Transforming San Francisco Stormwater Resiliency One Parcel at a Time

When heavy rains hit San Francisco, how does the City alleviate the burden on the combined sewer system and protect the health and safety of the public and environment? Through landscapes and systems that soak up the rainwater, protect the surrounding waterways and beautify the environment. Green infrastructure is a set of highly engineered systems…

How You Can Restore the Earth: Prevent Stormwater Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Close your eyes and imagine you are looking at one of your favorite places in San Francisco: Lombard Street, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, or the sunny Mission District. Now picture everything on the streets and sidewalks – chemicals seeping out from cars, candy wrappers, discarded face masks, tree leaves, and anything that’s flowed…

How Carla Godfrey Represents Women in Engineering and Wastewater

Carla Godfrey knew she loved working with her hands. She often worked on her own car. “I knew I didn’t want to work in an office. I wanted to work outside if I could. I liked working on things and taking apart things.” So she looked into a state jobs training program to repair business…

Team Spotlight: A Journey from the Harlem Clowns to the SFPUC

From the hardwood to the Southeast Treatment Plant, the stories of Bob Harrell and Odell Agnew began well before their careers at the SFPUC. The Harlem Clowns was an African American exhibition basketball team that played from 1934 to 1983. The team was based in Chicago and was founded by Al “Runt” Pullins in the…