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. 

RESCU Blurb

An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
August 2022

This past month, our gravity pipe installation completed. The design-build contractor (Barnard-Bessac Joint Venture) is near complete with vacating the launch shaft site near US101. We’ve had several meetings with staff from San Mateo County (the owner of the property) to do final inspection of the site and anticipate that complete vacation will occur by mid-August. Having a new gravity pipe ready and available to receive wastewater is a major milestone!


Meanwhile the Pump Stations Improvements and Front of Plant facilities continue to progress. Supply chain delays are slowing work down somewhat but our design-build project delivery process in these times of inflation and supply chain challenges lessen the severity of impacts.

We’re grateful to be working with excellent design builders who continue to work with us finding solutions to challenges as they arise

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