Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mikey Likes It

Meet Mikey.  Mikey likes fog, food trucks and Buster Posey…Go Giants! Most of all Mikey likes the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.  Mikey drinks water from the tap instead of buying bottled water.  Mikey likes to conserve water so he always turns off the faucet when he brushes his teeth. Mikey also likes the important work being done to repair, replace and improve the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.

Mikey learned all about the New Irvington Tunnel - a key project that is part of that effort -- from Project Manager David Tsztoo and Construction Manager Dan McMaster. David and Dan have forty-two years of combined experience building tunnels. They showed Mikey how the road headers dig the tunnel.  Mikey also saw the large diameter steel pipe that will eventually line the tunnel and carry the water he likes so much to his home.

David and Dan have been invited to take part in a prestigious information and technology exchange on designing and constructing large diameter tunnels abroad. Since they are on their own time, they invited Mikey to join them.  Together they will tour tunnel projects and tunnel equipment manufacturing facilities in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. They will bring back their newly acquired knowledge to benefit the New Irvington Tunnel Project and the Water System Improvement Program.

Follow David, Dan and Mikey @WSIPintheNews or search #MikeyLikesIt to see all of the amazing tunnel projects they will learn about and explore over the next couple of weeks.  Mikey and the NIT team will share pictures on our blog at


Post #2: David, Dan and Mikey: Arrival in Zurich

1 comment:

  1. I agree with Mikey. Let's improve the water system by repairing or replacing all aging and seismically vulnerable pipelines.

    And let's ensure the continued reliability of high quality Tuolumne River supplies but do so without storing water in an iconic valley within Yosemite National Park. Yosemite belongs to all Americans.

    And yes go Giants.