SVCW RESCU Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We were thrilled to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) Regional Environmental Sewer Conveyance Upgrade (RESCU) project. RESCU includes the Gravity Pipeline, Front of Plant, Pump Stations, and Belmont Force Main projects which replaced and rehabilitated the existing facilities in Redwood City, California. As an important part of RESCU, the Gravity Pipeline project was constructed to convey and equalize wastewater flows traveling to its Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The project included 3.3-miles of pipeline extending from Bair Island to the WWTP. A precast concrete segmental liner was installed using a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to carry the Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) pipeline required to meet long-term durability. The project also included shafts, drop facilities, and ventilation and odor control facilities. Once put into service, the pipeline will function to convey wastewater to the WWTP under normal operations. During extreme rain events the pipeline will store peak flows for up to two days, mitigating the need for additional capacity upgrades at the plant.

As part of the Construction Management team, JCK Underground, a Schnabel Engineering company, provided technical, procurement and construction inspection advisory services. The project was built using the Progressive Design-Build contracting method. Our team supported SVCW throughout the procurement process including technical, commercial, constructability review, schedule, cost estimating, and risk. During the design and construction phases, our team provided over the shoulder reviews of the shafts, tunnel, EPBM design, protection of structures, geotechnical instrumentation, and onsite inspection.

Phaidra Campbell, attended the ceremony, which included speeches from the SVCW Manager, Teresa Herrera; director, Office of Waste Water Management, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew D Sawyers, Ph.D.; and city managers. After the event, SVCW conducted a plant tour allowing attendees to get a closer look at this inspiring and sustainable infrastructure. Some of our key team members who worked on this project include: Kantola Joel, Greg Hauser, Phaidra Campbell, Gerald Aspiras, and Jim Foley.