San Francisquito Creek Stormwater Pump Station
In need of flood control and stormwater management measures, San Francisquito Creek was the only major creek in Palo Alto without a pump station. Located in a sensitive environmental area, visible to pedestrians on the creek trail and residents of East Palo Alto across the creek, the new pump station is designed to be compatible with its riparian setting and the neighborhood.
The wetland habitat at the mouth of the San Francisquito Creek remains a refuge for many native species, including shorebirds and anadromous fish like the steelhead trout. Project stakeholders include the Joint Power Authority of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
MWA and the city’s Public Art Commission selected art from Menlo Park artist, Ceevah Sobel titled, “Streaming” to be integrated into the façade