PWP to Begin Replacement of 1930s-Era Water Pipe Along Portions of Orange Grove Boulevard

Published : Monday, January 28, 2019 | 6:03 AM

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Pasadena Water and Power will begin upgrading aging water infrastructure along Orange Grove Blvd. on Monday, February 4, the Department said in an announcement Thursday.

Construction work on the Orange Grove Pipeline Project, which intends to replace pipes that are more than 80 years old and help increase the overall reliability and quality of water service for PWP customers, will affect portions of Orange Grove Boulevard through November, PWP said.

“The first portion of the project will begin on February 4 to upgrade 8- to 12-inch residential service lines along the southern portion of Orange Grove Boulevard from Sunset Avenue to Los Robles Avenue. Construction will continue until May 2019,” PWP General Manager Gurcharan Bawa said.

“The second portion of the project will begin in June 2019 to install a new 24-inch transmission pipeline between Sunset Avenue and Palo Verde Avenue in order to improve Pasadena’s water distribution system.”

Bawa said PWP has coordinated both projects to minimize impacts to customers. Construction is estimated to be complete by November.

PWP explained the project is not related to the defunct Orange Grove Road Diet, a pedestrian and bicycle improvement program once proposed by the Department of Transportation, which the City decided to cancel last October.

PWP’s Orange Grove Pipeline project is focused solely on replacing aging water pipes, the announcement said.

To learn more about the pipeline improvement project, visit

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