This Huge Crane is Excavating Near Priest Reservoir – Here’s Why

Large scale excavations have officially begun at the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project. The tell-tale sign of this milestone was the appearance of the huge crane near Priest Reservoir. The specialty Liebherr crane was manufactured in Austria and carefully transported to the remote site in pieces. The crane is so large it had to be broken…

Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy: CleanPowerSF Energy Contracts

Some people may be curious about the clean energy resources that are generating electricity to power their homes and businesses in San Francisco. For CleanPowerSF customers, the SFPUC sources clean energy from all over the Golden State. Since launching in 2016, the SFPUC, through CleanPowerSF, has committed to a multitude of clean, renewable energy projects…

How the SFPUC is Preparing for the Next Big Quake

Being ready for the next big earthquake is something all San Francisco residents, businesses and government agencies have to plan for, which is one reason why the SFPUC launched the Sewer System Improvement Program. “Investing in the entire system, top to bottom, in order to withstand the inevitable earthquake is one of the most important…

Transforming San Francisco Stormwater Resiliency One Parcel at a Time

When heavy rains hit San Francisco, how does the City alleviate the burden on the combined sewer system and protect the health and safety of the public and environment? Through landscapes and systems that soak up the rainwater, protect the surrounding waterways and beautify the environment. Green infrastructure is a set of highly engineered systems…

Work Set to Proceed on Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project

The SFPUC is set to begin construction work on the Mountain Tunnel Improvements Project, a multi-year effort to upgrade and rehabilitate a critical component of the SFPUC Regional Water System that serves 2.7 million customers in the Bay Area. “The water we provide our customers passes through miles of pipelines and tunnels before it reaches taps in…