Several major issues that could impact the sewer system in the future (beyond the Master Plan 2030 planning horizon) were identified. These issues — climate change, aging infrastructure, and regulatory changes — were addressed as well as peripheral developments and Water Enterprise and Wastewater Enterprise related programs that could potentially impact the sewer system. It is important that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), in collaboration with other relevant agencies, continue to monitor and evaluate all of these issues, developments, and programs throughout the implementation period of the Sewer System Improvement Program.
The materials that are provided summarize the future concerns as it relates to the sewer system:
- Summary Report Chapter 6 [PDF] on the future planning considerations. This chapter is a summary of the the future concerns beyond the 2030 planning horizon that were considered in the Master Planning process effort in regards to the San Francisco sewer system.
- Draft Sea Level Rise Standard (Appendix R) [PDF] that was developed to provide guidance to the Wastewater Enterprise (WWE) for incorporating the physical impacts of projected sea level rise in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities directly or indirectly related to the wastewater system (e.g. new subdivision developments), coastal erosion, overflow structure protection, and flooding.