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Utility Undergrounding Information

19th &Texas_BeforeFor all property owners who are interested in undergrounding their utilities within their neighborhood, the Utility Undergrounding Tool Kit (PDF) provides San Francisco residents with a step-by-step approach to forming a property-owner funded undergrounding utility district.  Listed below are the basic steps in the tool kit.                                     

Utility Undergrounding Tool Kit Basic Steps

Step 1    Determine District Boundaries 1-2 months

District boundaries are determined by the Neighborhood Committee made up of local residents

Step 2    Circulate Petition 2-4 months

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The Neighborhood Committee gauges support for the project, collecting signatures and meets with city officials at DPW.

Step 3    Legislate Underground District 2-4 months

Once the Neighborhood Committee submits signed petitions to DPW, there is a Public Hearing required and then approval by Board of Supervisors for a Utility Undergrounding District.

Step 4    Form Assessment District 1-2 year

Property Owners Obtain Funding for Utility Design Plan and Engineering Report.

Step 5    Construction 1-2 years

DPW will oversee construction management and neighborhood notifications.

For more information contact

The Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Use and Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor (Map)
San Francisco, CA  94103
(415) 554-4860

 

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: 10/4/2013 3:48:05 PM