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South San Francisco Recycled Water Facility

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Sponsoring Agency South San Francisco/SFPUC
Subregions ('West Bay',)
Counties San Mateo
Watershed Tributary Colma Creek/San Bruno Slough
Public or private land? ('Public',)
Location (lat/lon)
Start Date 01/01/2014
End Date 01/01/2015
Location Description

The proposed project is a 2 to 4 MGD generation facility located at the Shaw Road pumping station to utilize wase water from the Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae that uses membranes and UV light to create a high quality recycled water and install a transmission line to nearby public uses. The cost of the generation and transmission is estimated at $22M. The project would provide the recycled water to the National Cemetery currently served by SFPUC, San Bruno city parks, South San Francisco city parks and potentially the California Golf Course. Future phases of the project could serve other uses including cemeteries in Colma.

The City of South San Francisco in conjunction with the City of San Bruno, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and CalWater has prepared preliminary studies for a recycled water facility to be constructed at the Water Quality Control Plant in South San Franciso. 

 

The proposed project is a 2 to 4 MGD generation facility located at the Shaw Road pumping station to utilize wase water from the Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae that uses membranes and UV light to create a high quality recycled water and install a transmission line to nearby public uses.  The cost of the generation and transmission is estimated at $22M. 

 

The project would provide the recycled water to the National Cemetery currently served by SFPUC, San Bruno city parks, South San Francisco city parks and potentially the California Golf Course.  Future phases of the project could serve other uses including cemeteries in Colma.

 

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Drinking Water Supply
Water Quality Improvement
Water Reuse/Recycling
Stormwater Improvements
Groundwater Benefits
Infiltration
Habitat Protection and Restoration
Flood Protection
Provides an alternative supply to using potable water to irrigate leaving more potable water for human consumption. Will put less treated sewage water out to SF Bay Creates and utilizes wastewater through reuse and recycling Using this recycled water will require less water from wells thus increasing the supply of available groundwater aquafiers. Habitat in SF Bay is enhanced by less treated water being sent to the estuary.
This is a conservation effort as it reuses wastewater.
yes
This project does not relate to stormwater runoff.

Part 2 - Detail

The South San Francisco Recycled Water Project is proposed to provide 2 to 4 million gallons a day of recycled wastewater during dry weather seasons to large volume users i.e. the Goledn Gate National Cemetary, South San Francisco Parks, San Bruno Parks, and palying fields within the Sotuh San Francisco School District.   Fully treated secodary effluent wastewater will be drawn from the City of Burlingame and Millbrae's discharge line and brought to a facility in South San Francisco to be tertiary treated.  Through the use of membrane bioreactors the product will be prepared for safe use.

A transmission line will be built to transport the water from the Shaw Road plant to users.  This line will be owned and operated by the California Water Service Company. 

False
By diverting 2 to 4 mgd of wastewater from San Francisco bay the quality of the water within the bay will be improved.

i. Water Supply (conservation, recycled water, groundwater recharge, surface storage, etc.)

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ii. Water Quality

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iii. Flood and Stormwater Management

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iv. Resource Stewardship (watershed management, habitat protection and restoration, recreation, open space, etc.)

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False
True
True
Increases Water Supply Reliability
Advances/ Expands Conjunctive Management of Multiple Water Supply Sources
Increases Water Use and/or Reuse Efficiency
Provides Additional Water Supply
Promotes Water Quality Protection
Reduces Water Demand
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Addresses Sea Level Rise
Addresses other Anticipated Climate Change Impact (e.g. through water management system modifications)
Improves Flood Control (e.g. through wetlands restoration, management, protection)
Promotes Habitat Protection
Establishes Migration Corridors
Re-establishes River-Floodplain Hydrologic Continuity
Re-introduces Anadromous Fish Populations to Upper Watersheds
Enhances and Protects Upper Watershed Forests and Meadow Systems
Other (Please Describe)
Increases Water Use Efficiency or Promotes Energy-Efficient Water Demand Reduction
Improves Water System Energy Efficiency
Advances/Expands Water Recycling
Promotes Urban Runoff Reuse
Promotes Use of Renewable Energy Sources
Contributes to Carbon Sequestration (e.g. through vegetation growth)
Other (Please Describe)
(low) - (high)
Drought Preparedness
Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently
Climate Change Response Actions (Adaptation to Climate Change, Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduce Energy Consumption)
Expand Environmental Stewardship
Practice Integrated Flood Management
Protect Surface and Groundwater Quality
Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources
Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits
Reduce Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Reduce Water Demand
Improved Operational Efficiency and Transfers
Increase Water Supply
Improve Water Quality
Improve Flood Management
Practice Resources Stewardship
Other Strategies (Please Describe)
Groundwater Management Plan
Urban Water Management Plan
Water Meter Requirements
Groundwater Monitoring Requirements
AB 1420 Compliance
BMP Compliance
CEQA Compliance
Water supply reliability, water conservation and water use efficiency
Stormwater capture, storage, clean-up, treatment, and management
Removal of invasive non-native species, the creation and enhancement of wetlands, and the acquisition, protection, and restoration of open space and watershed lands
Non-point source pollution reduction, management and monitoring
Groundwater recharge and management projects
Contaminant and salt removal through reclamation, desalting, and other treatment technologies and conveyance of reclaimed water for distribution to users
Water banking, exchange, reclamation and improvement of water quality
Planning and implementation of multipurpose flood management programs
Watershed protection and management
Drinking water treatment and distribution
Ecosystem and fisheries restoration and protection
Reduced Reliance on the Bay-Delta
Projects that directly address a critical water quality or supply issue in a DAC
Urban water suppliers implementing certain BMPs as on page 17 of Guidelines
Be designed to manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage (PRC §5096.827)
Be consistent with the applicable Regional Water Quality Control Plans (Basin Plans) (PRC §5096.827)
Not be a part of the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) (PRC §5096.827)

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Part 3 - Benefits