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 July 2021

Construction work is proceeding at the Redwood City Pump Station. SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), is continuing with excavating the wet well and screenings facility and installing duct banks, which are groups of conduits designed to protect and consolidate electrical and signal cabling between buildings. The pad for the electrical building is also being constructed as part of the electrical building’s foundation.

Construction work at Redwood City Pump Station

Along Shoreway road, construction work for the Belmont Gravity Pipeline is progressing. With the first micro tunnel jacking shaft close to completion, SPJV is working on the second jacking shaft along Shoreway road and another jacking shaft close to the San Carlos Pump Station location. As part of the construction work to build these jacking shafts, SPJV will drive sheet piles, which are sections of steel panels with interlocking edges, into the ground to provide for excavation support. With the support of excavation set up, SPJV can proceed to excavate and construct the shafts. These shafts will support the micro-tunneling operations that will be used to construct the Belmont Gravity pipeline, which will carry flows from Belmont to the gravity tunnel connection at the San Carlos Pump Station and thereby to the SVCW Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Work along Shoreway Road
Work along Shoreway Road

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