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.

RESCU and its subsidiary projects are all considered ‘Essential Infrastructure’ and continue to make progress. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our construction crews continue to operate with additional safety measures in place to keep them safe and healthy. Every day, our crew members are checked for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature, prior to entering a worksite.  The crews practice social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wear face coverings. We also disinfect commonly used areas daily to prevent the spread of the virus. Safety is our top priority, and operating during this pandemic doesn’t change that priority. 


An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
May/June 2022

Construction on our RESCU projects continues with significant work being completed every day. All three projects (Gravity Pipeline, Pump Stations Improvements, and Front of Plant) have our full attention and are proceeding along schedule. It’s a particularly interesting time in the life of a construction project – – doing the planning for commissioning a new facility even while construction is ongoing.

This transition period puts a lot of requirements on SVCW staff and is at the forefront of SVCW’s attention. It is a highly critical task and is the culmination of the decade-long conveyance system replacement program. Even given the best planning, design, and construction of a facility, if the startup and commissioning tasks aren’t carefully carried out, the entire program cannot be considered a success.  And we’re all about success at SVCW!

Please peruse our website for specific updates on each of our three RESCU projects. I think you’ll read some interesting information and see some cool videos and pictures.

Thanks for reading and please remember to be safe… always.


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