Friday, February 17, 2012

Update: Night Work at Harry Tracy (Millbrae)

The night shift at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant will continue near Crystal Springs Road over the holiday weekend. By Monday, the work is expected to move further within the plant – where it will be much less noticeable at night to our neighbors. We apologize for the disturbance this week, and anticipate less noise tonight and through the weekend.

Night work for the Harry Tracy construction project is taking place only during “shutdowns.” Water treatment operations at the Harry Tracy Plant are currently shut down for a limited time to facilitate essential work. Normal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week treatment operations must resume by March 20th to ensure system water deliveries.

Harry Tracy provides water to over one million residents and businesses in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. The project is necessary to ensure water delivery following a major earthquake.

Please call us 24 hours a day at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Night Work Begins at Harry Tracy

Night work begins this week at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant in Millbrae, with two shifts working 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The primary night activity will be welding. Night and early morning work will involve a small crew, with no large trucks or equipment active during the night shift.

Water treatment operations at the Harry Tracy Plant are currently shut down for a limited time to facilitate construction work. Normal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week treatment operations must resume within a few weeks to ensure system water deliveries. Managing effective, short operational shutdowns to reconfigure and relocate plant systems is one of the most complicated challenges for our contractors and operations staff!

Seismic and capacity upgrades will continue at existing buildings and facilities within the plant through 2015. The project is necessary to ensure water delivery following a major earthquake.

Truck traffic along Crystal Springs Road (near the plant and Junipero Serra County Park) will continue during the day, limited to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.

Monitoring:
Noise levels will be monitored each night that work takes place to ensure compliance with local noise ordinances.

Our construction crews are also actively monitoring vibration, dust, and other potential disturbances caused by construction.

Questions?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (866) 973-1476 or peninsula@sfwater.org.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sawyer Camp Trail Remains Open During Construction!

The trail remains open sunrise to sunset during the water pipeline construction project, but please do not enter the trail before 6 a.m. or after sunset.

This week along Sawyer Camp Trail, you may see a hydroseed truck spraying the slopes. The hydroseed truck is accompanied by a water truck and is part of erosion control efforts that will continue through winter and spring 2012. The trucks will stay off the trail and use access roads whenever possible.

Near the southern trailhead, Ranger Pipelines is beginning work for the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 Replacement Project. For the next two weeks, Crystal Springs Rd. between Polhemus and Skyline will be periodically closed to one lane. The lane closures will occur Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only, but portions of the shoulder near Polhemus will be closed 24 hours a day.

Please contact us 24-hours at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns.