Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Revegetation Work to begin at New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel site in San Mateo

Beginning on or around Thursday, December 1st, work crews will begin weeding and grading the South Shaft site area off of Polhemus Road in San Mateo.

The work is part of the final revegetation/relandscaping work for the New Crystal Springs Bypass Tunnel project, which was completed this past summer.

During the week of December 5th, crews will spray a hydroseed mixture on the site. Hydroseed is a mixture of seeds and nutrients, often green or blue in color (see example in photo) that will germinate into grasses this winter and spring.

Some equipment, including work trucks, grading machinery and a water truck, will be on site for the next several weeks.

Crews have been asked to maintain dust control and water down the site often. They have also been asked to minimize noise and keep the roadway near the entrance clean and free of mud and debris.

Work hours will be Monday - Friday from 7am to 5pm with some Saturday work possible beginning at 9am.

Please contact Amy Sinclair at 415-551-4659 or asinclair@sfwater.org with any concerns or questions. After hours and weekends, please call 866-973-1476.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Holidays

The staff of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We hope you enjoy our great Hetch Hetchy tap water while you celebrate this week.

Friday, November 4, 2011

"Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes" airing Tonight and 11/9 on KQED Quest

“Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes” will air tonight, Friday, November 4th on KQED Channel 9 on “This Week in Northern California” at 7:30PM.

The longer version will air on Channel 9 this upcoming Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30PM.

The KQED Quest documentary features the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) Water System Improvement Program to rebuild and seismically update the Hetch Hetchy Water System.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant: Construction Update

Work to excavate the site of our new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir continues at our Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant in Millbrae.  This reservoir, which holds drinking water before it enters the distribution system, is being relocated within the plant to a more seismically stable area.

Additional truck traffic along Crystal Springs Road will continue, as materials are delivered and the excavated soil is removed.

The plant must maintain water treatment operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the 4 years of construction. Coordinating the continued operation of the plant while reconfiguring and relocating systems is a complicated challenge for our contractors and operations staff!

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to your neighborhood. Please let us know your concerns and comments by contacting us at (866) 973-1476…or by attending our Open House on November 14th.

Informational Open House on construction at our Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: San Bruno Recreation Center
Community Room, 251 City Park Way
Directions: The San Bruno Recreation Center is located inside San Bruno City Park near the intersection of Crystal Springs Rd. and Oak Ave.

Our project team will be on-hand to answer any questions you have about the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, current system-wide upgrades, as well as construction project updates. This is an informal drop-in event – stop by any time!