The SFPUC’s Stormwater Management Ordinance Turns 10 Years Old

This May, the SFPUC’s Stormwater Management Ordinance (SMO) celebrated its ten-year anniversary. This is exciting to celebrate, though one might wonder why. Every year, billions of gallons of rainwater flows into the City’s combined sewer system where stormwater is combined with wastewater from our toilets, bathtub drains, and sinks into one system that collects and…

Crews Continue Critical Nighttime Sewer Spot Repair Work

Streets are empty and stores are closed as San Francisco and Bay Area residents follow the shelter-in-place order. Rest assured there are no impacts to the SFPUC’s water, power or sewer services during the COVID-19 pandemic. SFPUC sewer repair crews are continuing their work, following the strict guidelines of hygiene and social distancing. This critical…

Rain or Shine: Sewer Crews Continue Necessary Repairs and Maintenance Work

The SFPUC is focused on the health of its workforce, especially those out in the field, with continued delivery of critical water, power and sewer services. And even during the COVID-19 crisis, the SFPUC’s mission remains. While everyone is sheltering in place, the SFPUC’s sewer crews are at work maintaining, repairing and upgrading essential infrastructure, and…

How the SFPUC Practiced Emergency Communications While Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

“Ham radios can save lives!” said Nohemy Revilla, SFPUC Wastewater Engineer. “Ham radio is a system that uses radio waves to communicate wirelessly. In the event of a disaster, ham radio operators provide valuable assistance to first-responders, by augmenting other communication technology which may be inoperative.” The SFPUC employs many licensed amateur (ham) radio operators. In…