Calavo Basin Sewer Rehabilitation Project – Phase I Begins
Otay Water District is continuing to replace aging sewer mains in the Calavo Gardens and Rancho San Diego communities with the Calavo Basin Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The work is being done as part of a comprehensive sewer management program that includes replacing sections of 40-year old sewer mains.
Using a robotic video camera system, the District regularly inspects its sewer mains in the Calavo Gardens and Rancho San Diego communities. These inspections have identified areas that have degraded or sagged through normal usage and that require more frequent maintenance.
“Otay strives to keep sewer rates affordable and we do this through regular maintenance of the sewer system and proactively anticipating and resolving issues before they become a problem,” said Board President Jose Lopez. “This ensures the reliability of the system, reduces the possibility of a pipeline break or spill, and keeps rates as low as possible for customers.”
The following streets in Calavo Gardens will have short sections of sewer lines replaced: Anaheim Drive, Bobbie Lane, Calavo Drive, Calle Verde, Fury Lane, Miguel View Drive, Morning Star Drive, New Morning Road, Queen Avenue, Redondo Drive and Avocado Boulevard.
Replacement of the sewer mains will occur in short sections, with work to each section lasting one to two weeks. The older concrete pipe will be replaced with modern 8-inch PVC pipe, which is more resilient and slower to degrade. The $1.2 million project is scheduled to take approximately six months to complete.
Throughout the project, residents, businesses, schools and churches will receive notification before construction begins. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. However, to minimize the improvement project’s impact on morning commutes, traffic control and construction will not begin until after 8:00 a.m. in traffic congested areas.