Groundbreaking Ceremony for the San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant
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Groundbreaking Ceremony For The San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant
For Immediate Release: June 21, 2016

The City of San Mateo Clean Water Program will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Immediate Action Projects on Monday, June 27, at 10am at the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 2050 Detroit Drive, San Mateo, CA 94404.The ceremony is open to the public.

This project marks the beginning of construction for the Clean Water Program and the improvements needed to ensure reliable wastewater treatment plant services and compliance with regulatory requirements. The project involves upgrading the plant's control system network and software, installing a new bridge crane to improve the safety and operation of maintaining plant equipment, replacing motor control centers needed to supply power to plant equipment and facilities, and replacing various clarifier mechanisms, pumps, pipes, gates, and valves to ensure wastewater treatment capabilities. Many of these major plant components are beyond the end of their useful life.The proposed improvements will increase plant control, system security and operational reliability and continuity.

The City of San Mateo and Foster City/Estero Municipal Improvement District jointly own the San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant through a Joint Powers Agreement and San Mateo operates the plant as the Lead Agency and majority owner. The plant serves the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, and portions of Hillsborough, Belmont, Crystal Springs Sanitation District, and unincorporated San Mateo County. These communities participate to fund the Clean Water Program.

For more information about the Clean Water Program, visit

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200