On Monday, June 27, our Bakersfield District will start a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in the northeast part of town. Crews will install 1,970 feet of new 8-inch PVC water pipelines, install one new hydrant, and replace 31 customer service connections on College Avenue, from Robles Drive to Country Club Drive. The original 6-inch pipeline was installed in the 1940s and starting to become less reliable.
Construction is estimated to take approximately three months. The work will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will make every effort to minimize traffic delays during construction and thank customers and motorists for their patience as we work to enhance the water system.