Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays from the Hetch Hetchy Water System


Warmest wishes of the season from our family to yours!

11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir, December 2012

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant work crews will observe holidays on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Only light construction will be performed the week of December 23rd.

11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir, December 2013


Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Crane’s Eye View

By mid-December, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment project will conclude two months of intensive work on new pipeline segments and upgrades to the treatment plant.  During this period regular operations have been suspended.  The project is over 65% complete, thanks in part to the swing shift started earlier this year to complete the new treated water reservoir. When the Plant comes back online later this month, the swing shift is expected to conclude. Extended hours and swing shifts may again be required in the future to stay on schedule or due to the demands of the work.


Photos by Robin Scheswohl, SFPUC

Work will continue throughout the Plant from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. including most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Steel-reinforced concrete columns are currently being constructed inside the new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir (photo above). The yellow metal forms are reused after each column has hardened. The columns will soon support a reinforced concrete roof. Waterproofing and water quality testing will follow before placing the new reservoir into service. 
Meanwhile construction of the reservoir walls is almost finished. The inner wall is more than 75% formed, and the outer wall is now complete except for a temporary opening for equipment and materials.


These new below-grade filters will increase our reliability 
to process raw water into drinking water.


What to Expect

  • Building materials are delivered via Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Flaggers control truck traffic at the Plant gate and pilot cars escort trucks along the road for safety.
  • Truck off-hauls occasionally begin at 7:00 a.m.
  • Noise levels are monitored to maintain compliance with local ordinances.

The contractor is working to minimize disruption to our neighbors. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476, or email peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or suggestions.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Holidays!

As we look back over 2013 we’d like to say “Thank You” to our neighbors for your cooperation in our work to upgrade the aging Hetch Hetchy Water System. We send you wishes for warmth, happiness and delicious clean water this holiday season and beyond.

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir













All our best,
The Water System Improvement Program, Peninsula region

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Helen Drive Work Update

Work will be concluding on schedule in mid-December for the seismic upgrade of the water pipeline located underground behind Meadows School in Millbrae. The project included excavation, welding and concrete placement for “sliplining”, placing a new steel pipe inside the existing pipe. The contractor is now preparing the pipeline to be put into service.

Sliplining old 60" pipe with new 48" pipe, using a crane and casters

Work hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm   Expected completion date: Dec. 15th, 2013
The Contractor has successfully completed leak testing the pipeline with the new 48” slipline. The grouting between the new liner and the existing pipe was completed the week of Thanksgiving.  
Neighbors may notice the discharge of large volumes of water down storm drains on Helen Drive. Unfortunately the water can’t be delivered to the public nor reused for other testing after it leaves the pipe, due to water quality regulations. This “dewatering” will be monitored so flooding will not occur.  In addition, construction traffic will continue on Helen Dr.  Pilot cars will escort trucks for safety and flaggers will be stationed on Helen Dr. as needed.
We appreciate your cooperation and support as we work to improve your regional drinking water system.  We invite you to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476 or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.
Project Description
Our contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., is working in multiple areas within the Harry Tracy Plant, part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System Improvement Program. Seismic retrofits and electrical upgrades will allow us to reliably provide up to 140 million gallons of water per day, for 60 days, within 24 hours of a major earthquake.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last Seismic Improvement Pipeline Project Approved for Hetch Hetchy Water System

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has approved the $42.5 million Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade Project (PPSU). The project will repair and replace sections of several water delivery pipelines located in northern San Mateo County to ensure these critical pipelines can withstand a major earthquake. The San Francisco Planning Commission approved the project’s Environmental Impact Report on October 17, and the SFPUC’s actions yesterday will send the project to bid. This is the last water pipeline improvement project to move into construction of the more than 80 infrastructure projects as part of the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). 

“When completed, the newly upgraded pipelines will provide the residents and businesses of northern San Mateo County and San Francisco even more assurance that water will be available for firefighting, drinking and operational use following an earthquake,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan Kelly, Jr.

For the full story, visit our our website.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Emergency Preparedness Month

The First 72 Hours
This October, take time to engage in your community, discuss ideas and plans, and prepare for an emergency or natural disaster. The SFPUC’s Emergency Preparedness Month encourages all San Francisco-area residents to become more aware and prepared for the next emergency, which is almost certain to take place in our lifetimes. The first 72 hours after an emergency are often the times when community members come together to help each other out. If we prepare beforehand, we’ll be better off when an emergency occurs.

