Cal Water news release

Improving Water System Reliability in Redwood Valley

Cal Water will begin installing 5,800 feet of new 6-inch water main and new fire hydrants in October 2017 to improve water system reliability and fire protection for customers on Freezeout Road in Duncans Mills, Calif. Residents along Freezeout Road are invited to a community meeting to learn more about the utility’s upcoming infrastructure improvement project.

The meeting will be held on October 3, 2017, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, Calif.

During construction, crews will typically work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Trenches will be filled at the end of each day, and temporary asphalt will be applied for safety. Certain activities may cause work to extend beyond these hours, but Cal Water will make every effort to minimize those occurrences and maintain communication with residents to reduce any temporary impacts to them, according to Local Manager Darin McCosker.

“It is critical that we replace the water main on Freezout Road to ensure our customers have a safe and reliable water supply for years to come,” McCosker said. “We will do everything in our power to lessen any impact by the construction; we are committed to being good neighbors as we work to improve the local water system.”

Weather permitting, construction is estimated to take approximately four months, after which Cal Water will flush the water lines and take water quality samples. Once test results are returned, individual water service connections will be tied to the new main, and all landscaping will be restored as close to the previous condition as possible and the road will be repaved.