Water Resources and Capital Project Division

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contact:
Dennis Ahlen, Deputy Director of Utilities
Phone: 626-570-5067
hollyc@cityofalhambra.org
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check counter hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Effective October 31, 2019, our new business hours will be 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, Closed on Fridays. New Plan Checker counter hours will be 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday - Thursday)

WATER RESOURCES & CAPITAL PROJECTS DIVISION

The Water Resources and Capital Projects Division oversees all aspects of design, engineering, construction and project management. Capital Projects also reviews development plans, and is responsible for fire protection coordination. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Division is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the water and sewer infrastructure, From conception, engineering and project management from start to end. The Utilities Department also constructed a new water treatment plant in 2008, to keep up with growing demands of Alhambra.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS

The Utilities Department is in the process of updating most of the existing sewer lift stations in Alhambra. A current project underway is Lift Station Number 2 and an upcoming project is Lift Station Number 7.  The new sewer lift stations being built will have all new state-of-the-art equipment, which will be much more energy efficient and easier to maintain. The Utilities Department also plans to upgrade an existing sewer mainlines on Glendon Way. Construction is planned to commence in the Spring of 2018. Future growth in the City of Alhambra has put greater demands on the current infrastructure. The Utilities Department is looking towards the future to meet those demands by investing in necessary infrastructure improvements.

Current Projects:

Installation of Sewer Force Main
Lift Station 2 Sewer Forceman
Trenching of Sewerline
Sewer Forceman Pipe
Excavation of Sewer Lift Station 4
Underground sewer lift station number 2 construction under way

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Installation of Sewerline on Valley Blvd.
Valley Boulevard Sewer Replacement Project

The Valley Boulevard Sewer Replacement Project was completed in December of 2017. The project was constructed in two phases. The first phase began at the corner of Almansor Street and Adams Avenue, through Valley Boulevard and ending at Garfield Avenue. This phase consisted of upgrading the existing sewerlines to much larger diameter sewerlines. Phase two continued the sewer replacement project onto Atlantic Boulevard. Both projects were completed in a timely manner and with minimal disruptions to our customers.

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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