How to Prepare for Wildfire Season and Public Safety Power Shutoffs

With warmer weather in the summer and fall comes the increased risk of wildfires. To reduce the risk of wildfires, planned power outages called Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events may occur to keep the public safe. PG&E will issue a PSPS in response to extreme weather, such as intense heat and strong winds. During…

Why You May See Smoke at the SFPUC’s Peninsula Watershed

Firefighters and watershed keepers are passionate about preventing the SFPUC’s lands from being devastated by a catastrophe like a wildfire. Year after year they work together to stage controlled burns to keep the face of earthen dams from accumulating dried vegetation that could contribute fuel to turn a small burn into a devastating fire. Just…

Pile Burning on Peninsula Reduces the Risk of Fire

Fires smoldered at several locations on the SFPUC’s watershed lands the week of April 3. The SFPUC’s watershed staff could not have been happier. The SFPUC owns approximately 23,000 acres of watershed land in the San Mateo Creek Watershed on the Peninsula. Although these lands support high concentrations of rare and endangered species of plants…

Meet Jeff Harp, SFPUC Head of Security

After spending 21 years with the FBI, Jeff Harp retired in 2015 and began his second career. Harp spent two and a half years in corporate security and then joined the SFPUC as one of the leaders on the Emergency Planning and Security team. Harp started working at the SFPUC in December 2017 and enjoys…