Where to See a Super Bloom of Wildflowers

The annual wildflower bouquets are out on the normally sparse serpentine ridges in the Peninsula Watershed. The 36-square-mile watershed has been home to the Peninsula segment of SFPUC’s regional water system since the mid-19th century.  The land with its reservoirs, streams and unspoiled surrounding ridges has been carefully protected to safeguard the quality of the…

A Big Win for Climate Action on Earth Day

Some of the city’s largest office buildings will soon be required to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and the City’s public power programs may be the way to make it happen. This week, Mayor London Breed announced plans to introduce an ordinance next month that will eventually require all commercial buildings in San…

Remembering 1906 by Taking Action

Mother Nature likes to remind us that the “big one” is inevitable. And she proved that earlier this week by waking up some Bay Area residents with a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in Healdsburg, a quiet city nestled in California’s Wine Country. With each shake, we are reminded it was not too long ago that San…

How SF is Tackling Racial Inequality Through Infrastructure

Tracy Zhu’s commute to work was a bit different this week. Instead of the typical sprint to frantically catch public transit and arrive at her cubical a little out of breath, she made her way to a podium with tea in hand ready to speak to a captivated audience. Zhu, Community Benefits and Social Responsibility…

CleanPowerSF Now Powering Rainbow Grocery

Signing up for 100 percent renewable electricity was a simple choice for one San Francisco grocery store. Rainbow Grocery, a worker-owned cooperative in the Mission District established in 1975, is the largest grocery store to opt up to SuperGreen, CleanPowerSF’s 100 percent renewable energy option. From solar installation and native plant garden to energy efficient…

Guardians of the Rain Gardens

Last month, the SFPUC launched its new sewer program for community members: Rain Guardians. Similar to the Adopt a Drain program, the Rai​n Guardians program enables San Francisco residents to take an active role in caring for rain gardens in their neighborhood and improving the area where they live and work. A rain garden is…