What can you do?
Meet with your family, neighbors and community organizers to get connected, develop a plan and share resources. Use SF72.org and sfwater.org/BePrepared as starting points. You’ll find tips, guidelines for supplies, a mobile app and   stories from real San Franciscans.

This is our city
SF72.org was developed by San Francisco for San Francisco. Let’s protect each other and our city by using our resources and knowledge to the fullest when an emergency strikes.

Our community members are not the only ones getting prepared. The SFPUC has been improving and renovating our regional water system to ensure a safe and reliable water supply. Although San Francisco will always need to rely on this imported water from the Sierras, we are also developing additional water supplies that can be used in the event that our regional system is disrupted. For example, we are developing local wells in San Francisco to blend high-quality groundwater with our imported water supplies, and we’re producing recycled water for non-drinking purposes to reduce the amount of drinking water currently used in these ways.


Check www.sf72.org or www.sfwater.org/BePrepared for more information. 
 





Monday, September 30, 2013

Pipeline Upgrade in Millbrae Reaches Final Phase


This fall, the contractor is working on the final phase to seismically upgrade the water pipeline located underground along the hillside behind Meadows School in Millbrae.  This pipeline conveys drinking water from the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant to the Peninsula.  
Phase 2 of pipeline upgrade 

Project Schedule 
Phase 1: Completed in June 2013.
Phase 2: Completed in August 2013.
Phase 3: October 1st – December 15th (dates subject to change). 
Equipment mobilization and material delivery will begin the week of October 1.
This phase includes excavation, welding and concrete placement for “sliplining”, placing a new steel pipe inside the existing pipe.  
Work hours will be 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Construction truck traffic can be expected. This will be the most intense phase of construction.

We are coordinating our work around Meadows School and Happy Hall’s drop-off and pick-up schedules for safety and convenience. 

We aim to minimize construction impacts to the surrounding neighborhood and schools. We apologize in advance for any disturbance or inconvenience and invite you to call our 24-hour phone line at 
(866) 973-1476 or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns. Visit the project website at www.sfwater.org/Peninsula for more information.

Project Description
Our contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., is working in multiple areas within the Harry Tracy Plant, part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System Improvement Program. Seismic retrofits and electrical upgrades will allow us to reliably provide up to 140 million gallons of water per day, for 60 days, within 24 hours of a major earthquake. Harry Tracy serves several communities on the Peninsula in addition to San Francisco.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Construction Update for San Bruno and Millbrae

Forming the walls of the 11 million gallon
treated water reservoir
Seismic and reliability upgrades are continuing at over 20 locations in the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. A swing shift will continue to operate until 2:00 a.m. most Mondays through Saturdays. Construction lights used in work areas may be visible during the evenings; however, the contractor is working to minimize any disruption to nearby neighbors.  

San Bruno Update
Truck off-hauls from the site will occasionally begin at 7:00 a.m. Concrete trucks and other material deliveries will continue along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.

The new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir is over 60% complete as its concrete walls are forming into a full circle. The next structural installations will include 49-foot tall columns to support a “floating” cap with points of contact rather than an attached roof, to help the reservoir withstand a major seismic event.

Millbrae Update
An intensive period of work is scheduled from Oct. 15th to Dec. 15th, when the contractor will be sliplining the Millbrae pipeline. A new steel pipe will be placed inside the existing pipe that runs from the Plant down the hill to Helen Drive, behind Meadows School and Happy Hall Daycare. Equipment mobilization and materials delivery will begin the week of October 1st. 

Upon completion of construction, the treatment plant will be able to reliably provide up to 140 million gallons per day, for up to 60 days, within 24 hours following a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.

We strive to minimize disturbances to surrounding neighbors. The contractor monitors noise levels to maintain compliance with local ordinances. Flaggers regularly control traffic at the Plant gate on Crystal Springs Road and pilot cars escort trucks along the road for safety.

Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476, or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.
 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Construction Notice: Trucking and Extended Hours at Harry Tracy


Constructing the walls of the 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir

The contractor is working extended hours at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant this summer. A swing shift will operate until 2:00 a.m., Mondays through Saturdays. Construction lights used in work areas may be visible during the evenings.

Truck off-hauls from the site will occasionally begin at 7:00 a.m. Concrete trucks and other material deliveries will continue along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. The contractor will monitor noise levels to maintain compliance with local ordinances.  Pilot cars will also escort trucks along the road for safety.

Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at
(866) 973-1476
, or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.

Monday, June 24, 2013

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Night Work at Harry Tracy

The contractor will be working extended hours inside the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant beginning Monday, June 24th. This swing shift may end as late as 2:00 am, Monday through Friday.

