Of Earthquakes, Jobs and Big Infrastructure

Timing is everything when you’re trying to beat Mother Nature. In San Francisco, where seismic protection is paramount, a major infrastructure project is providing water security while creating a slew of job opportunities.
Of Earthquakes, Jobs and Big Infrastructure
This year marks the 10th anniversary since the start of WSIP construction. The program is now 80 percent complete, has repaired or replaced more than 280 miles of pipelines and has put thousands of employees to work.

Just 25 years ago, the freeway-flattening 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit northern California, collapsing structures and calling attention to Bay Area infrastructure —  particularly the water system. Since then, the race has been on to complete work before another major...

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