Water Quality Complaints Down 32 Percent According to Annual Report

With Bay Area residents spending more time at home as a result of shelter-in-place orders, residential customers are increasing their water usage at a time when satisfaction with the SFPUC’s water quality continues to improve significantly. Concerns about the SFPUC’s water quality decreased by 32 percent in 2019 when compared to 2018, according to the…

A Look Back in History: Lake Merced

Lake Merced is a fresh water lake in southwestern San Francisco that supplied water starting in the 1860’s. It is now surrounded by a large park (established in the 1950s) and serves as a popular recreational area in The City. It is also a significant stop -over location for migratory birds on the “Pacific Flyway.”…

No Margin For Error

Last month SFPUC crews completed work installing a 16 inch bypass pipeline at the busy intersection of Mission Street near Cortland.  In a busy traffic corridor with buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians crews worked carefully to ensure that pipe line was installed safely without disrupting normal traffic and neighborhood activity. Work was further complicated due to…

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…

Why Murshida Chowdhury Believes the Future is Female

Murshida Chowdhury starts her day by making sure that her most urgent work gets done first. Chowdhury, Utility Analyst in the SFPUC’s Power Enterprise, supports customer programs for energy efficiency and other distributed energy resource programs for Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF customers. Her responsibilities also includes helping her team develop marketing and outreach to…

A Look Back in History: Earthquake Damage in the City

On March 22, 1957 an earthquake struck San Francisco. At a magnitude of 5.7 its epicenter was just off the San Francisco Peninsula near the San Andreas Fault. It was felt in portions of Northern and Central California. The most significant effects were seen in the western portion of Daly City and in the Lake…