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1999 Press Releases

Water Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 1999

CONTACT: Wendy Hovland-Henry
(619) 533-4669

Water Improvements for San Carlos Area Marked With Groundbreaking Ceremony
Projects will bring enhanced water service and reliability

San Diego, CA - A groundbreaking ceremony held today at the site of the new Deerfield Water Pump Station marked the start of construction on water infrastructure improvements for the San Carlos area.

"Today we are marking the start of work on the new Deerfield Pump Station, which will feature state-of-the-art equipment and technology and will provide enhanced water service and system reliability for the community," said Water Department Director Larry Gardner.

New water transmission pipelines will also be installed as part of the Deerfield project. The pipelines will connect the Deerfield Water Pump Station to the existing water supply and delivery system that serves the San Carlos area.

The Water Department will alert the community in advance of any planned traffic disruptions as construction gets underway to minimize inconvenience.

The new water transmission pipelines will start at the Deerfield Pump Station, travel south on Deerfield, east on Hillandale, northeast on Doreen and south on Jackson Drive to Park Ridge Boulevard where it will connect to the existing system. An additional section of the pipeline will extend west from the existing Hillandale Water Pump Station, and one additional segment will travel 2,000 feet east on Navajo Road from the intersection at Golfcrest Drive.

Construction of the pump station and pipelines will begin this month and be complete in spring of 2001. T.C. Construction has been chosen as the primary contractor for the project. The new pump station and related pipelines will cost approximately $5 million to construct.

The City has worked closely with the community to create a facility that will complement the local area, and as part of that process the new pump station will feature an "art wall" that will be visible from Mission Gorge Road. The wall will reflect the theme of the Mission Trails Park and elements of the wall will symbolize the rich history of the area.

Other improvements in the San Carlos area include the rehabilitation and improvement of the Del Cerro Highlands Water Pump Station, which is scheduled to be complete in the next two months, and rehabilitation of the San Carlos Reservoir which is currently in the design stage.

"All of these improvements will enhance water service reliability in the San Carlos area," said Gardner. "In addition, these infrastructure improvements will serve the area for years to come."

"Nearly ten years ago, this new pump station was proposed to be built at the corner of Navajo Road and Waring Road. I was very pleased that we were able to move the project up to Deerfield and beautify the corner at Waring" said San Diego City Councilmember Judy McCarty.

For more information on any of these projects please call the Water Department's Public Information Line at (619) 533-4679.

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