Cal Water has completed the replacement of more than 1,400 feet of aging water mains and installation of four fire hydrants on Divver Street and portions of 14th Street, 11th Street, and Sampson Street in Marysville to improve water supply reliability and strengthen fire-fighting capabilities for the local community.
The original mains, which varied between one and four-inches were installed between 1939 and 1953, and were replaced with six-inch PVC pipe to increase flow. PVC does not rust or corrode and is considered to be more cost-effective than other alternatives.
“At Cal Water, we try to get the most life out of our infrastructure but also make improvements before problems arise,” said Cal Water District Manager Lee Seidel. “Replacing the aging main now is a wise investment, as it will help us continue to provide a reliable and high-quality water supply to our local customers.”