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Golden State Water begins $2 million infrastructure improvement

Golden State Water Company has begun a $2 million infrastructure improvement project in Claremont. The company will drill and equip a new well at its Indian Hill plant. Construction should be complete and the well operational early next year.

“The new well is needed to replace an older well that has been de-activated,” said Golden State District Manager Ben Lewis.

Because the project involves 24-hour activity, sound walls have been installed around the perimeter of the construction to reduce noise. Drilling is scheduled to begin this week and, depending on soil conditions, should last one week. Other activities may also involve 24-hour construction including the installation of well casing, pouring gravel and making a grout seal and will occur for up to 5 weeks. All construction will take place inside Golden State’s Indian Hill Plant site. Impact on traffic will be minimal, according to the city manager’s report, however residents may see additional truck traffic as crews deliver equipment and supplies.

The Claremont Planning Commission approved the new well and the temporary noise variance for 24-hour construction activities on November 16, 2010. In October, the company sent a letter to customers near the plant to share details of the project.

People with questions are encouraged to call Golden State Water Company’s 24-hour customer service hotline at (800) 999-4033. Information about infrastructure improvements is also available at www.gswater.com. Customers can visit the website to subscribe to a free electronic newsletter and to receive ongoing updates about water service.

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