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Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project Construction Updates:

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We expect construction on the Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project to resume on September 26. Please expect minor traffic interruptions for about one week on Foresthill Road. We understand this is a difficult time but must finish the project before winter.


The Mosquito Fire slowed progress on this project but also reminded us how important investments to revitalize our public water system is. Foresthill is committed to finishing this project and improving the performance of the system.


The Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is a revitalization project funded in part by revenue earned from the 2020 Water Transfer. Customers will not see an increase in monthly rates to pay for this project.


The project replaces 6,700 feet of 1950’s era steel pipe and will improve the water system from Mosquito Ridge Road to Thomas Street and beyond. The improvements will make sure we are ready to serve your daily needs and prepared to fight fire. Foresthill is installing new fire hydrants to assist with fighting fire and obtaining homeowner’s fire insurance.

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Construction on the Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is ahead of schedule and on budget!  Pipeline installation is complete from Baltimore Mine Road to Mosquito Ridge Road.  The next task is installing a new mainline from the High School to Thomas Street.  This is scheduled to be completed by September 12.  The final phase of the mainline installation is to replace 700 ft of pipe along Sierra View Lane.  This should be complete by the end of September. 

Foresthill is working with the contractor to limit access issues to local businesses.  It is important to reduce the impact to these businesses during construction.   

The Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is a revitalization project funded by revenue earned from the 2020 Water Transfer, a grant from Placer County Water Agency, and Foresthill’s Capital Reserve Fund.  Customers will not see an increase in rates for this project. 

The project replaces 6,700 feet of 1950’s era steel pipe.  The project will improve flow characteristics from Mosquito Ridge Road to Thomas Street.  The improvements will make sure we are ready to serve your daily needs and prepared to fight fire.  Foresthill is installing new fire hydrants to enhance fighting fire capability and to help with rates and availability of homeowner’s insurance.

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Foresthill had a traffic plate installed to reduce access issues for local businesses. 

 

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Installing a new fire hydrant to help with fighting fire and improving homeowner’s insurance availability and cost

 

Construction on the Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is underway!  Foresthill’s contractor started installing brand new water mains near Baltimore Mine Road on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Work will proceed towards Mosquito Ridge Road.

The Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is a revitalization project funded by revenue earned from the 2020 Water Transfer, a grant from Placer County Water Agency and Foresthill’s Capital Reserve Fund.  Customers will not see an increase in their rates for this project. 

The project replaces 6,700 feet of 1950’s era steel pipe.  The project will improve flow characteristics from Mosquito Ridge Road to Thomas Street.  The improvements will make sure we are ready to serve your daily needs and prepared for fire.  Foresthill is installing new fire hydrants to prepare for fighting fire and to help with rates and availability of homeowner’s insurance.

Please be patient with the minor traffic delays.  Foresthill is requiring the contractor to limit this impact and keep folks moving along Foresthill Road.  Let us know if your experience is different.

Funding update:  The Placer County Water Agency reimbursed Foresthill $136,841 for the revitalization project.  Foresthill appreciates the assistance from PCWA.  The project is also funded through revenue received from the 2020 Surplus Water Transfer.  The combination of these two funding sources ensures Foresthill customers will not see increases in their water bill to fund this project. 

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Foresthill installing new water main along Foresthill Road
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Foresthill installing new hydrant to prepare the community to fight fire and keep homeowner’s fire insurance

 

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Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project

 

 

The Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is a revitalization project funded by revenue earned from the 2020 Water Transfer, a grant from Placer County Water Agency and Foresthill’s Capital Reserve Fund.  Customers will not see an increase in their rates or additional charges for this project. 

The project replaces approximately 6,700 feet of 1950’s era steel pipe.  The project will improve flow characteristics for the distribution system and will improve how the system performs when we are fighting fire.  Foresthill is also paying to install a few new hydrants to help with fighting fire, homeowner’s insurance rates and availability. 

The project extends along Foresthill Road from Mosquito Ridge Road to Thomas Street.  A second phase of the project includes replacing about 700 feet of pipeline along Sierra View Lane.  The project is scheduled to be complete by early 2023.  Weather delays may extend the scheduled completion date. 

During the project, short-duration service interruptions to water service will be necessary.  These interruptions should be less than a few hours in length.  Foresthill will track the contractor’s progress and give residents as much notice as possible.

 

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Construction is starting earlier than we anticipated! We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation during this important revitalization project. Foresthill hired Lund Construction to complete this community water system project and they will start on August 24.

The Foresthill Road Pipeline Replacement Project is a revitalization project funded by revenue earned from the 2020 Water Transfer, a grant from Placer County Water Agency and Foresthill’s Capital Reserve Fund. Customers will not see an increase in their rates or additional charges for this project.

The project replaces approximately 6,700 feet of 1950’s era steel pipe. The project will improve flow characteristics for the distribution system and will improve how the system performs when we are fighting fire. Foresthill is also paying to install a few new hydrants to help with fighting fire, homeowner’s insurance rates and insurance availability.

There will be some traffic control but Foresthill is limiting the contractor to a maximum of five-minute delays. We will monitor the contractor and make sure they are keeping the traffic moving.

If you live along the new pipeline, there may be some interruption to getting in and out of your driveway. We have instructed the contractor to pay attention to this issue and make sure that when a driveway must be blocked, the duration is very short and they are required to work with the resident to make sure you can leave your home when necessary.