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. 

Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager


An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
May 2020

If you dive into our RESCU project information and look at the new pictures, you’ll see progress continues on these important infrastructure facilities. We’re getting closer to breaking ground on our pump station facilities – last, but certainly not the least critical of the three RESCU projects. Our pump stations will deliver sewage from our service area communities into the new conveyance pipe, through our new headworks facilities and into the main treatment plant. As we’ve noted from the beginning of RESCU, all three legs of the RESCU project support the main conveyance system functioning.

We note at this time that there is a slow and thoughtful re-opening of some businesses within the state. Our message to our workers is to remain vigilant about keeping healthy and safe, and to keep up the high level of caution that has enabled a slowdown in the spread of Covid-19. I remain proud of our workers as they put in many hours of high-quality work during this pandemic and are performing these highly critical tasks in a safe and responsible manner.


SVCW remains committed to fulfilling our mission of protecting the environment and public health. I hope that all in our community remain safe and healthy.


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