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Emergency Firefighting Water System Projects

Phase One Projects are currently underway.

These projects focus on improving the reliability of the emergency firefighting water system following an earthquake or other disaster; making repairs, replacement and improvements to the most vulnerable components of the underground piping system; and adding approximately 30 new cisterns to provide an emergency source of water for firefighting.  The Emergency Firefighting Water System has three major categories: 

  • Cisterns -  One of the most basic and reliable means for storing large amounts of water for firefighting is an individual fire cistern. Cisterns, or large, concrete tanks that store water, are currently found throughout San Francisco. The program plans to repair existing cisterns and install new cisterns to improve coverage throughout the City.
  • Core Facilities - Core facilities deliver water at high pressures for the suppression of multiple-alarm fires and are vital for protecting against loss of life, homes and businesses in the event of a major earthquake or other disaster. The program will seismically strengthen five physical plants.
  • Pipelines & Tunnels - The current system includes over 135 miles of underground pipelines and tunnels dedicated to emergency firefighting throughout the City. The program will repair and expand existing pipelines and tunnel components of this critical firefighting infrastructure as needed.

     

36th & Wawona
Cisterns Contract A - Outer Sunset

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in the Outer Sunset.

Cashmere & Hudson
Contract B - Bayview, Portola, & Excelsior

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in the Bayview, Portola & Excelsior.

Funston&Geary
Cisterns Contract C - Various Locations

The program plans to install new cisterns to improve coverage in the Inner Richmond, Merced Manor, Monterey Heights, Parkside, and St. Francis Wood.

base
Ashbury Heights Tank - Clayton Street

The Ashbury Heights Tank provides water for the emergency firefighting water system which delivers water at high pressures for the suppression of multiple-alarm fires and are vital for protecting against loss of life, homes and businesses in the event of a major earthquake or other natural disaster. The program will replace the existing tank.

Pipelines &
Tunnels

The program will repair and expand existing pipelines and tunnel components throughout the City. Projects to begin at a later date.

Jones Street Tank
Core
Facilities

The program will make seismic, upgrades to pump stations, tanks and a reservoir. Projects to begin at a later date.

Contractors seeking more information regarding construction contracts please visit our Contracts and Bids page

Last updated: 7/17/2014 11:12:10 AM