Infrastructure Updates


How we provide Californians with safe, clean water

By Martin A. Kropelnicki President and CEO Every day, about two million Cal Water customers turn on their faucets and know they can rely on us to deliver safe, clean water. Across our service areas, we’re working hard to continually invest in our water system infrastructure and make sure residents and businesses don’t have to…

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SCADA displays

New SCADA System in Salinas

Our Salinas District recently completed installation of a new SCADA system to help enhance security and reliability for the water system we operate in Foothill Estates. The upgrade improves our ability to monitor two well pumps, a booster pump, and five storage tanks remotely, and it enables district personnel to react quicker to any issues…

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Important Infrastructure Construction Project in Carson

Tomorrow, our Rancho Dominguez District will start a new, important infrastructure construction project in Carson. Our crews will install new well pumping equipment and a new building to house mechanical and electrical equipment, and will improve the curb appeal of the current site with water-efficient landscaping, new asphalt, and fencing. This upgrade, which is expected…

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Los Altos equipment installation

Los Altos Wildfire Hardening Project

The Los Altos District is putting the finishing touches on a wildfire hardening project, where crews have installed 1,340 feet of new 8-inch PVC pipe connecting two of the district’s water zones. Connecting the water zones will help increase the water supply in case of a fire or water shortage. Crews also installed three new…

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Infrastructure work in Atherton

Atherton Infrastructure Improvement Project

Our Bear Gulch District has started an infrastructure improvement project that will enhance water supply reliability and fire protection in the western portion of Atherton. Crews are installing 5,600 feet of 12-inch ductile iron water pipes and three new hydrants. The pipe installation is taking place on Stockbridge Avenue, from Amador Ave to El Camino…

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Interconnect construction in Bear Gulch

Bear Gulch Interconnect Construction

To increase fire protection for local residents, Cal Water’s Bear Gulch District is in the process of building an interconnection between its system and the City of Menlo Park’s water supply. As the name suggests, interconnections connect two separate systems via a pipeline. In this case, the goal is to supply either partner with extra…

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PFAS treatment facility ribbon cutting

New PFAS treatment facility in East Los Angeles

On January 28, Cal Water’s East Los Angeles District, in coordination with the California Water Association, hosted a ribbon-cutting and tour with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Montebello Mayor Kimberly Cobos-Cawthorne, Central Basin Water Association, Water Replenishment District, and Water Education with Latino Leaders to commemorate our new PFAS treatment facility. This facility, located in Montebello, Calif.,…

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Water main installation in Torrance

Our Rancho Dominguez District will soon start the process of installing 3,560 feet of new 8-inch water main in Torrance, which will improve water supply reliability and fire protection for local customers. This project will take about 14 weeks to complete. Construction will take place: From 1000 to 1261 West. 212th On the 21100 block…

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Infrastructure Upgrade in Marysville Begins

Cal Water began an important water infrastructure improvement project in Marysville today that will ensure local customers and firefighters continue to have the safe, reliable water service they need for their everyday and emergency needs. The project includes the installation of 1,221 feet of new 6-, 8-, and 12-inch ductile-iron water main and replacement of…

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Long view of GAC installation in Marysville

New Treatment Plant Underway in Marysville

Although there are not currently state or federal Maximum Contaminant Levels limiting the amount of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water, we have been proactive in testing our active water sources for the contaminants. We took any wells offline years ago that would have exceeded the existing Response Level for these compounds. While the impacted…

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