Monday, February 6, 2012

Groundwater Monitoring Program Update

The New Irvington Tunnel project team is currently monitoring some local groundwater decline. So far, four properties south of the Sheridan Valley project area have been affected. It appears that these declines are related to tunnel construction and dewatering activities. We have initiated mitigation measures at each property and we are maintaining their water supply.

Our commitment to protecting the groundwater in Sheridan Valley has not changed. If tunnel construction causes a decline in groundwater levels that affect an individual’s property, we will initiate the contingency measures defined in each site-specific Groundwater Management Plan. The project team continues to keep a close eye on groundwater levels and will take appropriate actions to maintain water supply.

If you notice any change in your water system, please contact the SFPUC’s 24-hour Answer Line (866.973.1476). Contacting the answer line will ensure the appropriate team members respond to you in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we will host question and answer coffee sessions next week:

Thursday February 9
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunol Jazz Café
11986 Main Street
Sunol, CA

Friday February 10
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Sunol Railroad Café
11882 Main Street
Sunol, CA

If you cannot attend either of those sessions, please contact Francis Zamora at 925.232.4059 or fzamora@sfwater.org. We are always available to answer questions and address your concerns.

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