Capital Improvement Program

OUR CREWS ARE BUSY

Our $41 million Capital Improvement Program has begun.  Rialto Water Services and Veolia are actively working on a range of projects to ensure water supply reliability, maintain water quality, and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment.

Under the Concession Agreement, there were 24 key projects identified and prioritized. The team at Rialto Water Services has reviewed the list of project and is working diligently to move these projects forward.

Among the active or planned capital improvement projects are:

  • Replacement of water meters. Old meters must be replaced because they no longer provide accurate measurements of water use.
  • Improving the online electronic monitoring and computer system that runs our water and wastewater systems. These “SCADA” systems include a comprehensive remote monitoring and control network.
  • Replacing water service lines to homes. Replacement will help prevent water leaks.
  • Repairing or replacing main water distribution lines.
  • Replacing worn and outdated manhole covers
  • Replacing worn equipment at water booster stations
  • Replacement of worn or damage fire hydrants
  • Improvements and repairs at the city’s wastewater treatment plant
  • Sewer line replacements

RWS and Veolia are moving forward on a range of capital   improvement projects for the water and wastewater systems.

Crews working in the street
Excavating in the street to prepare to upgrade water infrastructure.

You may see us or contractors in the streets replacing water mains, fixing manhole covers, or installing new water service lines to your home or business. Some major water distribution pipelines have reached the end of their lifespan – replacement ensures our water delivery systems remain reliable. 

We also are improving water wells, booster stations and other equipment to save electricity and become more efficient.

Water Meter
Water meters measure how much water you’re using at home or work. Upgraded meters ensure accurate billing.

You also may receive a new water meter.  When water meters age, they don’t provide an accurate measure of water use.  We are replacing about 900 meters a year.

Basin Refurbishment
This basin is a critical piece of the wastewater treatment process. It’s about 30 or 40 feet deep and is undergoing significant repairs.