Update on 48-inch Force Main Reliability Improvement Project

  • by BPC Staff
  • on February 25, 2014


Update on 48-inch Force Main Reliability Improvement Project

  February 25, 2014

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in
Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District


Update #24 (February 25, 2014) for  

48-inch Force Main Reliability Improvement Project:  

Unit 1 – Maple Street to Bair Island/Bair Island Road    


Bair Island/Bair Island Road Update


The pipeline project has been granted permission to resume work on a portion of Inner Bair Island by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Biologists performed a survey to determine if the California Clapper Rail (a wading bird) is mating in the area and found there was no action. The contractor is now allowed to bring equipment out onto the inner island work site (Receiving Shaft #2) to continue the pipe installation process.


The work on Bair Island is now inserting the HDPE pipe into the casing. The first two segments are complete from Jacking Shaft #2 (located on the property owned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife near the new pedestrian bridge) to Receiving Shaft #2 on the Island and Receiving Shaft #1 located at the east end of the USFWS parking lot off of Bair Island Road. The contractor must also perform a pressure test on the pipe before they can begin to fill up the deep excavations. The duration of this work will continue through March 31.


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More updates will follow as the work progresses.   






Questions About the 48-Inch Pipeline Project

Duane Sandul  650-585-2181

The mission of the 48-Inch Force Main Reliability Improvement Project is to plan, design, construct, and safely put into service, at the lowest reasonable cost and in the shortest practical time, a new force main pipe that protects the environment.





Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121