Cal Water began an important water main replacement project in the southern part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula earlier this week that will 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 10 weeks to complete, includes the installation of approximately 10,500 feet of new 8-inch water main and 2,500 feet of new 6-inch water main. Additionally, crews will replace 12 aging fire hydrants to improve first responders’ access to water. Installation will take place on the 27000 to 27200 blocks of Eastvale Road, 27300 to 27600 blocks of Rainbow Ridge Road, and 4300 to 4350 blocks of Canyon View Lane.
“Our crews are committed to delivering quality, service, and value to our PV Peninsula customers, all year, every year, but we are especially cognizant of this during a pandemic when water is crucial for good hygiene and sanitation,” said District Manager Dan Armendariz. “This 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.”
Crews will work to minimize traffic delays and any other temporary inconvenience during construction, which will take place Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 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 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.