California American Water completes water system upgrades

California American Water recently announced the completion of system upgrades in Ventura and San Diego counties.

The White Stallion Booster Pump Station project in unincorporated Ventura County, included the replacement of the existing pump station with a MuniQuip pump skid, a new canopy to protect the pumps from weather elements, a new emergency generator to provide backup power for fire protection, improved communication and alarm system to better assist in resolving errors, upgraded electrical service to meet current fire flow protection requirements, and installed a chlorine analyzer to better manage water quality.

The Wildwood Booster Pump project in Thousand Oaks, added an above-grade building to protect the new equipment, installed an emergency generator to provide backup power for fire protection, improved the communication and alarm system to better assist in resolving errors, improved site security with a new fence, and replaced cracked pavement with a new driveway and sidewalk.

In South San Diego, California American Water replaced 2,400 linear feet of aging 8-inch steel water main with new PVC main, installed new service pipes for 22 customers, upgraded five fire hydrants, and replaced 19 gate valves.

“Our important work in South San Diego makes our system more durable, less prone to corrosion, and less likely to burst – meaning fewer service disruptions and increased reliability for our customers for many years to come,” Jessica Taylor, Director of Operations, Southern Division, California American Water said in a statement.

California American Water believes investing in water infrastructure is not just about safeguarding public health and the environment, but also laying the groundwork for economic prosperity.

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