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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Last Updated May 2020

Belmont Gravity Pipeline

At its April meeting, the SVCW Commission authorized part two of the PSI project, the Belmont Gravity Pipeline. Shea-Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV) can now proceed with construction work, including constructing the pipeline itself. SPJV will coordinate the startup of the new facilities that will deliver raw wastewater from the SVCW member agencies to the wastewater treatment plant.

Redwood City Pump Station

The 60% design is being finalized as the second round of flow modeling scenarios by Clemson Laboratory culminates. Once complete, SVCW and SPJV will be able to come to an agreement for the estimated cost of building the new Redwood City Pump station. The SVCW Commission will then be able to consider approving the next phase: construction.

Menlo Park Pump Station

At its March meeting, the SVCW Commission authorized the first part of construction on the Menlo Park Pump Station. The pump station will be rehabilitated in coordination with Shea-Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV) as an amendment to the existing design-build agreement.

Planned work includes replacing the existing pumps, the emergency generator and electrical equipment. The new equipment will improve the performance, durability, and control of the rehabilitated pump station.

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