Winter season ends, construction begins

The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) will be replacing sub-standard sewer pipeline with 2,540 feet of larger, standard PVC pipes throughout sections of Mammoth beginning this May. The project will affect two streets tin Mammoth; Meridian Boulevard and Center Street, according to the district. 

In the month of May, construction crews will be working along Meridian Boulevard near the entrance of the water district’s property. This effort will replace an old leaking pipeline with higher quality pipes. 

During the month of June, the crews will move up Meridian near Meadow Ridge Condominiums to install a raw water pipeline between a groundwater production well to the water treatment plant, and to replace substandard sewer pipelines. This project will continue through early August. 

When this project is completed, the crews will begin work on Center Street to replace both water and wastewater lines. Sewer lines under Center Street are carrying more capacity than they were designed for. 

A total of 3,310 feet of water lines will be replaced to reduce water loss from old-leaking steel pipes, to meet higher capacity fire flow requirements, and to convey raw water to a treatment plant and a total 2,540 feet of sewer lines. This project will benefit the residential and visitor population by bringing increased reliability and safety of water and wastewater service to the community.

The district will keep the public updated on the location of the construction crews as the summer progresses. Please drive carefully and be alert in construction areas to keep construction crews safe. This construction project improves the reliability of the water and wastewater system, improves fire safety and reduces water loss in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. 

For more information, call Betty Hylton at 760-934-2596 ext. 274.