Bessie Carmichael Receives Green Infrastructure Grant to Become the Next Green Schoolyard

“Green infrastructure projects play a critical role in helping the SFPUC reach out long-term sustainability goals,” said SFPUC Green Infrastructure Grant Program project manager, Sarah Bloom. Bessie Carmichael Middle School was awarded $428,075 from the SFPUC’s Green Infrastructure Grant Program. This grant will transform the school’s asphalt play space into an educational stormwater schoolyard with…

One Way San Francisco Stays Rain Ready

With the rain season well under way, SFPUC crews are doing everything possible to keep San Francisco rain ready. One way the SFPUC gets prepared is through the use of a specially equipped truck that helps keep the City’s sewer system flowing: the Vac-Con truck. One might have noticed them in the streets and in…

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…