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
September 2022 – January 2023
It’s been too long since providing my update on this website but a lot has happened since the end of August last year. Not the least of which is that the Gravity Pipeline is complete and awaiting flows to do our performance testing on it. This is a huge milestone we’re proud to note that this project was completed on time and on budget. There’s not a lot of public works projects of this magnitude that can make these claims and a huge amount of kudos to the entire project team for delivering an excellent project.
Work continues on the Front of Plant project, slightly delayed due to the deluge of rain the Bay Area experienced in December/January. In fact, our SVCW treatment plant saw flow volumes that it had not seen before and successfully treated everything that came its way. As can be imagined, it’s hard to do certain types of construction in rain events such as we experienced. But the contractor, SPJV, working diligently to complete this project while also continuing work on the Pump Stations Improvements project.
Note that representatives from SVCW will be attending and presenting information at the Redwood Shores Community Association annual meeting on February 8th. Click here for information on this meeting and come on by to learn more about the great work we’re doing here at SVCW!
We are thrilled to share that the Gravity Pipeline Project was recently featured in Arup Journal! The article entitled, “Wastewater