Materials from SRRQ have a role in approximately 90 percent of Marin County projects, including fast emergency response for levee failures around the county. In February 2019, SRRQ sprung into action when a levee breach in Bel Marin Keys, Novato flooded a farm and put nearby houses in jeopardy. With Ghilotti Construction as the lead contractor to repair the site, SRRQ responded to the emergency protocol by the California Coastal Conservancy and the county to extend its operating hours to supply necessary materials for the job. SRRQ provided Ghilotti Construction more than 2,500 tons of riprap and over 1,500 tons of soil as construction crews worked 108 hours around the clock to insure a timely repair of the levee.
“It was an excellent example between public agencies, contractors and the quarry working together to meet the demands of the situation,” said Riley Genazzi, project manager at Ghilotti. “Without those materials ready at a moment’s notice, the results of that breach would have been catastrophic.”