Emergency Pipeline Repair - No emergency repairs at this time.
How to Prepare for a Planned Water Shutdown
Planned water shutdowns are necessary for many pipeline projects to keep Crescenta Valley Water District's (CVWD) distribution system flowing with safe and reliable water to the 33,000 thousand residents it serves. Water shutdowns are scheduled in advance, except for unexpected main breaks, and allow CVWD staff to perform regular maintenance, make repairs, and replace aging infrastructure for future reliability.
Construction projects require temporary water shutdowns for utility improvements, such as water main replacement projects, booster pump replacements, and reservoir rehabilitation. Construction and maintenance projects often require two to three water shutdowns. Each shutdown can last up to 8 hours while the project is under construction.
While we work to ensure that planned water shutdowns are as short as possible, we understand the inconvenience it may cause. The link below will provide information on what to expect before, during, and after a shutdown.
Emergency Alert Program
As part of Crescenta Valley Water District’s (CVWD) strategic plan to increase Customer Awareness, Improve Service Offerings, and prioritize Emergency Preparedness, CVWD will use Everbridge.
The Everbridge emergency notification system allows CVWD to instantly send critical messages to residents and businesses across multiple communication devices, including cell phones, home phones, email, text messaging, fax, and more. To ensure that individuals receive time-sensitive, life-saving emergency information from the District residents, you must sign up and register your contact information.
Rosemont Bridge Leak Repairs, Project E-1070- CONSTRUCTION PHASE
On August 30, 2023, a leak occurred in CVWD's water distribution system that resulted in the closing of the west bound lanes of the 210 freeway. During the following weeks, CVWD crews performed exploratory excavation and confined space entry into the bridge. It was recently determined that the leak took place south of the bridge and could be repaired by CVWD crews. After considerable planning, the repair work to the pipeline south of the Rosemont bridge is planned for the week of November 6, 2023. To perform the work, CVWD will need to close one lane of traffic on the south end of the Rosemont bridge, which will result in increased traffic on Rosemont in the vicinity of construction. Please avoid traveling on Rosemont Ave the week of November 6, 2023, if possible, to reduce the traffic impact near the construction site.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE SCHEDULE (As of November 3, 2023)
November 06, 2023 - Anticipated start of construction
November 16, 2023 - Estimated end of construction
Access for emergency vehicles, mail delivery, and trash services will be maintained at all times. CVWD advises that residents avoid traveling through the construction zone whenever possible. CVWD will provide an updated construction schedule via CVWD’s website (www.cvwd.com) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CrescentaValleyWaterDistrict) to better inform the community of the construction activities as the project progresses.
Construction of 12-inch Water Main on the 2600-2700 block of Orange Ave and the 5000 block of El Adobe Ln., Project E-1046- CONSTRUCTION PHASE
Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) is currently replacing approximately 2,500 feet of water pipeline as part of CVWD's FY 22/23 Capital Improvement Program.
The project will replace old 6-inch and 12-inch water pipelines on the 2600-2700 blocks of Orange Ave. and the 5000 blocks of El Adobe Lane, with new 6-inch and 12- inch diameter water pipelines. These water pipelines were originally installed in the 1940s and 1950s. Since then, the pipelines have developed numerous leaks necessitating their replacements.
As of August 2023, the project is approximately 75% complete. The contractor, J. Vega, is currently working on installing 600 linear feet of 6-inch water main on El Adobe lane. To date, they have installed 1,900 linear feet of 12-inch steel pipe, 4 fire hydrants, 29 water services and 1 sample station, all on Orange Ave. J. Vega will continue with the water main replacement project into September 2023. They anticipate, to be finished with the job by mid-October 2023.
For the exact location, see the project location map below.
DESIGN PHASE SCHEDULE (As of August 3, 2022):
September 2022 – Investigative excavation to locate underground utilities and design
January 2023 – Advertise for Bids
February 14, 2023 – Award Contract
CONSTRUCTION PHASE SCHEDULE (As of January 3, 2023)
June 20, 2023 - Anticipated start of construction
October 16, 2023 - Estimated end of construction
Residents will have access to their properties at all times except for a short period while the contractor installs the pipeline directly in front of each driveway. Access for emergency vehicles, mail delivery, and trash services will be maintained at all times. CVWD advises that residents avoid traveling through the construction zone whenever possible. CVWD will provide an updated construction schedule via CVWD’s website (www.cvwd.com) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CrescentaValleyWaterDistrict) to better inform the community of the construction activities as the project progresses.
As in most construction projects, this work will create a certain amount of unavoidable public inconvenience such as:
· There will be a period of time, usually between 6 to 8 hours, when the water service to your home will be shut down. This will occur when the contractor ties the new water pipeline into the existing water distribution system. The district will send another letter regarding the contractor's construction schedule and the anticipated shutdown date (see attachements below). In addition, in the event of any changes, CVWD will notify each resident, a minimum of 48 hours before the actual shutdown, with a door hanger that indicates the new date and time of the shutdown.
· The contractor will be installing temporary parking and traffic restrictions along Orange Avenue, El Adobe Lane, La Crescenta Avenue and Rosemont Avenue. This will allow the contractor’s crew to work in a safe and expeditious manner to complete the project. Temporary “No Parking" signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours before construction. The district asks that you observe these signs and any other traffic control. Driveways within the construction zone may be temporarily restricted due to the construction. CVWD's on-site inspector and the contractor will assist you with access into and out of your driveway.
· The construction project will also affect school traffic at Monte Vista Elementary and Rosemont Middle Schools (see detour map below). To ensure student safety we suggest allowing extra time for school drop-off and pick-up procedures. Coordination with each campus will be maintained throughout the duration of the construction project to ensure the latest updates reach school staff and parents.