Crews Continue Critical Nighttime Sewer Spot Repair Work

Streets are empty and stores are closed as San Francisco and Bay Area residents follow the shelter-in-place order. Rest assured there are no impacts to the SFPUC’s water, power or sewer services during the COVID-19 pandemic. SFPUC sewer repair crews are continuing their work, following the strict guidelines of hygiene and social distancing. This critical…

The Role of the SFPUC in Fire Emergencies

Fire emergencies, while not an everyday occurrence, do happen throughout San Francisco. Fires are routinely handled by “first responders” — firefighters, paramedics, and police — and go largely unnoticed. In certain fire related events, SFPUC staff may be called on to assist firefighters with providing water to extinguish fires. The SFPUC: A Partner and First…

Summer Inspections Help Prep for Rainy Season

Under San Francisco’s 49 square-miles, there is a city built under the City – San Francisco’s sewer system. Under the buildings, streets and parks where San Franciscans work, live and play, the sewer system infrastructure works 24/7 to protect public health and the environment. Protecting the health of San Francisco’s beaches and water quality is…

A Day in the Life: Meet Ernie

June is National Safety Month and thousands of organizations nationwide, including the SFPUC, are putting the spotlight on best safety practices at work, home, and in the communities we serve. Safety is even more important when large construction projects get underway, which is the case at the SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant, where the SFPUC is…