Posted June 14, 2024

On Monday, June 24, Cal Water is scheduled to begin work on a water infrastructure upgrade that will improve water supply reliability and fire protection in central Chico. The project will include installation of more than 2,000 feet of new 12- and 8-inch water main.

“Infrastructure improvements like this help Cal Water maintains a reliable water supply for both everyday and emergency needs, while also preventing water loss from aging pipes,” said Evan Markey, Chico District Manager.

Installation will take place over the next 10 weeks on East 1st Avenue and Longfellow Avenue between Bryant Avenue and East Lindo Avenue. The majority of the work will be performed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.; however, some work may be performed at night or during the weekends to help alleviate traffic issues. Temporary asphalt will be applied until permanent paving is completed, which can be up to 30 days after project completion.