Lights may be visible in the area during the evenings. Our contractor is now constructing the walls for the new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir.

Construction is now 50% complete as Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant is undergoing major seismic and reliability upgrades through the Water System Improvement Program. Work continues on new filters, retrofitting and installing critical process and electrical equipment, and upgrading piping systems.

We can genuinely say the Hetch Hetchy Water System is more seismically reliable today than it was a year ago. Upon completion of construction, the treatment plant will be able to reliably provide up to 140 million gallons per day (MGD), for up to 60 days, within 24 hours following a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476, or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Upcoming Construction Near Helen Drive


Starting the week of June 10th, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant will conduct work in three phases during 2013 behind Meadows Elementary School on Helen Drive in Millbrae. 

A major water pipeline that brings drinking water from Harry Tracy to the Peninsula is located underground along the hill behind Meadows School. This construction project is a seismic upgrade to the pipeline by “sliplining”: placing a new steel pipe inside the existing pipe.

We are coordinating our work around Meadows School and Happy Hall's Summer Camp drop-off and pick-up schedules for safety and convenience. The work will take place on the hillside and a staging area will be located on the north end of the school parking lot. 

Project Schedule
Phase 1: June 10th – June 14th 
Phase 2: July 9th – July 26th
Phase 3: September 23rd – December 15th

Phases 1 and 2 entail exploratory and preparatory work, while the sliplining will occur during phase 3. Phase 1 will be exploratory work to equip the project engineers with precise mapping and geological data. Work hours will be between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm. 

Phase 2 will include a drill rig and a crane to install support structures needed for phase 3. Phase 3 will be the most intense period of work. 

Construction truck traffic can be expected in all phases of work. Temporary fencing will be placed along the north end of Meadows School’s parking lot for construction access only. We will notify residents and school parents with reminders and more details closer to the work dates.

We aim to minimize construction impacts to your neighborhood and schools.
We apologize in advance for any disturbance or inconvenience and invite you to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476 or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns. 

Project Description 
Our contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., is working in over 20 areas within the Harry Tracy Plant, part of the Hetch Hetchy Water System Improvement Program. Seismic retrofits and electrical upgrades will allow us to reliably provide up to 140 million gallons of water per day, for 60 days, within 24 hours of a major earthquake. Harry Tracy serves several communities on the Peninsula in addition to San Francisco.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Construction Update for Water Awareness Month!

May is Water Awareness Month! So we're taking the opportunity to explain how we’re improving the way “raw water” from our Peninsula watershed flows through the Crystal Springs Reservoir System to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (HTWTP), where it is treated before being sent to customers’ taps.

Old outlet structures, such as the one on the left,
are being modified and cut below water level.

Water in the reservoirs is called “raw water,” a generic term used for water resources from nature, e.g. from a local watershed, before purification at a treatment plant.  Local raw water that collects in the Crystal Springs Reservoir, which is comingled with a surplus of Sierra Nevada snowmelt, is pumped through a transmission system into the San Andreas Reservoir. From this reservoir the water is drawn into the HTWTP, which is located nearby.

A crane delivers a steel beam for underwater
construction at Crystal Springs Reservoir


Pipe for new Crystal Springs
Pump Station

San Andreas Rises to Meet Your Needs

Visitors to San Andreas Trail with an astute eye may observe water levels in San Andreas Reservoir rising late this spring as our new Crystal Springs Pump Station is tested during its final stages of construction. Located near Crystal Springs Dam, the new pump station will be able to transport water from Crystal Springs Reservoir to San Andreas Reservoir with 1/3 more capacity and using less power than the old pump station, which was last substantially upgraded in the 1920s. During the testing period this spring, San Andreas Reservoir is expected to rise approximately six feet.

Work at Highway 92 Crossing, Where South to North is Upper to Lower
You’ll also notice construction activities at the south end of Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir just north of the Hwy 92 crossing. This includes seismic improvements to the Upper Crystal Springs Dam Lower Culvert (small bypass tunnel) which conveys water north from the Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir to the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. A durable, flexible high density polyethylene (HDPE) liner will be installed within the culvert, which crosses the San Andreas Fault, and a vertical portal will be connected to the culvert upstream of the fault.


Welding at HTWTP

Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Upgrades 50% Complete
 Like the Crystal Springs-San Andreas Transmission System, the regional water treatment plant is also undergoing major seismic and capacity upgrades as part of the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). The Contractor has completed pouring the base for the new 11-million gallon treated water reservoir. Crews continue to work on the addition of new filters, seismic retrofits of critical processing units, and upgrades to electrical and other systems.

