California Water Service Completes Infrastructure Improvement Project in Antelope Valley
QUARTZ HILL, Calif.—As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure water system infrastructure remains safe and reliable in its Antelope Valley District, California Water Service (Cal Water) has completed a water pipeline replacement project in Lake Hughes. The upgrade ensures customers and firefighters continue to have the water they need for their everyday and emergency needs.
The project includes the installation of approximately 1,140 feet of 6-inch PVC pipe to replace smaller, aging water mains. The previous pipe, which ranged between 0.5 and 2 inches, was more than 55 years old and reaching the end of its useful life. Construction took place on Lakeview Road, from Elizabeth Lake Road to High Trails E, F, G, and H. Cal Water also added three fire hydrants and replaced 30 individual customer services. Crews are currently repaving the road surface and installing landscaping around the area.
"Our crews are committed to ensuring that a reliable supply of safe, high-quality water remains accessible to Lake Hughes residents for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs, both now and for years to come," said Local Manager Jon Yasin. "Furthermore, with the increased water flow from the larger pipe and the added hydrants, firefighters will be better equipped to fight fires in this neighborhood should the need arise."
Cal Water serves approximately 3,400 people through 1,400 customer connections in its Fremont Valley, Grand Oaks, Lancaster, Lake Hughes, and Leona Valley water systems and about 2 million people through 489,600 service connections in California. The utility has provided water service in the area since 2000. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com.