Friday, March 20, 2009

Join San Francisco Water on Facebook and Twitter!

March 22nd is U.N. World Water Day and nobody in the world has better water than San Francisco. In celebration of our incredible tap water and U.N. World Water Day, the SFPUC is giving away stainless steel water bottles so you can bring our great tasting tap water with you wherever you go!

To get your own stainless steel bottle, join us on Facebook during the week of March 22nd-29th by becoming a FAN of San Francisco Water on Facebook at (Log-in to your personal facebook account to view page).

The San Francisco Water Facebook page will be regularly updated with new photos, interesting videos, drought updates, water and energy conservation tips and more.

The first 1,000 San Francisco residents who become fans of San Francisco Water will be eligible to pick up a stainless steel water bottle after March 29. Pick up details will be announced on Facebook. Please help us spread the word by sending this to your friends and colleagues! Invite your network to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Access and Parking Limitations on Agua Way on or around March 17th

A large concrete pumping truck will be required to place the concrete inside the wall forms of the new pump station on Agua Way near La Bica. The truck will be on site on or around Tuesday, March 17th, depending on weather.

Contractor NTK Construction will place “Road Closed to Through Traffic” signs at the intersections of both Agua at Teresita and Agua at Chaves.

A flag person will be onsite at Teresita at Agua to help direct traffic. Agua Way residents will have access to their driveways and the street. Some minor delays can be expected. “No Parking” signs will be posted on the reservoir side of Agua Way in advance.

Due to the amount of concrete to be poured, the contractor may need to work as late as 6:30pm.

Soil Stabilization and Equipment Safety Training at Summit Reservoir

Ground asphalt was recently spread on the dirt area near the Summit Reservoir walking path to help provide soil stabilization and tire traction for emergency vehicles. The site will also be used for period equipment safety training for our Water Department staff.

The Water Department coordinates required equipment training 'in-house' to train and certify employees on safe use of cranes and other equipment. We save thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by doing the training ourselves instead of hiring outside companies. We will periodically use Summit Reservoir for this training. Very little noise can be expected from the training and the walking path will remain open.

On or around March 30th and 31st, a small crane will be on site at Summit Reservoir and neighbors will notice Water Department staff and trainers using the crane. Additional training will take place in April and future months.

Feel free to stop by to say hello to our Water Department staff!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Moving soil near Laguna Honda Pond

Dear neighbors,

Thank you for your comments on the equipment and pile of soil located near the old Laguna Honda Reservoir. This SFPUC property is used as a staging area by the contractor for the Forest Knolls pump station project. We have instructed the contractor to clear out the dirt pile by mid-April as they will no longer need the soil after that. However, the equipment currently used for the pump station project will remain until late July 2009.