Project Introduction

All SVCW pump stations require replacement or rehabilitation. Menlo Park PS will be rehabilitated. Redwood City PS will be replaced. Belmont PS will be rehabilitated. San Carlos PS is no longer needed due to the new gravity pipeline; flows from San Carlos and Belmont will enter into the gravity pipeline via a drop structure at the current San Carlos pump station site. Flows from the MPPS and RCPS will flow through the new 48-inch force main to a drop structure at Inner Bair Island.

Project Status

Pump Station Project

Last Updated October, 2018

Notice to Prospective Designers and Contractors

As part of its Regional Environmental Sewer Conveyance Upgrade program (RESCU), Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) is working through the selection process for the progressive design build (PDB) rehabilitation / renovation of three raw sewage pump stations and one force main. The pump stations include the Menlo Park Pump Station, Redwood City Pump Station, and Belmont Pump Station. The force main rehabilitation will be about 4,600 ft of 24-inch and 54-inch pipe along Shoreway Road in Belmont and San Carlos. The work will be one PDB project and is referred to as the Pump Station Improvements project (PSI).

SVCW is a regional joint powers authority in the San Francisco Bay Area Region of California. The current SVCW wastewater conveyance system consists of four pump stations and a long force main that conveys wastewater from SVCW’s four-member agencies to the SVCW’s wastewater treatment plant. The currently failing system will be replaced with the RESCU, a new conveyance system consisting of a deep gravity sewer (Gravity Pipeline) constructed by tunneling methods, Front of Plant (FOP) components consisting of Receiving Lift Station and Headworks (screening and grit removal/ Interconnection Pipeline/Odor Control/Electrical Infrastructure), and this Pump Stations Improvements project.

The PDB selection is a two-step process with Requests for Qualifications and Request for Proposals.

Request for Qualifications were issued by SVCW in mid-July.  SOQs were received and interviews were held in late September resulting in the short listing of following two PDB teams from the four SOQ respondents:

  • J.F. Shea | Parsons
  • Walsh | Carollo

Request for Proposals are scheduled to be issued by SVCW in early-October 2018.

An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for the overall conveyance project and is available at In addition, Project Planning Reports (PPRs) were prepared for each pumping station and rehabilitation of the force main and are available at the same web site location. Updates to the PPRs were also completed and are uploaded as well.

Aerial of RESCU Program Facilities.
Aerial of RESCU Program Facilities
Generalized Schematic of RESCU system components
Generalized Schematic of RESCU system components


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