Cal Water announced today that it has started an infrastructure improvement project in Carson with the installation of 683 feet of water main to replace aging main serving the area since 1955.
The original four-inch concrete main will be replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow and improve water quality and reliability through the water distribution system. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives.
The aging main will be replaced on Orchard Avenue, from West 235th Street North to the end of the street. The work will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and minor traffic delays or detours may occur. The project is expected to be completed in early May.
“We will do our best to minimize any traffic impacts and repave the road to ensure the streets are left in good condition when the project is complete,” said Cal Water Acting District Manager Dan Trejo. “This important water system upgrade will improve water supply reliability and quality and also increase fire protection capabilities for Cal Water customers.”