Drain Adopters Help Reduce Flooding Issues in SF

Since the launch of ​San Francisco’s Adopt a Drain program in Fall 2016, the City’s 311 work orders for street flooding issues have reduced 36% below anticipated levels, illustrating the effectiveness of residents taking initiative and ownership of their drains. The Adopt a Drain program is one facet of the SFPUC’s comprehensive approach to planning…

Weed Control Near Sawyer Camp Trail

SFPUC crews recently launched a series of short projects to control invasive weeds on parts of its Peninsula Watershed land near the Sawyer Camp Trail for approximately a one-mile stretch slightly north of Mile Marker 1. The first project, which started Monday, February 18, is now complete. The trail remained open throughout the work period….

The First Crystal Springs Bridge

The narrow wood-planked crossing easily accommodated the horse-drawn vehicles of the time, and members of the Association of Civil Engineers soon turned out in force to inspect and celebrate. The new dam secured an additional welcome supply of more fresh, clean Peninsula water for thirsty San Francisco to the north. And the inventive gravity-arch structure…

Meet the New Leader of the Southeast Community Center

The SFPUC’s Southeast Community Facility Commission will appoint Emily Rogers-Pharr to serve as the Executive Director of the Southeast Community Facility (SECF) during a regularly scheduled Commission meeting on February 27. “Our Southeast Community Facility has a long, rich history of supporting the education and workforce needs of local residents,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan…

SFPUC Honored by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers

The award committee of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) recently voted the SFPUC as the 2018 Outstanding Company for our active promotion and support of its industry. NACE bestows this prestigious honor once per year. For many years, the SFPUC’s engineering staff has been taking an active role in NACE’s Western Area Conference events. SFPUC…

An Unexpected Visitor at Kirkwood Powerhouse

A mountain lion was spotted roaming around the Kirkwood Powerhouse this past weekend. While mountain lions may look endearing, they can be dangerous. Please be cautious and aware of your surroundings when you are spending time in nature. Below are some safety tips from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding mountain lions. California…