Monday, October 22, 2012

Learn about upcoming construction in your neighborhood!

Before construction begins in mid-November, please join us on Thursday, Nov. 1 to learn more about the Seismic Upgrade of Bay Division Pipeline Nos. 3 and 4 (BDPL3&4) Project in Fremont. The project team will be on hand to discuss the benefits and potential impacts of this pipeline upgrade work. Come by anytime between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to ask questions, review informational materials and to find out more about this important project! For more details, go to

Event Details
What: Learn about the upcoming BDPL3&4 Seismic Upgrade Project
When: Thursday, Nov.1, 2012
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Intersection of Tissiack Way & Nugget Place in Fremont
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 415.551.4675 or RSVP by emailing

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Be Prepared!

The 23rd anniversary of the freeway-flattening Loma Prieta earthquake is coming up on October 17th. In the event of a similar emergency, will you be prepared? Will you have enough drinking water?

Make This October Emergency Preparedness Month!
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) operates the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which provides high-quality drinking water to 2.6 million residents and businesses across four Bay Area counties. The SFPUC is making the investment to seismically upgrade regional water facilities, tunnels, and pipelines. However, it is important for you to remember that smaller pipelines leading to your home might be damaged in an earthquake. As a result, water from your tap may be unavailable for up to 72 hours or longer.

To prepare for an emergency:

Keep a 3-day water supply just in case!
• Each family member needs 1 gallon per day
• Store tap water in food-grade plastic containers; replace every 6 months
• Store bottled water in the original sealed containers; replace according to expiration date.

If your supply runs out, you can treat your water!
• Boil it for 3 minutes, or disinfect it by adding regular household bleach
• Add 8 drops of bleach per gallon of water
• Shake or stir then let it stand for 30 minutes

For more tips, view our emergency preparedness videos and website: or follow @WSIPInTheNews.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pipeline Construction Work Coming to Fremont

This fall, crews will begin work on the seismic upgrade of two water pipelines where they cross the Hayward Earthquake Fault in Fremont. The pipelines, known as Bay Division Pipeline (BDPL) Nos. 3 and 4, cross three traces of the fault near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and I-680. The goal of the project is to make sure that all of our Bay Area customers have reliable water delivery following a major earthquake.

Preparation work and pipeline work will begin near Crawford Street and Tissiack Way, including the installation of fencing and staging equipment.Environmental monitoring activity will take place along the SFPUC Right of Way and around the work area.

Before major construction activities begin this November, crews will perform environmental surveys of the project site. Also, modifications will be made to nearby electrical, sewer and water lines to avoid utility interruption during construction.
Overall construction is anticipated to be complete in summer 2014.

For more information, contact our 24-hour answering service at 866-973-1476 or e-mail

More updates to our construction activity will be distributed as the work nears.

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