Timeline: A look at what’s happened

September, 2018

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.

September, 2018

July, 2018

Breaking Ground

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.

July, 2018

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)

Nov 9, 2017

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)

Oct 11, 2017

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).

July 31, 2017

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.

April 13, 2017

Jan 2017

Design- Build Procurement Process Approval

The Commission provided direction to proceed with this procurement method. PDB

Jan 2017

Dec 2016

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.

Dec 2016

Oct 2016

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.

Oct 2016

2008

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.

2008

2006

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.

2006
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