Friday, March 25, 2011

Town of Millbrae: Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades (Millbrae) - Last week of March:
Construction preparation work will be starting for upgrades to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. This plant treats drinking water from the Crystal Springs Reservoir System (Upper and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoirs and San Andreas Lake) for delivery to northern San Mateo County and San Francisco.

All work for this project will take place within the SFPUC property.

Residents near the northern end of Sycamore Drive and Crestview Drive in Millbrae may see some ground-clearing as the grounds within the Plant property are prepared for construction trailers. A visual and sound reduction fence will also be placed to maintain privacy for adjacent homeowners.

Questions or concerns:
If there are any questions that arise during this activity, please contact us!

Alison Kastama, SFPUC Communications (415) 554-0712 or

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Work Begins at San Andreas Lake and Continues at Sawyer Camp Trail

Is the San Andreas Trail one of your regular hiking spots? If so, you may see workers near San Andreas Lake preparing for or beginning construction. San Andreas Trail will remain open for everyone throughout construction.

Water pipeline and structure upgrade projects are beginning in the area. Crews are mobilizing at the Lower Crystal Springs Dam to complete necessary hydraulic improvements to the dam.

Please Be Aware: Parking may become more limited near the Sawyer Camp Trailhead, as construction activity increases. The project team realizes that parking is already difficult at Sawyer Camp Trail, and will make every effort to preserve access. Stay tuned for more details!

Please contact us any time with questions or concerns. 24 hours a day, toll-free:
(866)-973-1476. Visit the project blog for the latest details about the work:

Pipeline work on El Camino Real starting in March

Do you drive along El Camino Real? Learn more about an upcoming pipeline project in the area. SFPUC contractor Ranger Pipelines plan to install the first segment of Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (CSPL2) this May along El Camino Real. A second installation is planned this June in South San Francisco.

To prepare for pipeline installation, limited construction work will begin in late March and continue through April. This minor work will include potholing to locate underground utilities along El Camino Real. Some limited excavation may be required to locate utilities such as cable and telephone lines. In addition, some preparation for the pipeline installation access pits may be completed at this time.

For more details, including project maps, visit:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Video: What's Up with WSIP?

Watch this short video and learn the latest about the SFPUC’s Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) to rebuild and seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Water System.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Looking for other water system projects in San Mateo County and the Peninsula?

Upgrades to the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System are happening across San Mateo County. Here are a few of the other project websites you can check in on (and subscribe to for updates!): - For projects around the Crystal Springs Reservoirs near Skyline Blvd. and Highway 92 - For the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 Replacement project occurring along Crystal Springs Rd., El Camino Real, and in portions of South San Francisco, Brisbane and Daly City. - For the Bay Division Pipeline No. 5 project constructing in Redwood City, Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, and East Palo Alto.

Soon to come on this site: Upgrades to our Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant in San Bruno/Millbrae. Work is anticipated to start within our plant by April 2011. Check back here for updates.

Thanks again and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Peninsula Communications Team

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Golf Balls on Construction Site can be Dangerous

Dear Golf Lovers near South Shaft construction site,

The New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project team has been finding golf balls at the South Shaft construction site off of Polhemus Road in San Mateo. The project team believes the golf balls are coming from nearby homes above the construction site.

While we understand and share a love for golf, the project team would like to remind neighbors that golf balls can pose a significant danger to workers and construction equipment at the construction site.

Fast moving golf balls can strike workers, staff or cause significant damage to construction equipment such as cranes, cars and machinery, which can cause further injury to people.

We respectfully request that who ever is hitting these golf balls toward the construction site to stop immediately.

Thank you,
New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project team