Thursday, February 14, 2013

Intensive Work Necessary to Complete Upgrades through Late April

Construction Update

On Friday, February 15th, an intensive construction period for electrical and seismic upgrades will begin at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant and regular Plant operations will be temporarily shut down.

During the first month of the shutdown, an extensive overhaul of the electrical system will be performed on the pump station and standby power building close to the Helen Drive gate in Millbrae. Expect more construction activity at this location.

Bird deterrent boxes have recently been placed on site for the nesting season to discourage birds from nesting in construction areas. These may be audible to our closest neighbors.

What to Expect

Work will be most intensive during the first five weeks of the shutdown. Crews will be scheduled in double shifts throughout the week and on weekends. Temporary outdoor lighting will be in place and may be visible to our neighbors on Helen Drive, however night work will primarily be indoors.

Noise levels will comply with all local ordinances. Nonetheless, this work may be disruptive during peak construction periods. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Tented work at new treated water reservoir


Construction crews are actively monitoring noise, vibration, dust, and other potential disturbances caused by construction activities in order to comply with all local, state and federal regulations.

Truck traffic on Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno will continue during normal business hours for delivery of concrete and materials. Pilot cars will escort trucks along the road for safety.

We are making every effort to minimize construction impacts as crews work to accomplish this work during this short window of time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us: (866) 973-1476 or

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Upcoming Evening and Saturday Work

The contractor will be working extended hours inside the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant beginning this Friday, February 8th with work near the gate at Crystal Springs Road and Crestmoor Drive. Lights may be visible in the area during the evenings. No roads will be closed nor will traffic be impacted by this work.

The work includes backfill around a 96” pipe for the new treated water reservoir. Necessary backfill material will be brought in during the week between 9 am and 4 pm.

Friday, Feb. 8, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 am to 7:30 pm

Morning at Harry Tracy
This work is necessary as the crews prepare to make critical connections at the plant during the next two months.

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