Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Forest Hill Pump Station Upgrade

The San Francisco Water Power Sewer (SFPUC) are rebuilding the existing Forest Hill Pump Station located on Mendosa Avenue. This water pump station serves a very important role in delivering potable water to its surrounding neighborhoods in the Golden Gates Heights district as well as providing water for fire protection. This project is one of 86 Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) projects that will repair, replace and seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system.

Built in 1964, the existing pump station building, mechanical and electrical systems have exceeded their useful life and are in need of replacement. The existing structure no longer complies with current seismic and building codes, is inadequate to withstand a moderate earthquake and is susceptible to fire. The new station will comply with the latest fire, building, and ADA accessibility code requirements and be constructed of materials to resist fire, seismic and other catastrophic events. Primary building materials will be concrete and steel. New piping entering and leaving the station will be fitted with flexible joints that will allow movement during seismic events. Modern, energy-efficient pumps, motors and controls will be installed.

A temporary pump station has been installed on Quintara Street by Cragmont Avenue to serve the community during construction of the new pump station and will remain in place until the new pump station is completed in 2013. A pedestrian sidewalk path was installed and allows the bus stop to remain accessible.

Construction Scedule
Our contractor, NTK Construction Inc., began construction activities in October 2011. Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2013.

Workdays & Hours
(weather permitting)
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Lolita Sweet at 415.551.4394 or
Please call 311 during evening hours and weekends

1 comment:

  1. A sewage pump has one job and one job only — to move solids and liquids between locations. A typical sewage pump will sit in a sewage basin, which must naturally be in the lowest area of the location needing drained. The pump is capable of being submerged and will likely have to deal with some fluids at nearly all times.