four fire hydrants on Divver Street and portions of 14th Street, 11th Street, and Sampson Street in Marysville to improve water supply reliability and strengthen fire-fighting capabilities for the local community. The original mains, which varied between…

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Cal Water gives customers tour of its Bakersfield water system

Cal Water opened up the doors to its Northeast Treatment Plant for a water system tour on Feb. 13 to educate attendees on the process the utility takes to provide high-quality water to customers every time they turn on the tap. Cal Water extended the invitation to all customers in its Bakersfield District, and more…

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Cal Water gives customers tour of its Visalia water system

Cal Water took almost 50 customers on a tour of its Visalia water system on Feb. 13 to educate them on the process the utility takes to provide high-quality water to customers every time they turn on the tap. Cal Water extended the invitation to all customers in its Visalia District, and almost 50 people…

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Cal Water Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate Completion Of Las Lomas Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the final chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant for the Las Lomas system in its Salinas District yesterday. The event served as an opportunity for customers to learn how this plant provides them with water that meets the new water quality standard for the constituent. Attendees…

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Dixon Well Replacement Project: Updated 1/13/2016

Update In October 2015, Cal Water began a water well replacement project at our station located at 785 South Porter Road in Dixon to increase the water supply available to the city of Dixon. The first phase of the project, which included demolishing the existing, small well building and sealing the existing well with concrete,…

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Cal Water Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Completion of Chromium-6 Treatment Plant

Cal Water held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of a chromium-6 (Cr-6) treatment plant in its Dixon District yesterday. Mayor Jack Batchelor and representatives from Senator Lois Wolk, Assemblymembers Bill Dodd and John Garamendi’s offices; Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez, among other local officials, were in attendance. The treatment plant, one of three…

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Bear Gulch Construction Update: Jack and Bore Complete

In just under three weeks, Preston Pipelines was able to complete the Jack and Bore in Portola Road to install 30″ casing and 22″ CL&C pipe beneath the Sausal Creek culverts. The project included excavating and shoring of boring and receiving pit, each 18 feet deep. Land discharge application was used due to the groundwater…

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Cal Water Completes Main Replacement Project In Dixon

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 900 feet of aging water mains on East Walnut Street from South Second Street to South Fifth Street to improve water supply reliability to the east Dixon community. The original two- and four-inch cast-iron mains, which were installed in 1929 and 1947 respectively, were replaced with six-inch PVC…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Redondo Beach

Cal Water will start a water system improvement project in North Redondo Beach on Monday, Nov. 9, with the installation of 2,263 feet of water main to improve fire flow, water supply reliability, and water quality for local customers. The original four -inch cast-iron main, installed 70 years ago, will be replaced with eight-inch PVC…

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Cal Water to Begin Main Installation Project in San Mateo County

Cal Water announced today that it will begin the first phase of an infrastructure improvement project in the towns of Portola Valley and Woodside with the installation of approximately two miles of water main. The project, which starts Monday, will increase water system reliability for customers in the company’s Bear Gulch District. New 16-inch and…

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Bear Gulch Proposed Infrastructure Improvements

Cal Water is proposing to construct infrastructure improvements in the Town of Portola Valley, Town of Woodside, and San Mateo County. The project will consist of the following: Reconstruction of the booster pumping station and associated facilities at our Station 13 property, located at the intersection of Portola Road and Westridge Drive in the Town…

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Largest Main Project in Salinas District History Completed to Improve Water System Reliability for Customers

Cal Water has completed the installation of more than a mile of water main in Salinas, the largest main project in the district’s 53-year history. The new 24-inch main will distribute newly developed groundwater with better quality than the former source to Salinas customers. The main, which extends 5,700 feet on Dayton Street, Harkins Road,…

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Cal Water Improves Water System Reliability for East Los Angeles District

Cal Water has completed the replacement of 1,635 feet of aging water main in the company’s East Los Angeles District. The new main will improve water supply reliability and distribute newly developed local groundwater supplies to Cal Water’s Montebello, Commerce, and East Los Angeles customers. The original 12-inch cast-iron main, installed in the 1920s, was…

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California Water Service Begins Main Replacement Project in Carson

Cal Water announced today that it has started an infrastructure improvement project in Carson with the installation of 683 feet of water main to replace aging main serving the area since 1955. The original four-inch concrete main will be replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow and improve water quality and reliability through the…

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Bayshore Water Main Construction Project – Sunset Drive

Cal Water would like to make you aware of a construction project tentatively scheduled beginning the week of February 09, 2015. The project will replace the existing 4-inch and 6-inch cast iron mains that have been subject to leaks. The work will be done between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The project…

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$136,000 Grant to Help Maintain Water Supply in Lucerne

Cal Water announced today that the company has secured a $136,000 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water to perform a two-phase improvement project on its intake pump in Clear Lake, the sole water source for Cal Water’s Lucerne area customers. The grant, which will allow Cal Water to draw…

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Cal Water Begins Main Replacement Project to Ensure Future Reliability to Customers

Cal Water has started an infrastructure upgrade project that will replace 1,200 feet of aging water mains on Del Monte Avenue, between El Campo and Del Paso Drives in South San Francisco, to improve water supply reliability to the local area. The original four-inch concrete main, which was installed more than 50 years ago, will…

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Bear Gulch District Constructs New Storage Tank

Cal Water has completed the construction of a 1-million-gallon water storage tank in its Bear Gulch service area to increase water supply reliability for its customers. The $2.2 million steel tank replaced a 100-year-old concrete tank and was designed and constructed of materials that better withstand earthquakes. Due to its age, the former tank’s concrete…

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