Recycling Water Made Easier for Breweries and Wineries

The SFPUC and Senator Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced new legislation Monday that aims to make it easier for breweries and wineries across the state to recycle water. Senate Bill 166 calls for the creation of clear guidelines on reusing “process water” onsite for tasks such as rinsing equipment and tanks. It directs the State…

Project Manager Responded and Headed Toward the Flames

First responders don’t always wear uniforms. Sometimes these heroes don hard hats, tyvek protective suits and N100 masks. One of these heroes was Murat Bozkurt, a project manager with the Project Management Bureau, who got the call late evening on November 16. Murat said goodbye to his wife and six month old daughter, packed his…

Seeds of Change for Native Plant Restoration

Thousands of tiny green shoots peek out of small pots on SFPUC-owned land near the Sunol Water Temple in the East Bay. These native plant seedlings in many ways represent the future of habitat restoration in the Bay Area. We need to delve into the past in order to understand why. Over 15 years ago,…