Currently, 90% of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is served by one drinking water pipeline that is more than 60 years old and a single pumping mechanism. To improve the Peninsula's aging water infrastructure, the project will replace a portion of the existing drinking water pipeline that is dangerously close to homes and near the end of its useful life, as well as add a second pipeline that will help deliver drinking water to homes and businesses for both everyday and emergency needs. In addition, the project will add a second pumping mechanism on a separate electric grid that when combined will help guard against the risk of prolonged water service outages caused by aging infrastructure or natural disasters.
- 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 began in June 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.
View our infographic for key information about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Water Reliability Project, including project benefits and details.
PROJECT FACT SHEET
For an overview of project, including background and
approach, please review our project fact sheet.