Wet Weather Storage Facility Expansion
You all may notice at the end of this week that there will be activity on the Burnham Strip. In 2020 the board of the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) approved a contract for the construction of additional wet weather storage in the strip. Granada Community Services District (GCSD), as a board member of SAM, approved of the project and granted an easement to allow it to happen. It is a SAM project.
There is already one 200,000 gallon storage facility on the strip (built in 2012) and a second very similar one will soon be built.
These facilities give SAM the ability to hold water during big storm events and for planned maintenance shutdowns at SAM.
The new storage will go in next to the existing one, and when the project is completed by mid-Spring the area will be recovered with soil and seeded.
The new tanks will be below ground as the current ones are, with only a few maintenance-hole covers to be seen. The plans for the future park take these features into consideration in the design. Below is a more detailed description of the project by the SAM General Manager. I am also attaching a map showing the location.
Our team is working hard on the park plans and expects to have plans ready for submittal by spring.
Barbara Dye, Board Member, GCSD, GCSD Representative to SAM, firstname.lastname@example.org.