The Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside reopened to the public Friday morning, Sept. 2.
The temple, built by the San Francisco Water Department as a monument to the 1934 completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, was closed during the summer for water system construction. Some minor re-landscaping continues, but the temple grounds and parking lot are now open for normal hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the water department said.
The Pulgas Water Temple and the facilities around it serve the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System and function as part of the Crystal Springs Reservoir System, which provides emergency backup and supplementary drinking water supply to San Mateo and San Francisco counties.
The construction work is part of the ongoing $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program to repair, replace and seismically upgrade the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.
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The Pulgas Water Temple was built in 1934 to mark the location where the waters of the Sierra reach the Peninsula. Wedding ceremony reservations can be booked for 2012 by calling (650) 872-5900.