Why You Should Collect Rain and Repurpose It

In use since 2000 BC in countries like China and India, rainwater is even more popular today. San Franciscans have the opportunity to use rainwater for outdoor and indoor non-potable applications such as flushing the toilet or watering plants. The SFPUC encourages residents to collect and use rainwater because it: Helps reduce the amount of…

Educational Garden Shares Gardening Riches One Workshop at a Time

There’s a treasure trove tucked in the quiet Inner Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco. While many people may drive or zip by 7th Avenue to get from the south to the central part of the City, it could be easy to miss this gem that’s been a wealth of gardening knowledge for the past 30…

Over 500 Students Visited Learning Garden Since September 2019

College Hill Learning Garden has been busy this school year with over 500 students visiting the garden on field trips since September 2019. The SFPUC began directly managing the Learning Garden’s site and programs in late August after the closure of the nonprofit grantee, Education Outside, last summer. Since that transition, the garden has coordinated…

Toilets are Not a Dumping Ground

Just because a toilet has a lid on it like a trash can, does not mean one can throw anything they want into it. A friendly reminder from the SFPUC, only the “3 P’s” should take a splash. Pee, poop and toilet paper. The white throne, not a reference to the Game of Thrones, is…

Fish Getting Much Needed Help in the Alameda Creek Watershed

Protecting the quality of San Francisco’s drinking water starts with protecting the ecosystem and native wildlife around the SFPUC’s reservoirs and watersheds. To address that issue, the SFPUC built a state-of-the-art fish ladder in in the Alameda Creek Watershed, that will help monitor and protect the threatened species of steelhead trout. “We’ve been working on…

CleanPowerSF Announces Largest Commitment to Date in New Wind, Solar Projects

CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the SFPUC, is making significant investment in San Francisco’s clean energy future. The SFPUC has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California. The developments, which will create more than 500 jobs and generate about 1 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy per…