Mr. Aguiarre says the project will take approximately three months to complete.
The approximately 40-year-old irrigation system along Santa Cruz Avenue from University
Drive to El Camino Real needed replacing, city officials say, because tree roots had disrupted water flow, leaving staff to hand-water parts of the landscape.
The replacement was delayed after the council rejected a bid of $723,000 last October when engineering staff estimated the cost at $260,000.
The project was put out to bid again in April and the winning contractor bid $336,723.
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