The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes the replacement of approximately 30,380 linear feet of domestic water pipeline consisting of phases 1 and 2 for the Talavera Pipeline Replacement (Project). The purpose of the Project is to replace portions of corroded ductile iron pipe (DIP) and appurtenances within the master.-planned community of Talavera, The Talavera community was developed
in 2005 and includes 782 homes. The domestic water system has experienced eight water main leaks during the past seven years, These leaks result in a lack of water service to CVWD customers during repairs, disruption to the community, unexpected expenses and additional staff time to address the impacts resulting from the pipe failures. In 2016, a geotechnical report characterized the soils in Talavera as severely corrosive to very severely corrosive. The report concluded that the DIP is subject to additional leaks and failure due to severe external corrosion. The report recommended that all pipe (51 1257 feet) be replaced with new pipe with corrosion protection. As currently planned, the pipeline would be replaced in five phases over six years. Phases I and 2 have been identified as most critical since five of the eight leaks have occurred within the areas that are identified as these two phases.
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