Cal Water began a water infrastructure upgrade project in Woodside this week that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers’ everyday needs and firefighters’ emergency needs.
The project, which is expected to take six weeks to complete, includes the installation of 1,200 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main and the replacement of individual service connections. Installation will take place on Old La Honda Road, from Martinez Road to approximately 572 Old La Honda Road. Crews will also install one new fire hydrant as part of the project.
“This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers, both now and for years to come. Additionally, it will help first responders protect the community in the event of an emergency,” said District Manager Dawn Smithson. “Proactive upgrades such as this are an important step in our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to Woodside residents and businesses.”
Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual service lines to the new water main. Water service will be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours as crews connect customers’ service lines 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 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.