How MyAccount Helps Manage Water Use and Bills

San Francisco resident Roberto really likes MyAccount. “This program lets me see my water use and my water bill.” he said. “If there is a spike, I can see it and take care of it before it gets out of control and costly, and it was easy to enroll.” MyAccount is the SFPUC’s online account…

Why the SFPUC Welcomes the Year of the Rat

“Gung hay fat choy” is a common Chinese phrase used to wish others happiness and prosperity, especially during the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year celebrations kick off on Saturday, January 25, marking a year of new beginnings. And just in case one may not have not been born in the year of the rat,…

A Look Back in History: The First Drink of Pulgas Water

In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes to work on his presidential campaign. After Roosevelt won the Presidency, he appointed Ickes as Secretary of the Department of Interior in 1933. Ickes would hold this post for the next thirteen years. He was greatly involved with the New Deal, heading…

The Role of the SFPUC in Fire Emergencies

Fire emergencies, while not an everyday occurrence, do happen throughout San Francisco. Fires are routinely handled by “first responders” — firefighters, paramedics, and police — and go largely unnoticed. In certain fire related events, SFPUC staff may be called on to assist firefighters with providing water to extinguish fires. The SFPUC: A Partner and First…

It’s the Sun, My Dear Watson

CleanPowerSF now serves more than 375,000 residents and businesses in San Francisco with clean power. But where does all that energy, which powers Netflix binging, late-night refrigerated snacks, and nighttime reading lamps, actually come from? For many, it is a bit of a mystery. CleanPowerSF sources power from a variety of renewable and greenhouse gas-free…