Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Minor water discoloration update

We received a few calls/emails from neighbors about minor water discoloration in the Forest Knolls area last week after the water transmission line connection work on February 18th. The Water Department took immediate action to correct the problem. Minor water discoloration, odor or taste differences can sometimes occur when water transmission mains are connected. We thank you for your continued support and apologize for the inconvenience.

The contractor is currently performing electrical and mechanical work inside the new pump station building on Christopher at Clarendon Avenue. Installation of new landscaping materials is anticipated to start within the next 60 days.

Traffic Calming Information

Neighbors on Agua Way have asked about traffic calming measures to address the ongoing problem of speeding car traffic.

The San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic can work with a neighborhood to research the best methods to decrease speeding car traffic. The first step is to contact them and complete an application to start the research process. The Department of Parking and Traffic will track car traffic to determine what traffic calming measures will help decrease speeding.

For more information and to complete an application for traffic calming research, visit the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic website: Traffic Calming Application and Information Link

New Palo Alto Pump Station Countdown to Completion

The new Palo Alto Pump Station is on the count down to completion. The contractor has been working tirelessly on the final phase of the project that includes completing the roofing and installing fencing and landscaping. Beautiful, tall bamboo trees have been planted and are expected to flourish and thicken quickly. The temporary pump station, located on Marview, will be removed soon. We expect final completion of the project in spring 2009.

THANK YOU for your patience during construction.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Response to Agua Way neighbors

Here are a few responses to neighbor questions from our February 7th community coffee:

Concerns about exposed blue pipes mid-block on Agua Way: the Water Dept will repaint them and work with neighbors to choose a better color. We cannot add wood slats to the fence but painting the pipes will help them blend in better.

Request for street repaving after projects: The streets are not on the Depart of Public Work's 5-year repaving list but given our inquiries they will be sending a staff person to review the streets for possible consideration for future street paving. The SFPUC contractor will repair areas that are damaged - both sidewalk and street.

Request for traffic calming on Agua Way: Many neighbors are concerned about speeding traffic on Agua Way. The SFPUC contacted the Department of Parking and Traffic and will provide information to neighbors about the process of applying for traffic calming measures.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thank you for attending community coffee

Thank you to the neighbors in Miraloma Park who attended the February 7th community coffee.

We enjoy talking with you about the Stanford Heights Reservoir and Mt Davidson water projects and answering your questions.

We are more than half way through these projects and we look forward to the landscaping and beautification phase.

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions. Thanks, Amy Sinclair (

Monday, February 2, 2009

Community Coffee and Project Update February 7th

Come join us for coffee, light breakfast and information about the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's water improvement projects taking place in the Miraloma neighborhood. We will have project updates, landscaping information, 2009 garden calendars, free stainless steel water bottles (while supplies last), and a raffle!

When: Saturday, February 7th, 2009 from 9am - 11am
Where: Agua Way at La Bica by the Mount Davidson Pump Station

For more information:

Welcome to the SFPUC District 7 Blog

Welcome to this community blog for District 7. Currently, we are focusing on water system improvements—active construction projects for a reservoir, pump stations and tanks in Miraloma and Midtown neighborhoods. We will add more projects as they break ground. Please let us know if the information we are providing is sufficient, how the contractors are performing, and other questions or suggestions you may have. This blog will provide 24/7 information about activities in the field. Our designated project contacts will be responding to your comments.