The SFPUC’s Stormwater Management Ordinance Turns 10 Years Old

This May, the SFPUC’s Stormwater Management Ordinance (SMO) celebrated its ten-year anniversary. This is exciting to celebrate, though one might wonder why. Every year, billions of gallons of rainwater flows into the City’s combined sewer system where stormwater is combined with wastewater from our toilets, bathtub drains, and sinks into one system that collects and…

How Tran Nguyen’s First Six Months at the SFPUC Have Been Full of Purpose and Mission

It had been less than three months since Tran Nguyen’s first day at the SFPUC when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Bay Area. Nguyen, SFPUC Internal Communications Specialist, has always seen her professional journey as one with mission and purpose. When the shelter-in-place order went into effect, Nguyen wondered if her years of experience in healthcare and employee communications…

How SFPUC’s Payroll Team Helps Employees Feel More “Normal”

COVID-19 has paused the world for many people. Milestones, celebrations, education, and work have all become a bit different these last few months. Through it all, there are individuals at the SFPUC who have tried to make it more “normal” for their colleagues. The SFPUC’s Payroll Team has supported COVID-19 response by making sure the…

Water Quality Complaints Down 32 Percent According to Annual Report

With Bay Area residents spending more time at home as a result of shelter-in-place orders, residential customers are increasing their water usage at a time when satisfaction with the SFPUC’s water quality continues to improve significantly. Concerns about the SFPUC’s water quality decreased by 32 percent in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to the…