Water infrastructure project underway in Cupertino

The first community meeting about Cupertino's new Clean Water and Storm Protection Fee set to take place.

Cal Water commenced work on what it calls a critical infrastructure project in Cupertino this week.

The project, which replaces more than a half mile of water main, aims to enhance service and support firefighting needs. 38 new individual service connections and 7 new fire hydrants will be included in the work.

“This important infrastructure upgrade will enable us to keep delivering the reliable supply of safe, high-quality water that Cupertino residents and businesses count on for their drinking, cooking, handwashing, and other household needs,” said Cal Water District Manager Ron Richardson.

Crews will replace the 8-inch PVC water main pipe near Cupertino High School on South Tantau Ave. Work runs between Stevens Creek Blvd. and Tilson Ave.

Cal Water expects there may be traffic delays, with work running Monday to Friday each week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents will be notified of any service interruptions, which may occur given the scope of the work.

These workers are an essential service under county health orders. Cal Water says it will test the water supply before connecting to individual homes.

Site restoration work for street pavement and landscaping is expected.