The Role of the SFPUC in Fire Emergencies

Fire emergencies, while not an everyday occurrence, do happen throughout San Francisco. Fires are routinely handled by “first responders” — firefighters, paramedics, and police — and go largely unnoticed. In certain fire related events, SFPUC staff may be called on to assist firefighters with providing water to extinguish fires. The SFPUC: A Partner and First…

Earthquake-Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe Installed in San Francisco

Earthquakes can cause significant damage to San Francisco’s aging water main pipes and potable water distribution systems, which could lead to severe loss of water supplies. To prevent this, the SFPUC is installing high-tech earthquake-resistant ductile iron pipes in key parts of the city to safeguard critical water distribution pipes against the potential destructive impacts…

Over 100 People Were Spooked Out at the SFPUC’s Haunted Halloween Event

Last week, the SFPUC hosted a Haunted Halloween Garden for families at the College Hill Learning Garden on Halloween. The event was designed for the local community to explore the garden, participate in ghoulish family-friendly activities and enjoy Halloween and garden-themed treats. Festivities included a screening of San Francisco Department of the Environment’s LED giveaway, the SFPUC’s educational…

Why Painting Over a Fire Hydrant Isn’t a Work of Art

One may have seen it before in different parts of the City. And some people may think it is a cute or unique to do. But whatever the intention, painting over a fire hydrant is considered vandalism by the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) and the SFPUC. Painting over a fire hydrant with completely different…