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Emergency Firefighting Water System Projects

Phase One Projects are currently underway.

These projects focus on improving the reliability of the emergency firefighting water system following an earthquake or other disaster; making repairs, replacement and improvements to the most vulnerable components of the underground piping system; and adding approximately 30 new cisterns to provide an emergency source of water for firefighting.  The Emergency Firefighting Water System has three major categories: 

  • Cisterns -  One of the most basic and reliable means for storing large amounts of water for firefighting is an individual fire cistern. Cisterns, or large, concrete tanks that store water, are currently found throughout San Francisco. The program plans to repair existing cisterns and install new cisterns to improve coverage throughout the City.
  • Core Facilities - Core facilities deliver water at high pressures for the suppression of multiple-alarm fires and are vital for protecting against loss of life, homes and businesses in the event of a major earthquake or other disaster. The program will seismically strengthen five physical plants.
  • Pipelines & Tunnels - The current system includes over 135 miles of underground pipelines and tunnels dedicated to emergency firefighting throughout the City. The program will repair and expand existing pipelines and tunnel components of this critical firefighting infrastructure as needed.

     

Cashmere & Hudson
Contract B - Bayview, Portola, & Excelsior

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in the Bayview, Portola & Excelsior.

Funston&Geary
Cisterns Contract C - Various Locations

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in the Inner Richmond, Merced Manor, Monterey Heights, Parkside, and St. Francis Wood.

Cisterns Group D
Cisterns Contract D - Various Locations

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in Bernal Heights, Sherwood Forest, West Portal and Diamond Heights.

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Ashbury Heights Tank - Clayton Street

The Ashbury Heights Tank project has been completed and is now in operation. 

Twin Peaks Reservoir & Tunnel

The Twin Peaks Reservoir & Tunnel provides the majority of water for the emergency firefighting water system. This program will repair and replace reservoir and tunnel components. 

Jones Street Tank
Jones Street Tank

The Jones Street Tank provides water for the emergency firefighting water system which delivers water at high pressures for the suppression of multiple-alarm fires and is vital for protecting against loss of life, homes and businesses in the event of a major earthquake or other disaster.  The program will make seismic improvements to the existing tank. 

Contractors seeking more information regarding construction contracts please visit our Contracts and Bids page

Last updated: 2/5/2015 11:27:27 AM