Cal Water has started a water infrastructure upgrade to improve water system reliability for local residents and businesses. Crews are replacing almost 70-year-old water mains in downtown Marysville, while the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) repairs and replaces a stretch of street and sidewalk in the area.
In addition to increasing reliability in the area, the project reduces the likelihood of a system failure due to aging infrastructure and enhances firefighting capabilities. About 600 feet of existing cast iron and galvanized steel pipes will be replaced with ductile iron pipes, which are resilient, strong, and have a long lifespan. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August.
“When Caltrans requested the relocation of certain meters and services, we saw it as an opportunity to make a positive impact in the Marysville area,” said Local Manager Robert Thompson. “By undertaking this project at the same time Caltrans is working, we’re able to use existing construction zones and minimize expensive site demolition and restoration costs, savings that benefit our customers.”