Two projects to improve water service in the eastern San Gabriel Valley are about to get under way. Construction of a $1.5-million reservoir is scheduled to start Monday in Claremont and work will begin next month on a $280,000 pipeline in La Verne.
The projects are being undertaken by the Three Valleys Municipal Water District which, through its 14 other water agency customers, supplies water to half a million residents.
The 8-million-gallon reservoir is being built under an agreement with a Three Valleys customer, the Southern California Water Co., which will pay for construction. It will double storage capacity for Three Valleys' Claremont district.
The pipeline project will replace a 40-year-old pipe that has caused problems in water distribution to Pomona, Walnut, Diamond Bar and Rowland Heights, said Three Valleys General Manager Richard W. Hansen. The new pipe will also result in improvements for service in La Verne and the Claremont area, he said.