STOCKTON, Calif. — California Water Service (Cal Water) is beginning a new water infrastructure improvement project to benefit residents in Stockton, Calif. Crews are constructing a new water storage tank and booster pump station on South El Dorado Street, which will improve water supply reliability, provide emergency storage, and increase fire protection.
“This critical project will ensure the continued delivery of clean, readily available water to our customers throughout Stockton for generations to come,” said District Manager John Freeman. “Cal Water is committed to investing in our infrastructure to keep residents safe, through both providing reliable, high-quality drinking water and ensuring our firefighters have adequate resources for fire protection.”
The first phase of construction will start next week and consist of constructing a ground-level, steel tank able to hold 2.5 million gallons of water. This tank will replace a 75-year-old tank removed in April due to newer seismic standards. In the spring of 2018, the second phase will begin to construct the booster station. The entire project, which will increase the flow of water, pump water evenly throughout the entire system, and ensure there is enough water to meet future customer demand, is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Cal Water serves about 43,300 service connections in Stockton and about 2 million people through 480,300 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1927.