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Aug 31

CVWD construction roundup: grants fund projects

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 3:50 PM by Diane Carmony

Westside School Consolidation, Thermal Mutual Water Consolidation/Oasis Garden Mobile Home Park in Thermal. Two construction grants totaling about $3.3 million will fund three projects that will bring safe, reliable domestic water and fire protection to two Disadvantaged Communities and one elementary school in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The water system consolidation grants were awarded April 29 by California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) as part of the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program.

The three projects are:

  • Oasis Gardens Mobile Home Park – This project will connect approximately 160 mobile homes to CVWD’s system. The project will install a 125-foot long pipeline, a backflow device and a fire hydrant to provide fire protection service to the community.

Traffic impacts: None

Water service disruptions: Minimal  

  • Thermal Mutual – Thirty-eight residential properties are linked to a failing 50-year-old well and families experience low water pressure and sand in their plumbing. The project will install approximately 2,000 feet of 8-inch pipeline in the streets.

Traffic impacts: Some. Work to be coordinated with homeowners.

Water service disruptions: Some. Work to be coordinated with homeowners.

  • Westside Elementary School – The private, on-site well at this school in Thermal for nearly 500 K-6 students has no redundancy or back-up power.  The project will install an offsite 1,350-foot pipeline for improved water supply reliability and fire flow.

Traffic impacts: Some traffic impact on Airport Boulevard.

Water service disruptions: Minimal.


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