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Newsletter – October 2019

Reminder – City Council to Vote on UFES EIR at Oct 21 Meeting

On September 24, 2019, the City of San Mateo Planning Commission voted to recommend that City Council certify the Underground Flow Equalization System Final Environmental Impact Report, and approve the concurrent Special Use Permit and Site Plan and Architectural Review. San Mateo City Council will vote on these items during their October 21, 2019 meeting, to be held at 7:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.

The Final EIR is available for download at the Clean Water Program UFES page. Hard copies are also available for onsite viewing at City Hall and the San Mateo Main Library. This final version of the document includes responses to comments and questions received during the public comment period, which ran from March 6 through May 31, 2019.

Several Sewer Improvement Projects Completed

We are excited to report that several Clean Water Program sewer improvement projects are now complete.

Work in Basin 1a—covering portions of northwest San Mateo—included four pipeline projects to update aging infrastructure and help reduce sewer overflows during heavy storms. Overall, these projects involved the installation of more than 4,300 feet of new pipes.

The projects included:

  • El Camino Relief: Installed 324 feet of new 15-inch pipe along El Camino Real near State Street
  • El Camino Real/Poplar Relief: Installed 2,515 feet of new 15-inch diversion pipe, starting at Poplar Avenue, extending along Highland Avenue to State Street and along State Street to El Camino Real.
  • N. Idaho Street Relief: Enlarged 660 feet of 15-inch pipe to 24-inch pipe between Monte Diablo Avenue and Tilton Avenue.
  • Cypress Avenue Relief: Enlarged 826 feet of 10-inch pipe to 18-inch pipe between Bayshore Boulevard and Norfolk Avenue.

This work was completed by the City’s contractor, Cratus, Inc. The firm completed their work more than 4 months ahead of schedule and 5 percent below the estimated cost.

Thank you to the residents and businesses in these neighborhoods for your patience as our contractors worked to complete these vital infrastructure improvements!