Bringing the Real World to the Classroom and the Classroom into the Real World

When Eva Fernandez, Project Engineer with McMillen Jacobs Associates (MMJ), an engineering, environmental, and construction firm specializing in underground water resource projects, was invited to share her career journey and day-to-day work with teachers at San Francisco’s John O’Connell High School (JOCHS), she jumped at the chance. “Teachers are very important for a person’s career…

Help Transform the Storm: Join us for a Rain Guardians Community Event

The SFPUC is committed to creating a resilient and sustainable city in the face of intensifying weather patterns. We can send precious rainwater back to the soil, minimizing the burden on our sewer system and creating a greener city by implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI). GSI is a set of engineered systems that use the…

Celebrate Public Power Week and Hetch Hetchy Power With Us

October is a time for plump pumpkins, spiced lattes, and frightening costumes. But did you know that this month also celebrates Public Power Week? Every year during the first full week of October, public power utilities across the country celebrate Public Power Week to highlight the benefits of community-owned electricity providers like lower rates and…

How You Can Transform the Storm with the Watershed Stewardship Grant

More than ten billion gallons of rain falls on San Francisco each year, enough for every resident of the City to shower twice a day for that year. When that rain hits the pavement, instead of soaking back into the earth, it makes its way into San Francisco’s combined sewer system where it is treated…