Cal Water completes infrastructure project

California Water Service recently completed a water main replacement project in north Los Altos aimed at strengthening water system reliability and infrastructure resiliency for local customers and enhancing fire protection in the area for first responders.

The project, which began in December, included installation of 4,600 feet of new 8-inch PVC water main and 66 new 1-inch service connections. Crews also installed seven new fire hydrants to ensure firefighters have the resources they need to protect the city in the event of an emergency.

The installations took place on Marich Way, from Casita Way to Jordan Avenue; on Panchita Way, from Marich Way to Alvarado Avenue; and on Alvarado Avenue, from Panchita Way to Vera Cruz Avenue. After water quality testing was completed, crews restored all streets, sod and landscaping.

“This water infrastructure upgrade was an important step to protect against leaks, ensure safe and reliable water service every day to north Los Altos residents, and make sure firefighters have the water they need during an emergency,” said Cal Water Superintendent Oscar Ramos. “These improvements are a reflection of our promise to provide quality, service and value to our customers and communities.”

Cal Water serves approximately 70,100 people through 19,000 service connections in the Los Altos area and approximately 2 million people through 486,900 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 1931.

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