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
January 2022

I want to begin this month’s message with one of hope and goodwill for the year to come, 2022.  I hope that everyone had a safe and warm new year and that 2022 will bring stability and health to us all.

As always, I like to recognize the importance of looking back on the year just passed and noting the accomplishments achieved. Our RESCU project teams worked safely throughout the year against the odds of Covid variants. I give sincere gratitude to our progressive design-build partners for keeping up all safety protocols necessary to keep everyone safe and whole. It’s no small feat to keep working on construction projects while there’s a pandemic going on and it’s a testament to everyone’s diligence and concern for each other.

RESCU projects accomplished significant progress in 2021 and remains on track to meet all its schedule milestones. For a program the size of RESCU, with all its complexities and inter-dependencies, this also is no small feat! As I’ve noted in past messages, any infrastructure project of this scope and magnitude is typically filled with potential for pitfalls and delays. Hoping not to jinx our program, I am confident that RESCU projects will continue with the high level of success thus far achieved.

Construction on two of the major projects (Gravity Pipeline and Front of Plant) is scheduled to complete in July and September of this year, respectively. This means that the start-up and commissioning efforts for both projects are beginning in earnest. The Pump Stations Improvements project necessarily lags these other two projects because, well, the pump stations need somewhere to pump the water to! Like the other two projects, construction on the PSI project remains on schedule.

Thanks for your continued interest in hearing about the important conveyance system infrastructure projects that serve the mid-Peninsula area. We’re proud of our accomplishments met over this past year and look towards starting up the new facilities with great anticipation!


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