Pump Stations Improvements February 2023

SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), and SPJV’s subcontractor Power Engineering Construction (PEC), are set to conclude construction of the Belmont Gravity Pipeline (BGP) along Shoreway Road in Belmont and San Carlos. With the final phase of microtunneling complete as of December 2022, PEC has completed restoration of receiving shaft 2 (RS-2). This month, PEC is in the process of restoring RS-3, which involves installing the last stretch of piping, placing manholes and removing walers and sheet piles. SPJV and PEC continue to maintain a high level of coordination with the SVCW public outreach team and neighboring businesses, to limit construction impacts due to traffic modifications.

At the Redwood City Pump Station (RCPS), SPJV proceeds with structural and electrical work at the pump station wet well and screening structure. Following coating application in the screening channels, SPJV is set to form and pour wet well concrete beams, which will be allowed to cure for 5 days so that full desired concrete strength can be achieved. In the electrical building, SPJV will be performing installations of the new switchboards, portable generator, and variable frequency drives (VFDs) throughout this month.

SPJV continues to make progress with structural and electrical work at the Menlo Park Pump Station (MPPS). Following installation of the new pumps and motors, SPJV is in the process of installing the sump pump and piping to connect it to the wet well. At the pump station wet well, installation of instrumentation such as sensors and level transmitters for flow monitoring was completed. Additional work in the electrical room includes installation of a new programmable logic controller for automated controls, which was completed last month. Delivery and installation of new variable frequency drives (VFDs), used to control pump motor operations, is set to take place later this month.


BGP shaft restoration
Redwood City Pump Station overview
MPPS work
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