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.