Let’s Talk About San Francisco’s Sewer System

San Francisco’s sewer system became a trending topic overnight after statements were made about how the City manages wastewater and stormwater. The SFPUC is always looking for ways to educate people about the City’s drainage system, so this seems like a good time to break down what the Agency does to protect public health and…

Why is Pollution Prevention Week Important?

“It is our responsibility to protect the environment because we depend on it, yet it can’t protect itself from us,” said Autumn Cleave, SFPUC Pollution Prevention Specialist. For Cleave, Pollution Prevention Week is about educating San Francisco residents on the simple everyday steps that they can take to become environmental stewards. “The changes we make…

A Look Back in History: Stone Dam

Stone Dam, established in 1871, is located in the Pilarcitos Creek Watershed. It was built for the same purpose and about two miles downstream from Pilarcitos Dam. The purpose of both, to collect and send water to a thirsty San Francisco. The Dams were built by Spring Valley Water Company (known as Spring Valley Water…

What is P2 Week and What Does it Mean?

Every year, Pollution Prevention week, also known as “P2 Week,” is held every third week of September. For the SFPUC, this means another opportunity to educate the community about doing their part in reducing or preventing pollutants in the environment. The SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program​ aims to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the City’s…