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

RESCU Continues to Progress

An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
March 28, 2019

My last post talked about the award of the Pump Stations Improvement Stage 1 Progressive Design Build agreement with Shea Parsons Joint Venture.  This project has three elements:  rehabilitating the Menlo Park pump station, replacing the Redwood City pump station, and rehabilitating the Belmont pump station and force main.  The San Carlos pump station goes away because we’re constructing a new gravity pipeline to replace the force main between this pump station and the treatment plant. 

Well, the team has jumped right in and progressed discussions on all locations. I participated in a workshop to discuss alternatives to the Menlo Park pump station.  This is an all-hands meeting comprised of SVCW operations, maintenance, and engineering staff and SVCW’s owner’s advisors and the Shea/Parsons team. Project costs have already been identified as being higher than the available budget so there are some tough decisions that the team have to make.  I’m heartened to witness the high level of participation and collaborative nature of discussions as these tough choices are addressed.

Menlo Park Pump Station Alternatives Workshop
Menlo Park Pump Station Alternatives Workshop