Water infrastructure project underway in Los Altos

California Water Service crews are at work in Los Altos’ Rancho neighborhood and the surrounding areas, installing a new water pipeline aimed at strengthening infrastructure reliability and resiliency for customers and enhancing fire protection in the area for first responders.

Expected to wrap up in late August, the project includes the installation of 4,200 feet of new 16-inch, ductile iron water main on Covington Road, between Parma Way and South El Monte Avenue, and extending to the intersection of Foothill Expressway and South El Monte.

It is the first of a two-phase project to extend a new, large-capacity water main through the residential part of Los Altos, and to enable crews to take portions of an existing 18-inch water main along Foothill Expressway out of service for maintenance or replacement without impacting water service.

Work is being performed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with crews making efforts to minimize traffic delays during construction. When the project is completed, crews will restore all streets, sod and landscaping impacted by the construction to as close to the previous condition as possible.

Following installation, water service will be temporarily interrupted for one to two hours while crews connect the new pipeline to the existing system. Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns.

For more information, visit

Open for Business

Town Crier staff are cataloguing the local businesses staying open to serve you

Have a biz to add? Email Megan at
Please support our work by becoming a sustaining subscriber.

Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos