Last month SFPUC crews completed work installing a 16 inch bypass pipeline at the busy intersection of Mission Street near Cortland.
In a busy traffic corridor with buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians crews worked carefully to ensure that pipe line was installed safely without disrupting normal traffic and neighborhood activity. Work was further complicated due to the depth of which the pipe needed to be installed. The pipe was installed at approximately 14 feet.
Plumbers, welders, machinists, carpenters, and other staff in coordination with the contractor, took special Health & Safety measures in order to provide a safe working environment for everyone involved with the construction. This work is part of system improvements that are being made for when the College Hill Reservoir is taken out of service for upgrades.
This bypass line will provide a redundant water supply source for neighborhoods (Mission, Bernal Heights and more) who receive their drinking water from the College Hill Reservoir.