The project will replace 1960s-era pipe and ensure long-term system reliability
At EPCOR, we recognize that water is a precious resource, and we are committed to reducing water loss and ensuring long-term system reliability by modernizing our infrastructure in the communities we serve.
This is especially important in the Paradise Valley service area, which is home to many residents, desert properties, thriving businesses and sprawling resorts.
To meet these needs, EPCOR will begin installing a new, one-mile-long water main that will run along Lincoln Drive east to Cattletrack Road and then south to EPCOR's water treatment facility.
EPCOR is replacing the existing cast iron pipe that was installed in the 1960s. The aging pipe has increasingly caused unexpected breaks and temporary disruptions to water service in recent years.
All across the nation, water companies are tasked every day to maintain and replace aging infrastructure. At EPCOR, our most important responsibility is ensuring we have modern infrastructure – including wells, plants, and pipes – that allows us to maintain safe and reliable water service to our customers.
"This is an important project for our customers, and will ensure long-term system reliability," said Frank Metzler, Director of Operations for the Eastern Division of EPCOR. "At EPCOR, we take great pride in being a good neighbor. We've been working very closely with residents and city officials to ensure this major infrastructure investment is performed safely and on time – with the least disruption to traffic and our neighbors as possible."
Construction is expected to begin mid-April 2021 and be completed in September 2021.