Five New Vendors Join Bayview Bistro Food Park

From ceviche and tacos to BBQ and vegan soul food, Bayview Bistro just added five new vendors to its food park lineup. Supported by the SFPUC, its social impact partners and OEWD, Bayview Bistro was created in collaboration with the community to encourage local workers, residents and visitors to patronize neighborhood-owned businesses. Bayview Bistro also aims to…

How the SFPUC Practiced Emergency Communications While Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

“Ham radios can save lives!” said Nohemy Revilla, SFPUC Wastewater Engineer. “Ham radio is a system that uses radio waves to communicate wirelessly. In the event of a disaster, ham radio operators provide valuable assistance to first-responders, by augmenting other communication technology which may be inoperative.” The SFPUC employs many licensed amateur (ham) radio operators. In…

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…

Why Does the SFPUC Celebrate a New (Water) Year in October?

For the SFPUC’s Water Resource Engineers, October is the first month of the year –  the Water Year, that is. Every year on October 1, the engineers reset and start tracking water data starting at zero.  The question is, why?  Let’s start at the beginning. The SFPUC delivers drinking water to 2.7 million customers in four…