Cal Water started a water infrastructure upgrade in Los Altos Hills that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers’ everyday needs and firefighters’ emergency needs today.
The project, which began this week and is expected to be completed at the end of May, includes the installation of 4,032 feet of new 6-inch and 8-inch PVC water main and 37 new individual customer service connections. Crews will also replace seven existing fire hydrants and install one new hydrant at an optimum location selected in cooperation with the Los Altos Hills County Fire District. Construction will take place on Ravensbury Avenue, from Hillpark Lane to Magdalena Avenue, and along Old Ranch Road, Old Ranch Lane, and Hillpark Lane.
“Our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Los Altos Hills customers begins with essential infrastructure investments such as this. This proactive upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers and help first responders protect the community in an emergency,” said District Manager Ron Richardson. “We thank local residents for their patience during this important water system improvement project.”
Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays and to ensure that residents in the immediate vicinity have access to their homes during construction. The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual customer service lines to the new water main. Water service must be temporarily interrupted as crews connect customers’ service lines to the water main. Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.