Why the SFPUC Participates in Fleet Week

San Francisco is about to get loud in the sky. It’s that time of the year when the roaring sound and choreograph of the Blue Angels in the sky capture residents and visitors’ attention. One can’t help but look up and enjoy a free show during the workday throughout Fleet Week, a free, annual event…

From the Bayview to Nepal, How Girls 2000 Helped Make a Difference

Reusable pads was the connection that brought together young people from Bayview-Hunters Point and Nepal. This was one of many activities that Girls 2000 has done to battle climate change. Since 2017, the SFPUC has partnered with Calpine Energy to support renewable energy and climate change education for low-income African-American young women in Hunters Point…

A Big Win for the Bay Area on Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday was a big day of trash talking. This year’s Pollution Prevention Week ended in an epic event that saw hundreds of volunteers show up at Islais Creek for the Battle for the Bay Coastal Cleanup Challenge in San Francisco on Saturday, September 21. The friendly competition between San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor…

Why is Pollution Prevention Week Important?

“It is our responsibility to protect the environment because we depend on it, yet it can’t protect itself from us,” said Autumn Cleave, SFPUC Pollution Prevention Specialist. For Cleave, Pollution Prevention Week is about educating San Francisco residents on the simple everyday steps that they can take to become environmental stewards. “The changes we make…

Important Things to Do in Preparation for the Unexpected

“Prepared, not scared” is this year’s theme for National Preparedness Month, which kicked off earlier this month. Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month occurs annually in September as a reminder to be prepared for the unexpected, such as earthquakes, extreme weather and other emergency situations. The SFPUC has emergency preparedness and response procedures…

The Importance of “1-1-3,” Water and Your Emergency Kit

The question is not “if,” but “when” – a mantra that most people who live in a state prone to earthquakes know all too well. Widespread infrastructure damage is expected following a major earthquake. This may possibly include damage to regional water transmission and storage facilities, distribution pipelines, storage, and firefighting facilities in San Francisco,…