Meet Thuy Hendricks, Who Celebrates the Contributions of Women in the Utilities Industry

For Thuy Hendricks, SFPUC Commercial Division Assistant Supervisor within Customer Service Bureau, everyday is different for her. Depending on the day’s scheduled activities, her responsibilities can range from reconciling financial reports to leading a testing project. Her typical day consists of analyzing accounts and exception completions, coaching, training and assisting her team. But one of…

How to Save Water While Sheltering-in-Place

All of California is faced with the same dilemma – residents are sheltering in place. One may ask how they can conserve resources and maintain more efficient water use while spending more and more time indoors. Here are just a few ways to conserve water: Washing hands often per the CDC’s recommendations. When scrubbing hands…

Why Beatriz Flórez Huertas Raised Her Hand for Her Community

For two weeks, SFPUC Public Information Officer Beatriz Flórez Huertas found herself in a new work environment. She was assigned to report into the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.  Flórez Huertas shared that when the call for Spanish translators was requested, she immediately raised her hand. It was the reason why she…

Rain or Shine: Sewer Crews Continue Necessary Repairs and Maintenance Work

The SFPUC is focused on the health of its workforce, especially those out in the field, with continued delivery of critical water, power and sewer services. And even during the COVID-19 crisis, the SFPUC’s mission remains. While everyone is sheltering in place, the SFPUC’s sewer crews are at work maintaining, repairing and upgrading essential infrastructure, and…

No Margin For Error

Last month SFPUC crews completed work installing a 16 inch bypass pipeline at the busy intersection of Mission Street near Cortland.  In a busy traffic corridor with buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians crews worked carefully to ensure that pipe line was installed safely without disrupting normal traffic and neighborhood activity. Work was further complicated due to…