How San Francisco Continues its Advance Toward Public Power

After Governor Newsom recently demanded sweeping reforms to PG&E and said the utility, in its current form, “no longer exists,” and Senator Wiener’s bill announced this week to turn PG&E into a publicly-owned utility, the City and County of San Francisco has launched the Our City, Our Power, a new campaign highlighting San Francisco’s ongoing…

Educational Garden Shares Gardening Riches One Workshop at a Time

There’s a treasure trove tucked in the quiet Inner Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco. While many people may drive or zip by 7th Avenue to get from the south to the central part of the City, it could be easy to miss this gem that’s been a wealth of gardening knowledge for the past 30…

Beyond Hetch Hetchy – Understanding San Francisco’s Water System

Many people may be familiar with Hetch Hetchy, San Francisco’s major water source that lies within Yosemite National Park. The water at Hetch Hetchy contains spring snowmelt flowing down the Tuolumne River. What many people may not know is that this same water is a protected primary source exempt from filtration requirements by the U.S….

It’s the Sun, My Dear Watson

CleanPowerSF now serves more than 375,000 residents and businesses in San Francisco with clean power. But where does all that energy, which powers Netflix binging, late-night refrigerated snacks, and nighttime reading lamps, actually come from? For many, it is a bit of a mystery. CleanPowerSF sources power from a variety of renewable and greenhouse gas-free…

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…