A new fence with a purpose

Fifty years after its initial installation, a 6-foot chain link fence that surrounds the perimeter of the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant has lost its original integrity and luster.

Because the water district considers security at this mission critical facility to be of the utmost importance, it will, towards the end of construction, replace the entire fence line. This will increase plant security and improve aesthetics to surrounding neighbors, who will see three new types of fences.

Most of the perimeter will be a 7-foot, 1-inch black mesh chain link fence along the southern and northern edges of the plant. The second type is an 8-foot, 1-inch black mesh chain-link fence along Smith Creek. And the fence along More Avenue will be a 7-foot high Impasse II, a black ornamental fence that will tie into the new entrance gates.

More Ave Gate Entrance

The entrance gate is laser-cut, rusted steel. The district worked with HKIT Architects to design an elegant entryway, where form meets function.
The entrance gate is laser-cut, rusted steel. The district worked with HKIT Architects to design an elegant entryway, where form meets function.

Fences serve an important deterrent role, but the best defense is always those extra set of eyes. If you spot a potential security breach or activities that don’t seem right to you around the plant, call the plant security line at 408-265-2607.

Tara Pozzi– Tara Pozzi, SCVWD Intern

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