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Drumm & Jackson Sewers

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Rehabilitation of the Drumm & Jackson Streets sewer boxes was completed in fall 2018. The team also completed potholing activities along the Embarcadero to locate and assess the condition of the existing underground force main facilities. Improvements to the existing North Shore Force Main on the Embarcadero are expected to begin in fall 2019.


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The Drumm & Jackson Sewers project will rehabilitate approximately 805 feet of the existing Drumm Street box sewer and approximately 205 feet of the Jackson Street box sewers. The SFPUC observed severe corrosion inside the sewer boxes on this critical infrastructure.

The Drumm & Jackson sewer boxes, which are more than 6-feet wide by 7-feet high, collect and transport combined wastewater (sanitary sewage stormwater) by gravity to the North Point Pump Station before it is then sent to the Southeast Treatment Plant. The Drumm & Jackson sewers were constructed in approximately 1913.

Project Benefits

  • Rehabilitates aging sewers to prevent service disruption and increase sewer system reliability for 25% of the City
  • Protects water quality and aquatic life in the Bay by helping prevent sewage overflows

In fall 2018, rehabilitation of approximately 805 feet of Drumm Street box sewer and 205 feet of Jackson Street box sewer was completed.

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About the SSIP

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) recently launched the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a 20-year citywide investment to upgrade our aging sewer system and provide a more reliable, sustainable, and seismically safe system now and for future generations. The SSIP includes a series of facility upgrades at the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) located in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. Click here to learn more about the SSIP. 

Last updated: 8/6/2019 9:48:08 AM