In accordance with Section 73502(c) of the California Water Code, the Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on September 1, 2010 submitted the Annual Report describing progress made on the implementation of the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) during Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010.
Subsequent to that submittal, the SFPUC made changes to the report. Specifically, a new section (Section 5) was added to the report. That section outlines a recovery plan or schedule for the adoption of a revised schedule for all project currently identified as being behind schedule.
Below is the revised FY 2009-2010 WSIP Annual Report dated September 20, 2010 which replaces the two earlier version of the report dated September 1, 2010 and September 17, 2010.
The WSIP Annual Report addresses progress made on meeting the Program's Level of Service (LOS) goals and objectives, and implementation of specific improvement projects for the SFPUC Regional Water System.
Significant progress was made on the implementation of the WSIP during FY 2009-2010, especially in the areas of environmental review/permitting and engineering design. Project-specific environmental impact reports (EIRs) were certified for 5 of the largest and most critical projects in the WSIP and the design documents of 10 projects were completed. Achieving these key milestones has allowed the program as a whole to transition from pre-construction to construction. To further illustrate this progress, the program’s environmental and design phases are now 81% and 90% complete, respectively.
As of the end of the fiscal year, 2 regional projects are in planning; 7 in design; 3 in bid & award; 14 in construction; 5 in closeout; 5 in multiple phases; and 10 regional projects are completed. The total value of the 14 projects currently in construction and the 15 projects that have completed construction is $1.3 billion and $183 million, respectively. The 3 projects in bid and award, which are only months away from beginning construction, have a total value of $553 million.
During FY 2009-2010, the SFPUC awarded 11 regional project construction contracts totaling $679 million. These 11 contracts will generate approximately 1,600 new jobs here in California and approximately 2.4 million work hours in various trades.
With the program’s greatest project value now in the construction phase, the focus of the WSIP has shifted to the construction activities taking place in the field. The construction completion percentage more than doubled in FY 2009-2010 and is expected to increase more significantly during FY 2010-2011. The program’s completion date remains at December 2015, with all but 6 projects completing their construction phase prior to 2015.