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Oct 06

Construction roundup: projects continue

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 4:34 PM by Diane Carmony

Westside School Consolidation, Thermal Mutual Water Consolidation/Oasis Garden Mobile Home Park in Thermal.

The contractor is beginning work on the Westside Elementary School project, and communication is ongoing with residents in the area. A virtual groundbreaking is planned for Westside School with details to be announced soon. 

CVWD received two grants from the 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.

Sun City Water Main Replacement, Phase 1 in Palm Desert. Contractor has installed and tested approximately 11,800 LFT of 18-inch, 12-inch, and 8-inch diameter water mains and has completed most of the asphalt overlay within Sub-Phase A.

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


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