Getting San Francisco Rain Ready: A Community Effort

At almost every intersection in the City, over 25,000 catch basins help to capture stormwater when it rains. This stormwater runoff then goes into the same pipes that connect to household and business drains. This “combined sewer system” is what helps manage stormwater and protect public health and the environment and reduce the risk of…

Flood Resilience Top of Mind as SFPUC Prepares for Another Wet Weather Season

As San Francisco enters another wet weather season, there are more resources available than ever for residents and businesses to plan for major storms. The SFPUC and its partners will continue to advance a comprehensive approach to managing stormwater, providing customers with information and resources, and advancing the City’s integrated flood resilience actions across San…

Stormwatch and Strike Teams Prepare for the Rain

While San Francisco is expected to enjoy sunshine over the next week, the rain will soon return. Many people will plan for a rainy day by putting on rain boots or grabbing an umbrella, and the SFPUC’s Stormwatch Team plans to do much more. “Stormwatch” is the SFPUC’s term for storm preparation and response efforts…

Why Healthy Sewers Equal a Healthy Planet

In honor of World Toilet Day today, the SFPUC wants to bring awareness to the importance of the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) and the important role it plays in protecting public health and safety. World Toilet Day, celebrated on the 19th of November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation…