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San Francisco Reservoir Reopens After Seismic Upgrade

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University Mound Reservoir, retrofit constuction, San Francisco

Workers perform retrofit work inside the University Mound Reservoir at University and Bacon streets in San Francisco. (SFPUC)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A reservoir basin was reopened in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood Thursday, after being emptied for two years while it was seismically upgraded.

The University Mound Reservoir North Basin, which supplies about 25 percent of the city’s tap water, is the site of the last major seismic upgrade of the local San Francisco water system, part of the $4.6 billion Hetch Hetchy system improvement program.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

The basin, located near the intersection of University and Bacon streets, will now be a reliable source of water for drinking and emergency firefighting after a major earthquake, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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