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. 

Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager


An update by Teresa Herrera, SVCW Manager
August 2020

We continue to move forward on all three of our RESCU projects, the Pump Stations, the Gravity Pipeline, and the Front of Plant. Our Design-Build partners, Barnard-Bessac Joint Venture (Gravity Pipeline) and Shea-Parsons Joint Venture (Pump Stations and Front of Plant) continue construction diligently and safely. They continue to follow all safety protocols, including ones necessary to keep the coronavirus at bay.

I encourage visitors to our website to view the various project pages where detailed information, photos, and videos describe the projects and work to date. Specifically, Salus begins her journey to the treatment plant, and the Front of Plant project is beginning to install the pipeline that will bring wastewater from this preliminary treatment system into the primary treatment system at the plant. Design is 100% complete on all aspects of the Pump Stations Improvements and construction will begin this month. 

It’s always satisfying to see complex infrastructure projects like RESCU continue to meet its planned schedule on budget. It’s especially satisfying to see the excellent and accomplished group of people working so well together and understanding that there is genuine respect and regard for each other. Indeed, this is a model of how a public works projects can be accomplished.


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