Katie Miller Becomes New Director of Water Capital Programs

Katie Miller has become the SFPUC’s new Director of Water Capital Programs in Infrastructure. She had served as  Acting Director since January 2020 after Dan Wade vacated the position at the end of 2019.  If her name is familiar to you, that is because Katie Miller has now worked for the SFPUC in various capacities for 24…

Stormwater Schoolyards: Joining the Fight to Protect Our Sewer Infrastructure

San Francisco’s combined sewer system treats both the wastewater from our homes and offices, and the stormwater that falls from the sky (approximately 10 billion gallons a year) and lands on our paved surfaces when it rains. By leveraging a public-private partnership approach, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is well on its way…

United for Infrastructure: San Andreas Pipeline #2 Repair Project Nearing Completion

The same year that the San Andreas Pipeline #2 Pipeline was originally constructed (1928), Walt Disney released his classic Steamboat Willie. Given the age of this pipeline, the SFPUC didn’t struggle to identify sections of this pipeline that required rehabilitation.  The San Andreas Pipeline #2 Replacement Project in San Bruno consists of replacing about 6,500 ft…

SFPUC Launches “United for Infrastructure” Week

Infrastructure, according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, is defined as, “the system of public works of a country, state, or region.” Unsung and unnoticed, infrastructure propels nearly every aspect of daily lives.  It is our job here at the SFPUC to ensure that the water, power, and sewer infrastructure that our customers depend upon not only functions as…