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 60 years ago, was replaced with eight-inch PVC pipe to increase flow. PVC does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. The main was replaced on Lynn Street from San Lorenzo Street to Russ Street.
The main replacement project on Lynn Street is part of the company’s proactive main replacement program, in which more than 898 feet of old mains are scheduled to be replaced in King City by the end of the 2016.
“At Cal Water, we have a responsibility to keep our infrastructure reliable, so after this many years of service, it was time to upgrade the main,” said Acting Local Manager Patrick Garcia. “The new main will help ensure an uninterrupted and high-quality water supply to our local customers both today and for years to come.”