South San Francisco, Ca October 16, 2015 Submitted by SFPUC
Regional Groundwater Project Begins Construction Activities at Treasure Island RV Park Site
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s Regional Groundwater Storage and Recovery (GSR) project will begin construction this week. Major construction activities will include drilling a new groundwater well to a depth of 590 feet deep, installing 180 feet of pipeline and building a new well station near the Treasure Island RV Park in South San Francisco. This project anticipates that well drilling will begin in October.
To minimize noise impacts, the contractor will monitor noise levels and install sound curtains with blankets to ensure the levels do not exceed the local noise ordinance. During night work, the contractor will rotate construction lighting to direct it away from homes near well drilling work.
What is the GSR project?
The SFPUC is working with our Peninsula partners to diversify the region’s water supply. We will store up to 20 billion gallons of groundwater in wet years to use it in future dry years. The SFPUC will be constructing up to 16 new recovery wells, well stations, pumps, and pipelines in order as part of the project
The GSR Project is part of the SFPUC’s Water System Improvement Program. The $4.8 billion program consists of more than 80 projects to repair, replace, and seismically upgrade the aging Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System that serves 2.6 million people in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties.