Cal Water news release

Comienza la construcción de un pozo nuevo en el distrito Bakersfield

Bakersfield well construction beginsEl distrito de Bakersfield de Cal Water ha comenzado la construcción de un nuevo pozo de agua en la zona sur de nuestra área de servicio, que le brindará a los clientes dos millones de galones de agua adicional por día y fortalecerá las capacidades de lucha contra incendios.

"The water that the new well produces will ensure Cal Water is able to meet the increasing demand of our growing population and will establish a water supply reserve for emergencies," Bakersfield District Manager Mike Mares said. "This project is part of Cal Water's long-term infrastructure planning initiative and is the first well we are constructing in more than 10 years in Bakersfield."

Although some phases of well construction do require continuous 24-hour operation, work will typically take place Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews have installed 24-foot-tall sound walls around the project site to minimize noise from construction. After the well is developed, Cal Water will conduct water quality testing to ensure that water extracted meets all state and federal water quality standards. Well construction is expected to be completed in April.