PCH Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project

Pacific Coast Highway Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project


Long Beach Water will be performing a sanitary sewer improvement project to increase the capacity of the sewer pipes within the alley between Chestnut Avenue and Cedar Avenue from 15th Street to Pacific Coast Highway. This project was identified in the 2008 Sewer Master Plan Update and is part of the Capital Improvement Program. Our goal is to improve the overall reliability of the sewer collection system and contribute to our sustainability and quality of life in our communities. 

The Pacific Coast Highway Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project includes upsizing and replacing approximately 1,000 linear feet of 12-inch sewer pipe to an 18-inch sewer pipe, along with replacing four sewer manholes. Long Beach Water will utilize a construction method called pipe bursting, which reduces overall excavation, construction time and impacts to the neighborhood. The pipe bursting construction method requires digging access pits and trenches along the alley and streets.

Construction Impact:

During construction, access to garages and street parking will be restricted. Please be aware of “NO PARKING” signs that will be posted and enforced. Residents are also asked to exercise caution in the construction areas, and observe all detour and caution signs.

Our contractor will make every effort to provide access in and out of the garages after work hours. Typical work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but hours may change due to unforeseen conditions. The contractor is always required to allow emergency vehicle passage at all times.

Water and sewer service interruptions are not anticipated for this project.


The project is expected to begin on November 28, 2016 and completed by February 28, 2017.

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Contact Information:

Pacific Coast Highway Sewer Improvement Project Hotline: (562) 294-0760
E-mail address:  WA-PCHSewerProject@lbwater.org