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Cal Water begins infrastructure improvement project in Bakersfield

Posted at 4:28 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 19:28:28-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California Water Service has begun a new infrastructure improvement project to interconnect pipelines to the Kern County Water Agency which will ensure consistent water pressure for residents and improve resiliency of the water supply during times of drought.

This project is the latest example of our commitment to delivering high-quality water service and value to Bakersfield residents," Cal Water District Manager Mike Mares said. "Residents, particularly in the South San Lauren area, south of Hageman Road and west of Mohawk Street will experience more consistent and dependable water pressure as a result of this upgrade, especially during daily hours of higher demand."

Construction will take place west of Mohawk Street, north of Latina Drive and will include the installation of 55 feet of 10-inch ductile iron pipe as well as a new pressure-control valve and flow meter. The project is expected to take two to three weeks.