Getting San Francisco Rain Ready: A Community Effort

At almost every intersection in the City, over 25,000 catch basins help to capture stormwater when it rains. This stormwater runoff then goes into the same pipes that connect to household and business drains. This “combined sewer system” is what helps manage stormwater and protect public health and the environment and reduce the risk of…

Neurodiversity Program First of its Kind in the Construction Industry

A group of diverse and talented San Franciscans became the first graduating cohort of the SFPUC’s inaugural Neurodiversity Pilot Program made possible through partnerships with community-based organization The Arc San Francisco, private construction and engineering firms Sundt/Walsh, Brown & Caldwell, Stantec, and Webcor, and government agencies the California Department of Rehabilitation and the SF Office…

Guardians of the Rain Gardens

Last month, the SFPUC launched its new sewer program for community members: Rain Guardians. Similar to the Adopt a Drain program, the Rai​n Guardians program enables San Francisco residents to take an active role in caring for rain gardens in their neighborhood and improving the area where they live and work. A rain garden is…