New Water Mains for La Cumbre

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

The City is replacing old waterpiping, valves, and hydrants to reduce water main breaks and conserve water from Harold Avenue to State Street and La Cumbre Road.

Expect heavy equipment, workers, restricted parking areas, and traffic at the construction sites. Learn more here.

 

PROJECT TITLE: Watermain Replacement Fiscal Year 2018 – La Cumbre Road

PROJECT OVERVIEW: During construction, you will notice heavy equipment, construction workers, restricted parking areas, and traffic at the construction sites (see map). The City’s contractor (Tierra) will carry out necessary temporary traffic control measures, such as detours and reduced speed zones, in order to allow vehicles and pedestrians to safely pass the construction site.

You will be able to access your driveway, but there may be short delays as construction equipment is being moved. During construction hours, Monday - Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., you can expect noise from construction vehicles and equipment. Work within the intersection of La Cumbre and State Street will take place Monday - Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM. Your water service may be disrupted while you are being connected to the new water main. You will receive a letter or door hanger with details about the date and duration of the shutdown, one day in advance of the proposed disruption.

PROJECT BENEFITS: The City is replacing old water features, piping, valves, and hydrants to reduce risk of water main breaks and conserve water.

QUICK FACTS

Location: La Cumbre Road from Harold Avenue to State Street
Construction Schedule: summer 2018 thru fall 2018 Total Project Costs: $4,725,925
Funding Source: Water Main Replacement Fund

CONTACT INFORMATION City Project Manager: Mehdi Moussavian

Phone: (805) 897-2501
E-mail: MMoussavian@santabarbaraca.gov 

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goaty Jul 18, 2018 10:55 AM
New Water Mains for La Cumbre

It really needs it. I walk along that road and have seen and called in leaks several times. Repair crews come out pretty quick but it is a never ending task for them

RHS Jul 18, 2018 09:54 AM
New Water Mains for La Cumbre

This is excellent but the city plan is grossly inadequate to the need. Public Works will replace 1%! of the lines a year. In 100 years we can start over! Meanwhile the lines are not lasting that long so we fall further behind. PW does not tell us how much water is lost to these breakages but most systems lose at least 8% a year. A very small part of the money spent on desalination to date and now proposed would do more to provide water if spent in this sort of mundane work. Who is setting the priorities?

a-1561587728 Jul 17, 2018 11:42 PM
New Water Mains for La Cumbre

Anything that helps conserve water is okay by me. I just wish we'd live sustainably and stop with the crazy build, build, build thing.

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