Dictionary Hill Water Line Replacement Project (P2608, P2609, P2655)

WHAT:

The Dictionary Hill Water Line Replacement Project will replace 1,250 feet of 8-inch-diameter water main and 60 feet of 12-inch-diameter water main in various locations on Dictionary Hill in Spring Valley.

The new water main will replace a 4-inch and 6-inch water main that were installed in early 1960, which are currently undersized and can no longer reliably provide required fire flow to the area. A temporary bypass system will provide water during the replacement project.

Dictionary Hill Water Line Replacement Project Vicinity Mapopens IMAGE file

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WHERE:

1,250 feet of 8-inch-diameter water main in the following locations:

  • Coronado Ave. public right-of-way between Eucalyptus St. and Date St.
  • Date St. public right-of-way between Coronado Ave. and La Mesa Ave.
  • Birch St. public right-of-way between Coronado Ave. and La Mesa Ave.

60 feet of a 12-inch-diameter water main will be installed in the following location:

  • Kempton St. public right-of-way approximately 50 feet north of the St. George St. intersection.

WHEN:

Construction is expected to begin in late May 2020 and be completed by November 2020.

WHO:

Otay Water District awarded the construction contract to LB Civil Construction, Inc.

COST:

The District’s budget for the Dictionary Hill Water Line Replacement Project is approximately $1.9 million.

WHY:

The Otay Water District provides potable water service to portions of Spring Valley. The District regularly invests in Capital Improvement Projects to assure efficient operations, comply with regulations, and replace aging infrastructure. District Capital Improvement Projects are funded through user rates and capacity charges.

The new water main will be installed in a deeper location so the County of San Diego’s Public Works Department can replace the undersized storm drain pipe in the area. Construction will occur while Kempton Street Elementary School is out of session to minimize disruption and water service will not be interrupted.

For additional information about the project, please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Cameron, P.E., at (619) 670-2248 or via e-mail at kcameron@otaywater.govcreate new email.