Thursday, March 24, 2016

Throwback Thursday at the Pulgas Water Temple

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we thought we’d share some old photos of the Pulgas Water Temple on the Peninsula from our archives. 

One of these temples was a fake constructed for the celebration of the first Hetch Hetchy waters reaching the San Francisco Peninsula in 1934. 

The other represents the real Pulgas Water Temple, which was finished about 5 years later. Do you know which one is which?  (Hint: the real temple does not have a roof).

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SFPCU Construction Notice: Lane Closure Planned on S. Spruce Avenue between Huntington Avenue and Centennial Trail

Beginning as early as Monday, March 28, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC’s) Regional Groundwater Storage & Recovery Project will begin installing a new pipeline along S. Spruce Avenue between Huntington Avenue and the Centennial Way Trail in South San Francisco. 
  • The SFPUC will install an eight inch diameter pipeline along S. Spruce Avenue.
  • During pipeline construction, one eastbound lane will remain open to traffic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All eastbound lanes on S. Spruce Avenue will reopen at the end of each work day.
  • Flaggers will be at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and S. Spruce Avenue to guide traffic during construction.
  • During lane closures, access to businesses and homes will be maintained at all times.
  • Construction activities are anticipated to last for approximately two weeks. 
  • This Project will provide additional sources of water supply to our Peninsula customers in times of drought.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Construction Update: Lane Closure on Colma Boulevard Begins March 18

The SFPUC’s Regional Groundwater Storage & Recovery Project is making great progress in the Peninsula! This week the project team began installing an eight-inch diameter pipeline along Colma Boulevard in the Town of Colma. Once the Project is complete, this pipeline will connect our regional water customers with a water supply that can be used during a drought or other emergency.

During pipeline construction, one lane on Colma Boulevard will be closed (just west of El Camino Real) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times.
  • Pipeline construction will begin as early as Friday, March 18 and will last approximately two weeks. 
  • Two construction message boards are posted on Colma Boulevard to notify traffic about upcoming lane closures.
  • The Project is sensitive to traffic during services along Colma Boulevard and will adjust operations, if needed
Above is an example of what pipeline installation work looks like on Colma Boulevard.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Time to Spring Forward!

It is starting to look a lot like spring on the Peninsula. One of our team members snapped this picture of some Golden Poppies from the Peninsula Pipeline Seismic Upgrade project site in South San Francisco. In addition, it is time to spring forward with Daylight savings time starting this Sunday, March 13, 2016. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour for more light in the evening and a later sunrise! Hello Spring!