A large pipe was just successfully delivered to San Joaquin, just south of Tracy.
This section of pipe, though massive, is but a teeny tiny part of an enormous project: the Tesla Treatment Facility. Currently just a big dirt patch, the site will eventually divert Hetch Hetchy water into a super-sophisticated water treatment facility.
The $114 project will be finished in about two years, at which point it will handle 315 million gallons of water per day, the largest such facility in California and the third largest in the United States.
The current system is seventy years old and doesn't meet earthquake guidelines.
In case you were wondering, of course the new facility has a blog. Sadly, nobody has commented on any of their thrilling posts. We depend upon you to do so.