Friday, September 25, 2015

Regional Groundwater Project Begins Construction at Orchard Supply & Hardware Site Next Week

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Regional Groundwater Storage and Recovery (GSR) project anticipates starting construction on approximately Monday, September 28. Major construction activities will include drilling a new groundwater well to a depth of 440 feet deep, installing 790 feet of pipeline and building a new well station near the Orchard Hardware & Supply store in Millbrae. Once drilling begins, this activity will last 24-hours a day for up to one month.


24-hour well drilling work will occur continuously
for up to one month inside the blue rectangle pictured above. 

To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will monitor noise levels and install sound blankets to ensure it does not exceed the local noise ordinance. During night work, the contractor will rotate construction lighting to direct it away from homes near well drilling work.

Questions?
For more information about this project, please call the 24-hour answering service at (866) 973-1476, or visit the Project webpage at sfwater.org/GSR.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Construction Notice: Temporary Trail Closure in Junipero Serra Park

What: Temporary Trail closure in Junipero Serra Park east of Crystal Springs Terrace Apartments (2000 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno) for pipeline work

When: September 21 – 25, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Why: Crews will remove earth from on top of water pipelines and inspect them in this area

How: Crews will use large earthmoving equipment

What to Expect:
  • Temporary trail closure in the area 
  • Noise from large equipment, a small amount of dust in the area 
  • Water Department crews will be working in the area 
Thank you for your patience!


Contact us by calling our 24-hour Toll-Free line (866) 973-1476 or visiting www.sfwater.org/peninsula






Friday, September 11, 2015

Mobilization & Construction Activities Begin at Lake Merced Golf Club GSR Site

This week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) Regional Groundwater Storage and Recovery (GSR) Project started mobilization and construction activities to prepare for drilling a new groundwater well that will be 620 feet deep at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City (please reference the map on the back for the exact location).

Once well drilling begins, work will occur continuously. To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will monitor noise levels and install sound blankets to ensure the levels do not exceed the local noise ordinance. During night work, the contractor will rotate construction lighting to direct it away from homes near the well drilling work.


24-hour well drilling work at Lake Merced Golf Club anticipates starting 
next week inside the blue rectangle pictured above. 

Once well drilling begins, work will occur continuously for up to one month. To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will monitor noise levels and install sound blankets to ensure the levels do not exceed the local noise ordinance. During night work, the contractor will rotate construction lighting to direct it away from properties near well drilling activities.


For more information about the GSR Project, please be sure to subscribe to this blog, visit sfwater.org/GSR or by calling us at (866) 973-1476.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Heat and High Fire Danger!


You do not need us to tell you that the weather has been unseasonably hot. Daytime temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages throughout the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.  

Because of the high heat and low moisture, our Natural Resources and Lands Management Division has issued a high fire alert for the Peninsula /Alameda Watershed lands that we own. 

If you are driving in the area, please remember:
  • Do not pull your car over to the side of the road in the grass. The heat from the underside of your car could quickly spark a grassfire. This is all too common.
  • Please do not smoke, hold lit cigarettes out the window, or dispose of cigarette butts onto the side of the road.
  • Please do not operate machinery in dry grasses that might generate sparks, including mowers.

For tips on how to stay safe in this heat, please visit the National Weather Service’s website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml.

Please stay hydrated and stay cool out there!


Please do not operate machinery that might generate sparks, including mowers.