Pasadena Water & Power to Modernize Water Mains along Del Mar Blvd., Forest Avenue

Published : Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 8:34 PM

Within the coming months Pasadena Water and Power (“PWP”) will begin two projects to replace aging water mains along Del Mar Blvd and Forest Avenue The combined distance of the pipeline replacements is approximately one mile.

According to Shari Thomas, Interim General Manager, the first project, on Del Mar Blvd, from Michigan Avenue to Lake Avenue, will affect a 1,843 ft. stretch of road comprised of multifamily residential and commercial properties. Water construction crews will replace a 90 year old, 6 inch cast iron pipe with a more modern 8 inch ductile iron pipe.

The second project will affect 3,641 ft. of Forest Avenue, from Del Monte Avenue to Lincoln Avenue. Crews will replace a 100 year old, 8 inch cast iron pipe with an 8 inch ductile iron main underneath the primarily residential street.

Traffic lanes may be temporarily closed during construction, but streets will remain open for through traffic.

Customers will be notified by mail a week prior the anticipated construction and again at least 24 hours in advance of any interruption of water service.

As part of the outreach efforts, PWP in coordination with the contractor MNR Construction Inc., will contact customers to minimize impact during the period during which water service will be turned off estimated to be approximately 2 to 3 hours for those customers who will be impacted.

Digital reader board signage will also be placed near the construction areas for commuters to consider alternative routes. For more information about the project, visit .

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