Fair Oaks Avenue Water Main Infrastructure Improvements Scheduled to Begin in March

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will be replacing two, 90-year-old water mains along Fair Oaks Avenue as part of a major water infrastructure upgrade beginning in March 2024. The project will span from Washington Boulevard to Montana Street along Fair Oaks Avenue. When completed, the upgrades will enhance water service reliability for the area.

To minimize impacts on area residents and businesses, construction efforts will be contained to approximately one block at a time. At least one driving lane will always remain accessible in both directions. During construction, crews will use a variety of heavy equipment, including excavators, backhoes, loaders, and construction trucks, which may cause some noise and dust in the area. Traffic signs and delineators will be used to minimize the impact of traffic flow along Fair Oaks Avenue. PWP asks residents to please observe and adhere to posted no parking zones, construction signs, and flagmen.

“Pasadena Water and Power is committed to our goal of reliably providing high quality water,” says Assistant General Manager of Water Stacie Takeguchi. “The Fair Oaks water main replacement project will benefit the community in this capacity for years to come.”

During the project, businesses and residents located between Montana Street and Washington Blvd may be impacted. Construction will intermittently affect water service. Notices of any water interruption will be given at least 48 hours in advance and special efforts will be taken to keep any other inconveniences to a minimum. The work will occur Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please visit PWP’s website, which will be updated regularly as the project progresses, at PWPweb.com/FairOaks or call PWP Water Distribution at (626) 744-4456.

About Pasadena Water and Power

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) provides electricity to more than 65,000 customers within Pasadena. PWP delivers water to nearly 38,000 households and businesses in Pasadena and adjacent communities in the San Gabriel Valley. As a community-owned utility, PWP is a not-for-profit public service owned and operated by the City of Pasadena for the benefit of its customers and the community. Its priorities are reliability, responsiveness to customers, competitive rates, and environmental stewardship.

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