Emergency Firefighting Water System
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Emergency Firefighting Water System ($55 million)
What improvements will be made to the emergency firefighting water system?
ESER 2014 will build on the work started by ESER 2010 and continue improvements and seismic upgrades to the various, vital components of the Emergency Firefighting Water System. Funding will be allocated to repair, replace, and extend system components to increase the ability to provide adequate water for fire-fighting purposes following a major earthquake and during multiple-alarm fires from other causes, including repairs and upgrades to core facilities, cisterns, and pipelines and tunnels.
ESER 2010 work underway
Approximately 30 new cisterns are being constructed with ESER 2010. Eleven cisterns are under construction, with construction beginning on an additional five cisterns in spring 2014. Design work is also underway for the construction of approximately 14 additional cisterns.
Planning work is beginning for nine pipeline and tunnel projects, repairing pipes and fire connections, a seawater intake tunnel, providing a new water supply, motorizing critical valves for remote control, and improving the electronic control system.
Construction is underway to replace water valves and piping and to perform concrete repairs at the Twin Peaks Reservoir. At the Ashbury Heights Tank, a 500,000 gallon water storage tank and piping are being replaced. Work is underway at the Jones Street Tank to strengthen the foundation, the walls and roof, replace valves and piping, and refurbish the valve-house roof. Design work and proposals are underway for Pumping Station 1 and Pumping Station 2.
Learn more about the Emergency Firefighting Water System work.