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…

Construction on the Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol Resumes

The SFPUC has resumed construction on an interpretive center on our watershed lands in unincorporated Alameda County. Located adjacent to the Sunol Water Temple in the East Bay at the historic confluence of two creeks, the Alameda Creek Watershed Center will explore the confluence of people and nature and the significance of water in sustaining…

Rain or Shine: Sewer Crews Continue Necessary Repairs and Maintenance Work

The SFPUC is focused on the health of its workforce, especially those out in the field, with continued delivery of critical water, power and sewer services. And even during the COVID-19 crisis, the SFPUC’s mission remains. While everyone is sheltering in place, the SFPUC’s sewer crews are at work maintaining, repairing and upgrading essential infrastructure, and…

Earthquake-Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe Installed in San Francisco

Earthquakes can cause significant damage to San Francisco’s aging water main pipes and potable water distribution systems, which could lead to severe loss of water supplies. To prevent this, the SFPUC is installing high-tech earthquake-resistant ductile iron pipes in key parts of the city to safeguard critical water distribution pipes against the potential destructive impacts…