It’s all here, FAQs newly released by the City of San Diego Pure Water Project: areas of construction, number of days of construction per segment, air vent locations associated with the pressurized pipelines, safety precautions, alternative alignment discussion … and much more.
The Morena Pump Station and Pipelines FAQ also includes detailed information about:
- Clairemont and University City locations of 14 air vents designed to mitigate potential noxious odors (map on page 1)
- Proposed pipeline route with locations of tunneling, open trenching and air release valves; includes areas of construction, number of days of construction per segment, which side of street to expect construction (pages 1-3)
- Safety precautions in advent of a catastrophic event such as earthquake (page 3)
- Safety preventatives to stymie potential explosions/geysers of raw sewage (page 3)
- Waste water force main pressure to sewage pipeline contents (page 3)
- Pipeline insulation (page 4)
- Evaluation of proposed alternative alignments (page 4)
- Similar pressurized pipelines in San Diego County (page 5)
- Operation of air release valves (page 5)
- Photos of existing air release valves (page 6)
- Impacts of water hammering to community members (page 7)
- Depth of pipeline below surface (page 7)
- Life expectancy of pipe (page 7)
- Pipeline maintenance procedure (page 8)
- Map of sewer air valves and trunk sewer pipelines in San Diego (page 9)
Screen prints of PDF document appear at the end of this post. A link to the full document is found on the City’s website at https://www.sandiego.gov/water/purewater/purewatersd/geninfo in the Phase 1 – North City Projects Information section as Morena Pump Station and Pipelines FAQ. The PDF address is https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/pwsd_morena_pump_station_and_pipelines_qa_-_5-30-18.pdf
UCCA thanks University City’s Council District 1 Bridger Langfur for facilitating the publication of this document in response to community questions.
For more information about the Pure Water (toilet-to-tap) projects, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/water/purewater/purewatersd; if you have additional questions about the Pure Water San Diego Program, please call 619-533-7572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Pure Water project from University City News, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/?s=pure+water