How You Can Restore the Earth: Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Close your eyes and imagine you are looking at one of your favorite places in San Francisco: Lombard Street, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, or the sunny Mission District. Now picture everything on the streets and sidewalks – chemicals seeping out from cars, candy wrappers, discarded face masks, tree leaves, and anything that’s flowed…

How Bonita Decker Creates Moments that Matter to SFPUC Employees

Creating “moments that matter” in an employee’s career is one of the most rewarding aspects of Bonita Decker’s job. Decker proudly leads the SFPUC’s Employment Life Cycle team with the Human Resource Services department. Within the organization, they play a pivotal role in an employee’s journey by coordinating the important changes that mark each SFPUC…

Meet Patricia Mattias, Who Has Worn Many Hats at the SFPUC

Over the last 27 years, Patricia Mattias has worn many hats at the SFPUC. Mattias has worked as a water service clerk, senior water service clerk focused in the Water Conservation, High Bills and Water Quality Cross Connection Section, and is currently a water service inspector with the Water Department for the last 14 years….

Why Rionda Batiste Believes Knowledge Can Inspire Younger Generations in Utilities

Education is critical in Rionda Batiste’s line of work. Knowledge paired with training is key to the health and safety of SFPUC employees. For Batiste, knowledge is also hope for younger generations, especially girls. Batiste is a Junior Administrative Analyst supporting the SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise safety department’s respiratory protection program. Before COVID-19, her role was…

Why Representation is Essential to Hina Dave’s Work at the SFPUC

“Although Women’s History Month has been recognized and celebrated for several decades, there is still a lot of work to do,” said Hina Dave. Dave is a Utility Specialist for retail services in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise. As a Meter Data Management lead, she is responsible for processing PG&E and SFPUC meters’ load data and…