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…

The SFPUC is Upgrading the City Under the City

For the past 100 years, the City of San Francisco has protected public health by operating a sewer system that reliably treats and disposes of sewage and street runoff to the Bay and Pacific Ocean. The SFPUC maintains 1,900 miles of sewer mains and lateral and 27 pump stations that collect sewage and storm water,…

Meet Ieisha Morris: A Successful Woman in the Construction Industry

The SFPUC has a deep responsibility to the local communities we serve as we make multibillion-dollar investments in critical capital projects, such as the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP). By focusing on efforts to strengthen its diverse local workforce, the agency helps ensure its ratepayers benefit not only from the SFPUC’s direct investment in the…

A Spook-Tacular Calaveras Dam Ghost Story

It seems even state-of-the-art construction projects like the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project aren’t without their ghostly places. While moving the rock and soil to make space for the New Calaveras Dam, workers uncovered what looked like holes dug into the area surrounding the existing dam. The holes are actually adits excavated by the builders of…