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Sewer Repair Work

OUR COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM

49
Square Miles in SF

800,000+
SF Population

3
Treatment Facilities

1,000+
Miles of Pipes

80
MGD Treated
Non-Rainy Day

575
MGD Treated
Rainy Day

40
Billion Gallons
Treated Per Year

MGD = Million Gallons per Day

We are making much needed sewer repairs all across San Francisco. More than 70% of our sewers are over 100 years old; some date back to the Gold Rush!

What does Sewer Repair Work entail?

Sewer Repair Work involves replacement or repair of defective or broken sections of the main sewer and sewer laterals (sections that stretch from the face of the curb to the main sewer pipeline.) These sewer repairs are crucial in providing uninterrupted sewer service and protecting public health and environment.

During the repair work, crews will use heavy equipment such as excavators, front-end loaders and concrete mixers.

Sewer Repair Work - excavator

 

How long does it take?

Sewer Repair Work typically takes anywhere from two days to two weeks. To reduce impacts on the community, we might repair several sewer lines on one block at a time.

Parking and Traffic: During work hours, parking will be unavailable on the block where repairs are taking place. We might have to close some traffic lanes, though we will provide local access for residents and businesses.

Sewer Repair Factsheet

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While these sewer repairs address the immediate needs of our sewer system, we are also embarking on the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP). SSIP is a 20-year, multi-billion dollar citywide investment required to upgrade our aging sewer infrastructure. The SSIP is the result of a n eight-year community planning process and will ensure a reliable, sustainable and seismically safe sewer system now and for generations to come.

Customer feedback is important to us as we work to upgrade our infrastructure. If you have questions or concerns, or want to share your experience with us, please fill out our brief sewer system customer service survey.

Remember, for sewer service problems or emergencies such as clogged catch basins, flooding, or sewer odors, call the City's 24-hour call-center at 3-1-1 or log on at www.sf311.org.
Last updated: 6/3/2014 10:12:02 AM