Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades. Here is a list of the critical projects that are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2013.
The Arroyo and San Rafael Undergrounding Project includes the undergrounding of the electrical system in Arroyo Boulevard from Madeline Drive to San Rafael Avenue and San Rafael Avenue from Arroyo Boulevard to Laguna Road. The San Rafael Bridge is expected to be closed weekdays from 9am to 3pm for a total of three weeks from November 11 to November 27.
PWP is building a four-mile pipeline to link six groundwater wells to Jones Reservoir, where the water will be stored before delivery to residents and businesses.
Pasadena Water and Power is in the process replacing an old generating unit with a more efficent combined cycle unit at the Glenarm Power Plant to further its commited to providing local and reliable electricity . Known as the Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project, the retrofit will allow PWP to increase reliabilty and quick restoration in the event of a loss from one or more key resources. Using advanced combined cycle technology to replace inefficient generating units is a key component of the 2009/2012 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
PWP has new and improved outage management systems in the works in order to provide even better customer service and communications during emergencies and water and power service interruptions.
Pasadena's 2011 Water Integrated Resources Plan established a long term strategy to meet current and future water needs. PWP plans to enhance our water supply reliability by providing recycled water to our customers for landscape irrigation and industrial uses in the future.