Wells and new wastewater treatment plant discussed for Sunset, GGP

Water officials want to dig wells in the Sunset and build a roughly $100 million water treatment plant in Golden Gate Park to offset Hetch Hetchy snowmelt, but are asking for public input first.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will hold an open house to talk about the impacts on the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods if they start constructing.

The preliminary plan is to dig five wells in the Sunset to use groundwater that could be mixed with the tap water The City uses now, which is 80 percent snowmelt.

And the water treatment plant would treat the wastewater that’s normally poured into Ocean Beach after it is chlorinated and reuse it for irrigation.

The meeting is at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center at 37th and Fulton avenues and it starts at 6:30 p.m.

Public comment will be documented in he draft environmental impact report that water officials plan to start researching this month.

kkelkar@sfexaminer.com

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