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

Exciting Times for RESCU Program

An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
October 22, 2018

These are exciting times for SVCW’s Regional Environmental Sewer Conveyance Upgrade (RESCU) program.

In July we broke ground for the Front of the Plant (FoP) facilities and gravity pipeline tunnel, culminating four years of planning and design to rehabilitate the agency’s aging infrastructure and facilities. Major construction for shafts began in late September for the FoP project and is expected to take 12 months.

The gravity pipeline project tunnel launch shaft sitework also began last month northeast of the intersection of Shoreway road and Redwood Shores Parkway/Holly Street intersection. Site work involves grading and general preparation for shaft and tunneling construction activities that are starting soon.