We can genuinely say the Hetch Hetchy Water System is more seismically reliable today than it was a year ago. Upon completion of construction, the HTWTP will be able to sustain a capacity of 140 million gallons per day (MGD), for up to 60 days, within 24 hours following a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.


Concrete Pour for 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir at HTWTP

 




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Truck Traffic for Concrete Pours Moved to Wednesday, May 8th

RESCHEDULED: The final date for concrete pours for the base slab of the new treated water reservoir (TWR) at Harry Tracy has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 8th.

Heavy trucking hours along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Residents may require extra time to enter and exit their driveways.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476 or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns. 

Learn more about our upgrades at Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant on our project website: tinyurl.com/cnpbb9k

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

UPDATE: Truck Traffic for Concrete Pours May 7th

Concrete pumps and construction crew for concrete placement activity.
Photo by Robin Scheswohl, SFPUC.


We are pleased to report that the concrete pours for the 11 million gallon treated water reservoir (TWR) at Harry Tracy are 75% complete, and that the work has gone faster than expected for each of the first three concrete “placement activities”. The one remaining date for this work is Tuesday, May 7th.

Heavy trucking hours along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Residents may require extra time to enter and exit their driveways.


Teamwork is required to carefully
place rebar for the TWR walls.
Photo by Katherine DuTiel, SFPUC

A “whirlybird” is used to smooth the
surface of the concrete, rather
than using a trowel by hand.
Photo by Katherine DuTiel, SFPUC























We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476 or email us at peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.  

Learn more about our upgrades at Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant on our project website: tinyurl.com/cnpbb9k

Concrete pour layout at dusk. Photo by Katherine DuTiel, SFPUC

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tweet Us Your Emergency Preparedness Tips!

April 18 Marks the 107th Anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake

The April 18, 1906 earthquake ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Beginning at 5:12 a.m., with the epicenter located near San Francisco, the shocks were felt as far north as Oregon and as far south as Los Angeles.

 
As the earthquake anniversary looms, it presents the opportunity to begin a dialogue with your family and community about emergency preparedness in your home or workplace.

This April, we are providing you an incentive to become better prepared as it relates to water. We want you to share a photo of your water-related emergency preparedness tips. Tweet us @WSIPInTheNews or email us at wsip@sfwater.org now until April 30, and let us know what you're doing to be a local water hero by demonstrating (via photo) or sharing your own tips.

Bay Area residents, social media influencers and city agencies who participate will receive a pen and certificate.
 
 
 
We will retweet your tips and publicly tweet you this certificate. All partnering city departments, Twitter fans and residents will receive this certificate and pen by tweeting us your tip or showing how your city, home or office is a local hero.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 16th: Truck Traffic for 2nd Concrete Pour

The second of four intensive concrete pours will occur at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant on Tuesday, April 16th from 7 am to 7 pm.

As with last Tuesday, residents on Crystal Springs Road may require extra time to enter and exit their driveways. The project is conducting concrete “placement activities” to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir.  This will require a large number of trucks travelling along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate. Long work days are necessary to ensure the concrete base slab has adequate time to dry.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line or email us with questions or concerns.  The dates of two additional concrete placement activities will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

Learn more about our upgrades at Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant on our project website: tinyurl.com/cnpbb9k

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

UPDATE: Truck Traffic for 2nd Concrete Pour April 16th

Residents on Crystal Springs Road may require extra time to enter and exit their driveways on Tuesday, April 16th. The Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant project will be conducting the second of four concrete “placement activities” to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir.  This will require a large number of trucks travelling along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.

Trucking Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate. Long work days are necessary to ensure the concrete base slab has adequate time to dry.

More information and exact dates of two additional concrete placement activities will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line or email us with questions or concerns. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

UPDATE: Truck Traffic for Concrete Pours Tomorrow

Tuesday, April 9th Trucking Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Residents on Crystal Springs Road should allow extra time to enter and exit driveways.
The Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant project will conduct intensive concrete pours on four days this month, starting on April 9th. These concrete “placement activities” will require a large number of trucks to travel along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir.

Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate. Long work days are necessary to ensure the concrete base slab has adequate time to dry in current weather conditions.

More information and exact dates of three similar concrete placement activities will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line or email us with questions or concerns. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Be A Local Water Hero This April!

In the event of an earthquake, will you have enough drinking water?

