Improving our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
New Project Features
The Baker Beach Green Street project will help manage stormwater (street runoff), reduce combined sewer discharges and integrate rain gardens in the area around Baker Beach. Currently the project team is nearing 100% design completion.
With the successful completion and implementation of green infrastructure technologies at the Earlier this summer we completed the Holloway Green Street
project, which includes permeable concrete pavement in the parking lane. This feature allows stormwater to infiltrate into the ground instead of entering the sewer system. Based on the effectiveness of this newer green infrastructure technology, we’ve decided to include it in the bike lane portion of the Baker Beach Green Street project. Check out the demonstration video
from our ribbon cutting and block party event.
Conceptual Project Rendering: Lands End Trailhead
The SFPUC is working in cooperation with the SF Recreation and Park Department and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to protect water quality around Baker Beach.
With the addition of permeable concrete, 100% design completion is expected by the end of this year, with construction anticipated to begin in summer 2018. We thank you for your interest in the City’s efforts to better manage stormwater as we continue to upgrade and modernize our aging sewer system as part of the
Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP)
. We will continue to provide updates as we get closer to breaking ground on the Baker Beach Green Street project. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Conceptual Project Rendering: El Camino Del Mar Rain Gardens
During the planning phase of this project we held three public workshops and multiple smaller community group meetings to solicit public input. We also provided opportunities for residents to provide feedback online using a unique online planning tool.
Maintenance plans within green infrastructure will include removal of trash and debris, plant establishment and care, and permeable pavement cleaning. The maintenance schedule and frequency of activities will vary based on the site conditions and needs of the green infrastructure technology employed. The SFPUC will monitor the green infrastructure facilities for proper functioning over time and update maintenance needs and schedules as appropriate.
Project Area Map
Check out the SFPUC calendar for upcoming Green Infrastructure and other SSIP events coming to your neighborhood!
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