Pollution Prevention Week: Help Keep Pollution Out of The Bay and Ocean

When pollutants are poured down drains or flushed down toilets in the city, these substances have a direct impact on not only our wastewater treatment, but also the wider waterways that surround us here in San Francisco. As part of Pollution Prevention Week, we are highlighting the ways in which we work to monitor and…

Linda Candelaria is creating sustainability through Pollution Prevention

For Linda Candelaria who serves as the Acting Pretreatment Program Manager at the SFPUC, having a job that protects Mother Nature from pollution is something that didn’t happen by chance. “I have always felt a connection to nature and have gravitated towards it, ” said Linda. Linda and her husband are rock and ice climbers…

SFPUC Kicks Off Pollution Prevention Week

This week we are celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week. Here in San Francisco we are highlighting the role of the SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program in ensuring we continue to protect public health and the environment. So many of us enjoy outdoor recreation activities and making the most of the beautiful sights and sounds that San Francisco…

How Hetch Hetchy Power Helped the Salesforce Transit Center to #RebuildBetter

The Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco is more than a regional transit hub—it’s a destination. Overseen by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, it features a beautiful 5.4-acre public park, service for numerous transit systems, trendy restaurants, shops and more. And it’s all powered by 100% greenhouse gas-free electricity supplied by Hetch Hetchy Power. As San Francisco’s…

Stormwater Schoolyards: Joining the Fight to Protect Our Sewer Infrastructure

San Francisco’s combined sewer system treats both the wastewater from our homes and offices, and the stormwater that falls from the sky (approximately 10 billion gallons a year) and lands on our paved surfaces when it rains. By leveraging a public-private partnership approach, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is well on its way…