Water Resources and Capital Project Division

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Dennis Ahlen, Deputy Director of Utilities
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

 2,600 linear feet of 


The Water Resources and Capital Projects Division oversees all aspects of design, engineering, construction and project management.  Capital Projects also reviews development plans, and is responsible for fire protection coordination. 


The Division is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the water and sewer infrastructure, From conception, engineering and project management from start to end. The Utilities Department also constructed a new water treatment plant in 2008, to keep up with growing demands of Alhambra.


The Utilities Department is in the process of updating most of the existing sewer lift stations in Alhambra. A current project underway is Lift Station #2 and an upcoming project is Lift Station #7.  The new sewer lift stations being built will have all new state-of-the-art equipment, which will be much more energy efficient and easier to mantain. The Utilities Department also plans to upgrade an existing sewer main line on Glendon Way. Construction is planned to commence in the Spring of 2018. Future growth in the City of Alhambra has put greater demands on the current infrastructure. The Utilities Department is looking towards the future to meet those demands by investing in necessary infrastructure improvements.

Lift Station 2 Sewer Forceman
Sewer Forceman Pipe


Valley Boulevard Sewer Replacement Project

The Valley Boulevard Sewer Replacement Project was completed in December of 2017. The project was constructed in two phases.  The first phase began at the corner of Almansor Street and Adams Avenue, through Valley Boulevard and ending at Garfield Avenue. This phase consisted of upgrading the existing sewerlines to much larger diameter sewerlines. Phase two continued the sewer replacement project onto Atlantic Boulevard. Both projects were completed in a timely manner and with minimal disruptions to our customers.

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.


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  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)



If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

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