SFPUC’s Power Programs Work to Tackle Climate Crisis Head On

Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and has many broad-reaching impacts on human health, the economy, and the stability of the natural environment. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases, which trap heat and block it from escaping the atmosphere, significantly disrupts the Earth’s climate systems as we know them. Low-income populations, indigenous groups, and…

Celebrate Our Shared Home and Restore the Earth

Over 7 billion people live on Earth. It is the third planet from the Sun. In the known universe, Earth is the only place that has the ability to harbor life. As climate change continues to impact the Earth, its people, and the environment, it is critical for each person to take action. Each year,…

Pollution Prevention Week: Help Keep Pollution Out of The Bay and Ocean

When pollutants are poured down drains or flushed down toilets in the city, these substances have a direct impact on not only our wastewater treatment, but also the wider waterways that surround us here in San Francisco. As part of Pollution Prevention Week, we are highlighting the ways in which we work to monitor and…

SFPUC Kicks Off Pollution Prevention Week

This week we are celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week. Here in San Francisco we are highlighting the role of the SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program in ensuring we continue to protect public health and the environment. So many of us enjoy outdoor recreation activities and making the most of the beautiful sights and sounds that San Francisco…

How to Stay Ahead of Pollution

The SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program held a workshop last May to discuss Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs). Simply put, the CECs are the many different kinds of chemicals such as traces of medicines, personal care or household cleaning products, lawn care and agricultural products, among others. These can be detected in water ways, such as…