The 107th anniversary of the devastating 1906 earthquake is coming up on Thursday, April 18th. 

This April, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) encourages all Bay Area residents and business leaders to take the time to discuss plans, supplies and ideas with your family and community to ready your home or office for an emergency or catastrophic event.

Be a Local Hero Contest!

This April, we want to know your tips for emergency preparedness and any precautions you and your family or office have taken to be prepared for an earthquake or natural disaster.

Tweet us @WSIPInTheNews between April 8 and 12, and let us know what you're doing to be a local water hero by demonstrating (via photo) or sharing your own tips. Participants will receive a pen and certificate. 

We'll retweet some of your tips during the week of April 15, but are encouraging your participation all month long. All cities and residents are eligible for a certificate by tweeting us your tip or showing how your city, home or office is a local hero. 


View Our Short Informational Videos on Emergency Preparedness As It Relates To Water: 

Keep a 3-day water supply just in case

View this video to learn more.

If your supply runs out, you can treat your tap water

View this video to learn more.

Locate the water shutoff valve to your building or residence before an emergency

View this video to learn more. 

For more information and to view our videos, visit sfwater.org/BePrepared or www.sf72.org. 




Monday, April 1, 2013

UPDATE: Concrete Pours Postponed

The concrete pours previously planned to start this week have been postponed due to inclement weather.

Coating Application on the Treated Water Reservoir

The Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant project will conduct four intensive, one-day concrete “placement activities” to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon treated water reservoir. These placement activities require a large number of trucks to travel along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno. Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate.

Exact dates and more information will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line or email us with questions or concerns. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

UPDATE: Concrete Pour Dates

On Thursday, April 4th and Tuesday, April 9th, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant project will conduct intensive concrete pours. These concrete “placement activities” will require a large number of trucks to travel along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate.

Work hours: 7:00am until at least 7:00pm
Long work days are necessary to ensure the concrete base slab has adequate time to dry in current weather conditions.

Two similar concrete placement activities are necessary later in April. Exact dates and more information will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line or email us with questions or concerns. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Extended Hours and Trucking for Concrete Pours in April


Concrete placement at Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant
Starting as early as Tuesday, April 2nd, the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant project will be conducting four intensive concrete pour activities this month. Exact dates will be posted here on our blog, www.sfwater.org/Peninsula, and will be available by email - peninsula@sfwater.org - and on our 24-hour phone line, (866) 973-1476.

The concrete placement activities will require a large number of concrete trucks to travel along Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno to create the base slab for the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. Pilot cars will regulate the speed and number of trucks entering and exiting the plant gate.

Work hours: 7:00am until at least 7:00pm
Long work days are planned to ensure the concrete base slab for each quadrant of the reservoir has adequate time to dry in current weather conditions.

To prepare for this concrete work, the contractor is maintaining a swing shift until 12:00 am on weekdays until further notice. Cranes and forklifts will be operated for the installation of slab reinforcement and seismic cables. Lights may be visible from the work area, but no additional truck traffic is anticipated for this preparation work.

Multiple shifts will continue on Saturdays and Sundays as they have for the past month.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts to surrounding neighborhoods.
Our construction crews and environmental monitors assess noise, vibration, dust, and other potential disturbances caused by construction in order to comply with all local, state and federal laws.

We work with the contractor to ensure all diesel trucks, equipment and generators are equipped with Best Available Control Technology for emissions reduction and that idling is minimized near schools and residences.

Let us know if you have other suggestions for minimizing disturbance or inconvenience. Please don’t hesitate to call our 24-hour phone line at (866) 973-1476 or email peninsula@sfwater.org with questions or concerns.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Extended Work Hours at Harry Tracy

The contractor will be working extended hours inside the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant beginning Saturday, March 9th with work near the gate at Crystal Springs Road and Crestmoor Drive.

Extended Work Hours
Saturday, March 9: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, March 10: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am to 11:30 pm
Rebar going into the TWR tank for reinforcement 

Cranes and forklifts will be operating for slab reinforcement and seismic cable installation at the new Treated Water Reservoir (TWR). Lights may be visible in the area at night. No additional truck traffic is anticipated at this time.

Weekday evening work will continue to include future TWR construction activity until further notice. The contractor will monitor noise levels to maintain compliance with local ordinances.

The new, seismically strengthened reservoir will allow us to provide up to 140 million gallons of water per day, for 60 days, within 24 hours of a major earthquake.

Questions?
Please call our 24-hour hotline at (866) 973-1476.