Why Reusing Water from Clothes Washing is Critical to San Francisco’s Water Supply

“Imagine using water from your clothes washer to help grow the plants in your garden and supplement your outdoor water needs,” said SFPUC Water Conservation Administrator, Sergio Ramirez. “Using graywater can reduce the amount of drinking water used for landscape irrigation and reduce water entering our sewer system,” said Ramirez. “One of the SFPUC’s laundry-to-landscape…

Why It’s Time to Stop Wasting Water and Money

“We have hundreds of really happy customers who have replaced over 3,700 inefficient fixtures and counting,” said Deborah Chilvers, Water Conservation Manager. “They save both water and money when they change out their old, water-guzzling toilet.” While program funding is available, the SFPUC’s plumbing fixture replacement program (PREP) helps to replace old toilets and urinals…

Getting the Perfect Shot, a Filmmaker’s Journey to O’Shaughnessy Dam

Some people may know that the backbone of the SFPUC’s Regional Water System is the O’Shaughnessy Dam. This dam has long been recognized as an engineering marvel, but not many people really know why.  To answer that question, and provide the wider world a glimpse of the marvels of the O’Shaughnessy Dam, SFPUC staff leapt…