California American Water Invests $68 million in Infrastructure in 2020

California American Water (CAW) recently announced its end-of-year investment total and system improvements for 2020 and the number is impressive.

More than $68 million was invested by CAW on system upgrades and various improvement projects throughout all of last year.

“At California American Water, our goal is to provide safe, reliable water and wastewater service to all of our customers under continually varying conditions,” said Rich Svindland, president of California American Water. “Our team of professionals works around the clock every day of the year to ensure these essential services operate to meet the needs of our customers.  This is not possible without significant annual investment in new equipment and facilities and the efficient maintenance of our existing infrastructure.  These investments will best prepare our communities for the future.”

Some of the completed projects include:

  • Constructed a new booster pump station and piping, interconnecting Arden System with the City of Sacramento’s system to supplement our supply of potable water.
  • Finished significant water main replacement projects in Bradbury and Duarte. Completed construction of the Los Robles Booster Pump Station in Ventura County.
  • On Palm Avenue in the City of Imperial Beach, replaced old 16-inch steel water main that had a history of breaks with a new durable main. This is a portion of an ongoing larger 18,480 feet water main replacement project in Imperial Beach.

“We will continue to invest in our communities and employees to ensure our customers have reliable and safe water and wastewater service,” Svindland said. “This is particularly important during a pandemic, where sanitation and reliability are critical.”

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