Essential Construction and Field Work Continues
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and staying connected during these challenging times. The SFPUC is focused on the health of our teams and continued delivery of our critical water, power and sewer services. You may see our field or construction crews at work maintaining, repairing and upgrading our essential infrastructure. We are making sure they do so as safely as possible.
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We ask the public to please maintain proper social distance from our crews as they work.
Construction to replace four sections of the 54-inch diameter steel pipeline that is a major supply line to bring water to Northern San Mateo County and San Francisco is complete.
Crews place pipe at Segment 2.
Update: as of March 26, 2021
The subcontractor is readying the pipeline repair site in Golden Gate National Cemetery for reseeding which should take place in early April.
* Segment 1: Construction work is complete.
* Segment 2: Construction work is complete.
* Segment 3: Construction work is complete.
Welding the pipe together from the inside under San Bruno Avenue.
* Segment 4: Construction work is complete.
Please see the Fact Sheet for detailed information, including aerial imagery with overlays of each segment.
Want to know what a trenchless crossing is? Please see the NewsRoom Story here.
- Approximately 2,370 feet along Crystal Springs Road from the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant (2901 Crystal Springs Road) to a location near the entrance of Junipero Serra Park. Work is underway on this segment.
- Approximately 800 feet along Courtland Drive between Peninsula High School and the San Bruno Chinese Church. This segment is complete.
- Approximately 1,510 feet along the western edge of Bayhill Shopping Center from the South I-280 off-ramp at San Bruno Avenue. This segment is complete.
- Approximately 1,145 feet along Cherry Avenue through the Cherry Avenue Villas and Peninsula Place Homeowners units to Sneath Lane and into the Golden Gate National Cemetery. This segment is nearly complete.
What to Expect During Construction
- The contractor will be working Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Most construction will be using the Open Trench method. The Trenchless Method (slip-lining) is planned for road crossings at San Bruno Avenue, Cherry Avenue and Sneath Lane.
- Parking will be restricted in the work zone. Please see posted signs for exact details.
- No interruption in water service or quality is expected during construction.
- Neighbors should expect some noise and limited dust during this work. The project team will work to minimize disruption to normal neighborhood activity; however there will be occasional inconveniences due to heavy equipment movement and other construction activities.
- Residents in the work zone will maintain access to their garages, although there may be temporary delays.
The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System is owned and operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), a department of the City and County of San Francisco. The system provides drinking water to 2.7 million people in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.