The City of Seal Beach Pier Improvement Project has been progressing since the project was awarded and the Contractor (John S. Meek Company) was allowed to access the site and begin their work in September of 2018. Temporary power along with temporary lighting has been installed at the site. This is a necessary first step before Edison can de-energize the remaining power sources and the Contractor can begin installing all new electrical services. All electrical conduits have been delivered and the process for excavating and installing services for the new Edison transformer has begun.
In addition, the temporary fire suppression system has been approved by Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and is fully installed on the pier. This is another important first step that allows the existing fire water line and potable water line to be shut down in preparation of being removed and replaced. Demolition of old utility lines has also begun. This work will start on the landward side of the pier and work out towards the seaward end of the pier.
Potholing and excavation began recently for the installation of the new water system in the vicinity of the 10th street parking lot and the pier restrooms. This system includes all new piping, valves, a backflow device and a new fire line double check. These are critical new systems that will feed the new fire water line and potable water line on the pier.
We ask that visitors to the pier exercise extreme caution around the work zone and around construction equipment. More information about the pier can be found by visiting the pier improvement project website at www.sealbeachpier.org or by calling the project hotline at (562) 294-0099.
This article was released by the City of Seal Beach.