The construction of the North Shore Force Main is now complete. The new pipeline is serving more than 350,000 people by transporting combined wastewater – sanitary sewage and stormwater – from the northeast part of San Francisco to the Southeast Wastwater Treatment Plant for treatment. The old pipeline is being taken out of service and will be repaired to ensure continued service to residents and businesses of San Francisco.
North Shore circa 1869 to Present Day
Comparing the Embarcadero wharf from centuries ago with today’s built up environment, helps us understand the difficulties the design engineers and contractor constantly struggle with as they encounter unmarked piers, buried brick sewers and other remains from the 1800s.
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