Cal Water Begins Main Replacement Project in East Torrance

Cal Water will start a water system improvement project in Torrance on Monday, April 25, with the installation of more than 1,500 feet of water main to improve fire flow, water supply reliability, and water quality for local customers.

The original six -inch transite main, installed more than 50 years ago, will be replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to enhance reliability. PVC generally does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives. The previous pipe’s condition was declining due to its age and the limited materials that were available when the pipeline was originally built.

The new main is being installed from the cul-de-sacs of West 226th and West 227th Streets to the 2600 block of Doble Avenue, and from 2600 Doble Avenue to West 228th Street. Construction is expected to be completed by late-June.

Construction will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and some traffic delays or detours may occur.

“We are systematically replacing aging main and those at a higher risk of failure in our neighborhoods to ensure the reliability of our water supply,” said Cal Water Acting District Manager Dan Trejo. “We will continue to make these water system upgrades to better serve our local customers for decades to come.”