Safeguarding Watershed Lands from the New Forest Fire “Norm”

When fire broke out near watershed land earlier this week, SFPUC watershed keepers were ready, and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) crews had already made their way through the nearest gates. They had all been preparing for something just like this.    “Fires are more destructive than ever before,” Cal Fire…

SFPUC Returns to Paradise to Help Rebuild the Community

A team of 12 SFPUC plumbers are headed up to Paradise for the first week of June. They will be there to help get a piece of the downed water system working again for the small number of people who’ve managed to stay at home in the small foothill town burned out by the November…

Artist by Day, Water Treatment Engineer by Night

For Matt “Woody” Woodworth, work looks different every day. During the week, he works 12-hour night shifts at SFPUC’s Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant. What’s different every day is his off-duty job — a creative trade at home—producing art pieces for shows at different local galleries in the Bay Area. After spending several years as…