District Completes New Pipeline to March Air Reserve Base

By on October 6, 2020

Western Municipal Water District recently announced the completion of a new $4 million pipeline along Graeber Street in Riverside providing more reliable water service to March Air Reserve Base.

The project was part of Western’s annual pipeline replacement program, where staff assess the service area pipelines based on their age, material and leak history—and then prioritizes replacements accordingly.  The existing Graeber Street pipeline was more than 50 years old and had experienced numerous leaks in recent years.

“Protecting the integrity of our pipelines is one of the many ways Western is committed to providing high-quality, reliable water,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “We’re proud of the proactive approach we take to keep our systems in excellent condition. The better our systems work, the better our service will be.”

The reserve base relies on this infrastructure to provide fire protection services for hangers, aircraft operations, flight line protection loops and high value facilities. The new, larger pipeline will ensure the military base gets the optimal water delivery and fire flow it needs for daily and emergency operations.

“The March Air Reserve Base is an important local economic driver, and Western is honored to support its overall mission and safety,” Miller said. “That’s part of Western’s ongoing dedication to keeping our region strong today and well into the future.”