Friday, September 28, 2012

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Update – Week of October 1st

October 1 - 12, the contractor will be working on an electrical vault near Crystal Springs Road from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weekdays only) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. If you live on Crystal Springs Road, you may be able to hear this work. Please call us at (866) 973-1476 or email if you have any questions or problems.

Pile driving is now more than 80% complete and is now expected to be complete by October 16. Please subscribe to this blog (by entering your email on the right-hand side of this page) to receive automatic email updates about the progress. The piles are to anchor the foundation of the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. This is the final phase of pile driving for the Harry Tracy project.

All trucks use the wheel washer before exiting the plant to minimize dirt tracked onto Crystal Springs Road.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update: Construction Work at Harry Tracy

Due to a vendor’s equipment malfunction, the cell-crete pour work this week at Harry Tracy must be extended through tomorrow night (Friday, September 21). Crews will work until 10 p.m. both September 20th and 21st (Thursday and Friday). Noise monitoring will take place to ensure sound levels comply with local laws.

This work is part of the seismic improvements to the transmission system that moves water from San Andreas Lake for treatment at the Harry Tracy plant. The project team is operating under a critical deadline to ensure the reservoir maintains its drawdown capability during the rainy season.

Please call us if you have any questions about the Crystal Springs Reservoir System at (866) 973-1476. We also encourage you to call or post a message on this site if you have any concerns about the night work.

Harry Tracy treats raw water from the Crystal Springs Reservoir System.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Construction Work at Harry Tracy: Week of September 17th

The Crystal Springs/San Andreas Transmission System Upgrade project team will be pouring concrete at the Harry Tracy plant September 17 through 19 (Monday to Wednesday) from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Truck traffic on Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno is expected during those hours, with flaggers and pilot cars directing the concrete deliveries.

A special type of concrete --called cell-crete, an aerated and foam-like concrete-- will be used for this work. The machinery may be louder than the typical concrete pours that have taken place at the plant this year. Noise monitors will be present to ensure compliance.

The Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant treats water from nearby San Andreas Lake before that water is distributed to our wholesale customers. The evening concrete pours at the plant this week are part of the ongoing seismic improvements to this critical transmission system.

Pile driving is proceeding on schedule and is expected to wrap up by early October. This is the final phase of pile driving for the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. Pile driving hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday only. Please do not hesitate to call us at (866) 973-1476 with any concerns about this work.

 September 15, 2012

Crews have made tremendous progress on the reservoir foundation and are on schedule for an early October completion of pile driving.

August 22, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant

·         San Bruno Update

Construction work is scheduled on a critical water valve near Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno from September 10th to 14th (Monday to Friday). Work may be required outside normal work hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., including an anticipated 6 a.m. start on Tuesday, September 11th. The longer than usual shift is necessary because of a newly discovered faulty valve. Replacing this valve requires a temporary operational shutdown and work must be completed within the five days scheduled to meet system demands. Water service to your home will not be interrupted.

Concrete pours will continue every few days in September, with increased truck traffic on Crystal Springs Road. We expect about six trucks per hour, beginning at 7 a.m. and decreasing in volume as the day progresses.

·         Pile Driving for new Treated Water Reservoir

Pile driving is currently scheduled to wrap up by October 3rd. Please subscribe (see right) to receive automatic email updates about any schedule change. The pile driving for the new reservoir is necessary to anchor the facility sufficiently given its close proximity to the San Andreas Fault. We have undertaken this project to seismically reinforce the plant and ensure that our Hetch Hetchy regional water system can deliver drinking water and fire fighting supply following a major earthquake.

Please call us at (866) 973-1476 with any questions or concerns.