Pollution Prevention Week: Help Keep Pollution Out of The Bay and Ocean

When pollutants are poured down drains or flushed down toilets in the city, these substances have a direct impact on not only our wastewater treatment, but also the wider waterways that surround us here in San Francisco. As part of Pollution Prevention Week, we are highlighting the ways in which we work to monitor and…

Linda Candelaria is creating sustainability through Pollution Prevention

For Linda Candelaria who serves as the Acting Pretreatment Program Manager at the SFPUC, having a job that protects Mother Nature from pollution is something that didn’t happen by chance. “I have always felt a connection to nature and have gravitated towards it, ” said Linda. Linda and her husband are rock and ice climbers…

SFPUC Kicks Off Pollution Prevention Week

This week we are celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week. Here in San Francisco we are highlighting the role of the SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program in ensuring we continue to protect public health and the environment. So many of us enjoy outdoor recreation activities and making the most of the beautiful sights and sounds that San Francisco…

The SFPUC Reminds You – Do Not Flush ‘Flushable’ Wipes

This month, General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Harlan Kelly, Jr. sent a letter of support for a legislation that is close to heart for the agency: If passed, the legislation would require flushable wipe makers to include proper labeling on wipes packaging. This is a topic very closely monitored by…

SFPUC Encourages Residents to Protect Their Sewer Pipes

Normally, you would hear the SFPUC say “Only the 3 Ps down the pipes: toilet Paper, Poop and Pee.” While that message will last the test of time, sewer pipes are something that won’t, unless you take care of them. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission really needs you – especially the property owners –…