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…

Why Does the SFPUC Have Disaster Service Workers?

If there is one thing that’s guaranteed, it’s that a disaster can happen at a moment’s notice. The 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the Bay Area on October 5 was a reminder to be ready for the unexpected. That is why all employees with the City and County of San Francisco are designated by both…

How NERT is Important to the SFPUC and the City

“NERTs don’t get hurt.” This is slogan is repeated often during Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) training sessions held throughout the year in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Led by the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), NERT is a community-based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach, educating San Franciscans with tools and resources needed in…