Friday, August 29, 2014

Harry Tracy Update: Crews to Take Holiday Weekend Off


While night work is now underway at the plant, the crew will take a break for Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday. A swing shift is scheduled for Friday night, August 29th.

Crews typically work until 4:30 a.m., with some indoor activities taking place 24 hours a day.

On Tuesday night, September 2, night work will resume on the San Bruno side of the plant. The team is constructing a new 78-inch pipeline to carry drinking water to our wholesale customers, which deliver water to you and your San Mateo County neighbors.


When complete, the new Treated Water Reservoir will provide up to 140 million gallons of drinking water per day after a major earthquake.

In mid-September, we expect night work activities to begin on the Millbrae side of the plant. Please call us at (866) 973-1476 to make sure your address is on the mailing list for our next Construction Notice.

A new flow meter will measure the plant’s output once the new 11 million gallon reservoir is online.  



The work at Harry Tracy is now 85% complete and on schedule to finish major construction in December 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014

PPSU Pre-construction Activities Start Today in South San Francisco




















Today the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin pre-construction activities for the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in South San Francisco. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and detours on Arroyo Drive and Westborough Boulevard.

The contractor will clear the project site of materials and brush within the right of way and begin potholing to locate existing underground utilities. The contractor will begin construction of a new tunnel across Westborough Boulevard in October 2014. The installation of the new pipeline from West Orange Avenue to Arroyo Drive will start in January 2015.

The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrade of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency. For more information, please subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Crystal Springs Road - Harry Tracy Construction Alert


During the hours of 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. on August 6th through 8th (Wednesday – Friday), two water tankers will remove cement-filled water from the plant each hour via Crystal Springs Road in San Bruno.  

This is part of the efforts to ensure that the new Treated Water Reservoir is sealed and water-tight.

Pilot cars will escort trucks travelling along Crystal Springs Road to ensure safety and limit speed. Noise monitors will take readings on Crystal Springs Road each evening during this construction activity to ensure compliance.

Please do not hesitate to call with any concerns, 24-hours a day at (866) 973-1476.

Friday, August 1, 2014

PPSU Construction Begins in Millbrae Next Week


On Monday, August 4, the PPSU project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin construction activities inside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s right of way in Millbrae. The contractor will remove materials, set up the construction staging area, construct a new access and install construction fences along the SFPUC right of way to indicate the limits of construction. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and detours on the eastside of Ridgewood Drive.

On Monday, August 11 in Millbrae, the contractor will begin removing trees inside the SFPUC right of way to prepare for construction. Tree removal will last for a few weeks and we anticipate chipping tree debris on site and hauling large trunks off site.

The PPSU project includes the seismic upgrades of three Hetch Hetchy regional water delivery pipelines located in Northern San Mateo County. This project will ensure the pipelines can continue to deliver water to customers after an emergency. For more information, please call the 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476, email miglesias@sfwater.org or subscribe to this blog to receive project updates.