The Los Altos District is putting the finishing touches on a wildfire hardening project, where crews have installed 1,340 feet of new 8-inch PVC pipe connecting two of the district’s water zones. Connecting the water zones will help increase the water supply in case of a fire or water shortage. Crews also installed three new fire hydrants to better support first responders and a check valve that will open and allow water from the neighboring pressure zone to help feed the other zone.

This important infrastructure improvement project will ensure system reliability and that firefighters have access to water when they need it most. Final paving is expected to be completed by the end of March.