The RESCU Program

The RESCU Program describes eleven projects which constitute full replacement and rehabilitation of SVCW’s conveyance system. RESCU includes the Gravity Pipeline, Front of Plant, Pump Stations, and Belmont Force Main projects. The Front of Plant includes six of the eleven projects. The Conveyance System Improvements Environmental Impact Report completed and adopted by the SVCW Commission in April 2017 covers work to be done under all the RESCU Program projects.

Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager

RESCU Firing on All Cylinders

An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
April 18, 2019

Things are heating up for the RESCU Gravity Pipeline project. Team members from SVCW and the Barnard/Bessac Joint Venture took a trip to the Herrenknecht factory located just south of Strasbourg in Germany. A Tunnel Boring Machine Factory Acceptance Test was scheduled this week and the RESCU team was on site to witness the test. This is a standard practice for large and critical pieces of equipment used for infrastructure projects and helps ensure that the equipment to be used on a project is functioning properly in the factory.  The equipment will again be tested after delivery and set up at the project site, in this case, at the tunnel launch shaft site across from the County Airport.

The schedule for delivery of the Tunnel Boring Machine remains July 2019 and we’re getting excited to see the progress being made on its fabrication!  On the TBM naming contest-front, we’ve been receiving some great ideas for names.  The contest ends soon so if you’ve thought about getting your submission in, time to do it!  Here is the link to the TBM Naming Contest page:  SVCW RESCU TBM Naming Contest

TBM Factory Test
The RESCU team visits Herrenknecht for the TBM Factory Acceptance Test ​

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