Pulgas Water Temple Temporary Closure

Pulgas Water Temple

REDWOOD CITY, CA. – Beginning May 23, 2011, the Pulgas Water Temple will be temporarily closed as critical water system construction is undertaken in the entrance and parking lot areas. The temple is expected to re-open in mid-summer.

The temple grounds, parking lot and portable restrooms cannot be safely accessed by the public during this work.

The Pulgas Water Temple and the associated facilities around it serve the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System and are key components of the Crystal Springs Reservoir System. The Crystal Springs Reservoir System provides supplementary water supply to San Mateo and San Francisco counties, and is the primary source of emergency water should delivery from the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct be interrupted.

The work is part of the Water System Improvement Program to repair, replace and seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.

The Pulgas Water Temple was built in 1934 to mark the location where the waters of the Sierra reach the Peninsula. To receive email notification when it reopens, subscribe to the website: www.sfwater.org/SCT or follow us: Twitter@SawyerCampTrail.

Up-date:  May 29th, 2011.

From Roberts Market in Woodside the next bathroom stop is located at Pulgas Water Temple on Canada Rd and for most, its a welcomed site.  During the construction period the bathrooms will be located outside the gates of the temple.  Thank you sfwater.org and Ms. Zimin for thinking of us all.

Pulgas Water Temple Temporary Rest Stop