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The Bay Area Water Works Association is a non-profit association comprised of persons in the water works and related industries in the north, east and south San Francisco Bay areas.

March 23, 2017

Come join us explore San Francisco's largest wastewater facility. Built in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) treats 80% of the City's flows including Daly City and Brisbane. Located in Bayview Hunters Point, the SEP is nestled in the midst of a mixed industrial, commercial, and residential area.

Through the Sewer System Improvement Program, the SEP will undergo operational improvements and seismic upgrades. The operational improvements intend to ensure the reliability of the sewer system and protect both public health and environment.

March 2017 Meeting Options

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Tour: Southeast Treatment Plant

Date:March 23, 2017

Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 750 Phelps Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

    • Tour Size/Spots: 2 tours. Tour limited to 30 people each
    • Confirmation of Tour Spot : Confirmation email will be sent on or before March 21, 2017.
    • Time : First tour: arrive by 2:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 3:00 pm.

      Second tour: arrive by 3:45 pm. Tour will start promptly at 4:00 pm.

    • Clothing Requirements : Sturdy, Leather Closed-Toe Shoes or Boots, Long Pants, hard hat
    • Parking/Carpooling : Parking at the facility is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
    • Registration: RSVP by March 20, 2017 . Tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Location: Jillian's - 175 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Public Transportation:Montgomery Bart Station

Parking: Moscone Center Parking Garage - 257 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage - 833 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Following the tour of the Southeast Treatment Plant, join us at Jillian's San Francisco at the Metreon.

Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by a presentation by Elizabeth A. (Liz) Hirschhorn, assistant development program manager, of the Treasure Island Development Authority. See Liz's bio and presentation focus for additional information.

         5:00 No-Host Bar

         6:00 Dinner

         7:00 General meeting and Presentation


1)      Caesar salad with garlic croutons, or

2)      Mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette, or

3)      Fresh baked bread and butter.


1)       Pesto cream penne with grilled chicken, toasted peanuts, basil and garlic toast, or

2)       Salmon with Thai curry, seasonal vegetables, and jasmine rice, or

3)       Herb crusted pork lion, seasonal vegetables, potato cakes, and apple chutney, or

4)       Veg Option: Quinoa with sauteed vegetables & EEVO.


1)      Tiramisu, or

2)      Strawberry shortcake.




Treasure Island Development - Distribution System Upgrade


Elizabeth A. (Liz) Hirschhorn, P.E.

Assistant Development Program Manager, Treasure Island Development Authority


Liz Hirschhorn is Assistant Development Program Manager of Treasure Island for the City and County of San Francisco. Liz is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in CA and MD and has 30 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the City, she spent her career as a consulting engineer providing engineering solutions for public infrastructure. She has great familiarity with the project having served on the Treasure Island Citizen's Advisory Board as a Mayoral Appointee since its inception in Year 2000.


Presentation Focus :

The presentation provides an overview of existing water system and redevelopment plans/designs at Treasure Island including:

Geotechnical setting and development program to improve site

New water system pipeline material selection (for seismically vulnerable site) – comparison of Kubota, US Pipe, and American Pipe for ERDIP

New water storage tanks planning and design

System features – demands, valves, phased implementation, etc.

Construction challenges.