Seawatch Rehabilitation Project

Seawatch Rehabilitation Project

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IRWD is upgrading 4,500 feet of recycled-water pipeline that runs along the Coral Cay/Seawatch fire access road between the Crystal Cove and Pacific Ridge communities in Newport Coast. The pipeline delivers the outdoor water used for irrigating the landscape on HOA property and at some homes in the upper elevations of the Crystal Cove community. This work will prevent leaks in the line, which have caused outages and required repairs in the past.

To minimize construction impacts, the District will install a cured-in-place lining inside existing pipe. Once installed, the CIPP liner will extend the length of the original pipe as a continuous, watertight “pipe within a pipe.” Some pipeline sections will be replaced along an existing trench line on a circular staging area located at the western end of the fire road.

Water shutdowns: Water service in the Crystal Cove area outlined in the project's Water Shutoff Area Map below will be disrupted for six hours in April. All affected residents will be notified prior to any planned shutdowns.

Construction will begin with an initial cleaning of the existing pipeline, removing all debris, roots and other materials that would prevent the proper installation of the liner. The interior of the pipelines will then be carefully inspected to determine the location of any condition that may prevent the proper installation of the line into the pipeline. Following installation, a 24-hour testing of the lines will be conducted to ensure proper installation.

Contact information: For questions or comments, please email or call 949-453-5500. During non-business hours, please call 949-453-5300 (24 hours).


Project Updates+

Week of March 12, 2018:

A construction award for the project was approved on March 12. Construction is scheduled to begin in April.

Week of March 5, 2018:

A bid for the project is expected to be awarded in mid-March 2018.

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