Monday, September 22, 2014

Harry Tracy Night Work Update

Dear Neighbors:

We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue work on the crucial upgrades to the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Swing shift work until 3 a.m. will need to continue at the plant in order to complete this project and not hinder the ongoing operations of the plant to provide drinking water to our customers.

However, we are making changes to minimize noise. 
1) The project team has rescheduled certain noise-generating construction activities from the night shift to the day shift in order to minimize noise.
2) Outdoor work during the swing shift will end at approximately 12 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 p.m. Saturday. There is no swing shift Sunday evenings.
3) The Project has requested and received permission from Cal-OSHA to muffle the back-up alarms on equipment so they will only be heard in the immediate area.
4) Additionally, the contractor has been instructed to double its efforts to cover work areas surrounding noisy activities to attenuate the noise from travelling throughout the community.  

Because of the nature of the work, crews may work 24 hours a day inside the new 11 million gallon Treated Water Reservoir. It is unlikely that this will be audible outside the plant boundaries.

Noise monitors will take readings every night on both the San Bruno and Millbrae sides of the plant to ensure compliance. Night work is expected periodically through December 2014. The project is 90% complete and on schedule to wrap up major construction at the end of this year.

Thank you again for your continued patience and support. These badly needed upgrades will help ensure a reliable water supply to our customers.

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PPSU Pipeline Deliveries Begin in Millbrae This Week

On Thursday, September 18, the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin delivering and staging pipeline materials at the Millbrae site. Pipeline deliveries will occur Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. These activities are expected to last through October 2014. During this time period, please keep an eye out for intermittent lane closures and traffic changes on Ridgewood Drive.


Pipeline deliveries in Millbrae will be similar to the activity shown above.

The PPSU project includes seismically upgrading 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. 


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Monday, September 8, 2014

PPSU Pre-construction Activities Begin in San Bruno This Week

On Thursday, September 11 the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin pre-construction activities for the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade (PPSU) within the SFPUC’s right of way in San Bruno. Work will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and anticipates completing work on Wednesday, September 17.  The contractor will pothole at three locations: Shelter Creek Condominiums, along Whitman Way and near the San Bruno Chinese Church entrance to locate existing underground utilities. Please keep an eye out for intermittent sidewalk closures and traffic changes on Whitman Way.

Beginning in December 2014, the contractor will remove materials, set up the construction staging areas, and install construction fences along the SFPUC right of way to indicate the limits of construction. The installation of the new pipeline across Whitman Way and inside Shelter Creek Condominiums 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 or call (866) 973-1476. 



 Aerial of the southern limits of construction


Aerial of the northern limits of construction