Newsletter – March 10, 2021
Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Update
The Wastewater Treatment Plant construction is making great progress. Upcoming construction activities include concrete work for the structures which will be ongoing through end of 2022.
As part of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project, the Anchor Road Passive Open Space is being prepared to be utilized for temporary construction parking, a decision approved by the City of San Mateo Park & Recreation Commission and San Mateo City Council prior to construction. Limited public parking is available on Anchor Road, and bike and pedestrian access will be maintained. Construction crews will utilize this space until November 2023. Once construction is complete, we’ll remove the temporary construction parking.
For more information about our exciting new plant, please visit our WWTP page. You can also e-mail info@CleanWaterProgramSanMateo.org, or call us at (650) 727-6870.
You can watch the new buildings come to life via live camera feeds on our WWTP page.
Clean Water Program’s UFES Project Reaches a Significant Construction Milestone
Phase 2 construction of the Clean Water Program’s Underground Flow Equalization System (UFES) project, which included installation of the shoring system and dewatering equipment at the San Mateo County Event Center site, is complete. The work performed during this phase was completed on schedule. Successful completion of Phase 2 construction allowed the City to progress to Phase 3 construction.
We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we make steady progress towards completion of this much-needed solution for our aging sewer system.
Phase 3 of the Clean Water Program’s UFES Project is underway!
Construction of the UFES project at the San Mateo County Event Center site progressed to Phase 3 Excavation in February 2021. During Phase 3 construction, the soil inside the shoring system will be removed, and water will be removed from inside the excavation. The upcoming work will include additional equipment, heavier construction, and increased truck traffic for hauling soil from the San Mateo County Event Center to and from Delaware Street. Approved work hours at the Event Center site are between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The City will continue to monitor dust, noise, vibration, and groundwater levels.
Pipeline Work Along Saratoga Drive is Underway
Construction on the Underground Flow Equalization System (UFES) is underway, and pipeline work along Saratoga Drive began in February 2021. The City’s contractor is currently working to install shoring in locations along Saratoga Drive. Shoring is required before excavation and pipe installation.
During the shoring work, residents may notice some larger trucks delivering materials to the project site. While we continually strive to minimize the impacts of our work on our neighbors, you may hear some noise and feel minor vibrations if you are close to the work in the roadway.
Traffic control measures are in place. The single Eastbound lane of Saratoga Dr. is being utilized for Event Center traffic only. The single Westbound lane of Saratoga Dr. allows for through traffic to Delaware Street; however, traffic patterns are subject to change. Traffic signs are placed in specific areas to provide direction and ensure the safety of drivers. Please adhere to traffic signs.
Approved hours for this segment of work along Saratoga Drive are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regular UFES construction hours at the Event Center site are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Construction schedules are subject to change.
Stay Connected with the UFES Project
The Clean Water Program’s UFES construction is well underway and we want to keep you informed. The team has established multiple information channels for residents and business owners to stay connected.
Sign up for construction alerts (text the word UFES to 1-833-321-0231), email us at info@CleanWaterProgramSanMateo.org or call our hotline at 1-650-522-7250.
You can also visit our UFES Project page to see project details and sign up for our e-newsletter. If you don’t want to opt in, but still want information, bookmark the link where we post our updates to the project website.
El Camino Real Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project
The El Camino Real Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project is making great progress. The work being performed is part of the City of San Mateo’s Annual Sewer Rehabilitation Program for the overall wastewater collection system. Improvements to the City’s sewer system will help prevent sewer overflows, as well as help the City comply with regulatory requirements.
This project consists of the rehabilitation or replacement of sewer pipeline and rehabilitation of 79 manholes. Most of the repairs will be spot repairs and lining work, with some segment replacements. The rehabilitation work will be performed at multiple sites within the City streets, including some in high-traffic areas. Mitigation measures will be in place to minimize the effects of the project on residents, businesses, commuters, and others. Notifications will continue to be sent prior to the start of construction to ensure occupants and business owners are well informed about the project and the construction schedule.
For more information, please visit our El Camino Real page or contact Project Manager Sarah Pham at 312-375-0502 or Sarah.Pham@Jacobs.com.
Basin 4 Collection System Improvement Project
This project is part of the City of San Mateo’s Annual Sewer Rehabilitation Program for the overall wastewater collection system. Improvements to the City’s sewer system will help prevent sewer overflows, as well as help the City comply with regulatory requirements.
City of San Mateo’s contractor completed utilities potholing at various locations to support the design of a future sewer capacity improvement project. Over the next several months, engineers will work to finalize the design. Notifications will be sent prior to the start of construction to ensure residents and business owners are well informed about the project and the construction schedule.
For more information, please contact project manager Sarah Pham at 312-375-0502 or Sarah.Pham@Jacobs.com.
E Basin (South Basin) Sewer Rehabilitation
San Mateo’s stormwater and wastewater collection system includes a network of 240 miles of pipeline divided into five major sewer basins. The City’s Public Works Department performs thorough condition assessments of the sewer system, tracks the condition of the system, and performs routine maintenance of the pipes.
The E Basin project is one of the City’s five basin projects that performs routine maintenance of the sewer system, and regularly cleans and inspects all sewer mains. Over the next six months, contractors will perform video inspections using a remote-controlled camera and allow the City to collect information that will enable the City to identify problem areas in the collection system, and plan for future rehabilitation and repair, such as spot repairs, lateral repairs, pipe lining, segment repairs, manhole repairs, etc.
The upcoming work will include cleaning and video inspection of approximately 206,000 linear feet of pipe in public right-of-way and 49,000 linear feet in easements on private property and approximately 1,300 manholes. Improvements to the City’s sewer system will help prevent sewer overflows, as well as help the City comply with regulatory requirements.
Notifications will be sent prior to the start of construction to ensure residents and business owners are well informed about the project and the construction schedule.
For more information, please visit contact project manager Laura Webb at 650-522-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latest on the County of San Mateo’s Health Advisories
As the County of San Mateo’s COVID-19 Health Order continues to evolve, we follow all guidelines and safety instructions to ensure your infrastructure continues to improve during this time. Increased traffic and activity at the San Mateo County Event Center is expected now through the summer. Traffic patterns are expected to change over the coming weeks and could change suddenly. Please follow all directional street-level signage.