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Sani5 News:  Mar 22, 2017

NOTICE: 2016/2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project for Tiburon & Belvedere

District News-Robin Dohrmann

Wednesday, 22 March 2017: 7087 Hits


The purpose of this notice is to inform you and your neighbors of an upcoming construction project in your area that will improve and rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system. The 2016/2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project for Tiburon and Belvedere was sent out to bid in in January, 2017. The Board of Directors for Sanitary District No. 5 has awarded the project to Pacific Trenchless, Inc., and the construction project is expected to begin sometime in April.  The duration of the project will be approximately 12 weeks. Please be assured that construction at or near your property however, will only occur for a small portion of that time.

Approximately 2,600 feet of old vitrified clay pipe is being replaced. In most places, the existing sewer is located in an easement behind the homes. The sewers are being replaced by the pipe-bursting method which replaces the existing buried pipeline by pulling a polyethylene pipe with an expander head through the existing pipe without the need for a conventional construction trench. There will be some digging where your individual sewer lateral connects to the existing sewer.

The work will involve mechanical or hand digging to connect the lower laterals to the new sewer main.  The work areas will be covered with plywood or similar material and barricaded off. The District’s contractor will work with each property owner in determining where the sanitary facilities are located.  Any paved, concreted or landscaped areas affected by the project will be restored as nearly as possible to the pre-construction conditions.

When your lower lateral connection is dug near the sewer main, there will be a cost effective opportunity for you to hire the contractor to televise your upper lateral and view its condition. Since the connection is exposed, your upper lateral can be replaced at this time at your expense for a lower cost than you would pay if you did this work as a standalone project. We urge you to avail yourself of this opportunity to replace your lateral at a greatly reduced cost.

The construction will be inspected by Nute Engineering for Sanitary District No.5. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Wilson at (415) 453-4480, ext. 208.

 Sincerest regards,





Tony Rubio

 District Manager

 Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County




2016-2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

Areas to be effected by Sewer Rehabilitation Project



  • Between 45 Rolling Hills Rd and 85 Spring Lane
  • 5 Heathcliff Drive down to 141 Lyford Drive
  • Spanish Trail Easement near 2477 Spanish Trail Rd & 1970 Straits View Dr
  • Ridge Rd between 460 and 480 Ridge Rd
  • Raccoon Path Easement between Centro West and Mar West 1800 Centro West -1828 Centro West and 1801 Mar West -1809 Mar West


  • Buckeye Road to Bay View Ave- 10, 35, 45 Buckeye Road
  • Golden Gate Ave to Belvedere Ave 4 Eucalyptus Rd, 6 Eucalyptus Rd, 111 Golden Gate Ave and 107 Golden Gate Ave.
  • Eucalyptus to Golden Gate Ave- 215 Golden Gate and 217 Golden Gate
  • Beach Road 470 Bella Vista Ave-404 Bella Vista Ave.


Maps of areas effected are available at the SD5 Office:

2001 Paradise Avenue, Tiburon, CA  94941

Call us with any questions: (415) 435-1501