A Short Guide of Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Rain Guardian

Saving the world does not always require super powers, fighting abilities, or a cape. Sometimes it just requires residents to use safety equipment to keep their adopted rain gardens clean and safe. The SFPUC’s Rain Guardians Program enables San Francisco residents or businesses to become “guardians” of the City’s new rain gardens by keeping them…

20 Steps to Kickoff the New Decade Right

Whether one considers the start of the new decade in 2020 or 2021, the SFPUC recommends taking the following steps to kickoff the new year. Adopt it, name it, clean it. Become a drain adopter today.Every rain garden needs a sidekick, is that you? Repeat after us: only flush the 3 P’s – pee, poo…

Happy Holidays from the SFPUC

The SFPUC wishes its readers a happy holiday season. Click through the gallery below to enjoy the agency’s holiday light installations throughout San Francisco. The installation is not only festive but environmentally friendly as well. The Hetch Hetchy Regional Power System, which provides 100 percent greenhouse gas-free energy to public facilities, such as City Hall,…

Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Two Bay Area Students

The SFPUC and its social impact partner, Water Resources Engineering, Inc. (WRE), Inc. will award two Chicana Latina Foundation scholarships for Latina college students with residency in San Francisco. Rosa Estrada and Andrea Serrano will each receive a scholarship of $1,500 to apply to their college education. The application process for these scholarships opened in…

The Moment 15 Seconds Made Its Mark in the Bay Area

On October 17, 1989 at 5:04 PM, the streets of San Francisco were rattled by the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake. While the quake shook for 15 seconds, confusion and fear swept through the Bay Area. Game 3 of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants came to a standstill at…