Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The following critical projects are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2016.
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Pasadena Water and Power is replacing the 4kV distribution system with an underground 17kV system to provide adequate system capacity to meet service demand and maintain service reliability. To facilitate the electrical upgrade in the Hastings Ranch area, PWP must extend the existing 17kV underground infrastructure in Alegria Street.
This project includes installation of mainline and lateral conduit pipes and encasement as well as vault installation. There will be construction of underground electrical systems in Alpine Street from Marengo Avenue to Oak Knoll Avenue beginning September 2015 and ending February 2016.
The Arroyo Seco Canyon Project is an endeavor to take a multi-benefit approach to improve water resources and natural habitat while enhancing the recreational experience for visitors in the area between Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena and the Angeles National Forest.
Within the coming months, Pasadena Water and Power will begin a project to replace an aging water main along Del Mar Blvd. The project, which spans from Michigan Avenue to Lake Avenue, will affect a 1,843 ft. stretch of road comprised of multifamily residential and commercial properties. Traffic lanes may be temporarily closed during construction, but streets will remain open for through traffic. Pasadena Water and Power also work to place digital reader board signage near the construction areas for commuters to consider alternative routes.
Within the coming months, Pasadena Water and Power will begin a project to replace an aging water main along Forest Avenue. The project, which spans from Del Monte Street to Lincoln Avenue, will affect a 3,641 ft. stretch of road. Traffic lanes may be temporarily closed during construction, but streets will remain open for through traffic. Pasadena Water and Power also work to place digital reader board signage near the construction areas for commuters to consider alternative routes.
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 PWP's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Beautification and reliability have been at the forefront of a multi-year Capital Improvement Program which began with the Underground Utility program in 1968. Under this initiative, the city works to underground overhead electric systems including cable and telephone communication lines, on collector and arterial roads such as Hill Ave. The undergrounding process improves aesthetic quality of an area by removing unsightly utility poles and overhead wires.
PWP’s water construction team will be replacing an eight-inch water main that is more than 100 years old, along a one-mile stretch of Lake Avenue. Approximately 100 service customers will be impacted, which includes restaurants, businesses and residents. Please note that only one side of the street will be impacted at a time: west side of Lake from July 27 to October 2015 and the east side of Lake from October to November 2015). Each customer will only be impacted for a four-hour time period.
In the coming months, PWP plans to update nearly one fourth of its residential water meters. For the majority of homeowners, service will not be interrupted as crews will be able to update the equipment without interruption.
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. Click here to update for contact information for better service when reporting a water or power outage.