Utility Operations Division

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Alhambra City Yard
900 South New Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: 626-300-1567
Dennis Ahlen, Deputy Director of Utilities

WATER DIVISION, WASTEWATER DIVISION & PRODUCTION DIVISION

WATER DIVISION

The Water Division is responsible for the production, treatment, disinfection, storage, distribution, repair and maintenance of the entire city owned water system. This includes the installation of all new water lines, water main and service repairs, and all fire hydrant repairs. It maintains and operates a water system consisting of eight operational wells, one stand by irrigation well, a Metropolitan Water District service connection, five booster pump stations, six reservoir locations (27.53 million gallons of storage), 27-miles of transmission mains and 128 miles of distribution mains ranging in size from 4 inches to 24 inches, 3731 valves and 916 fire hydrants.

 WASTEWATER DIVISION

The Wastewater Division maintains and operates the sanitary sewer collection system which consists of 2,800 manholes, seven lift stations with sewer main lines ranging in size from 4 inches to 36 inches in diameter. Approximately 99% of the system is composed of vitrified clay pipes, with less than 1% being cast iron pipe and reinforced concrete pipes. Field personnel use high-pressure jetting to clean lines to maintain the sewer system. The Wastewater Division also maintains 1,000 storm drains, which are periodically cleaned to insure proper drainage during rain events.

PRODUCTION DIVISION

The Production Division maintains and operates the water treatment plant. This state of the art facility was constructed in 2008, The water treatment plant on the average treats 1.8 million gallons of water per day, through the process of filtration and disinfection. The water is then piped through the water system providing safe and clean drinking water for Alhambra residents and businesses.

Water Treatment Plant Tanks
Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant Tank Water Lines
Water Treatment Plant Discharge Lines

Valves for Water Treatment Plant
Valves Controlling Water Lines
Blue Recycle Bin

BLUE RECYCLE CONTAINER    

WHAT IS THE BLUE CONTAINER TO BE USED FOR? 

The blue container for recyclable items is for disposing glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. Do not place clothes in your recycling cart or leave large bags of clothes on the curb as Republic Services will not pick them up. Take them to a charity or Goodwill collection site. (Download a list of items accepted/not accepted by Goodwill).  Local donation centers include:

  • The Salvation Army, 1010 East Main Street, Alhambra, call 626-281-2100 or 1-800-SA-TRUCK
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, call 1-800-775-VETS or 1-800-775-8387
  • Goodwill Pasadena Donation Center, 112 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, call 626-449-3721
BLUE CONTAINER MEASUREMENTS:

95-96 GALLON CONTAINER: 180 lbs; H 46-3/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8

65-65 GALLON CONTAINER: 90 lbs; H 42-1/8 x W 25-1/4 x D 26-3/8 

32 GALLON CONTAINER: 50 lbs; H 38-1/2 x W 19 x D 22-1/4

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