This Drain Adopter Rolled Up Her Sleeves Before the Big Storm

The San Francisco Bay Area braved heavy rain fall and winds this past weekend. Luckily, for “Down-a the Drain,” a storm drain located at the bottom of a steep San Francisco hill, Elizabeth Heidues takes pride in cleaning her adopted drain, part of the SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program. Heidues put on a yellow vest…

Hispanic Heritage Month: Carina Gomez Pays Homage to Her Ancestors

“Hispanic Heritage Month is an invitation to acknowledge and celebrate the presence of our Latinx and Hispanic people in this country.” For Carina Gomez, a Water Quality Tech within the SFPUC’s Wastewater Enterprise, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to consciously reflect on the principles and achievements of those that came before her. “While Latinx…

Help Transform the Storm: Join us for a Rain Guardians Community Event

The SFPUC is committed to creating a resilient and sustainable city in the face of intensifying weather patterns. We can send precious rainwater back to the soil, minimizing the burden on our sewer system and creating a greener city by implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI). GSI is a set of engineered systems that use the…

How You Can Transform the Storm with the Watershed Stewardship Grant

More than ten billion gallons of rain falls on San Francisco each year, enough for every resident of the City to shower twice a day for that year. When that rain hits the pavement, instead of soaking back into the earth, it makes its way into San Francisco’s combined sewer system where it is treated…

How to Prevent Pollution Through Eco-Friendly Pest Management

On the first day of Fall during Pollution Prevention Week, the SFPUC will host a free webinar on how to prevent and tackle pest issues in the garden and at home. This webinar will take place on September 22 and feature best practices, tips and tricks from an integrated pest management educator on how to…