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Water Department Press Release

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December 23, 2002

CONTACT: Kristina Alexanders (858) 452-0031 x313
Wendy Hovland-Henry (619) 533-4669

Black Mountain Road Pipelines Project

San Diego, CA - Construction for the Black Mountain Road Pipelines Project will halt between Christmas and New Year's Day giving everyone a break from pipeline installation during the holiday season. Day and night construction work will resume on January 2.

More than 40,000 feet of pipeline installation has been completed in parts of Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa and Rancho Peñasquitos since April. When complete, a new 5.5-mile drinking water pipeline and a 3.8-mile recycled water pipeline will provide enhanced water system reliability and increased water capacity to the region.

Archer Western Contractors and the City of San Diego Water Department appreciate the continued patience of the community during this important project. A project information line is available to address questions and concerns from the community about the project. The phone number is 858-646-9890. Calls will be returned within one business day.

Construction began in April of this year and is anticipated to finish in mid 2003. Two separate pipelines are being installed - a drinking water pipeline and a reclaimed, or recycled, water pipeline. The pipelines are installed in a coordinated effort to minimize construction impacts to the communities of Mira Mesa, Rancho Peñasquitos and Scripps Ranch.

The Black Mountain Road Pipelines Project is part of the City of San Diego Water Department's citywide Capital Improvements Program. Information on this and other projects is available online at www.sandiego.gov. Click on "Departments" and then "Water."

A map of project alignment is available in electronic formats.

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