Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Modern Artwork or the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel?




North Shaft replacement pipeline Tee looking toward butterfly valve.

















South Shaft looking up.










South Shaft looking down.
Photos courtesy of Jacobs Associates

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Toll-Free, 24 hour, 7 day per week Phone Number

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has a new toll-free, 24 hour a day, 7 day per week phone number for calls about our Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) projects.

You can now call 866-973-1476 anytime for information about the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project and other WSIP projects.

This number does not replace our local 650-212-0165 number, which rings to our offices at the South Shaft site, the 866 number is just one additional way to reach us at any time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

SFPUC General Manager Ed Harrington Tours New CS Tunnel site

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) General Manager Ed Harrington toured the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel construction site on Thursday, February 18th.

Ed was joined by Regional Project Manager Husam Masri and New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel Construction Manager Sarah Wilson.

They toured the South Shaft site and discussed the progress of the tunnel boring machine (TBM), which has passed the half-way point in the tunneling process. The TBM is expected to reach the North Shaft site in March.

Pictured (left to right): SFPUC General Manager Ed Harrington, Construction Manager Sarah Wilson and Regional Project Manager Husam Masri.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tunneling Reaches 50% Completion Milestone

Great News!

As of Friday, February 5th, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has reached the approximate half-way point in boring the 4,200 foot long New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel.

After a few minor problems and delays in December, the TBM is now making great progress.

Tunnel completion is expected this Spring.