Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cyclists in the Area?

The Project Team would like to chat with some of the cyclists in the area about a revised traffic proposal for Crystal Springs Road. Let us know if you would like to provide input, or pass this along to a cyclist who may use this road.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Join San Francisco Water on Facebook and Twitter!

March 22nd is U.N. World Water Day and nobody in the world has better water than San Francisco. In celebration of our incredible tap water and U.N. World Water Day, the SFPUC is giving away stainless steel water bottles so you can bring our great tasting tap water with you wherever you go!

To get your own stainless steel bottle, join us on Facebook during the week of March 22nd-29th by becoming a FAN of San Francisco Water on Facebook at (Log-in to your personal facebook account to view page).

The San Francisco Water Facebook page will be regularly updated with new photos, interesting videos, drought updates, water and energy conservation tips and more.

The first 1,000 San Francisco residents who become fans of San Francisco Water will be eligible to pick up a stainless steel water bottle after March 29. Pick up details will be announced on Facebook. Please help us spread the word by sending this to your friends and colleagues! Invite your network to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Groundwater Treatment Facility, Where and Why

Groundwater treatment and water containment are important parts of this project. Water containment was anticipated during the project planning process. The EIR describes the South Shaft Area as being used for activities including “construction worker parking, offices in temporary trailers, equipment repair shop(s), materials storage, muck stockpiling, water containment structures, and equipment deliveries.”

As a reminder, SFPUC does not dictate means and methods the contractor should use. In this case, the contractor’s site layout resulted in the current upper level location of the water containment structures. The level of water in the treatment ponds will depend on the rate of inflow into project excavations and the time required for treatment prior to discharge. Of course, they will be removed at the end of the project.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Groundwater Test Site Under Construction

That "swimming-pool" looking area you may see is actually a groundwater testing facility. The groundwater that is collected during construction must be tested before it leaves the site. Here is a closer look at the construction going on this week.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Answers to Your Questions

Click on the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel link, on right, and you'll find responses to questions posed at the January 22 Community Meeting. We'll add more responses as permits are approved and more precise information becomes available. In meantime, submit your questions about the Tunnel project or your regional water system, and we'll respond as we receive them.

Monday, March 2, 2009

View of the construction from your neighbor

Your neighbor, Joe Manske, took this picture last Saturday morning and shared it with us. Thanks, Joe