Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tank Retrofit on top of Mt. Davidson Making Progress

The water tank retrofit project on top of Mt. Davidson is making progress and the majority of the work will be complete by the end of 2009. The pipeline installation project finished quickly and trails were reopened early. Soon neighbors and park enthusiasts will again enjoy the scenic vistas from the lookout area near the tank. The water tank retrofit will help ensure it can withstand the next major earthquake and continue to deliver water to neighborhoods and businesses.

Stanford Heights Reservoir Retrofit Moving Toward Completion

With the retrofit of the east reservoir basin almost complete, the project team feels the entire project will finish in Fall 2009. This summer, residents can expect to see installation of the new 10 foot fence around the perimeter of the property. A new retaining wall along the La Bica path will be installed in June. Landscaping is scheduled for early Fall and will include new drought-tolerate, native plants, grasses and flowers. The SFPUC will keep the neighborhood updated as we begin the countdown toward completion.

Mt. Davidson Pump Station Taking Shape!

Designed to resemble the style of homes in the neighborhood, the new, modern Mt. Davidson Pump Station on Agua Way has a new foundation, walls and a recently installed terracotta tile roof. Energy efficient pumps and equipment will be installed this summer. The project is expected to finish in late 2009.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Buzz About the Bees

Thanks for your comments and questions about the bees in Laguna Honda. We spoke with volunteer Peter Cook from the San Francisco Bee Keepers' Association and he explained that they have approximately 35 hives at the Laguna Honda site and do not plan to add more hives at this time.
The bees help to pollinate the plants at Laguna Honda and the nearby community garden. Peter welcomes questions and he is happy to talk with any curious neighbors or provide a tour.

For more information, visit the San Francisco Bee Keepers' Association website at