Golden State Water is digging this week a new water well in the city of Claremont valued at $2 million, city manager Tony Ramos reported.
Ramos reported the project in his most recent "city manager report," and says the well is expected to be operational by early 2013. This week, though, you'll come across construction on Indian Hill Boulevard.
"Because the project involves 24-hour activity, sound walls have been installed around the perimeter of the construction to reduce noise," Ramos said in his Nov. 21 report, adding that drilling started last week, but should wrap sometime this week, depending on soil conditions.
After this phase of the project, Ramos warned residents to expect other construction delays as it moves forward.
"Other activities may also involve 24-hour construction, including the installation of well casing, pouring gravel, and making a grout seal, and will occur for up to five weeks," the city manager added.
The city's planning commission approved the well back in Nov. 2010, along with the temporary noise variance, Ramos said.
People with questions are encouraged to call Golden State Water Company's 24-hour customer service hotline at (800) 999-4033.