BUSINESS CENTER/CSD BLDG WATER MAIN LOOPING
The Elk Grove Water District (EGWD) has begun its work to install a new water main loop at the Business Center/CSD Building. Crews will be connecting the dead-end water main to a water main stub at Elk Grove Boulevard and Colton Avenue. This will improve the water system performance and water quality. In addition to installing the new water main loop, a new hydrant will also be installed at the Cosumnes CSD Administration Building.
RAILROAD CORRIDOR WATER LINE
The Elk Grove Water District (EGWD) is scheduled to complete the installation of a transmission main along the Railroad Corridor October 2016. This will connect the Railroad Street Water Treatment Facility, with the south side of the District's water distribution system, which is located at Provencial Court. This project will enhance the District's water distribution system by facilitating the movement of treated water to areas of demand.
SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
EGWD recently began a service line replacement, switching out old bullhead lines between main pipes and meters. During the work, water service will be temporarily shut off. Because the new lines will be flushed with water before service is restored, each meter will be removed and then reinstalled to prevent water from passing through the meter and incorrectly charging each customer for the water used during the construction.
If you have any questions regarding the bullhead replacement project, please call our office at 916-685-3556.
COLTON/ORTON WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT
The Elk Grove Water District (EGWD) recently completed the installation of a new 8" diameter water main along Colton Ave. and Orton St. This water main replaces the previous water main which was old and undersized (4" diameter). As part of this project, new service lines were installed to each parcel on Colton Ave. and Orton St.
HAMPTON VILLAGE WATER TREATMENT PLANT REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
The Elk Grove Water District (EGWD) has refurbished the Hampton Village Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This project reactivated the Hampton Village WTP which was shutdown in 2008. The Hampton Village WTP provides an additional 1,000 gallons per minute of water to EGWD's source capacity, and improves the reliability of the water system by providing redundancy to the Railroad Street Water Treatment Facility.
METER RETROFIT PROJECT
Since 1992, State law has required the installation of a water meter as part of any new construction. AB 2572, passed in 2004, requires all unmetered buildings to be retrofitted with water meters by 2025. EGWD completed the installation of water meters in all commercial and residential properties in February, 2015.
MELROSE AVENUE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT
The Elk Grove Water District (EGWD) has installed a new 8" diameter water main along Melrose Avenue. This water main replaced the previous water main located along the rear property lines which was old and undersized (4" diameter and even 2" diameter in one area). Now that the water main is installed, water meters have been placed in the front yards of properties along Melrose Avenue and the properties are now served from the new water main. Installation of these water meters has effectively completed the district-wide meter retrofit program for all residential properties in the EGWD. Meter installation is underway on multifamily units in the Emerald Park and El Mirador neighborhoods.