BKF has 100+ years of experience planning and designing water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for both private and public clients. We provide end-to-end solutions, from master planning and modeling, to detailed design through construction. No project is too big or too small for BKF. We help homeowners get their drainage permits while concurrently solving large development and transportation projects’ drainage issues. We work on a variety of infrastructure, including

pipelines, tanks, pump stations, trash capture structures, and creeks. We also provide QSD/QSP services on many projects.


With nearly 400 employees bringing 2,500+ years of combined experience to our team, we confidently navigate complex project issues, including utility conflicts, permitting requirements, environmental restrictions, traffic control and construction impacts. We incorporate our lessons learned to keep your designs updated and precise, so that every project stays on track.


Mission Bay Water Resources Projects,
San Francisco

BKF has worked on water resources elements on over 100 acres in Mission Bay. Recent highlights include pump stations 3 and 5 and the development of concept plans for Park Site 23 to show how treatment volume could be metered and pumped into bioswales and bioretention facilities to meet C.3 provisions. We also worked with the developer and City of San Francisco on a Storm Water Management Plan for the system. Additional work in Mission Bay includes:

  • 9 submersible pumps
  • Low Impact Design (LID)
  • Shoreline & channel protection
  • Trash capture



City of Mountain View Trash Capture

BKF coordinated with the trash device provider and the City of Mountain View to ensure a design that properly conveyed the expected hydrologic flows and caused the least disruption to the local neighborhood. BKF was responsible for the design of a hydrodynamic separator placed within a residential area. BKF determined the final placement of the device based upon the results of a utility analysis, gas lines, sewer lines, and overhead wires were in the immediate vicinity.

  • Trash capture unit installation
  • Hydrodynamic Separator
  • City coordination



San Francisco Central Subway Sewer

Design-Build project of a 48-inch gravity sewer line and a 36-inch force main along 4th Street to avoid conflicts with the new San Francisco Central Subway. The project also includes modification of the 78-inch sewer line by removing the top brick portion and designing a concrete top and reconnecting all the laterals, culverts, and catch basins.



Oracle Office Park Stormwater Lagoon, Redwood City

  • Assisted with the hydraulic and hydrological calculations for the control systems for the Oracle Office Park stormwater lagoon
  • Work involved sizing the pump, designing the outlet and inlet structures, figuring the pump operation strategy
  • Analyzing water quality data and preparing water quality reports to the Regional Water Quality Control Board for three stormwater detention lagoons sized 11, 5.5 and 2 acres





Delta Coves Off-Site and Breach Water Lines, Bethel Island

Delta Coves is a 310-acre master-planned luxury waterfront community in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area. Providing reliable water supply for drinking and fire suppression to the Delta Coves area on Bethel Island required innovative approaches to crossing sloughs and waterways to provide connections to the mainland.

  • Design of 900 l.f. of 20” welded steel water pipe on Bethel Island Bridge
  • Design of 6,500 l.f. of 18” DIP water pipe along Bethel Island Road
  • Design of 1,100 l.f. of 12” Fused PVC in 16” fused PVC and 30” steel casing under the Delta Coves breach by HDD
  • Preparation of plans, specifications and costs



Hillsborough 30-Year Stormwater Master Plan

BKF prepared Hillsborough’s 30-year Stormwater Master Plan strategy, including improvements to 35 miles of various types of pipe (mostly CMP and RCP), 1,160 catch basins, 130 inlet structures, 319 outfall structures, 276 manholes, and 49 trash racks.



Upper Atherton Channel

BKF provided engineering documents for multi-phase instream improvements, including a drop structure and two retaining walls. BKF utilized preliminary consultation with Corps of Engineers and the Water Quality Control Board to determine project recommendations.

1,200 linear ft. of channel alternatives for creek stabilization

  • Restoration of vegetation
  • Tight budgetary constraints
  • Stabilized channel banks
  • Corps of Engineers and Water Quality Control Board coordination



Stanford University
Energy System Innovation (SESI)

The new central energy facility is the hub of the Stanford University Energy System Innovations (SESI) project recieved the Best Global Green Project award by ENR in 2016. The $380-million project includes many energy saving and sustainable features including a new central energy facility with the largest heat-recovery chillers ever installed in the U.S.

  • Stormwater treatment
  • Backfilled 20 miles of underground hot water distribution piping
  • SESI will cut GHG emissions in half
  • 2015 Best Project in Energy/Industrial Award, Regional -ENR N. CA
  • 2015 Citation Award - AIA Portland
  • 2015 Editors' Choice, Best of the Best -Engineering News-Record
  • 2016 Global Best Project, Green Project -Engineering News-Record







About Us

For 100+ years BKF has been delivering inspired infrastructure for our clients. With our large network of offices in California we have developed extensive local knowledge that provides us with an understanding of issues relating to feasibility, permitting, and entitlement approvals. We work hard to help you achieve your goals, and get your projects to the finish line. 650.482.6300


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