It seems like only yesterday the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission launched the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). However, April marked the 10-year anniversary of WSIP, and, perhaps it seems like time has flown by since we’ve been busy at work!! Since the start, 11,000 workers have been employed by the program.
Nearly six million craft hours have been completed on the program to date, which includes 725,000 apprenticeship hours. Plus, San Francisco and service-area residents have worked 50 percent of those craft hours. In fact, Alameda County residents are responsible for the largest percentage of total hours worked on WSIP out of all the participating counties!
Thanks in part to the hard work of Alameda County residents, the WSIP is now 80 percent complete. The WSIP will ensure the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which serves 2.6 million customers in the Bay Area, will be able to withstand a major earthquake or drought and continue to deliver water to customers.
A crew member upgrades the San Antonio Pump Station, a key WSIP project now complete.