Cal Water begins LAH water main installation

California Water Service began a water infrastructure upgrade in Los Altos Hills last week aimed at strengthening water system reliability for customers’ everyday needs and firefighters’ emergency needs.

The project, expected to be completed at the end of May, includes the installation of 4,032 feet of new 6- and 8-inch PVC water main and 37 new individual customer service connections.

Crews also will replace seven fire hydrants and install one new hydrant at a location selected in cooperation with the Los Altos Hills County Fire District. Construction will take place on Ravensbury Avenue, from Hillpark Lane to Magdalena Avenue, and along Old Ranch Road, Old Ranch Lane and Hillpark Lane.

“This proactive upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water to our customers and help first responders protect the community in an emergency,” said Ron Richardson, Cal Water district manager.

Crews will try to minimize traffic delays and ensure that residents in the immediate vicinity have access to their homes during construction. The work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Following installation, crews will conduct water-quality testing and connect service lines to the new water main. Water service will be temporarily interrupted. Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Crews also will restore all streets, sod and landscaping impacted by the construction.

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