Cal Water inició un importante proyecto de reemplazo de tubería principal en Los Altos la semana pasada que permitirá que el servicio y la infraestructura clave se mantenga de manera segura y confiable. Esta mejora garantizará que los clientes continúen teniendo el agua que necesitan tanto para sus necesidades diarias como las de emergencia.
The project, which will take about nine weeks to complete, includes the installation of approximately 2,600 feet of new 8-inch ductile iron water main. Additionally, crews will replace six aging fire hydrants to improve first responders' access to water and 24 customer service connections. Installation will take place on Lincoln Avenue, between Palm Avenue and Orange Street, and on Palm Avenue, between Washington Street and Lee Street.
According to Los Altos District Manager Dawn Smithson, a portion of the former main was located in an alley between homes, so moving the main will make it easier and less disruptive for repairs.
“This infrastructure upgrade will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable supply of safe, clean water to local customers, both now and for years to come, and ensure first responders have the water they need to protect the community in an emergency,” said Smithson.
Crews will work to minimize traffic delays and any other temporary inconvenience during construction, which will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Following installation, crews will conduct water quality testing and connect individual customer service connections to the new water main. Water service must be briefly interrupted as crews connect customer service connections to the main; however, Cal Water will notify residents in advance of any planned shutdowns, which are normally scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All streets, sod, and landscaping impacted by the construction will be restored to as close to the previous condition as possible.