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Forest Hill Irrigation Improvement Project

Project Introduction

The Forest Hill project aims to significantly reduce water usage at the Forest Hill Muni Station by replacing the station area’s 40-year-old irrigation system. It will also reduce a portion of the sod area, replacing existing sod with a new variety that requires less water, and introducing drought tolerant and native plants.

In saving up to 442,494 gallons of water per year, this project supports water conservation and sustainability goals at the Forest Hill Station in line with the citywide water conservation goals.


  • Reduce Water usage for landscape area behind Forest Hill Station


  • Replace the existing irrigation equipment with a new irrigation system that uses significantly less water

  • Reduce the overall sod area by using drought-tolerant and native plants

  • For remaining sod, introduce a new sod variety that requires less water


  • $400K


Steps will be taken to engage Forest Hill community and Muni customers in decision space for landscaping and selection of plant types:

  • Host public events to provide opportunity for feedback and decision making process

  • Provide accessible feedback mechanisms to gather input from public

  • Work with Forest Hill Association and their Garden Club committee to spur community participation

  • Publicize information in community news sources, project website, email list, social media and neighborhood groups

  • Utilize connections with neighborhoods groups to push out updates and info

Drop in at our open houses co-hosted with Forest Hill Association to see what plants are being considered and provide input on the selection:

Date: August 30 and October 11, 2018

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Forest Hill Clubhouse
                  381 Magellan Ave.
                  San Francisco, CA 94116

See results of our recent survey

If you prefer to speak to the project team and provide your input in person, two pop-up presentations will be held at Forest Hill Station next to the station booth on Tuesday, Sept., 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept., 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Project Timeline 
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Detail Design
Jan - Apr 2019
Bid & Award Contract
May - Oct 2019
Project Status
Contact Information
Public Relations Officer Jay Lu