Why You May See Smoke at the SFPUC’s Peninsula Watershed

Firefighters and watershed keepers are passionate about preventing the SFPUC’s lands from being devastated by a catastrophe like a wildfire. Year after year they work together to stage controlled burns to keep the face of earthen dams from accumulating dried vegetation that could contribute fuel to turn a small burn into a devastating fire. Just…

SFPUC Customer Service Continues to Serve Customers with Hearts and Hands

Every unit of the SFPUC’s Customer Service Bureau (CSB) is working with a skeleton crew in order maintain social distancing and to keep employees safe. This is part of the “new normal” and includes: Eliminating counter services at 525 Golden Gate Avenue as the building is closed to the public. Having 50% of staff work…

Bats are Here and Everywhere

Today is Halloween and images of bats are everywhere. Just like the real thing. Bats are especially plentiful where there is water and warm weather. Bats are migratory creatures and need long stretches of land to hunt for insects. Development fragments their habitat making it difficult to be able to hunt and roost. Bats consume…

Birds of Feather Flock to Construction Projects

A huge construction project could be severely delayed by the tiniest nesting bird. The Federal Migratory Bird Act as well as the Fishing Game code forbid bothering or moving an active bird nest in a project area until the baby birds leave the nest. This could take weeks. Since August 31st is the official close…