- Improved reliability of the firefighting water supply system, particularly following a major earthquake or other major emergency.
- Repairs, replacement, and improvements to the most vulnerable components of the Emergency Firefighting Water System underground pipe network.
- The addition of approximately 30 cisterns that provide an emergency source of water for firefighting.
The First Phase of Construction will begin with the installation of 16 new cisterns for fire protection and is anticipated to begin by summer 2013 in the following neighborhoods: Bayview, Excelsior, Merced Manor, Outer Sunset, Portola, St. Francis Wood, Richmond and Westwood Highlands. Installation of all 16 cisterns will not occur simultaneously and it is anticipated that construction will last approximately 4 months per cistern location. More detailed information will be provided to nearby residents and local businesses prior to construction.
What to Expect
The SFPUC will communicate with all nearby residents and businesses prior to and during construction. You may see crews performing survey work in your neighborhood in preparation for construction.