Main Replacement Project in Stockton Begins

Water system reliability improvements are underway for Cal Water customers in the Stockton District as new water mains and services are installed. Cal Water will also replace 10 fire hydrants and install 15 additional fire hydrants to increase firefighting capabilities.

In total, more than 16,000 feet of six and eight-inch PVC pipe will be put into service from Bristol Avenue at Pershing Avenue to Lakeside Avenue and Country Club Boulevard. Cal Water will also relocate 325 water services and meters to the street and abandon the aging mains that run through backyard easements. This project is part of Cal Water’s systematic infrastructure maintenance and upgrade program. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2017.

Since more than three miles of main is scheduled to be replaced, Cal Water has divided the job into four phases to minimize the impact on residents. Each phase is expected to take approximately two months. Construction will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Residents may encounter traffic delays or detours at times.

“We will do our best to minimize any traffic impacts and will ensure the streets are left in good condition when the project is complete,” said Cal Water District Manager John Freeman. “This important water system upgrade will help us better serve our local customers for years to come.”