News Release

Posted on: September 28, 2017

MMWD to Install New Pipeline in Tiburon to Improve Fire Flow

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Beginning late September, MMWD will install new pipeline on Trestle Glen Boulevard and Paradise Drive in the Town of Tiburon. The new water pipeline will replace leak-prone pipe installed as early as 1939 and supplies water to the Town of Tiburon and unincorporated Tiburon from the Alto water tanks, Spring Lane tank, and Ross Reservoir. This project will substantially improve fire flow capacity in the piping for this area.

MMWD and the contractor, Michael Paul Company, will take all measures possible to minimize inconveniences associated with this project, including noise and traffic delays. For questions about this project, contact the MMWD Construction Management Group at 415-945-1560.

About the Fire Flow Program

MMWD will be installing a larger pipe in your neighborhood to increase the water volume available for fighting fires as part of Marin's Fire Flow Program. This program was developed cooperatively by fire chiefs, county and city officials, concerned citizens and MMWD representatives. According to local fire chiefs, water availability for firefighting is one of Marin's primary public safety issues. Fire flow improvement projects will continue for the next 14 years.

About MMWD

MMWD is Marin County’s largest provider of drinking water, serving a population of 189,900 in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County. The district owns and manages 21,600 acres of watershed land on Mt. Tamalpais and in west Marin. The primary source of water supply is rainfall captured in seven reservoirs, providing 75 percent of the water consumed each year. The remaining 25 percent is imported annually from the Russian River through an agreement with the Sonoma County Water Agency. MMWD also operates its own recycled water system. District operations are financed primarily by revenue from the sale of water.

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