SFPUC Social Impact Firms Step Up in the Bayview During COVID-19 Crisis

Two firms are doing their part to make a major impact in the Bayview community during the COVID-19 crisis. Pankow and MWH Constructors/Webcor Builders Joint Venture are two firms that the SFPUC are contracting with for major Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) projects in the Bayview. Both firms are designated SFPUC Social Impact Partnership allies…

Why Impact Matters for the SFPUC’s Social Impact Partnership Program

Last week, two common themes emerged from a convening at the SFPUC’s headquarters – how numbers matter and measuring impact. On February 7, over 40 participants from engineering companies, construction management companies, environmental management firms, energy providers, and other professional services firms came together at the Annual Social Impact Partnership Firm Convening. The event was…

A Short Guide of Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Rain Guardian

Saving the world does not always require super powers, fighting abilities, or a cape. Sometimes it just requires residents to use safety equipment to keep their adopted rain gardens clean and safe. The SFPUC’s Rain Guardians Program enables San Francisco residents or businesses to become “guardians” of the City’s new rain gardens by keeping them…

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The SFPUC kicked off the holiday season in style with this year’s Winter Wonderland event on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Bayview Opera House. Mayor London Breed and District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton were two of many cheerful guests at Winter Wonderland this year and took time to speak with community members and snap photos…

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…