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


An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
January 2020

Most of us use the turning of the calendar to look back on the previous year and forward to the new one. I enjoy this; reflecting and learning from the old then anticipating and preparing for the new. For all our projects undertaken here at SVCW, we look at what we’ve done and evaluate how we could do better.  Typically we do that at the end of a project but it’s really valuable to do mid-project too because there’s always room for a course correction if something is amiss. 

In RESCU, we undertake project check-ins at all levels of the various project teams’ management structure.  Our project and construction managers have daily interaction with the design-builders project management team. Our SVCW Owner’s Representative has weekly calls with design-builders’ management.  And our senior managers meet with the design build teams’ senior management quarterly for project health discussions. 

While the turning of the calendar year brings to mind the value of reflecting on the past year, our credo at SVCW is to always be on the lookout for lessons learned on project implementation and to act as quickly as possible to remedy any faults as well as to repeat successes. 


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