How the SFPUC is Preparing for the Next Big Quake

Being ready for the next big earthquake is something all San Francisco residents, businesses and government agencies have to plan for, which is one reason why the SFPUC launched the Sewer System Improvement Program. “Investing in the entire system, top to bottom, in order to withstand the inevitable earthquake is one of the most important…

SFPUC Completes First Solar Plus Storage Project

The SFPUC recently completed its first solar plus storage installation at the SFPD Academy in Diamond Heights. While the SFPUC owns and operates numerous solar arrays across the city that provide energy to Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF customers, this new installation includes a storage component to help build resiliency into our power grid. The…

SFPUC Recognized for Dependable Power Service

The SFPUC has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020. Hetch Hetchy Power, the City’s public power utility, was one of the nation’s most dependable service providers last year, according to the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.  APPA helps electric utilities…

Transforming San Francisco Stormwater Resiliency One Parcel at a Time

When heavy rains hit San Francisco, how does the City alleviate the burden on the combined sewer system and protect the health and safety of the public and environment? Through landscapes and systems that soak up the rainwater, protect the surrounding waterways and beautify the environment. Green infrastructure is a set of highly engineered systems…

How You Can Restore the Earth: Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Close your eyes and imagine you are looking at one of your favorite places in San Francisco: Lombard Street, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, or the sunny Mission District. Now picture everything on the streets and sidewalks – chemicals seeping out from cars, candy wrappers, discarded face masks, tree leaves, and anything that’s flowed…