City government issues update on pier improvement project

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Temporary power along with temporary lighting has been installed at the Seal Beach Pier, according to a recent city of Seal Beach press release updating the public on the progress of the Pier Improvement Project.

This is necessary 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.

The transformer must be relocated from the end of the pier to near the foot of the pier.

In addition, the Orange County Fire Authority has approved the temporary fire suppression system, which is now installed on the pier.

This allows the existing fire water line and potable water line to be shut down in preparation for removing and replacing the system.

Demolition of old utility lines has also begun.

This work will start on the landward side of the pier and work out toward 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 systems will feed the new fire water line and potable water line on the pier.

City officials are asking visitors to the pier to exercise extreme caution around the work zone and around construction equipment. For information about the pier, visit or call the project hotline at 562-294-0099.