Currently, the majority of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is served by one drinking water pipeline that is approximately 60 years old and a single pumping mechanism. In addition to the new drinking water pipelines, the project will add a second pumping mechanism on a separate electric grid. Combined, the drinking water pipelines and pump will help guard against the risk of prolonged water service outages caused by an aging infrastructure or natural disasters – and also improve drinking water service reliability for both everyday and emergency needs, ensuring the Peninsula is better prepared for the future.
- Reliability – The new drinking water pipelines will make significant water service outages less likely and will also be much easier to access in the case of future repairs.
- Safety – The new drinking water pipelines will be located farther away from homes and other structures, ultimately minimizing the risk of property damage.
Construction will begin in spring 2018 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. During this time, construction will be divided into stages and move from area to area along the drinking water pipeline alignment in order to minimize any temporary impact to the community.