Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The following critical projects are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2015.
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Pasadena Water and Power is replacing the 4kV distribution system with an underground 17kV system to provide adequate system capacity to meet service demand and maintain service reliability. To facilitate the electrical upgrade in the Hastings Ranch area, PWP must extend the existing 17kV underground infrastructure in Alegria Street.
This project includes installation of mainline and lateral conduit pipes and encasement as well as vault installation. There will be construction of underground electrical systems in Alpine Street from Marengo Avenue to Oak Knoll Avenue beginning September 2015 and ending February 2014.
The Arroyo Seco Canyon Project is an endeavor to take a multi-benefit approach to improve water resources and natural habitat while enhancing the recreational experience for visitors in the area between Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena and the Angeles National Forest.
Pasadena Water and Power is in the process replacing an old generating unit with a more efficent combined cycle unit at the Glenarm Power Plant to further its commited to providing local and reliable electricity . Known as the Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project, the retrofit will allow PWP to increase reliabilty and quick restoration in the event of a loss from one or more key resources. Using advanced combined cycle technology to replace inefficient generating units is a key component of PWP's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Beautification and reliability have been at the forefront of a multi-year Capital Improvement Program which began with the Underground Utility program in 1968. Under this initiative, the city works to underground overhead electric systems including cable and telephone communication lines, on collector and arterial roads such as Hill Ave. The undergrounding process improves aesthetic quality of an area by removing unsightly utility poles and overhead wires.
PWP’s water construction team will be replacing an eight-inch water main that is more than 100 years old, along a one-mile stretch of Lake Avenue. Approximately 100 service customers will be impacted, which includes restaurants, businesses and residents. Please note that only one side of the street will be impacted at a time: west side of Lake from July 27 to October 2015 and the east side of Lake from October to November 2015). Each customer will only be impacted for a four-hour time period.
In the coming months, PWP plans to update nearly one fourth of its residential water meters. For the majority of homeowners, service will not be interrupted as crews will be able to update the equipment without interruption.
PWP has new and improved outage management systems in the works in order to provide even better customer service and communications during emergencies and water and power service interruptions. Click here to update for contact information for better service when reporting a water or power outage.
Pasadena's 2011 Water Integrated Resources Plan established a long term strategy to meet current and future water needs. PWP plans to enhance our water supply reliability by providing recycled water to our customers for landscape irrigation and industrial uses in the future.