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San Diego County Water Authority Approves Milestone Pipeline Relining

The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) is moving forwarding with the $28.6 million Milestone Pipeline Relining project.

The Board of Directors approved the project Thursday to rehabilitate more than four-miles of a pipeline between Lake Murray and Sweetwater Reservoir.

"Pipeline relining is an important and often overlooked program that’s extending the life and reliability of the system we depend on every day to deliver water to our taps when we need it," said Mark Muir, chair of the Water Authority Board.

According to the SDCWA, the project is part of its program to reline about 82-miles of prestressed concrete cylinder pipeline with steel liners. The process costs 40 to 50 percent less than excavating the entire pipeline.

SDCWA will work with local water agencies to ensure water services for customers is not interrupted. 

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