Water Main Replacement to Begin

Riverside Public Utilities set to Begin Water Main Replacement on Popular Local Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               January 11, 2017

Contact: Michael Bacich – Assistant General Manager Marketing/Customer Relations   (951) 826-5422

Riverside, Calif. -  Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) wants to alert residents that  later this month it will begin a water main replacement project located at Arroyo Drive, Daventry Road and Victoria Hill Drive.

The project, which was approved by the Riverside Board of Public Utilities on Nov. 14, 2016, is expected to take approximately six months, will help improve the reliability of the water system and increase the flow of water to fire hydrants by replacing small 4 and 6 inch cast iron pipes installed between 1928 and 1955 with 8 inch pipes made of ductile iron.

Work will include digging trenches for the new water pipeline, installing the new water pipelines, installing new fire hydrants and water services and repairing the pavement around the site.  The project will cost approximately $2 million to complete.

“Although RPU knows how important it is to work on these types of projects, we also understand it causes an inconvenience for residents who travel those routes to and from work each day, and for those visiting businesses in the area,” said Girish Balachandran General Manager Riverside Public Utilities.

Arroyo Drive is often a popular short cut for travelers on their way to Victoria Ave., and is also located on the South side of the Victoria Country Club.