What is the Pump Stations Project?

All SVCW pump stations require replacement or rehabilitation. The Menlo Park Pump Station will be rehabilitated; the Redwood City Pump Station will be replaced; the Belmont Pump Station will be rehabilitated; and, the San Carlos Pump Station 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 Menlo Park Pump Station and the Redwood City Pump Station will flow through the new 48-inch force main to a drop structure at Inner Bair Island.

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Pump Station Improvements Project

Last Updated April 2024

SVCW’s Design Builder, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), and SPJV’s subcontractor Power Engineering Construction (PEC), continue to make progress on the Belmont Gravity Pipeline (BGP) project. The demolition and removal of the existing 48-inch and 24-inch piping inside the San Carlos Pump Station (SCPS) was completed last month. At the Bair Island connecting piping site, SPJV completed backfill around the pipe and graded the site to elevation. SPJV also demobilized and installed fencing around the area. Ongoing work now includes road restoration activities to bring the site back to pre-construction conditions.

At the Redwood City Pump Station (RCPS) wet well and screening building, SPJV makes headway with electrical and structural improvements. SPJV plans to finish installation of the new 76-inch slide gate inside the junction box as well as the recycled water booster pumps at the bar screen deck. Installation of new variable frequency drives (VFDs) for the wet weather pumps has also been completed. At the electrical building, SPJV is currently installing conduits inside the new electrical duct bank, and forming conduit connections to the standby generator.

Structural and electrical improvements at the Menlo Park Pump Station (MPPS) near completion.  Functional testing on each piece of equipment has been completed and a 30-day acceptance test is set to be completed later this month. This will serve as the final step in the commissioning process to determine if the systems meet contract specification requirements.

San Carlos Pump Station site restoration
RCPS conduit installation
RCPS site overview

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