San Jose Water Company (SJWC) is implementing a major water main replacement project to ensure reliable and high-quality water service for the residents of Campbell. The project involves replacing an almost 80-year-old pipeline serving the busy downtown area, which is part of SJWC’s effort to replace approximately 25 miles of pipeline annually.
SJWC and the city’s Public Works Department determined it would be best to conduct the work between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., to minimize disruptions to residents, businesses and government offices. “It’s a big project that’s running through the heart of downtown, so we wanted to minimize the impacts to residents and businesses to the extent possible,” said Kevin Dickens, SJWC’s Construction Supervisor in charge of the project. “Working at night is the best solution to ensure we continue to provide exceptional service.”
SJWC worked diligently to notify all affected stakeholders. The work is proceeding smoothly, and there have been no complaints. The project has received positive local media attention from the community newspaper as well as the San Jose Mercury News.