San Antonio Backup Pipeline Projects

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
San Antonio Backup Pipeline Projects
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
SFPUC Alameda watershed lands: water supply facilities and gravel mining / Resource Management and Water Management
Document Description
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes to implement the San Antonio Backup Pipeline (SABPL) project to provide reliable conveyance capacity for planned and emergency discharges of Hetch Hetchy water out of the SFPUC regional water system under future flow conditions. The proposed improvements include a 7,000-foot-long backup pipeline, discharge facility, cutoff wall, dewatering facilities, pump station and wet well, and new conveyance pipelines. The proposed improvements would allow the SFPUC to discharge the full maximum future flow to a quarry pit, and subsequently conserve the discharged water by pumping the water to either San Antonio Reservoir for storage or to the Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant for treatment and subsequent delivery to customers. The proposed project would also increase operational flexibility and delivery reliability during emergencies and planned maintenance activities, thereby minimizing the risk of water supply service interruption. The proposed project has a 21-month construction schedule, from approximately October 2012 through June 2014. All project components would be located in the Sunol Valley on Alameda watershed lands owned by the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) and managed by the SFPUC.

Contact Information

Steve Smith
Agency Name
San Francisco Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Calaveras Road, I-680, SR 84
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 680 and Hwy 84
Niles Canyon
Sunol Glen
Alemeda Cr, San Antonio Cr, Vallecitos Cr, Pirate Cr, Sheridan Cr, San Antonio Res
Other Location Info
Sunol Valley

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Conveyance, trea, MGD 315)
Local Actions
Water Distribution
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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