NOTICE: Truck Traffic to Increase Through September 20 Along Redwood Shores Parkway

Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) has provided notice that truck traffic will increase through September 20th along Redwood Shores Parkway.

Truck traffic along Redwood Shores Parkway will be greater than anticipated for approximately a four-week period starting the week of August 21, 2017. The increased traffic is being used to reduce the duration and overall impact of heavy truck traffic, for site preparation improvements at Silicon Valley Clean Water, on residents and businesses along Redwood Shores Parkway and Radio Road.

The project originally envisioned 50 truck trips per day. The contractor anticipates they will be using 150 truck trips per day to bring soil to the site. It is anticipated that delivery of the soil can be completed as early as September 20th. The trucks are required to drive in the right-hand lane and to obey the posted 25 mph speed limit.

For additional information, please see Silicon Valley Clean Water’s full notice.

Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Construction in June


A project to rehabilitate the existing biosolids drying beds at Silicon Valley Clean Water’s treatment plant at 1400 Radio Road is nearing completion and will require cement trucks traversing Redwood Shores Parkway for three days in June, all concentrated between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for their roundtrips. The current schedule, which may change as construction conditions change, is:

  • 6/11 – Thirty-five (35) trucks
  • 6/17 – Fifty-five (55) trucks
  • 6/22 – Fifty-five (55) trucks

The project has significant environmental benefits by lining the beds and by making the drying process much more efficient. The work includes lime stabilization of the existing soil base, a new concrete floor and access ramps, internal roadway improvements, and a new decant system and pump station. The overall drying bed area is not increasing.

In the long term, the improvements will reduce the number of trucks leaving the SVCW site annually from about 600 to about 300 and significantly reduce biosolids disposal costs.

Questions: 650-585-2181,
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Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in

Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District


Update for 63-inch Pipeline in Redwood Shores

The following message from Silicon Valley Clean Water was shared with RSCA in order to inform residents about an issue that affects Redwood Shores residents.



Geotechnical Investigations Set for July 16-17

Consultants for Silicon Valley Clean Water on Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and July 17, will be conducting preliminary geotechnical investigations in the locations described and shown below.

The work, called cone penetrometer tests, involves a truck parked on the pavement for about an hour, sometime between 7 am and 5 pm. In some locations if a lane is blocked, traffic control will be provided to direct traffic around the truck.

The truck has equipment that will push a rod down into the ground to depths of up to 120 feet in order to gather information about the ground so that engineers can confirm if a deep tunnel is feasible.

The geotechnical investigation is part of investigating the feasibility of replacing SVCW pipelines without surface disruption through Redwood Shores.

The six locations are:

  • C-1 Shearwater Parkway between Breakwater Drive and Mindano Drive.
  • C-2 Redwood City Reservoir near Avocet Drive.
  • C-3 Shell Parkway between Marine Parkway and Davit Lane.
  • C-5 End of Spar Drive.
  • C-7 Twin Dolphin Drive between Shoreline Drive and Lagoon Drive.
  • C-10 off of Whipple Avenue near E. Bayshore Road.

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Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District.

SVCW Pipeline Replacement Project Meetings

For those not able to attended the Redwood Shores Annual Meeting on February 12th, RSCA would like to bring to your attention this series of meetings regarding an issue that will significantly affect our neighborhood.


Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW; formerly South Bayside System Authority) is in the planning stages of replacing an aging wastewater pipeline segement that runs from the San Carlos airport area to the treatment facility in southeastern Redwood Shores.

Join us at one of these meetings at SVCW’s (SBSA’s) administrative offices:
1400 Radio Road, Redwood Shores

  • Wed. March 5th at 3 P.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 5th at 7 P.M.
  • Sat. March 8th at 10 A.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 12th at 3 P.M. (with optional tour)
  • Wed. March 12th at 7 P.M.

The meetings will share information about possible locations for the new pipeline and provide an opportunity for community members to share input. This is also an opportunity to take a tour from your wastewater treatment plant (daytime meetings only.)

SVSW officials are studying possible locations for the new 63-inch-diameter pipeline with the goal of identifying the route with the least disruption to the Redwood Shores community and the most long-term benefit to the community. We are seeking input on the possible locations. Whichever location is chosen, construction would begin in mid- to late-2015.