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

It seems in this day and age that time has accelerated so that it’s a challenge to stop and reflect. Maybe it’s always been this way? I’m not sure; what I am sure about is that there are a lot of activities occurring on our RESCU program. Our RESCU team members keep the myriad of activities progressing smoothly and efficiently. I’m proud of the progress we’re making and, more importantly, that we’re making progress in a manner that protects our public’s interests. Interests that include cost efficiency, schedule adherence, and minimizing public nuisance.  

To be able to deliver a $500 million infrastructure project is no small feat. Projects like the ones SVCW is taking on are rare. They were more prevalent back in the 1930s and 1970s during the era of the New Deal and Clean Water Act grant program, respectively. Sadly, we’re all too aware that the country’s infrastructure lacks the attention and rehabilitation it needs to ensure safety, productivity, and efficiency. 

I want to relay my appreciation to our SVCW Commission, member agencies, and ratepayers for making the tough, and responsible, decision to improve our wastewater infrastructure.  



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