Cal Water began a water infrastructure upgrade this week in Thousand Oaks that will strengthen water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for customers’ everyday needs and firefighters’ emergency needs.
The project, which is expected to be completed in three to four months, includes the installation of 1,800 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main along Valecroft Avenue, from Shadowglen Court to the end of the cul-de-sac. Crews will make every effort to minimize traffic delays and ensure that residents in the immediate vicinity have access to their homes during construction, which will be performed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“This important infrastructure improvement project will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers, both now and for decades to come. The higher-capacity water main will also increase the supply of water to fire hydrants to help first responders protect the community in the event of an emergency,” said District Manager Doug Varney. “This proactive upgrade is part of our promise to deliver quality, service, and value to local residents and businesses, and we thank residents and motorists for their patience during this water system improvement project.”
Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect existing individual customer service lines and fire hydrants to the new water main. Water service must be temporarily interrupted briefly as crews connect customers’ service lines to the main. Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews will also restore all streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction.