Infrastructure Upgrade in Bear Gulch District Begins

Cal Water is beginning a water infrastructure upgrade at its storage tank and pump station on Vista Verde Way in Portola Valley, which will improve water supply reliability to customers in the area.

Construction crews will begin retrofitting the existing water tank and replacing the existing booster pumps, generator and station piping to improve station operation, this week. This will ensure that the station has modernized technology and infrastructure in place to meet future water needs and also to withstand any impact of future earthquakes.

Temporary disruptions of service are expected to be minimal during the six weeks of construction, and crews will notify customers of any planned service interruptions at least 48 hours in advance. Work hours will be Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cal Water will make every effort to minimize traffic delays as well, according to District Manager Dawn Smithson.

“Our promise to our customers is to provide them with quality, service, and value,” Smithson said. “This important upgrade will prepare us for the future and give our community the confidence of knowing that we are ready and able to meet their water needs for years to come.”