“Infrastructure Week,” Highlights $2.7 Million Water Projects
In recognition of “Infrastructure Week” from May 15-19, 2017, Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) is highlighting plans to invest more than $2.7 million for local water infrastructure projects in 2017. These investments are planned throughout the Arden Cordova service area, which includes portions of Rancho Cordova, Gold River and Arden Manor.
Golden State Water continually invests to maintain and improve the local water system to ensure delivery of reliable, quality water is not compromised. Local projects planned for 2017 include: Pipeline projects to replace and install more than 3,600 feet of water main throughout the service area; Water supply enhancements through facilities upgrades and implementation of technology at local well and water treatment plants; Upgrading local meters, services and safety equipment.
For a complete list of local infrastructure projects, customers are encouraged to visit www.gswater.com/arden-cordova.
“Golden State Water has invested approximately $700 million companywide for infrastructure improvements over the last decade, because proactive system maintenance is critical to protecting water service now and for future generations,” said Denise Kruger, Senior Vice President of Regulated Utilities for Golden State Water. “We continually invest to improve our water systems here locally and across all of our service territories.”
The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released its 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which assigned a “D” grade to the nation’s drinking water infrastructure. The report noted that upgrading existing water systems to meet drinking water infrastructure needs of a growing population may require at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years.
“As the nation’s aging water infrastructure continues to draw much attention, proactive system investments to protect water systems and avoid the costly and sometimes dangerous effects of deferring maintenance is now more important than ever,” said Kruger. “We appreciate the community’s patience as we work to complete these important projects.”
For additional information about Golden State Water’s local water service, customers are encouraged to call the 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800.999.4033, visit www.gswater.com or follow @GoldenStateH20 on Twitter.