Project Purpose and Need
The project will remove sediment buildup inside and outside the North Point Outfall structure, and reline/install corrosion protection systems on pipes and structural supports. These facilities are a critical part of wastewater operations and due to aging and the harsh marine environment are in need of repair.
The North Point Facility provides pre-treatment and primary-level treatment with disinfection of wastewater collected in the north part of the City. As the exclusive wet-weather treatment facility dedicated to reducing the rain’s impact on the City’s system, it is vital that the North Point Facility and associated facilities maintain reliable and safe operation.
- Increase sewer system reliability and continue to provide sewer services during wet weather conditions.
- Protect water quality and aquatic life in the Bay.
Proposed project schedule: May 2017 - February 2018
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What to Expect During Construction
Construction is expected to last 8 months, from May 2017 to December 2017, and crews will work to reduce traffic disruption in the surrounding area. To minimize impacts to the community, construction crews will be working Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day.
- Sewer service in the area will NOT be interrupted during construction.
- Businesses and residents in the work zone will maintain access to their garages and entrances.
- Construction crews will access underground facilities by impacting the northbound parking lane in front of Piers 33 and 35. During this period through traffic will continue but may be impacted.
- Sidewalks will remain accessible to pedestrians. For safety, portions of the sidewalk may be sectioned off, covered by a ramp or re-routed.
- Street parking will not be allowed near construction zones. “No-parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance.
- No bus impacts are expected at this time.
- Noise level of work will be conducted in compliance with the San Francisco Noise Ordinance.
- If necessary, odor control measures will be in place during construction.
About the SSIP
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) recently launched the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a 20-year citywide investment to upgrade our aging sewer system and provide a more reliable, sustainable, and seismically safe system now and for future generations. The SSIP includes a series of facility upgrades at the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) located in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Click here to learn more about the SSIP.