How the SFPUC Prepares for Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is upon us and 2021 is shaping up to be the worst year yet. Over two million acres have burned in over 7,000 fires—and it’s only September. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and drier conditions all play a role. According to…

How You Can Transform the Storm with the Watershed Stewardship Grant

More than ten billion gallons of rain falls on San Francisco each year, enough for every resident of the City to shower twice a day for that year. When that rain hits the pavement, instead of soaking back into the earth, it makes its way into San Francisco’s combined sewer system where it is treated…

How to Prevent Pollution Through Eco-Friendly Pest Management

On the first day of Fall during Pollution Prevention Week, the SFPUC will host a free webinar on how to prevent and tackle pest issues in the garden and at home. This webinar will take place on September 22 and feature best practices, tips and tricks from an integrated pest management educator on how to…