The Hidden Past of Baker Beach

While construction crews working in ancient cities like Rome or London often uncover unexpected historic finds, this is not common for ‘new’ cities like San Francisco. However, crews constructing the Baker Beach Green Streets in summer of 2019 found evidence of a coffin where it was not supposed to be.  After immediately stopping work, the…

United for Infrastructure: San Andreas Pipeline #2 Repair Project Nearing Completion

The same year that the San Andreas Pipeline #2 Pipeline was originally constructed (1928), Walt Disney released his classic Steamboat Willie. Given the age of this pipeline, the SFPUC didn’t struggle to identify sections of this pipeline that required rehabilitation.  The San Andreas Pipeline #2 Replacement Project in San Bruno consists of replacing about 6,500 ft…

SFPUC Launches “United for Infrastructure” Week

Infrastructure, according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, is defined as, “the system of public works of a country, state, or region.” Unsung and unnoticed, infrastructure propels nearly every aspect of daily lives.  It is our job here at the SFPUC to ensure that the water, power, and sewer infrastructure that our customers depend upon not only functions as…

Now Offered: New Virtual Tours of SFPUC Facilities and Watershed Properties

With the coronavirus pandemic preventing in-person visits to the SFPUC’s sites, the agency is embarking on an innovative new program that will offer virtual tours of its watersheds, facilities and other properties, including some locations that never been visited before by the public. By moving to virtual tours, the SFPUC can still connect with residents…

Construction on the Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol Resumes

The SFPUC has resumed construction on an interpretive center on our watershed lands in unincorporated Alameda County. Located adjacent to the Sunol Water Temple in the East Bay at the historic confluence of two creeks, the Alameda Creek Watershed Center will explore the confluence of people and nature and the significance of water in sustaining…