Timeline: A look at what’s happened
Shaft Work Begins
The Gravity Pipeline project tunnel launch shaft sitework begins northeast of the intersection of Shoreway Road and Redwood Shores Parkway/Holly Street intersection. Major construction for shafts also began in late September for the FoP project and is expected to take 12 months.
In July we broke ground for the Front of the Plant (FoP) facilities and gravity pipeline tunnel, culminating four years of planning and design to rehabilitate the agency’s aging infrastructure and facilities.
Nov 9, 2017
Approved Agreement with JF Shea-Parsons Joint Venture team
On November 9, 2017 the SVCW Commission approved a Design-Build agreement with JF Shea-Parsons Joint Venture team. (FoP)
Oct 11, 2017
Approved Agreement with Bernard-Bessac Joint Venture team
On October 11, 2017 the SVCW Commission approved a Design-Build agreement with the Bernard-Bessac Joint Venture team that includes Arup as the design engineer. (GP)
July 31, 2017
Heavy Construction Begins
The FoP project heavy construction will begin on Monday July 31 and last about three weeks. Additional bulldozers, earth movers, dump trucks, lime spreaders and mixers will arrive Monday morning and then the actual work will begin Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning (August 1).
April 13, 2017
Approval of RESCU Program
The Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) Commission on Thursday, April 13, approved the Regional Environmental Sewer Conveyance Upgrade (RESCU) Program, which consists of replacing or rehabilitating nearly all components of the existing conveyance system, including pipelines and pump stations.
Design- Build Procurement Process Approval
The Commission provided direction to proceed with this procurement method. PDB
Design- Build Procurement Process Recommendation
SVCW staff made a recommendation to the Commission in December 2016 to use a Design- Build procurement process for implementing the conveyance system design and construction.
Environmental Impact Report Preparation
SVCW is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for its Conveyance System Program and we anticipate the draft report will be available for public review in mid-to-late November. When it is available, we will post a notice on our website to inform anyone interested in how to access the report.
Capital Improvement Program Initiated
SVCW in 2008 initiated its Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to replace and rehabilitate the wastewater conveyance and treatment systems in a structured and prioritized manner.
Identification of Needs
Engineering studies determined that the majority of SVCW’s fixed assets were beyond their useful lives and needed replacement. The pipelines were experiencing more frequent leaks and the facilities, including pump stations, were deteriorating.