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PCH Emergency Water System and Roadway Repair

Client: Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts

Location: Malibu, CA

Project Description:  This emergency project was required to repair a 60-foot section of 30-inch steel water transmission water main and three 10-inch asbestos cement pipe (ACP) water distribution mains on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu. These pipelines serve as the main domestic water supply for the City of Malibu and service was disrupted by the continual movement of the adjacent hills. W.A. Rasic Construction worked around the clock for three days to make the repairs and get water flowing through all four pipes again. After water service was restored by running around-the-clock work efforts, W.A. Rasic Construction continued to reconstruct one-half of PCH that was washed into the Pacific Ocean by the pipeline ruptures. We constructed a 40-foot-high shoreline slope with 500 tons of riprap and geotextile membrane and then repaved PCH. The project required extensive coordination with local and state officials to minimize economic and environmental impact and expedite work efforts.